Jul 30, 2012 10:42 PM EDT
Andrew Wiggins will make a decision sometime soon on whether to jump to the class of 2013.
“He does understand that when he makes the jump into the college world, everything changes. Life changes,” Wiggins’ AAU coach Mike George said. “It’s not just a basketball decision. It’s a life decision. You have to do what makes the most sense for your life.”
Wiggins will consult with his family and coaches over the next few weeks before making a decision.
Amid talk of reclassification, John Calipari traveled to Brampton, Ontario on Saturday to catch the 6-foot-7 small forward at the Caribana Classic Basketball camp.
“It’s who’s recruiting him hardest. That’s what counts. That’s what he wants to see,” George said. “If he’s playing, you better have a coach there front and center. And it better be the head coach. And if it’s not – you have a problem.”
Jul 30, 2012 10:46 AM EDT
Tyler Dorsey plans to transfer to Las Vegas Findley Prep from Ribet Academy in Los Angeles.
"I want to be on that big stage, play that national schedule," Dorsey said. "I'm just ready to play all the top players and teams in the country."
Dorsey, a 6-foot-4 combo guard who is rated as a top-15 prospect in the class of 2015, has scholarship offers from Connecticut, USC, Oregon State and Arizona.
"My strengths are playing overall, being a triple-double guy and (to) do everything on the court," Dorsey said.
Jul 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT
Perry Ellis has been the most impressive newcomer for Kansas during their summer workouts.
Ellis is a 6-foot-8 forward out of Wichita Heights High School.
Jul 30, 2012 10:43 AM EDT
Bill Self has identified Ben McLemore as the top NBA prospect on the Kansas roster for the 12-13 season.
But Elijah Johnson will be the player most likely to be called upon when the Jayhawks need a bucket.
McLemore sat out last season due to being academically ineligible.
Jul 29, 2012 11:11 AM EDT
Mike Krzyzewski will continue to be involved with USA Basketball after stepping down as the team’s head coach.
Krzyzewski has said that the London Olympics will be his last coaching the United States.
“Let’s win and then figure that out,” Krzyzewski said. “I’ll be involved. It would be not a real smart thing to have someone who has been involved in this for seven years not to have some input in the future.
“I’ve lived this. I have a feel for it. I know the international community, the international game. Just going through the experience of doing this for seven years with the practices, the media, the culture differences, you want to make sure that you don’t just bury historic and institutional knowledge about those things. Jerry is going to keep on. My relationship with him is as close as it can be. I’ll be involved in some way.”
Jerry Colangelo, who will stick around after the London games, said the decision is easy.
“It’s pretty simple,” Colangelo said. “He can be involved as long as he wants to be as long as I’m involved. I don’t have another thing to take up my time. I would be hard-pressed not to have some involvement from Coach K going forward.
“We’ve grown so much over these last eight years and what he’s done in terms of developing this culture, it would be really hard to see us going forward without some involvement on his part.
“It’s really his call.”
Jul 28, 2012 11:02 AM EDT
Keith Ware has been the biggest surprise to Rick Pitino during Louisville's summer workouts.
Ware was brought in midseason, which Pitino reflects as not being fair to him.
Ware made an impact despite limited minutes and is expected to be a significant rotation player.
Jul 28, 2012 10:59 AM EDT
John Calipari has been impressed with Willie Cauley during summer workouts.
Calipari will try to play the 6-10 Cauley and center Nerlens Noel together during the season.
Cauley was the fourth highest rated incoming freshman for Kentucky behind Noel, Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin.
Jul 28, 2012 10:57 AM EDT
John Calipari expects Nerlens Noel to be eligible and on campus next month.
Noel has been finishing up his two final classes this summer and could not participate in workouts.
Jul 27, 2012 1:28 AM EDT
Anthony Bennett has been cleared by the NCAA eligibility center to play this fall, UNLV coach Dave Rice confirmed Thursday.
“We are excited for Anthony and for our team,” Rice said. “(Senior Associate Athletics Director/Compliance) Eric Toliver and (Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services) David Jackson worked very hard on the waiver.”
Bennett should be a full participant when the Rebels open their regular season on Nov. 12.
Jul 25, 2012 10:59 AM EDT
Cliff Alexander recently received a scholarship offer from Kentucky, adding to his list of Michigan State and Ohio State.
"I talked to (Calipari) the day before the offer and he said he wanted to coach me," Alexander said. "The next day I got a text from Coach Orlando (Antigua) that I have a scholarship offer. It is something I've been waiting for a long time."
The 6-foot-9 Alexander, who is considered a top-10 prospect in the class of 2014, is believed to be favoring Kentucky and Michigan State.
"That is not the case," Alexander said. "I just like the coaching staffs (at Michigan State and Kentucky). That's it."
Terry Rozier was scheduled to begin his freshman season at Louisville.
BeeJay Anya is a top-35 prospect in the class of 2013.
Aaron Gordon said this weekend that Arizona, Washington and Kentucky are his top-three schools.
Nik Stauskas has an NBA mentor in fellow Canadian Steve Nash.
Both of Andrew Wiggins' parents were athletes at Florida State.
Andrew Wiggins hasnít given much consideration to reclassifying to the class of 2013.
Jul 22, 2012 | Sporting News
Chris Walker chose the Gators over Louisville and Kansas.
Aaron Gordon confirmed this week that Arizona and Washington remain his top two college choices.
Julius Randle doesn't think he should be pigeonholed into either the small forward or power forward position in college.
Jabari Parker is expected to return to the court before his senior season at Chicago Simeon Career Academy.
John Beilein discussed the pros and cons of recruiting elite level players.
Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor recently competed as teammates at the Under-17 World Championship in Lithuania.
Jabari Parker is set to undergo an MRI on his right heel this week.
Jabari Parker talked about what heís looking for in prospective colleges.
Tyus Jones is ranked as the third best recruit in the 2014 class.
Andrew Wiggins believes Canada could compete for a gold medal if the Olympics move to an under-23 format.
Jul 15, 2012 | Sporting News
Anthony Bennett is projected to be an impact player for UNLV.
Jabari Parker is rated as the top player in the 2013 recruiting class.
Josiah Turner was rated as top-10 overall prospect in the class of 2011.
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