Oct 22, 2014 7:16 PM EDT
Josh Sharma has given Stanford a commitment for the 2015 class.
Sharma is Stanford's third four-star recruit and is a seven-footer, who is ranked No. 83 in the country.
“Josh is still a few years away from being a major contributor in the Pac-12, but he’s developed nicely over the last 12 months and has great natural size,” NBCSports.com recruiting analyst Scott Phillips said. “Once he adds strength, he should be able to score in the post and rebound and defend his area.”
Oct 09, 2014 11:05 AM EDT
Henry Ellenson, ranked No. 4 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Marquette over finalists Michigan State and Kentucky, he told ESPN.
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.
"I felt Marquette was a place where I could make an immediate impact," he said. "I feel that I will have an opportunity to play multiple positions and show my versatility. Also, I was the most comfortable with the coaching staff and a chance to play with my brother was something that was always big to me."
Oct 02, 2014 2:15 PM EDT
Brandon Miller is taking an indefinite leave of absence from his position as head coach of Butler for medical reasons.
There are no details in regards to Miller's condition.
Miller replaced Brad Stevens as head coach of Butler in 2013.
The school announced that Chris Holtmann, who guided Gardner-Webb to a school-record 21 wins before joining the Bulldogs' staff last season, would be the interim head coach in Miller's absence.
Sep 22, 2014 10:35 AM EDT
Bryant Crawford has verbally committed to Wake Forest.
Crawford is a four-star point guard out of Gonzaga High School in Washington D.C.
Sep 15, 2014 2:17 PM EDT
The United States won the World Cup of Basketball while avoiding Spain in the championship game, and it was hardly a relevant moment in the mainstream sports' culture. USA Basketball also advanced their winning streak, with their most recent loss dating back to 2006.
The championship game was aired against Week 2 of the NFL season.
As one GM told Yahoo Sports, "[Outside of the U.S. team], there's more talent and more interest from basketball fans in the NBA summer league than this event."
After the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the World Cup of Basketball and Olympic Games are destined to become an under-22 developmental tournament.
"We need to get our vets out and move our younger players in," one NBA general manager told Yahoo Sports. "The support's there for the change, and it's getting stronger."
Mike Krzyzewski's run as head coach of USA Basketball has allowed him unique access to top level recruits such as Jabari Parker and Jahlil Okafor.
Sep 14, 2014 12:16 PM EDT
Chance Comanche has committed to Arizona.
Comanche is a 6'10 center in the class of 2015 out of Beverly Hills High School.
Comanche is a top-100 player and is considered to have tremendous upside.
Sep 14, 2014 11:47 AM EDT
Mike Krzyzewski believes his experience as a college coach in which the NCAA tournament is a single-game elimination format is a strong attribute for his job as head coach of the United States.
"We know that we're watched closer than anybody," Krzyzewski said. "And I'm the most prepared [coach] to do that, because we've been closely scrutinized for at least 25 years in college basketball. Actually it helps that I'm coming from that environment.
"Another thing I think that helps when we're in these competitions is that one-and-done is what we live all the time, whether it's an ACC tournament or an NCAA tournament. I've been in 150 to 200 one-and-done games."
Sep 11, 2014 3:26 PM EDT
Dedric Lawson is reclassifying from the class of 2016 to 2015 to join his brother KJ Lawson at Memphis next season.
Lawson would immediately give Memphis even more depth in the frontline.
Sep 11, 2014 10:55 AM EDT
Jalen Brunson ended his recruiting on Wednesday when he committed to Villanova over Illinois.
Brunson is a left-handed, pass-first lead guard that excels at running his team and can also score as needed. He can attack the lane and deliver the ball in drive, draw-and-kick, or drop-off situations.
Brunson is ranked No. 22 by ESPN for the class of 2015.
Brunson gives coach Jay Wright not only a five-star floor general, but the best senior in the state of Illinois who was also named the 2014 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior.
"Coach Wright is a genuine guy," Brunson said. "What he says is what he is going to do. He will push me and make me work for my time."
Sep 09, 2014 10:30 AM EDT
John Calipari is finalizing plans to host an unprecedented two-day campus scouting combine at Kentucky for NBA executives to evaluate his roster of potential prospects.
Calipari has invited officials of the 30 NBA teams to send personnel to Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 11-12 to watch his players do everything from run full-court five-on-five and NBA-style pick-and-roll sets to individual skill work.
The event will also allow Calipari to impress top high school recruits on campus visits.
After the combine, Calipari plans to shut out NBA executives and scouts from his practices for several weeks – perhaps even months – into the season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
NBA personnel aren't allowed to interact with college undergraduates, but Calipari can simply shape his workouts to be conducive to the NBA's needs.
As one executive laughed, "We're just there as B-roll for his recruiting videos."
Bol Bol is 6'10 with a high skill level attending Overlank Park North High School in Kansas.
Antonio Blakeney has committed to Louisville as a member of the 2015 class
Oregon State added three basketball commitments on Tuesday in Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr. and Derrick Bruce
The Thompson Athletics Center is a $62 million project, a ceremony for the building is scheduled for Sept. 12.
Abdul Razak Shanun moved from Ghana to the United States in 2012.
Indiana has received a commitment from Emmitt Holt, a 6'7 forward from Vermont Academy.
John Calipari had an opportunity to leave Kentucky for the Cavaliers and he says he would have likely stayed in Lexington even if he had known LeBron James would eventually join him.
Prince Ali has committed to UCLA for the class of 2015.
Alex Owens is the No. 108 recruit in the Class of 2015 and is the second commitment in that class for Providence.
Calvin Godfrey averaged 13.1 points and 8.8 rebounds last season at Southern before being ruled ineligible due to poor APR scores.
Aug 04, 2014
Chase Jeter has committed to Duke for the class of 2015
Chase Harler averaged 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game last season at Wheeling Central High School.
Allonzo Trier chose Arizona over Washington, UCLA, Kansas and Louisville.
Jamal Jones will sign in the NBA Development League in hopes of boosting his stock for the 2015 NBA Draft, a source told RealGM.
Todd Mayo told RealGM that he plans to sign in the D-League and place his name in next Juneís NBA Draft.
Emmanuel Mudiay has agreed upon a $1.2 million deal with Guangdong.
Emmanuel Mudiay committed to SMU, but he may not be academically eligible to play his freshman season.
Andrew Wiggins played one season at Kansas, which is an Adidas school.
Jalen Adams has committed to Connecticut
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