The University of Memphis has offered Larry Brown a full-time position as a consultant on Penny Hardaway’s men’s basketball staff, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations. School officials are awaiting a final response from Brown.
A bit of positive news for Kansas basketball on Wednesday might have gotten lost in the whirlwind that is the FBI investigation into college basketball and, at this point, specific mentions of the KU program. With Wednesday being the first day of this year’s regular signing period for college basketball, Ochai Agbaji, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound shooting guard from Oak Park High in Kansas City, Mo.
It’s time to reveal the Mid-Major Madness Second Team All-Americans, and this list includes some absolute stars, with four out of the five honorees being named Player of the Year in their conferences. Even better, three out of the five still have collegiate eligibility, which means there’s a good chance we’ll get to watch them again next year. By Russell Steinberg
The prediction for a rebirth of UCLA basketball came from a high school guard still months away from hoisting his first shot inside Pauley Pavilion. Jules Bernard watched the Bruins lose to St. Bonaventure in an NCAA tournament play-in game last month and felt a surge of disappointment. By
Jahvon Quinerly has become the latest Villanova player to sign his letter of intent, and the third 5 star recruit to come in under Wright during this current run of success. While we all know the question marks around JQ, if he’s available he’ll likely slide into the starting five next year along with Phil Booth, Donte DiVincenzo, Eric Paschall, and Omari Spellman. This also assumes all of those guys are back too. By
Louisville already planned to host one graduate transfer guard for a campus visit at the end of the month, but the new Cardinals coaching staff amped up its pursuit of two others on Wednesday. Joseph Chartouny will host Louisville’s coaches on an in-home visit on Friday, and Zach Johnson will visit Louisville’s campus on Sunday, according to multiple reports. By Jeff Greer, Louisville Courier Journal
Georgetown’s double-double machine is off to see what the NBA has to say about his game. Jessie Govan, who averaged 17.9 points and 10 rebounds per game last season, will declare for the NBA draft, but will not initially hire an agent, he announced Wednesday. By Travis Hines