NCAA WiretapApril 2020 NCAA Wiretap

Daishen Nix Decommits From UCLA, Will Sign With G League Select Team

Apr 28, 2020 12:27 PM

Daishen Nix has decommitted from UCLA and will sign with the G League Select team.

Nix is a potential 2021 lottery pick.

Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd have already agreed to sign with the G League Select team.

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Gonzaga's Filip Petrusev Declares For 2020 NBA Draft

Apr 27, 2020 4:08 PM

Filip Petrusev has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft without hiring an agent.

Petrusev led Gonzaga in scoring and was the West Coast Conference Player of the Year.

"It is my dream to one day play at the highest level so I am entering the 2020 NBA draft, but I am still considering a return to Gonzaga," Petrusev said in a news release. "There is still a lot of uncertainty with what might happen to next year's NCAA season as well as the NBA draft, this gives me more time to evaluate that and leave all the options open."

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NBA Draft Prospect Teshaun Hightower Charged With Murder

Apr 27, 2020 1:22 PM

Teshaun Hightower was arrested on Saturday and charged with murder.

Tulane announced Sunday afternoon that Hightower had been dismissed from the team following his arrest. Hightower declared for the draft on April 18th. Hightower averaged 15.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in his only season with the Green Wave.

A Henry County Police incident report indicated the shooting occurred at an apartment complex just before 11 a.m. ET on April 8. Devante Anthony Long was shot and later died at a hospital. He was 24.

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Tags: Teshaun Hightower, Tulane Green Wave, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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NCAA Men's Basketball Teams To Choose Between 28-, 29-Game Schedule For 2020-21

Apr 25, 2020 1:50 PM

The NCAA approved a proposal on Friday to let Division I men's basketball programs decide between a 28- or 29-game schedule for the 2020-21 season.

The vote must still be reviewed by the NCAA board of directors on Wednesday.

Schools that choose a 28-game schedule can participate in one multiple-team event with up to three games. Programs that choose a 29-game schedule can participate in a multiple-team events with up to two games.

Programs that do not participate in multiple-team events can play up to 29 regular season games.

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Danny Manning Fired At Wake Forest

Apr 25, 2020 12:41 PM

Wake Forest fired Danny Manning after six seasons as head coach.

"I am very thankful for having had the opportunity to lead the Wake Forest men's basketball program. I am very proud of the numerous student-athletes I had the pleasure of coaching, especially the student-athletes who earned their degrees. I am particularly thankful for all of the hard work my staff has put in through the years," said Manning in a statement.

Manning went 78-111 in his six seasons in the ACC, including going 30-80 in the conference.

The team never finished above .500 in the ACC under Manning.

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Tags: Wake Forest Demon Deacons, NCAA, NCAA B-Ball IQ

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Greg Brown III Commits To Texas, Passes On G League Select Offer

Apr 24, 2020 4:41 PM

Greg Brown III has committed to the University of Texans.

Brown turned down offers from Kentucky, Auburn, Memphis and Michigan to attend his father's alma mater. Brown was the 2020 Texas Mr. Basketball.

Brown also had an offer paying over $300,000 from the building G League select program.

Brown is the ninth ranked player in the class of 2020.

"It's a real hard decision to be honest," Brown said. "It took me until the final hour to really decide where I want to go. Five schools gave me a great opportunity and the G-League gave me a great opportunity. It was great visiting all schools and campuses. The coaches were great and the players were great. I just reached out to family and friends and I can't thank them enough for helping me with this decision because it was very, very tough.

"It was a long process. I decided in the final hour today after I woke up this morning. But I am happy to say I am committing to the University of Texas. Hook 'em Horns."

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Tags: Greg Brown III, Texas Longhorns, NCAA, NBA, D-League

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Precious Achiuwa Leaving Memphis For 2020 NBA Draft

Apr 24, 2020 3:54 PM

Precious Achiuwa is leaving Memphis for the 2020 NBA Draft.

"I've decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft and hire an agent," Achiuwa said. "This is the next step in my journey and career as a basketball player. I'm really excited for it."

Achiuwa is the No. 12 prospect in ESPN's Top 100 for the draft. Achiuwa won American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors.

"I'd summarize my season as spectacular. Even though a lot of things were thrown at us early and we had a lot of ups and downs, we found a way to be successful," Achiuwa told ESPN. "I think I was able to show NBA teams my versatility on defense and that I am able to adjust to whatever role that is given to me and still find a way to be successful. We all had to adjust to different roles because of the uncertainty that was thrown at us early in the season. It was sad the way it ended because of the COVID-19."

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Tags: Precious Achiuwa, Memphis Tigers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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French Forward Daniel Batcho Commits To Arizona

Apr 24, 2020 1:36 AM

French forward Daniel Batcho announced his commitment to Arizona.

The 18-year-old Batcho is the highest rated international big man attending college, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Batcho played in France's third division, and is also rated the top graduate from the Parisian Academy.

"It's always difficult to make this kind of decision, but I wanted to have the opportunity to play right away and have a big impact. I also wanted to get physically ready and adjust to an up-tempo style of play that will help me make the transition to the next level," said Batcho.

Batcho joins Ben Mathurin and Kerr Kriisa as Arizona's third international commit. 

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Top Available Transfer Matt Haarms Commits To BYU

Apr 24, 2020 1:25 AM

Former Purdue center Matt Haarms announced his commitment to BYU.

Haarms is ranked as the nation's top available transfer, according to ESPN.

"I came down to those three schools, and at that point I was just looking at everything. I could weigh the pros and cons for hours on end, but I needed to make a decision on where I felt I could be the most successful and where I could be 100 percent mentally committed and where I truly trusted them," said Haarms, who chose BYU over Kentucky and Texas Tech.

The 7-foot-3 center averaged 8.6 points and 4.6 rebounds for the Boilermakers last season.

His decision to transfer reportedly caught the team by surprise. 

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Tags: Matt Haarms, Brigham Young Cougars, NCAA, NCAA Transfer

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Karim Mane Declares For 2020 NBA Draft

Apr 23, 2020 3:55 PM

Karim Mane has submitted paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft.

"I sent in my paperwork, but I am keeping my options open as far as college," Mane told ESPN. "I am not planning on hiring an agent right now. I want to hear directly from teams. If I can get a guarantee I'll be drafted, I will probably need to think about staying in."

Mane is the No. 2 prospect for international players born in 2000.

Mane said he will be picking from a group of colleges that include Marquette, Michigan State, Memphis, DePaul and Pittsburgh if he elects to withdraw from the draft, a deadline that is usually ten days before the NBA draft.

"All my options are open," he said. "I'm going to keep my eligibility as of right now."

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Tags: Karim Mane, NCAA, NBA

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Niele Ivey Returns To Notre Dame As Head Coach Of Women's Team

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Kira Lewis To Stay In Draft, Hire Agent

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Landers Nolley Commits To Memphis

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Kerr Kriisa Commits To Arizona

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NCAA To Waive Standardized Test Scores For Incoming Freshman

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Cole Anthony Declares For 2020 NBA Draft

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Malachi Flynn Leaves San Diego State For 2020 NBA Draft

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Jalen Green To Enter NBA/G League Professional Pathway Program

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No. 2 Ranked Transfer D.J. Carton Commits To Marquette

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Isaiah Todd Decommits From Michigan, Will Play Professionally In 20-21

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Emoni Bates Becomes First Sophomore To Win Gatorade National Player Of The Year

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Josh Christopher Commits To Arizona State

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Immanuel Quickley Leaves Kentucky For 2020 NBA Draft

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Devon Dotson Leaves Kansas For 2020 NBA Draft

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Ziaire Williams Commits To Stanford

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J.T. Thor Commits To Auburn Over Oklahoma State

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NCAA Expected To Vote On One-Time Transfer Waiver For 2020-21 Season

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Graduate Transfer Davion Mintz Commits To Kentucky

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Graduate Transfer Jordan Bruner Commits To Alabama, Will Explore NBA Draft Options

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Josh Green Entering 2020 NBA Draft

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