Aug 26, 2013 11:55 PM EDT
Myles Turner is reconsidering SMU in light of Emmanuel Mudiay's commitment to the school.
Turner, a top-10 prospect in the 2014 class, is also considering Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas.
Turnery and Mudiay have been rumored to be a package deal.
Aug 26, 2013 11:46 PM EDT
Houston picked a verbal commitment from JaQuel Richmond.
Richmond, generally considered a three-star prospect, played point guard for Wesleyan Christian Academy last season.
Richmond had offers from Georgetown, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest.
Aug 23, 2013 11:42 PM EDT
Emmanuel Mudiay will announce his college decision on Saturday.
Mudiay, the nation’s top-ranked point guard, is expected to choose SMU over Kentucky, Baylor and Oklahoma State.
"This thing kind of has an SMU vibe to it," Scout analyst Evan Daniels said.
Mudiay lives within an hour's drive of the SMU campus and has already visited several times.
"He's been on SMU's campus at least five or six times," Daniels said. "He's from that area. He's very close to his mother and his brother. I think SMU probably has the edge here."
Apr 18, 2013 10:41 AM EDT
Eddie Jordan has reached an agreement to coach at Rutgers, sources with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed.
Jordan agreed in principle to a deal in the ballpark of five years and $6.25 million.
Among the many stops in Jordan’s coaching career was a 6-year stint with the Washington Wizards that included four straight appearances in the playoffs.
Apr 10, 2013 7:05 PM EDT
Michael Carter-Williams is declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft.
"Michael has informed me of his intention to enter the NBA Draft," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said in a statement. "He's coming off a tremendous season and we appreciate all he's done for Syracuse basketball. We wish Michael the best of luck as he pursues a pro career."
Carter-Williams, a 6-foot-6 point guard, led the Orange to the Final Four this season and averaged 11.9 points and 7.3 assists in 35.2 minutes per game.
Carter-Williams is projected as a lottery pick in the June draft.
Apr 05, 2013 9:16 PM EDT
R.C. Buford was in attendance for Pittsburgh’s home finale against Villanova, presumably to scout Steven Adams.
Adams, a native of New Zealand and a possible first-round selection in the forthcoming NBA draft, did not play in the game because he sprained an ankle in practice the day before.
The Spurs employ another New Zealander, Sean Marks, in their front office.
Marks serves as Buford’s director of basketball operations and remains involved in basketball in his home country.
Apr 04, 2013 1:08 PM EDT
Steven Adams has declared for the NBA draft and plans to sign with an agent.
Financial hardship is the main reason Adams is turning pro.
"In our conversations he was saying, 'I want to be here,' but I was well aware of the family situation," Pittsburgh coach Jaime Dixon said. "I have a history with the family. It's tough. He really loved it here. He's loved [his teammates] all the way through. It's hard. I know what he'd say, but I also knew what his family was saying when I had discussions with them."
One longtime NBA scout would not commit to saying Adams is a definite first-round draft pick.
"It's a shame, really," the scout said. "There is a lot more development that needs to be done there. Whether he was at Pitt or in the NBA, he is a ways away from helping an NBA team. But there are a lot of guys in the NBA who fit that description."
Mar 29, 2013 1:28 PM EDT
Brad Stevens is the top target of UCLA’s coaching search, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Stevens declined comment in a text message to ESPN.
"I'm the coach at Butler," he wrote.
Stevens has been the top target for nearly every major opening over the past couple years.
Mar 17, 2013 12:16 PM EDT
Louisville defeated Syracuse 78-61 to win the 2013 Big East Tournament.
Peyton Siva of Louisville was named Tournament MVP for the second time in his career, joining Patrick Ewing as the only player to receive that award twice.
On the All-Tournament Team is Louisville's Russ Smith, Syracuse's James Southerland and Brandon Triche, Markel Starks of Georgetown and Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton.
Mar 12, 2013 10:50 PM EDT
Georgetown's Otto Porter has been named the 2013 Big East Player of the Year. Porter is the first player from the Hoyas to win the Big East's top honor since Jeff Green in 2007.
Joining Porter on the All-Big East First Team are Notre Dame's Jack Cooley, Bryce Cotton of Providence, Louisville's Gorgui Dieng and Russ Smith, and UConn's Shabazz Napier.
Dieng was also named Defensive Player of the Year, while St. John's Jakarr Sampson was named Rookie of the Year.
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