NBA DRAFT HEATING UP-DUKE, KENTUCKY RECRUITING KINGS

The 2019 class is just coming into focus, but trends are already developing in terms of where prospects are leaning and the targets of various schools. After the two live recruiting periods in April, one can start tracking which prospects coaches are watching and in which areas schools are putting most of their time and … Read moreNBA DRAFT HEATING UP-DUKE, KENTUCKY RECRUITING KINGS

NBA TEAMS POSITIONING FOR THE JUNE DRAFT-WILL THE PHOENIX SUNS BE ON THE CLOCK

Michigan forward Moe Wagner will forgo his final season in college and turn pro, he announced Saturday. The move wasn’t much of a surprise after his stellar performance at the Final Four in San Antonio. By Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider Arizona unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson on Thursday, carrying the 1997 national championship trophy … Read moreNBA TEAMS POSITIONING FOR THE JUNE DRAFT-WILL THE PHOENIX SUNS BE ON THE CLOCK

NCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUND UP-KANSAS STILL SIGNS DEAL WITH ADIDAS

Kansas isn’t letting a little FBI investigation ruin their sponsorship agreement with Adidas. The Jayhawks and the apparel company still plan to sign a 12-year, $191 million extension to their current deal, according to the Kansas City Star. By Rob Dauster For the second time in just three weeks as the head coach of the Memphis Tigers, Penny … Read moreNCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUND UP-KANSAS STILL SIGNS DEAL WITH ADIDAS

RECRUITING TIME FOR COLLEGE BASKETBALL PROGRAMS-DUKE LOSING FOUR FRESHMAN

Duke recruit R.J. Barrett 6-foot-7 shooting guard averaged almost 29 points per game during the 2017-18 season for Montverde (Fla.) Academy, earning the Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year award and leading his team to a perfect 35-0 record, not to mention a national championship. By Cody Benjamin   Unless you’ve been in a coma … Read moreRECRUITING TIME FOR COLLEGE BASKETBALL PROGRAMS-DUKE LOSING FOUR FRESHMAN

KRZYZEWSKI BEATS CALIPARI AT HIS OWN GAME

John Gasaway, ESPN Insider writes well, if the NCAA can do it, we can too. Here are the top 25 players at the Final Four. Taking a page from MOP selection protocol, these rankings are based on tournament performance alone. Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports writes when Mikal Bridges arrived at Villanova, he struggled to bench press 135 … Read moreKRZYZEWSKI BEATS CALIPARI AT HIS OWN GAME

JEFF CAPEL HIRED AT PITTSBURGH-CHRIS MACK HIRED AT LOUISVILLE

Jeff Eisenberg, The Dagger, writes the Duke assistant many thought might be Mike Krzyzewski’s successor isn’t waiting around for the legendary Blue Devils coach to retire. Jeff Capel has instead accepted an offer to become the next head coach at Pittsburgh, the school confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Jeff Eisenberg, The Dagger, also writes Texas-Arlington fired Scott Cross after 12 seasons, … Read moreJEFF CAPEL HIRED AT PITTSBURGH-CHRIS MACK HIRED AT LOUISVILLE

LOYOLA CHICAGO-MICHIGAN GOING DANCING AT THE FINAL FOUR

Jay Busbee, The Dagger writes Kansas State players peeled their nameplates and logos off the walls. Outside, Loyola Chicago was cutting down the nets at the South regional. Alex Scarborough ESPN writes Loyola wouldn’t need any last-minute theatrics to make history this time around. No buzzer-beaters. No Sister Jean magic. Nothing but good basketball. Charles Odum writes he … Read moreLOYOLA CHICAGO-MICHIGAN GOING DANCING AT THE FINAL FOUR

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE IS A “ROLL”

Collin Sexton maybe the best point guard in college basketball writes Pat Forde. Sexton has been the darling of the 2018 SEC Tournament. The freshman future first-rounder finger rolled in an improbable shot at the buzzer in Alabama’s 71-70 win against Texas A&M on Thursday — a shot the Crimson Tide needed to solidify an NCAA Tournament … Read moreALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE IS A “ROLL”