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Bill Self Could Possibly Succeed Gregg Popovich As Head Coach Of Spurs

Dec 9, 2019 5:40 PM

Gregg Popovich has given no indication to the San Antonio Spurs that he won't remain as head coach next season.

There has been speculation that Popovich could retire shortly after the 2020 Olympics with the United States.

League sources tell Sam Amick and John Hollinger of The Athletic that Bill Self is a potential replacement as head coach of the Spurs. Self is a close friend of R.C. Buford and have been so since their college days at Oklahoma States. Self and Buford worked together as assistants under Larry Brown at Kansas in the mid-1980s.

Kansas is under investigation for potential NCAA violations.

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Tags: San Antonio Spurs, Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Juwan Howard After Michigan Wins Battle 4 Atlantis: 'We're On The Map Now'

Nov 30, 2019 2:03 PM

First-year Michigan coach Juwan Howard complimented his team after their title-winning run at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Michigan beat Gonzaga 82-64 to win the tournament, representing their second straight win over a top-10 opponent. 

Michigan beat UNC on Thursday.

"It's gratifying to be able to hold up that trophy and say, you know what? All that sacrifice we put through, all the hard work we put in, it was well worth it. Well, I'm sure we're on the map now,'' said Howard.

Michigan could become the 6th team since the AP Poll expanded to 25 teams to jump from unranked to top 10 in one week.

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Tags: Michigan Wolverines, NCAA, NCAA B-Ball IQ

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Adam Miller Commits To Illinois

Nov 21, 2019 11:26 PM

Adam Miller officially committed to Illinois, giving the school their highest rated commit since 2010.

Miller is ranked No. 28 in ESPN's top 100.

Miller is currently projected as a 1st-round pick in ESPN's 2021 Mock Draft.

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Tags: Illinois Fighting Illini, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

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James Wiseman Suspended For 12 Games, Will Return Jan. 12

Nov 20, 2019 7:12 PM

James Wiseman has been suspended for 12 games by the NCAA and will return on Jan. 12.

Memphis announced that it will appeal the NCAA's decision based on "case precedent, the circumstances of this case and other mitigating factors."

"We expect a more fair and equitable resolution, and we will exhaust all avenues on James' behalf. James will not compete in this evening's contest," the school said in a statement.

Wiseman's mother accepted $11,500 from Penny Hardaway in the summer of 2017.

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Tags: James Wiseman, Memphis Tigers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Isaiah Jackson Commits To Kentucky

Nov 17, 2019 11:22 PM

Five-star recruit Isaiah Jackson announced his commitment to Kentucky, giving the school their fourth five-star recruit for the 2020 class.

Kentucky could have their first #1 class since 2016.

Jackson, who is ranked No. 22 in ESPN's Top 100, chose Kentucky over Syracuse and Alabama.

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Tags: Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

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James Wiseman Unlikely To Have Draft Stock Significantly Impacted If He's Out For 19-20

Nov 15, 2019 2:26 PM

James Wiseman could be forced to sit out the remainder of his freshman season at Memphis due to eligibility issues, but NBA executives don't believe it will have a dramatic impact on his draft stock.

“Will him sitting the year impact him a spot or two? Maybe,” one high-ranking team official said. “But it isn’t impacting his financial base. He is known as a talent.”

Wiseman is widely considered the best big man in 2020 NBA Draft and has been a candidate to be selected first overall.

Sources tell The Athletic that Memphis is optimistic Wiseman will miss fewer than nine games. Wiseman intends to re-file his lawsuit against the NCAA and Memphis if his season is not saved.

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Tags: James Wiseman, Memphis Tigers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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James Wiseman Withdraws Lawsuit, Waits For NCAA Ruling

Nov 14, 2019 11:14 AM

James Wiseman has withdrawn his lawsuit against Memphis and the NCAA. Wiseman is now awaiting a resolution from the NCAA.

Wiseman is a freshman at Memphis and a candidate to be the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Wiseman has been ruled ineligible for receiving improper benefits from Penny Hardaway before Hardaway was hired as head coach. Memphis has supported Wiseman's suit even while named as a defendant. The suit claims Wiseman didn't know about the money given to his family in the summer of 2017 to help with moving expenses. 

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Tags: James Wiseman, Memphis Tigers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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James Wiseman Scores 17 Points After Judge Issues Stay

Nov 9, 2019 3:19 AM

James Wiseman scored 17 points during the Memphis Tigers' 92-46 win over Illinois-Chicago.

Wiseman was ruled ineligible by the NCAA earlier in the day, though a Shelby County judge halted the NCAA's ruling.

The NCAA issued a statement responding to Wiseman playing in the game, writing "The University of Memphis was notified that James Wiseman is likely ineligible. The university chose to play him and ultimately is responsible for ensuring its student-athletes are eligible to play." 

Memphis coach Penny Hardaway provided $11,500 in moving expenses for Wiseman's family to move to Memphis. The NCAA ruled that Hardaway was a booster at the time.

Hardaway had no comment following the game.

Attorneys representing Wiseman intend to have conversations with the NCAA early next week. 

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Tags: Memphis Tigers, NCAA, NCAA Suspension

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James Wiseman Ruled Ineligible By NCAA

Nov 8, 2019 5:46 PM

James Wiseman has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA.

Wiseman is a potential candidate to be the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Wiseman is a freshman at Kansas.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: James Wiseman, Memphis Tigers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Michigan State Are Vegas Favorites To Win National Title

Nov 5, 2019 11:43 PM

Michigan State are 11-2 favorites to win the 2020 national title at Caesars Sportsbook.

Kentucky and Kansas are listed at 6-1, followed by Memphis at 8-1. Memphis was previously listed at 40-1 at the beginning of the offseason before making the leap.

More money has been placed on Michigan State to win the national title than any other team.

Virginia are at 25-1 to repeat.


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Tags: Michigan State Spartans, NCAA, NCAA B-Ball IQ

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Cade Cunningham Commits To Oklahoma State

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Teams Have Begun To Devalue 'Pure Upside' Prospects In Draft

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Point Guards 'Far And Away The Strength' Of 2020 NBA Draft Class

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Mark Williams Commits To Duke

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RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On 2020 NBA Draft Prospects

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Devin Askew Commits To Kentucky

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Makur Makur Submits Paperwork To Become Eligible For 2020 NBA Draft

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Scottie Barnes Commits To Florida State

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Jaemyn Brakefield Commits To Duke

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Kansas Basketball Set To Be Accused Of Major Violations By NCAA

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Duke Freshman Cassius Stanley Breaks Zion Williamson's Record For Vertical Jump

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Terrence Clarke Commits To Kentucky

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Addison Patterson Commits To Oregon, Will Reclassify Into 2019 Class
Addison Patterson is ranked as the 31st player in the 2020 class.

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N'Faly Dante Commits To Ducks, Reclassifies For 2019
N'Faly Dante committed to Oregon over Kentucky.

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NCAA Drops College Degree Requirement For Basketball Agents
The NCAA issued a memo to agents last week that outlined new certification requirements.

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Rich Paul Writes Op-Ed On New Restrictions From NCAA On Agents
Rich Paul takes exception with the requirement of agents needing to graduate from college.

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Yoeli Childs Receives Nine-Game NCAA Suspension
Yoeli Childs worked out for an agent ahead of the draft before eventually deciding to return to BYU.

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Kentucky Lands Commitment From Cam'Ron Fletcher
Kentucky, Virgnia, and Duke have landed multiple top-50 recruits in this cycle.

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NCAA Implements 'Rich Paul Rule' For Underclassmen Testing NBA Draft Waters
Agents must possess a bachelor's degree in order to represent players who are testing the draft waters.

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Evan Mobley Commits To USC
Evan Mobley is considered the top prospect in the incoming class of 2020.

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