NCAA WiretapJune 2020 NCAA Wiretap

Emoni Bates Commits To Michigan State

Jun 29, 2020 2:28 PM

Emoni Bates has committed to Michicgan State as part of the incoming class of 2022.

Bates was the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2020 as a sophomore.

Bates is widely considered the best high school prospect in more than a decade. Michigan State was the only school to consistently recruit Bates during his high school career.

"Coach [Tom] Izzo and coach [Mike] Garland and that entire MSU staff has been showing love since his seventh grade year. They've been very consistent," Elgin Bates told ESPN. "They really have a genuine care for him and the family. They care for him, not only as a player, but as a person. That's really big for us as a family and for him as a player."

When asked what he likes about Michigan State, Emoni Bates responded: "Everything."

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Anthony Edwards Signs With Klutch Sports

Jun 29, 2020 10:56 AM

Anthony Edwards has signed with Klutch Sports.

Edwards is a projected top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft out of Georgia.

Klutch represents a number of former No. 1 overall picks in LeBron James, Ben Simmons, Anthony Davis and John Wall.

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Under Armour Reportedly Looking To End 15-Year, $280 Million Contract With UCLA

Jun 27, 2020 3:53 PM

Under Armour is reportedly attempting to end its 15-year, $280 million deal with UCLA.

"We are exploring all our options to resist Under Armour's actions. We remain committed to providing our hard-working staff and student-athletes with the footwear, apparel and equipment needed to train and compete at the highest level, as they -- and our loyal Bruin fans -- deserve," released the school in a statement.

The two sides agreed to the deal in May 2016.

It was the largest college apparel deal as of September 2019, according to Forbes. 

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Pavlo Dziuba Commits To Arizona State

Jun 25, 2020 1:42 AM

Ukrainian power forward Pavlo Dziuba committed to Arizona State, reported Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

"I want to test myself at the top level and I think college basketball and specifically the Pac-12 will give me the best opportunity to show myself," said Dziuba.

The 16-year-old currently plays on Barcelona's junior team.

Dziuba will join Arizona State this summer as part of the class of 2020. 

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Andrew Nembhard Transfers To Gonzaga

Jun 24, 2020 1:31 AM

Andrew Nembhard, the top available transfer in the country, announced his commitment to Gonzaga.

Nembhard chose the Zags over Duke, Memphis, USC, Stanford and Georgetown.

The sophomore, who will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next year, averaged 11.2 points and 5.6 assists for Florida last season.

Gonzaga is bringing in a top-10 recruiting class next season, according to ESPN.


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Cade Cunningham To Remain At Oklahoma State Despite Postseason Ban

Jun 22, 2020 10:58 AM

Cade Cunningham has announced he will remain at Oklahoma State despite the school receiving a postseason ban for the 20-21 season.

Cunningham considered other options such as the G League and also playing professionally overseas. Cunningham was always unlikely to attend another college.

Cunningham is the No. 2 prospect in the incoming college class and currently the projected No. 1 pick in the 2021 draft.

Cunningham chose Oklahoma State after also taking official visits to North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky and Washington.

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Zakhar Vedischev Commits To Utah State

Jun 21, 2020 10:34 PM

Zakhar Vedischev has committed to Utah State, sources told Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

The 6-foot-5 Russian guard scored 24 points against Team USA in the FIBA U19 World Cup tournament last summer.

Vedischev was a starter for Lokomotiv Kuban in the VTB league this season.

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LJ Figueroa Transfers To Oregon

Jun 21, 2020 12:45 PM

LJ Figueroa announced that he will be transferring from St. John's to Oregon.

"I'm looking forward to joining the University of Oregon and competing for a national championship," wrote Figueroa in a tweet.

Figueroa declared for the NBA Draft before returning to college. 

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Andrej Jakimovski Commits To Washington State

Jun 21, 2020 12:19 PM

19-year-old Macedonian Andrej Jakimovski announced his commitment to Washington State.

"Since I was a kid, my dream was to play basketball in the U.S., the country that has the best basketball players and coaches. I believe that Washington State will help me achieve my childhood dream of becoming a great basketball player," said Jakimovski.

Jakimovski, who was considered one of the top European prospects, played in Italy's second division this season.

Jakimovski turned down offers from Italy and Europe to commit to the Cougars. 

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Trey Patterson Commits To Villanova

Jun 19, 2020 1:17 AM

Trey Patterson announced his commitment to Villanova, choosing the school over Indiana and Florida.

The 6-foot-8 Patterson is the No. 26th ranked player in ESPN's Top 100 for the class of 2021.

"In the past few [years], they have produced similar players like that have gone on to be successful in the NBA or will be soon, like Saddiq Bey, Mikal Bridges, Josh Hart and others. And that's what I can see myself becoming," Patterson told ESPN.

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Clemson Men's Basketball Player Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Bronny James Ranked By ESPN As No. 24 Prospect In 2023 High School Class

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Saddiq Bey To Remain In Draft, Hire Agent

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Mike Miller To Leave Memphis Tigers After Two Seasons

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