• Gonzaga signs Chattanooga transfer Malachi Smith

    Guard Malachi Smith committed to transfer to Gonzaga, he said Thursday. Smith played two seasons at Chattanooga after one year at Wright State, and was named the Southern Conference Player of the Year in 2022. He entered the NBA draft but withdrew earlier this week ahead of the June 1 deadline. In 35 games (34 […]

  • Rutgers lands 4-star commit Gavin Griffiths

    Forward Gavin Griffiths, the No. 33 overall recruit in the Class of 2023, committed Thursday to play his college basketball at Rutgers. Multiple reports said the four-star Griffiths is the highest-rated recruit to sign with the Scarlet Knights during the tenure of coach Steve Pikiell. A 6-foot-7 small forward out of Connecticut, Griffiths also had […]

  • Gonzaga’s Drew Timme pulls out of NBA draft: ‘I’m back’

    Gonzaga fans got the news they were wishing for when star Drew Timme announced he will return to the Bulldogs this fall for his senior season. With less than an hour remaining before the 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday deadline to pull out of the upcoming NBA draft, Timme did just that, and he’ll return to […]

  • Kansas F Jalen Wilson pulls out of draft, returns to school

    Kansas forward Jalen Wilson pulled out of the 2022 NBA Draft on Wednesday and decided to return to Kansas. Wilson, a key member of the Jayhawks’ national championship team, had to withdraw from the draft by June 1 to maintain his college eligibility. “We are all very excited to hear the news today from Jalen […]

  • Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger receives extension through 2026-27

    Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger received a raise and a contract extension Wednesday as a reward for a stellar first season as coach of the Cyclones. Otzelberger took over a 2-22 squad and guided Iowa State to a 22-13 record and a NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 berth last season. His contract now runs through the […]

  • Baylor, Gonzaga to play 2021 title rematch in South Dakota

    Baylor and Gonzaga, which played in the 2021 NCAA men’s national title game, will square off Dec. 2 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., the programs announced Tuesday. Baylor won the 2021 national championship by beating No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga 86-70, the Bulldogs’ only loss that season after starting 31-0. They are […]

  • Rasir Bolton, Boogie Ellis among players withdrawing from draft

    Guard Rasir Bolton announced Tuesday that he is withdrawing from the 2022 NBA Draft and will return to Gonzaga for his final year of NCAA eligibility. Bolton was among a number of college basketball stars who made their decision known Tuesday, one day before the NCAA’s June 1 deadline for early entrants to withdraw from […]

  • NC State G Terquavion Smith withdrawing from NBA draft

    North Carolina State guard Terquavion Smith, who possibly could have been a late first-round selection in next month’s NBA draft, is pulling out of the event and will return to the Wolfpack for his sophomore season. “I’ve decided to play next season for NC State, the first team to offer me a scholarship,” Smith told […]

  • Washington U. basketball player Justin Hardy dies of cancer at 22

    Justin Hardy, who inspired teammates and opponents alike while playing basketball between rounds of chemotherapy last season, died Sunday at age 22 after a 13-month battle with stomach cancer. Hardy played for Division III Washington University in St. Louis, where he finished as the team’s second-leading scorer last season despite his Stage 4 cancer diagnosis. […]

  • TCU G Damion Baugh returning to school, exiting draft

    TCU guard Damion Baugh said Sunday on social media that he will return to the school after previously indicating he planned to remain in the NBA Draft. Baugh was TCU’s second-leading scorer last season at 10.6 points per game. But he shot just 27 percent from 3-point range. The 6-foor-4 Baugh told his teammates and […]

  • Harrison Ingram pulls out of NBA draft, will return to Stanford

    Stanford forward Harrison Ingram, the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2021-22, is pulling out of next month’s NBA draft to return to the Cardinal for his sophomore season. The 6-foot-7 Ingram averaged 10.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists a game last season, becoming the only Pac-12 freshman to average in double figures in […]

  • Baylor transfer Matthew Mayer picks Illinois

    Matthew Mayer, who won an NCAA championship during his four seasons at Baylor, is transferring to Illinois. The 6-foot-9 wing announced his new destination Friday on Instagram, writing below a picture of him in a Fighting Illini uniform, “New fit, what y’all think? #committed @illinimbb” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Matthew […]

  • Wyoming PG Hunter Maldonado withdraws from NBA draft

    Wyoming standout point guard Hunter Maldonado said Friday he is pulling out of the NBA draft and returning to school. Maldonado averaged 18.5 points, 6.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds last season while earning first-team All-Mountain West honors. He also led the Cowboys to an NCAA Tournament appearance. Maldonado released a video on Twitter with the […]

  • Tennessee G Santiago Vescovi withdraws from NBA draft

    Tennessee shooting guard Santiago Vescovi said Friday on his Instagram account that he is returning to the school for his senior season. Vescovi entered his name for the NBA draft and had been going through the information-gathering process, leading him back to the Volunteers program. VAMOS. pic.twitter.com/cQ9AhLUdUT — Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) May 27, 2022 Vescovi […]

  • Texas lands top-notch transfer Tyrese Hunter

    Reigning Big 12 Freshman of the Year Tyrese Hunter said Friday that he will continue his career at Texas. Hunter was an immediate hit for Iowa State last season but opted to enter the transfer portal after last season. Hunter reportedly chose the Longhorns over Kansas, Gonzaga, Tennessee, Louisville and Purdue. ?? LONGHORN NATION Help […]

  • Five-star Elijah Fisher commits to Texas Tech, will reclassify

    Elijah Fisher, a five-star small forward prospect from Canada, committed to Texas Tech on Thursday and said he will reclassify in order to join the program next season. Fisher was the No. 24 overall prospect in the Class of 2023, per the 247Sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-7 native of Oshawa, Ontario, picked the Red Raiders […]

  • Former Kentucky player Reggie Warford dies at 67

    Reggie Warford, the second Black men’s player in Kentucky history, died Thursday. He was 67. Warford reportedly battled various health problems, including kidney and heart issues, over the past several years. Warford played for Kentucky from 1972-76 and scored 206 total points in 50 games. He scored most of those points as a senior when […]

  • Baylor G Adam Flagler withdraws from NBA draft

    Adam Flagler is back with the Bears, returning to Baylor for the 2022-23 season after withdrawing from the 2022 NBA Draft. The second-team All-Big 12 guard told ESPN, “I’m excited for what’s to come this season.” Flagler and James Akinjo formed a stellar backcourt at Baylor last season. With Akinjo gone, the Bears remain formidable […]

  • Arizona lands top international prospect Henri Veesaar

    Lanky Estonian 7-footer Henri Veesaar committed to Arizona and head coach Tommy Lloyd on Wednesday, the 18-year-old told ESPN. Veesaar was a member of Estonia’s national team at 17 and played for Real Madrid at the U16 level. The NBA-minded Veesaar could help the Wildcats recover from losing Bennedict Mathurin, Dalen Terry and Christian Koloko […]

  • Louisville hires ex-star Milt Wagner, grandfather to top recruit D.J. Wagner

    Milt Wagner, a former star guard at Louisville and the grandfather to top recruit D.J. Wagner, was announced Tuesday as the school’s new director of player development and alumni relations. Wagner won a national championship as a senior in 1986 and marks the fourth new Cardinals hire welcomed by new head coach Kenny Payne (hired […]

  • Alabama lands St. Bonaventure transfer Dominick Welch

    Shooting guard Dominick Welch transferred from St. Bonaventure to Alabama, the Crimson Tide program announced Monday. Welch played four seasons with the Bonnies and will use his extra year of NCAA eligibility in Tuscaloosa. He has career averages of 10.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in 110 career games (105 starts). In […]

  • Trayce Jackson-Davis returning to Indiana for 2022-23 season

    Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana’s leading scorer, is withdrawing from NBA draft consideration and returning to Bloomington. He announced the decision on Friday in a video posted to social media that ended with a simple written message: “I’m back.” 23′ pic.twitter.com/yJt4w2oJJ1 — TJD (@TrayceJackson) May 20, 2022 Jackson-Davis started all 35 games last season for the Hoosiers […]

  • Report: Coach K paid $12.4M in 2020

    Mike Krzyzewski earned roughly $12.4 million in net compensation in 2020, USA Today reported Tuesday. That figure is the most ever paid to an active college coach — meaning not a coach whose contract was bought out — since the publication started tracking coaches pay in 2006, per the report. Alabama’s Nick Saban earned $11.1 […]

  • Weber St. coach Randy Rahe retires, assistant promoted

    Weber State head coach Randy Rahe retired Monday after 16 seasons, walking away as the all-time wins leader at the school and the Big Sky Conference. Weber State named longtime assistant coach Eric Duft the new head coach of the Wildcats. Rahe, 61, amassed a record of 316-191, leading Weber St. to five regular-season titles […]

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