NCAA WiretapDecember 2013 NCAA Wiretap

Louisville Dismisses Chane Behanan, Kevin Ware May Redshirt

Dec 30, 2013 12:40 PM

Louisville has dismissed Chane Behanan from their basketball program for a violation of university policy.

"He just did not do the right thing -- over and over and over," said Rick Pitino.

Kevin Ware is expected to redshirt this season.

"I think Kevin may be shut down for the year. Wouldn't say 100 percent."

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tags: Kevin Ware, Chane Behanan, Louisville Cardinals, NCAA, NCAA Suspension, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Mitch McGary To Undergo Back Surgery

Dec 27, 2013 4:04 PM

Mitch McGary will undergo surgery on his back and is out indefinitely.

McGary was expected to be a first round pick if he were to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

McGary is averaging 9.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game in his sophomore season at Michigan.

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Tags: Mitch McGary, Michigan Wolverines, NCAA, NCAA Injury, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Cam Biedscheid Transfers From Notre Dame

Dec 24, 2013 10:34 AM

Cam Biedscheid will transfer from Notre Dame.

Biedscheid averaged 6.2 points in 17 minutes per game as a freshman last season before deciding to redshirt this year.

Scott Phillips/College Basketball Talk

Tags: Cameron Biedscheid, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Transfer, NCAA Misc Rumor

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UCLA's Zach LaVine Could Become Lottery Pick

Dec 22, 2013 4:57 PM

Zach LaVine has made an instant impact at UCLA in his freshman season, averaging 13.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 26.1 minutes.

LaVine's highlight reel dunks have helped him get attention nationally.

LaVine's athleticism and scoring ability, along with the possibility of him being able to play point guard in the NBA has him rising up draft boards.

"I think he has the potential to be a lottery pick," says Chad Ford, who thinks LaVine will go in the top 10. "Just talking to NBA scouts and GMs, he has all the tools that you would look for in a young player. When you talk about an intriguing combination of size for position, athleticism and then a skill set that he possesses, it's pretty unique."

LaVine is drawing comparisons to Russell Westbrook as both attended UCLA and played shooting guard collegiately.

LaVine will consider leaving UCLA after the season.

"That's my ultimate goal, is to get to the NBA," said LaVine. "With the one-and-done, I don't know about that yet. I feel like anyone would consider it. It's going to be a decision me and my family make at the end of the year."

Chris Johnson/ESPN

Tags: Zach Lavine, UCLA Bruins, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NCAA B-Ball IQ

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North Carolina Won't Seek Reinstatement For P.J. Hairston

Dec 21, 2013 3:39 PM

North Carolina will not seek reinstatement for P.J. Hariston.

Roy Williams described the decision as "probably the most difficult and saddest thing I've gone through as a head coach."

Hairston and his family released a statement through an attorney Friday afternoon that said UNC's decision did not sit well with them.

"We are displeased with the University of North Carolina's decision not to submit the necessary paperwork to the NCAA requesting to have P.J. reinstated," the statement said. "This process has been long, and for (it) to end without having a final decision from the governing body is a shame. Ultimately this affects P.J., and his eligibility to play Division 1 colligate (sic) basketball for the remainder of this season, as well as next season."

Hairston had been practicing with UNC and has been on the bench for every home game. Williams previously noted he had been "the most dominating player on the perimeter in practice that I've ever coached."

C.L. Brown/ESPN

Tags: P.J. Hairston, North Carolina Tar Heels, NCAA, NCAA Suspension, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Dante Exum To Visit Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan, Oregon

Dec 19, 2013 4:36 PM

Dante Exum is widely expected to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, but he still intends to setup college visits.

Exum will visit Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan and Oregon.

Exum will be one of the top picks should he declare.

Exum is finishing his senior year of high school in Australia.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tags: Dante Exum, North Carolina Tar Heels, Kentucky Wildcats, Indiana Hoosiers, Michigan Wolverines, Oregon Ducks, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Bryce Drew Signs 10-Year Deal With Valpo

Dec 18, 2013 1:05 PM

Bryce Drew has signed a new 10-year deal to remain at Valparaiso.

Drew has a 55-25 record to date as head coach.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tags: Valparaiso Crusaders, NCAA, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Alex Murphy Transfers To Florida

Dec 18, 2013 10:55 AM

Alex Murphy will transfer to Florida.

Murphy recently left Duke where he was not receiving substantial playing time.

Murphy brother, Erik Murphy, played for the Gators.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tags: Alex Murphy, Florida Gators, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Transfer, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Some Scouts Shifting Prediction For First Pick From Wiggins To Parker

Dec 17, 2013 11:30 AM

With Jabari Parker continuing to produce at a high level, while Andrew Wiggins struggles to sustain aggressiveness, scouts are beginning to switch to Parker as their favorite to be selected first overall.

"He has a high basketball IQ," writes Ford. "He can play multiple positions on the floor, and his lack of elite defensive abilities combined with the occasional struggle against long, athletic defenders are the only real knocks on him at the moment."

Parker could likely become the focal point of his NBA team's offense, while Wiggins would need to grow into that role. Wiggins is expected to eventually become one of the NBA's best two-way players due to his high potential on defense.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Tags: Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Chris Walker Begins Practice With Florida

Dec 14, 2013 1:52 PM

Chris Walker has enrolled at Florida and began practice on Saturday.

Walker, the No. 6 prospect in the class of 2013, has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA. Walker is still awaiting clearance from the NCAA before he can appear in actual games.

Kevin Brockway/Gainesville Sun (via Scott Phillips/CollegeBasketballTalk)

Tags: Chris Walker, Florida Gators, NCAA, NCAA Suspension, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Jamal Aytes Transfers From UNLV
Jamal Aytes was a late addition to the Runnin' Rebel program, signing with UNLV late in the summer.

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Myles Turner, Rashad Vaughn, JaQuan Lyle Remain Only 2014 Top-100 Recruits Uncommitted
Myles Turner, Rashad Vaughn and JaQuan Lyle have yet to make a decision.

Evan Daniels/Scout.com

Jonah Bolden Commits To UCLA
Jonah Bolden is an athletic, 6'8 power forward that also was offered by Indiana, USC, Louisville and SMU.

Jeff Goodman/UCLA

Alex Murphy Transfers From Duke
Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker each average over 30 minutes per game at the position Alex Murphy would play.

Laura Keely/News & Observer

Dante Exum Scheduling Meetings With Agents
Dante Exum is scheduling meetings with several prominent agents over the next month in Australia as it becomes increasingly clear he will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Dante Exum Targets February Decision For NBA Draft
Dante Exum is a probable top-4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft should he declare himself eligible.

Jon Pierik/Sydney Morning Herald