May 23, 2013 7:55 PM EDT
Mike Krzyzewski gave Jabari Parker an idea of how he plans to utilize him when the two spoke during the star forward's recruitment.
"[We're going to] mirror some of the things we've done on the Olympic team," Krzyzewski promised.
Krzyzewski plans to apply what he learned from coaching LeBron James to how he can coach Parker.
Parker is listed as a small forward, but the Duke freshman-to-be is too versatile to be defined by one position.
May 22, 2013 1:15 PM EDT
USA Basketball has announced its 2013 U19 World Championship roster, which will be held in Prague.
Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova
Bryce Alford, UCLA
Brandon Ashley, Arizona
Robert Carter, Georgia Tech
Damyean Dotson, Oregon
Kris Dunnn, Providence
Javan Felix, Texas
Michael Frazier, Florida
Marcus Georges-Hunt, Georgia Tech
Shaq Goodwin, Memphis
Aaron Gordon, Arizona
Jerami Grant, Syracuse
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
Ronade' Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona
Jahlil Okafor, undecided
Rodney Purvis, UConn
James Robinson, Pitt
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee
Rasheed Sulaimon, Duke
Devin Thomas, Wake Forest
Mike Tobey, Virginia
Nigel Williams-Goss, Washington
Justise Winslow, undecided
May 22, 2013 12:40 PM EDT
Mike Krzyzewski has decided to remain as head coach of USA Basketball through the 2016 Olympics in Rio, according to a source.
A formal announcement is expected by the end of the week.
Krzyzewski has a 62-1 record with USA Basketball.
Jerry Colangelo has stayed confident since the end of the 2012 Olympics that he could persuade Krzyzewski to return.
May 20, 2013 8:12 PM EDT
Tarik Black has decided to transfer to Kansas.
Black also was considering Duke and Oregon before choosing the Jayhawks.
Black will be eligible to play immediately after graduating this year.
Kansas lost all three starters from their frontcourt, giving Black the opportunity to have a huge impact.
May 20, 2013 10:36 AM EDT
Kansas was initially considered a longshot to receive a commitment from Andrew Wiggins, even internally.
Wiggins visited the campus for Senior Night on March 4, where the Jayhawks also honored likely one-and-done redshirt freshman Ben McLemore.
“We always thought that our sell to him was, ‘You could step right in here and fill in and do exactly what Ben was doing last year, at even a different level,’” Kurtis Townsend said. “I think it was a pretty good sell for him.”
Bill Self thought Wiggins' visit improved their odds in landing him.
“After he left here, I felt like we were in the game and had a shot,” Self said.
May 18, 2013 3:37 PM EDT
Mike Krzyzewski is now giving serious consideration to remaining as head coach of USA Basketball through the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
"There's a chance," Krzyzewski said. "That's correct."
Krzyzewski had said for eight months that he's not returning to his position with USA Basketball, but a final decision has yet to be reached.
Jerry Colangelo said Saturday he and Krzyzewski have been discussing his return "in installments."
"I think it's very close to being resolved," Colangelo said. "That's all I can say for sure."
Krzyzewski has a 62-1 since 2005, a run that includes gold medal Olympic victories in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.
May 16, 2013 11:37 AM EDT
With Andrew Wiggins committing to Kansas this week, several of ESPN's writers that follow high school basketball recruiting offered their opinion on who they would choose to build a team around.
Tyus Jones, the No. 2 overall recruit for 2014 and an excellent point guard, was selected by Paul Biancardi, Adam Finkelstein and John Stovall.
"Point guards make the world go 'round, and Jones is the best in high school right now," wrote Stovall. "Not only can he make plays for himself, he also elevates the games of all of his teammates. Jones is the closest thing you will find to Chris Paul on the amateur level."
Dave Telep selected Harry Giles, a freshman forward out of North Carolina, who has an advanced inside/outside game at 6-9.
Reggie Rankin picked Andrew Harrison, who is a point guard commit for Kentucky.
Joel Francisco selected Wiggins.
May 15, 2013 10:11 AM EDT
Evan Gordon has committed to Indiana, transferring from Arizona State.
Gordon, younger brother of Eric Gordon, will be eligible to play immediately.
“There’s nothing like an Indiana kid playing for IU,” Gordon said. “Coach (Tom) Crean has that program rocking and rolling.”
Gordon began his college career at Liberty for two seasons before transferring to Arizona State. Gordon averaged 10.1 points per game last season for the Sun Devils.
“It’s kind of crazy how I ended up back here (at Indiana),” said Gordon. “When I left Liberty the reason was to play on a bigger stage and it was a better opportunity to do that. This chance at IU just kind of came about and was hard to turn down.”
May 14, 2013 12:07 PM EDT
Andrew Wiggins has committed to Kansas
Wiggins also considered Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina.
“I just followed my heart,” Wiggins said to Grant Taylor of the Herald-Dispatch. “Kansas had my heart so that’s where I wanted to go.”
Wiggins, a native of Toronto, is widely thought to be the best high school prospect since LeBron James.
Florida State and Kentucky were considered the favorites to land Wiggins, but his father said that it came down to the Jayhawks and Seminoles.
Wiggins didn't reach a final decision on Kansas until the weekend.
“Obviously, everyone in Jayhawk-land is overwhelmed and excited today,” Bill Self said. “This was a pleasant surprise because we never had an idea which way he was leading. Andrew did this the exact way he said he was going to. He played his cards very close to his vest, as did his mother and father.”
May 14, 2013 10:58 AM EDT
Eddie Jordan was hired as head coach of Rutgers this offseason, an opportunity he prefers rather than returning to the NBA in a top job.
“After my last few experiences, I did not want to be a head coach in the NBA,” Jordan said.
Jordan led the Washington Wizards to the playoffs in every season between 2005 and 2008. Jordan even coached the Eastern Conference All-Stars in 2007 when the Wizards had the best record in the conference.
Jordan was fired by the Wizards at the beginning of the 08-09 season after a 1-10 start, and was hired the next season by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Jordan most recently was an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers after being hired by Mike Brown.
Both of Andrew Wiggins' parents attended Florida State and the Seminoles are considered the favorite.
Mark Madsen recently completed his first season as an assistant coach at Stanford.
May 09, 2013 | Andy Katz/ESPN
John Calipari will have more options with putting together lineups than he ever has before while at Kentucky.
May 09, 2013 | Andy Katz/ESPN
Nerlens Noel underwent surgery on his ACL on Feb. 12 in a procedure performed by Dr. James Andrews.
Because both the AAU system and International professional leagues demand a lot of games, many big men are chronically hurt before they hit 20 or soon thereafter.
Mike Moser also considered Gonzaga and Washington.
Anthony Bennett will miss four months due to shoulder surgery.
Tom Thibodeau has a .683 winning percentage as coach of the Bulls.
Andre Roberson is projected as a second-round pick in this June's draft.
John Taylor averaged 27.5 points per game this past season for Fresno Pacific.
Mark Bartelstein currently represents 37 NBA players.
The 2013 NBA Draft has 77 early entry candidates, with 46 players from United States' colleges and 31 internatinoal players.
Jarnell Stokes averaged 12.4 points and 9.6 rebounds in his sophomore season.
Ray McCallum averaged 13.5 points, 4.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game in his junior season at Detroit.
Andre Roberson is projected as a mid-to-late second round pick.
Shane Larkin will bypass his final two seasons of eligibility at Miami.
Willie Cauley-Stein was widely projected as a first-round draft choice.
Doug McDermott had been projected as a first-round pick in the upcoming NBA draft.
Russ Smith was considered a likely second round pick had he declared.
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