Oct 31, 2012 7:56 PM EDT
Kyle Anderson has been cleared by the NCAA to play for UCLA.
"I know there were rumors about my family receiving stuff," Kyle Anderson Sr. told USA TODAY Sports in a telephone interview. "I actually moved out of my apartment and live with one of my fraternity brothers so I can save money so I can travel to see Kyle play. For all the rumors that said I received $250,000, ... I am a 50-year-old roommate."
Anderson Sr., also his son's summer league coach, said "anyone who knows this business knows I don't have to shop Kyle around. The vultures are going to come get him. I have a very unique position that the vultures — be it the college coaches or the agents — all know that I am in this business, so there is no reason to bombard me with phone calls because all my ducks are in line."
Oct 27, 2012 8:06 PM EDT
Fifteen NBA scouts are scheduled to attend Pittsburgh’s back-to-back home games in the N.I.T. preseason tip-off on Nov. 12 and 13.
Steven Adams is the only obvious NBA prospect on Pittsburgh’s roster.
The 7-foot Adams has been projected as a late lottery pick in the 2013 draft.
Oct 27, 2012 8:04 PM EDT
Karl Towns Jr., a 7-foot center ranked as the No. 1 player for 2015, sports a 4.3 grade-point average and last year served as president of his high school class.
“The best part is he’s just a humble kid,” Karl Towns Sr. said.
Towns is expected to choose between Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky.
Oct 26, 2012 8:46 PM EDT
Texas is hosting a visit from Brandon Austin this weekend.
Austin, a 6-foot-6 wing, has interest from Temple, Georgetown and Syracuse.
Oct 26, 2012 8:45 PM EDT
Travis Jorgenson revoked his commitment to Missouri and is not expected to make a decision on his college destination until the spring.
A top-150 player in the class of 2013, Jorgenson is spending his senior year at the New Hampton School in New Hampshire.
Oct 26, 2012 8:43 PM EDT
Darius Thompson will take an official visit to Butler this weekend, according to his coach at Blackman (TN) High School.
“Butler has done a good job of recruiting Darius,” coach Barry Wortman said. “There’s a good comfort level with them as well as Murray State and Middle Tennessee State.”
Thompson, a 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 12.8 points and 6.0 assists last season for Blackman.
“Darius has a high, high basketball IQ,” Wortman said. “A very good feel for the game. Sneaky athletic. He shoots the ball well from 3, can get out on the point, can play off the ball.”
Oct 26, 2012 8:41 PM EDT
Dez Wells transferred to Maryland last month, but the NCAA has denied his request for a waiver that would have made him eligible to play this season.
"I'm just waiting to see what's going to happen," Wells said recently. "The anticipation does kind of build up. You kind of get like anxiety a little bit."
Wells, who was dismissed by Xavier after his freshman season, has three years of eligibility remaining.
Oct 26, 2012 12:08 PM EDT
UNLV has offered a scholarship to Chase Jeter, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward who plays at Bishop Gorman (NV) High School.
Jeter attended Thursday’s UNLV practice with his father, former Rebel Chris Jeter.
Chris Jeter was in the same UNLV class as Rebels assistant coach Stacey Augmon, Larry Johnson and Greg Anthony.
Oct 26, 2012 11:35 AM EDT
Cody Zeller added more than nine pounds of muscle over the offseason.
“Our strength and conditioning coach was really good. A lot of lifting weights and a lot of eating everything. I put on a lot of muscle,” Zeller said when asked about his offseason training regimen. “We did a body fat test and I think I gained nine and a half pounds of muscle and lost two pounds of fat. It was good weight, too. So I don’t think I’ve lost any mobility and I can still run.”
Zeller was listed at 6-foot-11, 230 pounds last season.
“It will help all aspects of the game,” Zeller said of his added strength. “Posting up, rebounding, you know the guys in the Big Ten are so big you’ve got to have strength and weight. I think it will help me a lot this year.”
Oct 25, 2012 10:17 PM EDT
Southern Methodist University offered a scholarship to Ja'Quan Newton, a 6-foot-3 guard who plays at Neumann-Goretti (PA) High School.
Larry Brown visited Newton on Monday.
"He just told me how he really is," Newton said. "He didn't lie to me or sugarcoat anything."
Newton has drawn interest from Arizona, Georgetown, Temple, Villanova, Wake Forest, Miami, Syracuse and Seton Hall.
DeAndre Daniels was considered a top-10 player in the class of 2011.
Shabazz Muhammad could be recovered in time for UCLA’s season opener on Nov. 9.
Andrew Wiggins will reclassify as a member of the 2013 class.
Shabazz Muhammad underwent an MRI after practice on Wednesday.
Andrew Wiggins has great expectations for his basketball career.
Shane Battier sees LeBron James as possessing many of the important qualities that you need to play at Duke.
Eron Gordon is the younger brother of New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon.
Bill Self favors compensating student athletes beyond college scholarships.
Chris McCullough is a top-10 player in the class of 2014.
Marcus Lee committed to Kentucky on Wednesday, picking John Calipari and the Wildcats over California.
Nerlens Noel has been cleared to practice with Kentucky and participate in games.
Jabari Parker plans to visit Michigan State this weekend.
Diamond Stone is considered by many to be the No. 2 prospect in the 2015 class.
Hawks' general manager Danny Ferry attended the fourth practice of the season of the Indiana Hoosiers on Monday.
Sterling Brown is first player to commit to SMU since Larry Brown became the head coach.
Kansas now has four commitments from the 2013 class.
Dwight Coleby is a top-150 player in the class of 2013.
Washington picked up its second prospect from the class of 2013.
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