NCAA WiretapDecember 2014 NCAA Wiretap

Jalek Felton Commits To North Carolina

Dec 31, 2014 11:01 AM

Jalek Felton has committed to North Carolina, giving the Tar Heels their first recruit for the 2017 class.

Felton is a top-10 player in the class and the nephew of Raymond Felton.

"It's been a dream of his for a long time," said Fred Cannon, Felton's AAU coach with Team Felton. "It's all he's ever talked about. He sees it as more of a legacy-type thing.

"He's a fan of Roy Williams and the coaching staff, the up-tempo style, guard-oriented. It made him feel comfortable."

Felton had scheduled visits to Kansas, Wichita State, Kentucky and Arizona for January.

Felton is among the elite players in the Class of 2017, ranking as the No. 7 overall prospect and No. 1 shooting guard in the country.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

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Semi Ojeleye Transfers From Duke To SMU

Dec 27, 2014 5:43 PM

Semi Ojeleye has committed to SMU after transferring from Duke.

The 6-foot-8 forward was averaging 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Blue Devils in six games this season. Ojeleye was rated as the top prospect in the state of Kansas by ESPN out of high school and 40th in the country.

He will have 2.5 seasons of eligibility starting December of 2015.

Jon Rothstein/CBSSports.com

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Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead Out With Stress Fracture In Foot

Dec 26, 2014 5:36 PM

Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead has a stress fracture in the second and third metatarsals in his foot.

Whitehead was a popular preseason pick for Big East Freshman of the Year and had been averaging 11.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

“We are glad that we caught this injury early,” Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard said in a statement according to Jerry Carino of Gannett New Jersey. “We have outstanding doctors who will monitor Isaiah’s progress, and we look forward to having a healthy Isaiah back on the court as soon as possible.”

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Tags: Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall Pirates, NCAA, NCAA Injury

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Deonte Burton Transfers From Marquette To Iowa State

Dec 20, 2014 7:13 PM

Deonte Burton has committed to Iowa State after transferring from Marquette.

Burton becomes the 13th transfer Fred Hoiberg has taken since 2010.

Burton will have two and a half years of eligibility remaining.

Jeff Borzello/CBS Sports

Tags: Deonte Burton, Iowa State Cyclones, Marquette Golden Eagles, NCAA, NCAA Commitment, NCAA Transfer

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Alex Poythress Out For Season With Torn ACL

Dec 12, 2014 10:58 AM

Alex Poythress will miss the remainder of the 14-15 season for Kentucky with a torn ACL.

Poythress suffered the injury during Thursday's practice.

"When you're coaching other people's children and these children have high aspirations and unlimited potential -- not only to do things for themselves but for other people -- I can't begin to tell you the feeling when someone gets hurt," coach John Calipari said in a release. "My own son, Brad, tore his ACL last year. All I can tell you is I was physically sick when it happened to him. I feel exactly the same way now that it's happened to Alex."

 

Pursuing a title was a key motivation for Poythress to return for a third season with the Wildcats after last spring's NCAA title-game loss to Connecticut. 

ESPN

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Jahlil Okafor Remains Consensus No. 1 Player In 2015 NBA Draft

Dec 2, 2014 3:57 PM

Jahlil Okafor is No. 1 on the Big Board of every NBA executive Chad Ford has spoken to after the start of the college basketball season.

Okafor is averaging 17.7 points and 7.9 rebounds for Duke.

Okafor is a supremely polished low-post scorer.

Chad Ford/ESPN

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