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NCAAB: Five-star center Vince Iwuchukwu commits to USC

Vince Iwuchukwu, the No. 12 overall recruit in the Class of 2022 and fourth-ranked center according to 247 Sports Composite Rankings, committed Friday to Southern California. UCLA, Baylor, Kansas and Texas were also finalists for Iwuchukwu. Listed at 7-foot, 220 pounds, Iwuchukwu will play his senior season of high school ball at Montverde Academy in […]

  • NCAAB: Duke lands 5-star PG Caleb Foster

    Oak Hill Academy five-star point guard Caleb Foster announced his commitment to Duke on Thursday. Foster is the 12th-best prospect in the Class of 2023 and the top-rated recruit to come out of Virginia, per the 247Sports composite rankings. He’s rated the third-best point guard in the class. The 6-foot-5 Foster made the announcement in […]

  • NCAAB: Kentucky lands third 5-star commitment for Class of ’22

    Small forward Chris Livingston committed to the Kentucky Wildcats on Wednesday, making him the third five-star in the Class of 2022 to pledge to John Calipari’s program. Livingston picked the Wildcats over Georgetown and mid-major Tennessee State. Livingston is the No. 6 overall prospect in his class, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Shooting guard Shaedon […]

  • NCAAB: Harvard lands Top 150 prospect over high-major competition

    Class of 2022 forward Chisom Okpara committed to Harvard, choosing the Ivy League institution over several high-major programs. Okpara is currently the nation’s No. 130 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, but he ranked inside the top 100 a month ago. The three-star recruit chose the Crimson over five other finalists: Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn […]

  • NCAAB: Incoming Duke star has NIL deal from NBA 2K22

    Duke freshman Paolo Banchero has signed a name, image and likeness deal to become the first college basketball player featured in the video game NBA 2K22. A potential No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the 6-foot-10 forward from Seattle announced the deal in a video on Instagram on Friday — the day the […]

  • NCAAB: Ga. Tech signs Josh Pastner to 3-year extension

    Georgia Tech signed Josh Pastner to a three-year extension Thursday, keeping the head coach with the Yellow Jackets through the 2025-26 season. Financial terms were not released. “Coach Pastner has done a masterful job of building our men’s basketball program into an ACC champion,” Georgia Tech director of athletics Todd Stansbury said in a statement. […]

  • NCAAB: Elite recruit Shaedon Sharpe commits to Kentucky

    John Calipari once again is bringing an elite recruit to Kentucky. Shaedon Sharpe, one of the highest ranked players in the Class of 2022, announced his commitment to the Wildcats on Tuesday. Sharpe, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Dream City Christian School in Glendale, Ariz., is the top-ranked player in his class, according to ESPN […]

  • NCAAB: Gonzaga coach Mark Few apologizes for driving after drinking

    Gonzaga coach Mark Few was cited for driving under the influence Monday night in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Few issued a statement late Tuesday apologizing. “I believe as a leader and role model, I am expecting to be the best example,” Few said. “The decisions I made yesterday do not exemplify this standard and for that, […]

  • NCAAB: Reports: Gonzaga coach Mark Few cited for DUI

    Gonzaga coach Mark Few was cited for driving under the influence Monday night in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, according to published reports on Tuesday. According to a Coeur d’Alene Police report, the 58-year-old Few had blood-alcohol content levels of .119 and .120. The Coeur d’Alene Press said the report indicated Few was pulled over shortly before […]

  • NCAAB: Report: HOF coach Herb Magee retiring after this season

    Hall of Fame coach Herb Magee will retire after the 2021-22 season at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday. Magee, who turned 80 in June, has won 1,123 games since taking the reins at the Division II program — formerly known as Philadelphia Textile — back in 1967. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, […]

  • NCAAB: Kentucky to host High Point, former coach Tubby Smith

    Tubby Smith will be returning to Kentucky as coach of High Point on Dec. 31 and Wildcats coach John Calipari is looking for a way to honor the coach who guided the program to the 1998 national championship. It marks the 70-year-old Smith’s first game at Kentucky since parting ways with the school following the […]

  • NCAAB: West Virginia extends Bob Huggins’ contract, plans for future

    West Virginia extended the contract of basketball coach Bob Huggins through the 2023-24 season, including the option to remain as head coach or move into another role after that Huggins will earn $4.15 million for each season he coaches. Under the agreement, Huggins will have emeritus status at the university when he leaves the bench […]

  • NCAAB: Louisville coach Chris Mack suspended six games

    Louisville men’s basketball coach Chris Mack has been suspended six games without pay for his failure to follow university guidelines and procedures in handling former assistant Dino Gaudio’s extortion attempt, the school announced Friday. Louisville’s news release came shortly before Gaudio was sentenced Friday afternoon to one year of probation and a $10,000 fine. Gaudio […]

  • NCAAB: Stephen and Ayesha Curry fund women’s sports at Davidson

    Stephen and Ayesha Curry are teaming up to create a scholarship endowment for women’s athletics at Stephen’s alma mater, Davidson College. Davidson, where Stephen starred, has roughly 26 scholarships to disperse among over 200 female athletes on campus. Curry hopes to spur further giving from other alums and sponsors to continue to make strides for […]

  • NCAAB: Brad Calipari joins Kentucky coaching staff

    Brad Calipari is joining his father’s staff at Kentucky as the first step in an attempt to break into coaching college basketball. The younger Calipari, a former walk-on player at Kentucky, will serve as a graduate assistant coach, the school announced Thursday. He will be take part in all on-court activities with the Wildcats, including […]

  • NCAAB: Five-star F Emoni Bates commits to Memphis

    Emoni Bates, a former Michigan State commit who was at one point the top-ranked prospect in the Class of 2022, will join the Memphis Tigers this fall. Bates reclassified to the Class of 2021 earlier this month and revealed his commitment to Memphis on Wednesday. Bates chose the Tigers over Michigan State, Oregon and the […]

  • NCAAB: Kentucky basketball signs on for Unity Series with SWAC

    The Kentucky men’s basketball program made a five-year commitment to the Unity Series, which will pit the Wildcats against a team from the Southwestern Athletic Conference. One game each season will be played between the 2021-22 and 2025-26 seasons, beginning Dec. 7 when Kentucky hosts Southern at Rupp Arena, Kentucky officials said Wednesday. The SWAC […]

  • NCAAB: Loyola Chicago legend Jerry Harkness dies at 81

    Legendary guard Jerry Harkness, who led Loyola Chicago to the 1963 national championship, died on Tuesday morning. He was 81. The university announced Harkness’ death but didn’t divulge a cause. Harkness was a two-time All-American at the school, which was known as Loyola at the time. “All of us at Loyola have heavy hearts today,” […]

  • NCAAB: Report: Villanova star Collin Gillespie cleared to return

    Villanova star Collin Gillespie reportedly has been cleared to resume all basketball-related activities. CBS Sports said Tuesday that the Wildcats’ 6-foot-3 senior point guard has been given the OK less than six months after a season-ending knee injury. Gillespie was voted co-Big East Player of the Year in 2020-21 after averaging 14.0 points, 4.6 assists […]

  • NCAAB: Four-star 2022 G Jalen Hood-Schifino picks Indiana

    Jalen Hood-Schifino, one of the highest-rated combo guards in the Class of 2022, announced his commitment to Indiana on Tuesday. Hood-Schifino is the No. 23 overall prospect in his class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and will play his senior year of high school at Montverde (Fla.) Academy. The four-star prospect chose the Hoosiers […]

  • NCAAB: Penn St. lands 4-star G Jameel Brown

    Penn State has landed four-star combo guard Jameel Brown out of Philadelphia to its Class of 2022. Brown is rated the second-best recruit out of Pennsylvania, the 19th best combo guard in the country and No. 107 nationally overall, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. The 6-foot-4 Brown plays at Haverford School. Brown de-committed from Purdue following […]

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