• French forward Zacharie Perrin commits to Illinois

    Illinois received a commitment from French forward Zacharie Perrin on Monday, with ESPN reporting that he committed to the Fighting Illini over UCLA, Texas, Florida, Memphis and BYU. Perrin, who turns 18 on Aug. 30, most recently played for the Antibes Sharks of France’s second-tier pro league. The 6-foot-10, 220-pound Perrin averaged more than 21 […]

  • Lebanese F Youssef Khayat commits to Michigan

    Youssef Khayat, a forward from Lebanon playing in France, committed to Michigan on Sunday. He also had been considering DePaul, Xavier and Wake Forest but said he chose the Wolverines because he “felt at home with the coaching staff.” “Coach Juwan (Howard) told me my role, how I can play and impact the team this […]

  • Top 40 F Taylor Bowen commits to Florida State

    Forward Taylor Bowen, a top 40 recruit in the Class of 2023, announced Saturday he will attend Florida State. The 247Sports composite ranks Bowen as the No. 7 power forward and No. 31 overall player overall. From Jericho Vt., Bowen plays at Brewster Academy. The 6-foot-9 Bowen also considered Duke, Iowa, LSU, Vermont and Providence. […]

  • UNC, Indiana to clash in ACC/Big Ten challenge

    A clash between North Carolina and Indiana will highlight this fall’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The games will air between Nov. 28-30 on the ESPN networks. The Tar Heels will travel to Bloomington, Ind., on Nov. 30 to meet the Hoosiers for the fifth time in the challenge. Indiana leads the series 3-1, winning in Bloomington […]

  • Five-star guard Ja’Kobe Walter commits to Baylor

    Missouri prep school shooting guard Ja’Kobe Walter, a 247 composite five-star player for the class of 2023, announced his commitment to the Baylor Bears on Wednesday. Walter, who hails from McKinney, Texas, but is currently set to play his senior season in Branson, Mo., is ranked No. 1 among shooting guards and No. 17 overall […]

  • Former Purdue star Caleb Swanigan dies at 25

    Former Purdue standout Caleb Swanigan, who played three seasons in the NBA, died Monday night at age 25. The school confirmed his passing on Tuesday, but no details were provided. “The Purdue basketball family is deeply saddened and devastated at the loss of Caleb Swanigan,” coach Matt Painter said in a statement. “Caleb was a […]

  • Houston Baptist G Darius Lee killed in NYC shooting

    Houston Baptist guard Darius Lee was killed Monday in an early morning shooting in Harlem that left eight others wounded, New York City police said. Lee, 21, grew up in Harlem and starred at St. Raymond High School in the Bronx before playing two seasons with SUNY Sullivan community college. He averaged 18.2 points and […]

  • UNC legend Lennie Rosenbluth dies at 89

    North Carolina legend Lennie Rosenbluth, who led the Tar Heels to an undefeated season and the national title in 1957, has died. He was 89. No cause of death was given by the school in its announcement. Rosenbluth and the Heels defeated the Wilt Chamberlain-led Kansas Jayhawks in triple overtime to win the title. “He […]

  • North Carolina lands Northwestern transfer Pete Nance

    Former Northwestern forward Pete Nance announced Saturday he is transferring to North Carolina. The 6-foot-10 senior averaged 14.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 blocks in 30 games (29 starts) with the Wildcats in 2021-22. “Northwestern, thank you for everything. Super excited about the next steps,” Nance posted Saturday on Twitter along with a […]

  • UConn lands San Diego transfer Joey Calcaterra

    UConn announced Friday that it has landed transfer guard Joey Calcaterra, who played four seasons for San Diego of the West Coast Conference. Calcaterra averaged 8.5 points in 29 games last season, but led the Toreros in scoring (13.3) during the 2020-21 season. He also averaged 11.4 points during the 2019-20 campaign. He is eligible […]

  • Bob McKillop retires after 33-year run as Davidson coach

    Bob McKillop attempted to choke back tears on Friday as he announced his retirement following 33 seasons as head coach of Davidson. McKillop, 71, announced the news one day after the program’s most recognizable player, Stephen Curry, led the Golden State Warriors to their fourth NBA title in the last eight years. Curry was named […]

  • Kansas-Kentucky highlights SEC/Big 12 Challenge in 2023

    A meeting between basketball blue bloods Kansas and Kentucky will highlight the 2023 SEC/Big 12 Basketball Challenge. The lineup was announced Thursday for the slate of games, which is set for Jan. 28. Other games on the docket are Alabama at Oklahoma, Arkansas at Baylor, Auburn at West Virginia, Florida at Kansas State, Iowa State […]

  • George Washington to drop Colonials nickname

    George Washington will change its athletics moniker, the Colonials, citing a division in the community over the name. The board of trustees voted Wednesday to accept the results of study by a special committee that had recommended finding an alternative nickname. A new name is expected to be in place by the 2023-24 academic year […]

  • Wisconsin men’s, women’s hoops to play games at Brewers’ park

    American Family Field, the home of Major League Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers, will host college basketball games for the first time. Wisconsin will host a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader at the ballpark Nov. 11, the Brewers and Badgers announced Tuesday. In the “Brew City Battle,” the Wisconsin women’s team will face Kansas State, followed by […]

  • Reports: NCAA meets with Miami booster on NIL deals

    The NCAA is looking into name, image and likeness deals involving athletes at the University of Miami. According to multiple reports, the NCAA has met with John Ruiz, a Miami mega-booster. Multiple reports characterize this as an “inquiry” by the NCAA and not a full-blown investigation. Ruiz — a billionaire, attorney and Miami graduate — […]

  • 4-star Dior Johnson, former Oregon commit, chooses Pitt

    Four-star Class of 2022 point guard Dior Johnson will play his college basketball at Pitt. After decommitting from Oregon last week, Johnson announced his intention to play for the Panthers on Monday. The No. 37 overall recruit in the 247Sports composite rankings, Johnson chose Pitt over finalists Washington State and Mississippi State. The New York […]

  • Duke lands Illinois transfer Jacob Grandison

    Illinois graduate transfer Jacob Grandison will play his final season of college basketball at Duke, he announced Saturday via social media. “It became clear that I fit with the vision that coach (Jon) Scheyer has for Duke basketball,” Grandison said in an interview with On3. “I’m an elite passer to anyone. I’m a shooter and […]

  • 5-star guard Dior Johnson decommits from Oregon

    The Oregon men’s basketball team lost a big recruit Thursday, as Dior Johnson, a five-star recruit from Southern California Academy in Castaic, Calif., decommitted from the Ducks. Johnson’s move may have been precipitated by Ducks guard Will Richardson withdrawing from the 2022 NBA draft and returning to school last week, creating more of a logjam […]

  • Duke hires former Nike executive Rachel Baker as GM

    Most college basketball programs do not have general managers. But Duke has one now. The Blue Devils announced Tuesday that coach Jon Scheyer has added Rachel Baker to the staff as the program’s general manager. In her role as GM, Baker — who was an executive at Nike for eight years — will help the […]

  • Four-star big Tafara Gapare commits to DePaul

    Tafara Gapare, a four-star Class of 2023 prospect originally from New Zealand, committed Monday to play for DePaul. The 6-foot-10 power forward attends South Kent School in Connecticut. Once committed to George Washington, Gapare reopened his recruitment, with a chance he could reclassify to the 2022 class. He picked the Blue Demons over Illinois, Maryland, […]

  • Seminoles land top international prospect Baba Miller

    Spanish forward Baba Miller committed to Florida State over Gonzaga on Monday. “It has been a very hard decision to make but I am really excited for this next step in my career, and I’m willing to give it my all at FSU! Go Noles!!” the 6-foot-11, 205-pound small forward posted on social media. Big […]

  • Report: Arizona head coach Tommy Lloyd set for extension

    Arizona head coach Tommy Lloyd is set to receive a contract extension through the 2026-27 season, College Hoops Today reported Friday. The deal is pending approval from the university’s board, according to the report. It is uncertain when the board will vote on the deal. Lloyd, 47, is coming off a stellar first season with […]

  • Jayda Grant, daughter of Dayton coach, dies at 20

    Jayda Grant, the daughter of Dayton men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant, has died at age 20. The university announced her death Friday afternoon in a joint statement issued by Dr. Eric Spina, the campus president, and athletic director Neil Sullivan. “On behalf of the entire University of Dayton community, it is with devastating heartache we […]

  • 5-star G Tyrese Proctor reclassifies to play for Duke in 2022-23

    Five-star guard Tyrese Proctor is reclassifying to the Class of 2022 and will play for Duke next season. The 6-foot-4 Australia native had been ranked as the No. 4 point guard and the No. 17 overall player in the Class of 2023 by the 247 Sports composite. Proctor, 18, who came up through the ranks […]

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