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Andrew Nembhard To Withdraw From Draft, Transfer From Florida

May 30, 2020 3:54 PM

Florida guard Andrew Nembhard will withdraw from the NBA draft and transfer from Florida.

His decision to transfer reportedly does not comes as a surprise to Florida coaches.

Nembhard, a former top-30 recruit for the class of 2018, averaged 11.2 points, 5.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds last season. 

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Tags: Andrew Nembhard, Florida Gators, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft Withdrawals, NCAA Transfer

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Jason Terry Leaves Mavericks For Assistant Coach Job With Arizona

May 28, 2020 11:03 AM

Jason Terry has accepted a job as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona.

Terry will leave the Dallas Mavericks where he's been serving as assistant general manager of the Texas Legends.

Terry is an alum of Arizona, winning the National Championship in 1997.

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Arizona Wildcats, NCAA, NBA

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Mac McClung Commits To Texas Tech

May 28, 2020 1:17 AM

Georgetown transfer Mac McClung announced his commitment to Texas Tech.

McClung is expected to request a transfer waiver to play next season.

McClung, who averaged 15.7 points and 2.4 assists last season, picked Texas Tech over Wake Forest, Memphis, Auburn, BYU, USC and Arkansas.

The Red Raiders will have an opening at the guard position after Davide Moretti turned pro last week. 

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Tags: Mac McClung, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Georgetown Hoyas, NCAA, NCAA Transfer

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Patrick Ewing Tests Positive For COVID-19

May 23, 2020 1:43 AM

Patrick Ewing announced on Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Ewing is currently isolated at a local hospital.

"I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the health care workers and everyone on the front lines. I'll be fine, and we will all get through this," said Ewing in a statement.

Georgetown announced that Ewing is the only member of the men's basketball team to have tested positive throughout the pandemic. 

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Tags: Georgetown Hoyas, NCAA, NCAA Injury

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Penny Hardaway: It's A Recruiting War When It Comes To G League Pathway Program

May 21, 2020 9:04 PM

Penny Hardaway has spoken candidly about how the NBA's program allowing elite high school players to sign with a G League pathway program will impact college basketball recruiting.

"It's going to have a huge impact, because it's just a recruiting war right now when it comes to that," Hardaway said. "But I think it's going to affect us because we're recruiting a bunch of five-stars."

The NBA's initial designs last year called for players to receive offers of $125,000. But contracts for players in the G League's yearlong developmental program will now reportedly reach as much as $500,000.

"When they took the money from a smaller level to a larger level, then that's fair," Hardaway said. "That's definitely more appealing to a certain group of guys as we saw this year."

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Tags: Memphis Tigers, High School, NCAA, NBA, D-League

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Khristian Lander To Reclassify Into Class Of 2020, Enroll At Indiana

May 19, 2020 1:39 AM

Khristian Lander will enroll at Indiana next fall after reclassifying into the class of 2020.

The 6-foot-1 point guard is ranked No. 12 in ESPN's top 60 for the 2021 class, and is the top-ranked point guard from that class.

Indiana is set to bring back all five starters from last season's team. 

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Tags: Khristian Lander, Indiana Hoosiers, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

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UCLA Set To Hire Boston College Athletic Director Martin Jarmond

May 17, 2020 11:54 AM

Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond is close to signing a six-year deal to become the next athletic director at UCLA, sources told Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports.

Jarmond will replace Dan Guerrero at UCLA, who is retiring after 18 years. 

UCLA reportedly has a $19 million deficit in the athletic department from 2019.

Jarmond has earned a reputation as an energetic fund-raiser. He is credited with modernizing BC's athletic department's fundraising, including overseeing the launch of a $150 million digital campaign.

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Tags: UCLA Bruins, NCAA, NCAA B-Ball IQ

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Grad Transfer Romello White Signs With Ole Miss

May 16, 2020 10:34 AM

Arizona State graduate transfer Romello White committed to Ole Miss.

White, who averaged 10.2 points and 8.8 rebounds last season, is the No. 2 available graduate transfer according to ESPN.

White is the second graduate transfer to sign with Ole Miss, following Rider transfer Dimencio Vaughn.

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Tags: Romello White, Ole Miss Rebels, NCAA, NCAA Transfer

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NBA, NCAA Indefinitely Postpone Deadline For Early Entry Withdrawal

May 13, 2020 8:39 PM

The NBA and NCAA are indefinitely postponing the June 3rd early entry withdrawal date for draft prospects.

The NBA is expected to move the 2020 NBA Draft to August or September.

“The NCAA’s deadline for men’s basketball student-athletes to withdraw from the NBA draft and retain their eligibility will be pushed back from the current June 3 date," said NCAA SVP of Basketball Dan Gavitt. "This modification is being made with the health and well-being of our student-athletes in mind, along with their ability to make the most informed decisions during this uncertain time, and is based on the recent announcement by the NBA to postpone the 2020 NBA Draft Combine. Out of respect to the NBA’s process, the decision on a new withdrawal date will be made once the league has determined a timeline for the 2020 pre-draft process. Working in collaboration with National Association of Basketball Coaches Executive Director Jim Haney and the rest of the coaches’ leadership, the NCAA membership will ensure that any change supports a player’s decision-making process related to professional opportunities while also protecting their academic pursuits and the opportunity to play college basketball.”

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Mac McClung Withdraws From Draft, Will Transfer From Georgetown

May 13, 2020 4:13 PM

Mac McClung has requested to enter the transfer portal to leave Georgetown. McClung also withdrew his name from the NBA Draft. McClung will file a waiver to play immediately. 

"It was a number of different events that made me feel I had no choice but to transfer from Georgetown," McClung told ESPN. "I really wanted to stay, but things throughout my career made me realize that I couldn't.

"I'm looking for a place I can call home. A place I can be a part of a family and help them succeed."

McClung was in the midst of a breakout sophomore season, averaging 15.7 points, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 27 minutes per game, before a foot injury derailed his season after just 21 games.

Patrick Ewing, appearing on a podcast with Andy Katz on May 5, said McClung would be returning to Georgetown for his junior year. Hazan said McClung never informed Ewing of such and was blindsided to see reports of him withdrawing from the NBA draft made public while he was in the midst of navigating the pre-draft process.

"The podcast with Andy Katz was not the deciding factor to my decision to transfer," McClung said. "I think it affected my pre-draft process, and seemed to confuse a lot of teams."


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Tags: Mac McClung, Georgetown Hoyas, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Withdrawals, NCAA Transfer

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Mo Williams Hired As Head Coach Of Alabama State

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Lawsuit Filed Against Zion Williamson Seeks Admission Of Several Illegal Benefits

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Gardner-Webb Transfer Jose Perez Commits To Marquette

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NCAA Accuses Kansas Of Committing 'Severe', 'Egregious' Violations

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Rati Andronikashvili Commits To Creighton

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Olivier Sarr Transfers From Wake Forest To Kentucky

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Kansas Basketball To Lower Season Ticket Prices At Allen Fieldhouse

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NCAA Board Does Not Recommend Implementing One-Time Transfer Waiver

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Wake Forest Center Olivier Sarr Enters Transfer Portal

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Penny Hardaway Compares G League Recruitment Of Prospects To 'Tampering'

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