NCAA WiretapJanuary 2013 NCAA Wiretap

Wake Forest To Retire Chris Paul's Jersey

Jan 31, 2013 8:54 PM

Wake Forest will retire the jersey of Chris Paul on Mar. 2, during halftime of a game against Maryland.

Paul played two seasons for the Demon Deacons from 2003-05.

Paul ranks eighth in school history in assists (395) and seventh all-time in steals (160).

Scott Wortman/Wake Forest Communications

Tags: Chris Paul, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Atlantic Coast Conference, NCAA, NBA

Marshall Henderson Tested Positive For Cocaine Last January

Jan 30, 2013 5:34 PM

Marshall Henderson is averaging 19.3 points per game this season as a JC transfer on Ole Miss.

Henderson spent 25 days in jail last spring for violation of the terms of his probation stemming from a 2010 forgery charge related to counterfeit money. The reason for the probation violation wasn't publicly known until this week.

In January of last year, Marshall tested positive for cocaine, marijuana and alcohol, according to the records provided by the Tarrant County, Texas, District Attorney's office through a Freedom of Information request.

Ole Miss declined to make Henderson available Wednesday.

Henderson could be a late first round or second round pick.

Nicole Auerbach/USA Today

Tags: Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss Rebels, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Muhammad: Worrying About Playing Defense Remains New

Jan 29, 2013 2:13 PM

Shabazz Muhammad is one of the best offensive players in the country, but his defense still needs work.

"In high school, I never worried about playing defense at all, to be honest," said Muhammad. "So it was all new to me. It's still not natural. I have to think about it all the time, about staying in my stance, all of the little things you have to do."

UCLA has improved as the season has progressed on the defensive end.

The Bruins currently ranked 23rd in scoring offense and 232nd in scoring defense.

Dana O'Neil/ESPN

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NCAA Denies Akron's Request To Put Twitter Handles On Jerseys

Jan 28, 2013 9:23 PM

The University of Akron basketball program announced Monday evening that "@ZipsMBB" will appear on the back of their shooting shirts during warmups on Saturday night but not on the backs of their jerseys.

"We had asked the NCAA if this was permissible and were told it is not," Akron Associate Athletics Director for External Relations Dan Satter said in a statement. "@ZipsMBB will appear on our shooting shirts, and we have planned plenty of other social media activities and promotions."

Iowa was allowed to put the name of Chris Street on their jerseys last season, which commemorated the 20th anniversary of his death.

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Tags: Akron Zips, NCAA

Michigan Ranked No. 1 For First Time Since 1993

Jan 28, 2013 3:33 PM

Michigan is ranked No. 1 in this week's AP college basketball poll, marking the first time the school has held the top slot since the 92-93 season.

Michigan received 51 first place votes, putting them ahead of No. 2 Kansas.

Indiana, Florida and Duke round out the top-five.

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Tags: Michigan Wolverines, NCAA, NCAA Rankings

McAdoo Still Growing Into Go-To Role For Tar Heels

Jan 26, 2013 7:21 PM

James McAdoo is still learning how to be North Carolina's go-to guy.

McAdoo went from playing behind three NBA first-round picks as a freshman to the top of the scouting report this season.

"The defense was never aimed at him — we still had Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, John Henson and those guys," Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said. "It's a lot easier when the defense is not aimed to stop you. And now who do they talk about? They talk about James Michael and Reggie (Bullock). It's hard to handle that."

McAdoo has attempted at least 15 shots just five times all season.

"He wants to be one of the guys," McAdoo’s high school coach, Michael Allen, said. "He wants to show up and do his job and go home. That's just his personality. You're not going to change it. Part of you wishes he was just a little meaner ... but at the same time that's just his makeup. It is what it is. I don't consider it a weakness. That's just the way God made him."

Aaron Beard/Associated Press

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UCLA Clears Shabazz Muhammad For Gucci Backpack

Jan 26, 2013 7:18 PM

UCLA has investigated the designer backpack Shabazz Muhammad wore following the Bruins' 84-73 win over Arizona on Thursday night.

The school’s compliance office confirmed Muhammad received the backpack as a gift from his family.

The school considers the matter closed.


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UCLA Investigating Muhammad's Gucci Backpack

Jan 25, 2013 6:19 PM

UCLA's compliance department is investigating a Gucci backpack owned by Shabazz Muhammad.

The NCAA investigated Muhammad's eligibility before the start of the season.

Pat Forde reported that the bag retails for at least $990 and that Muhammad's sister purchased it for him as a gift.

"That's crazy but it's nothing," said Muhammad. "My parents got it for me."

Peter Yoon/ESPN

Tags: Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA Bruins, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Rutgers Picks Up Commitment From Shane Rector

Jan 25, 2013 6:01 PM

Rutgers received a commitment from Shane Rector, a 6-foot-1 point guard who attends South Kent (Conn.) High School.

“He has the ability to create for himself and others off the dribble,” South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson said. “I think that’s what attracted Rutgers to him.”

Providence and Xavier were among the other suitors for Rector.

“I want to play basketball at the highest level,” Rector said, “and with Rutgers going to the Big Ten, that’s a great league right there.”

Jerry Carino/Gannett New Jersey

Tags: Shane Rector, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, American Athletic Conference, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

Butler Receives Commitment From Elijah Brown

Jan 25, 2013 5:58 PM

Butler gained a commitment from Elijah Brown, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Mater Dei High School in Los Angeles.

Brown chose the Bulldogs over San Diego, St. Mary's, San Francisco and St. Joseph's.

Brown is the son of former Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown.

Eric Sondheimer/Los Angeles Times

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Kansas Plans To Retire Mario Chalmers' Jersey
Mario Chalmers led Kansas to the 2008 NCAA championship.

Austin Meek/Topeka Capital-Journal

Malachi Richardson Receives Offer From Ohio State
Malachi Richardson is a top-20 player in the class of 2015.

Jeremy Schneider/NewarkStar-Ledger

Anthony Bennett Adjusting To Physicality Of Conference Play
Anthony Bennett is still adapting to the physicality of college basketball.

Matt Youmans/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Aaron Gordon Gives Detailed Breakdown Of His Final Three Choices
Aaron Gordon is applying the recruiting lessons learned by his older siblings Drew and Elisabeth to his own process.

Mitch Stephens/MaxPreps

NCAA Finds Issue With Miami Investigation
A source told ESPN's Joe Schad the attorney was given a list of questions to ask during the deposition on behalf of the NCAA.


McLemore Gaining Momentum As GM's Top Pick
Ben McLemore has a True Shooting Percentage of .651 this season and a PER of 24.61.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Kentucky Making Late Inroads For Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon is considering Washington, Arizona and Kentucky.

Jeff Borzello/CBS Sports

Missouri's Frank Haith Could Receive Multiple-Year Show-Cause Penalty
Missouri head coach Frank Haith is expected to be charged with unethical conduct and failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance.

Jeff Goodman/CBS Sports

Patric Young Working To Improve Free Throw Shooting
Patric Young is shooting 52.5 percent from the foul line this season.

Kevin Brockway/Gainesville Sun

Darius Thompson Commits To Vanderbilt
Darius Thompson verbally committed to Vanderbilt.

Tom Kreager/Tennessean

Willie Cauley-Stein Aggravates Old Knee Injury, Undergoes Minor Surgical Procedure
Willie Cauley-Stein underwent a minor procedure on his left knee.

Michigan To Address Disassociation With Fab Five When Chris Webber Ban Ends
Michigan’s self-imposed disassociation with the Fab Five ends in May.

Rod Beard/Detroit News

Syracuse To Retire Carmelo's Jersey
Carmelo Anthony led Syracuse to the national championship in 2003.

Mike Waters/Syracuse Post-Standard

Michigan State's Payne, Dawson Have Physical Altercation
A verbal altercation turned between Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson turned physical when they exchanged punches and shoved the other into a wall causing minor damage.

Diamond Leung/ESPN

Big Ten Currently First In Conference Rankings, SEC 7th
The Big East ranks second, followed by the Pac-12, ACC and Mountain West.

Evan Kaplan/ESPN

McLemore Survives Ankle Scare
Ben McLemore was diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain.

Jason King/ESPN

Butler's Rotnei Clark To Miss Gonzaga Game
Rotnei Clarke’s return date is indeterminate, although he has improved significantly since his scary fall Saturday at Dayton.

David Woods/Indianapolis Star

Kevin O'Neill Fired By USC
Robert Pack and Reggie Theus are potential replacements for USC.

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Tyus Jones Set To Visit Kentucky
Tyus Jones is the top-ranked player in the class of 2014.

Ben Roberts/Lexington Herald-Leader

Jabari Parker Glad To Be Beyond Duke Commitment
Jabari Parker has enjoyed the calm return to strictly playing basketball following the announcement of his commitment to Duke.

Jason Jordan/USA Today