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Rasheed Sulaimon Dismissed From Duke's Basketball Program

Jan 29, 2015 5:42 PM

Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from Duke's basketball program on Thursday. The Houston native had not previously been disciplined, at least publicly, all season.

"Rasheed has been unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program," Mike Krzyzewski said in a release. "It is a privilege to represent Duke University and with that privilege comes the responsibility to conduct oneself in a certain manner. After Rasheed repeatedly struggled to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss him from the program."

Last season the coaching staff talked to Sulaimon about his body language when things didn't go his way.

Sulaimon appeared in all 20 games this season and averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

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Simmons, Rabb Headline McDonald's All-America Teams

Jan 28, 2015 7:41 PM

The 2015 McDonald's All-Americans have been announced.

East Team
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
Antonio Blakeney, LSU
Isaiah Briscoe, Kentucky
Jaylen Brown, Undecided
Thomas Bryant, Undecided
Cheick Diallo, Undecided
Henry Ellenson, Marquette
Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State
Luke Kennard, Duke
Dedric Lawson, Memphis
Ben Simmons, LSU
Diamond Stone, Undecided

West Team
Carlton Bragg, Kansas
Jalen Brunson, Villanova
Deyonta Davis, Michigan State
P.J. Dozier, Jr., South Carolina
Brandon Ingram, Undecided
Chase Jeter, Duke
Malik Newman, Undecided
Ivan Rabb, Undecided
Malachi Richardson, Syracuse
Caleb Swanigan, Undecided
Allonzo Trier, Arizona
Stephen Zimmerman, Undecided

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Robert Upshaw Considering Playing In D-League

Jan 27, 2015 3:07 PM

Robert Upshaw is giving serious thought to playing in the D-League this season following his dismissal from the University of Washington's basketball program.

After his dismissal from Washington, Upshaw’s inner-circle has begun the agent selection process, sources told Yahoo Sports. 

 

The NBA does not allow players enrolled at the beginning of a school year to make the immediate move into the D-League unless there’s corroboration that the NCAA or university has declared them ineligible. 

 

Upshaw, 21, is rated as the NBA’s No. 20 prospect on Draft Express.com’s Top 100 list. Playing in the D-League would allow Upshaw to improve his stock for the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Tyler Harris Plans Draft Entry Despite Unexpected Role Cut In Providence Junior Season

Jan 22, 2015 12:41 PM

Providence junior forward Tyler Harris has plans to enter the NBA Draft in June in spite of a puzzling role reduction that has fueled a belief that he’s being regressed to stay in school for his senior season of eligibility, sources told RealGM.

One season after starting in all 35 games of Providence’s run to the NCAA Big East tournament championship, Harris has started 11 of 19 games. Harris – the younger brother of Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris – has seen his minutes reduced by an average of 3.7 compared to a season ago when he played 32.2 per game.

Harris, 21, is scheduled to graduate this year with enough credit hours for his college degree, but he’s long planned to forgo his senior eligibility. Nevertheless, the glaring decrease in his starting position and minutes has signaled that Providence coach Ed Cooley is testing Harris’ resolve and gauging whether he could return for another season.

For personnel at the NBA level, Harris (6-foot-9) is perceived in between the small and power forward positions as a mid-tier prospect. He spent last summer training in camps held by LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

In a season that includes a 17-point performance in a win over Notre Dame and strong play early, Harris is averaging 10.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Those numbers are down from his 11.6 points and 5.1 boards a game as a sophomore.

Harris began his college career at North Carolina State, playing 19 games in 2011-12.

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Michigan Loses Caris LeVert For Remainder Of Season

Jan 18, 2015 4:15 PM

Caris LeVert will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a left foot injury on Saturday.

LeVert, who had surgery on the same foot in May, will have surgery again this week.

LeVert has started the past 55 games for Michigan and was the Wolverines' leading scorer at 14.9 points per game. The versatile wing was also averaging 4.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.
 
LeVert was previously considered a likely first round pick.

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SMU Notified Of Allegations

Jan 16, 2015 5:23 PM

SMU has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that includes accusations of academic improprieties within Larry Brown's men's basketball program, multiple sources told ESPN.

Sources told ESPN that SMU is expected to meet with the NCAA's Committee of Infractions later this year.

"The investigation is complete," one source said.

 

One of the allegations involves sophomore Keith Frazier's academics, as issues began when he was attempting to become eligible prior to his arrival at SMU, according to a source familiar with the allegations.

Frazier, a McDonald's All-American out of Kimball High School in Dallas, had difficulty meeting the NCAA's eligibility standards to get into SMU. Earlier Friday, sources told ESPN the 6-foot-5 sophomore will be ruled ineligible for the remainder of the season, pending a ruling on his final appeal filed this week, due to his current academic standing.

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Chris McCullough Out For Syracuse's Season With Torn ACL

Jan 12, 2015 4:01 PM

Chris McCullough will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

McCollough, a freshman, injured his knee in a play midway through the first half in Sunday's Syracuse win over Florida State.

McCullough averaged 9.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists this season.

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Carlton Bragg Commits To Kansas

Jan 8, 2015 3:02 PM

Carlton Bragg has committed to Kansas.

Bragg is the first verbal commitment for the Jayhawks of the class of 2015 and is a five-star recruit. Bragg is ranked as the No. 16 recruit in the class.

Bragg also considered Kentucky and Illinois.

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Okafor, Mudiay, Towns, Cauley-Stein, Porzingis In New DraftExpress Top-5

Jan 6, 2015 4:34 PM

DraftExpress has updated their Top-100 prospects for the 2015 NBA Draft with Jahlil Okafor, Emmanuel Mudiay, Karl Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kristaps Porzingis comprising the top-5.

Justise Winslow, Mario Hezonja, Stanley Johnson, Kelly Oubre and D'angelo Russell round out the top-10.

Frank Kaminsky (14) and Jerian Grant (27) are the only seniors in the top-30.

Other notables include Myles Turner at 12 and Cliff Alexander at 17.

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Carlton Bragg To Announce College Decision On Jan. 8

Jan 5, 2015 12:47 PM

Carlton Bragg will make his college decision on Jan. 8.

Bragg, who is ranked No. 14 for the class of 2015 by Rivals, will decide between Illinois, Kansas and Kentucky, while UCLA is also in the mix.

Bragg has taken official visits to Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA and Illinois has also hosted the forward throughout his recruiting process. 

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Cincinnati's Mick Cronin Won't Coach For Remainder Of Season
Mick Cronin is dealing with a non-life threatening vascular condition known as arterial dissection.

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Jalek Felton Commits To North Carolina
Jalek Felton is a top-10 player in the class of 2017 and the nephew of Raymond Felton.

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Semi Ojeleye Transfers From Duke To SMU
Semi Ojeleye has committed to SMU after transferring from Duke

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Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead Out With Stress Fracture In Foot
Isaiah Whitehead was a popular preseason pick for Big East Freshman of the Year and had been averaging 11.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

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Deonte Burton Transfers From Marquette To Iowa State
Deonte Burton becomes the 13th transfer Fred Hoiberg has taken since 2010.

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Alex Poythress Out For Season With Torn ACL
Alex Poythress suffered the injury during Thursday's practice.

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Jahlil Okafor Remains Consensus No. 1 Player In 2015 NBA Draft
Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.7 points and 7.9 rebounds for Duke.

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Texas Loses Isaiah Taylor For Several Weeks With Wrist Injury
Isaiah Taylor is one of the top point guards in the country and averaged 12.7 points and four assists last season as a freshman.

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Jahlil Okafor Considered By NBA Teams As Consensus Top Prospect In 2015
Jahlil Okafor is one of the best low post scorer prospects in many years.

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Self: Cliff Alexander Not Tall Enough To Score Over Kentucky's Length
Cliff Alexander's lack of length was problematic in Kansas' 72-40 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday.

Steve Greenberg/Chicago Sun-Times

RealGM Radio: Dan Hanner On The Start Of The College Basketball Season
Daniel Leroux and Dan Hanner discuss Kentucky's unusual platoon system, Duke's status as a title contender, potential breakout players and much more.

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Kentucky Adds Five-Star Duo
Five-star prospects Skal Labissiere and Isaiah Briscoe committed to Kentucky on Thursday

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Scout: Freshman Class Weak, Ball Dominant
Jahlil Okafor, Karl Towns, Myles Turner, Kelly Oubre and Stanley Johnson are considered the strongest NBA prospects.

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Calipari: Kentucky Would 'Get Buried' By Any NBA Team
Georgetown College coach Scott Briggs suggested John Calipari's team is good enough to beat some NBA teams.

Jeff Eisenberg/Yahoo! Sports

Krzyzewski Expects Jahlil Okafor To Leave Duke After Freshman Season
Jahlil Okafor is currently projected as the top overall pick by DraftExpress.

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Okafor, Paige, Kaminsky, Harrell, VanVleet Named Preseason All-Americans
Joining Okafor on the team are North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige, Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky, Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and Wichita State junior point Fred VanVleet.

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Devin Davis In Serious Condition After Being Hit By Car Driven By Hoosier Teammate
Devin Davis was injured after being struck by a vehicle driven by freshman teammate Emmitt Holt just moments after exiting the vehicle.

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Ivan Rabb Narrows List To Arizona, Cal, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA
Ivan Rabb is one of the top recruits in the class of 2015 and attends Bishop O'Dowd in Oakland.

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Josh Sharma Commits To Stanford
Josh Sharma is Stanford's third four-star recruit and is a seven-footer, who is ranked No. 83 in the country.

Rob Dauster/College Basketball Talk

No. 4 Ranked Prospect Henry Ellenson Commits To Marquette
Henry Ellenson will join brother Wally on the Golden Eagles' roster and will give coach Steve Wojciechowski his first five-star recruit since taking over the program last April.

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