NCAA WiretapJune 2021 NCAA Wiretap

Penny Hardaway To Stay At Memphis, Adds Larry Brown As Assistant Coach

Jun 30, 2021 12:02 AM

Penny Hardaway has announced he will remain at the University of Memphis as head coach.

Hardaway interviewed for the head coaching job with the Orlando Magic.

Memphis will also hire Larry Brown as an assistant coach.

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Tags: Memphis Tigers, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Dior Johnson Announces Commitment To Oregon

Jun 23, 2021 1:21 AM

Dior Johnson, the No. 15 prospect in ESPN's class of 2022, committed to Oregon on Tuesday.

"I wanted to commit now because I felt like Oregon was the place for me. I am a person who is big on relationships and trust. The relationship I have been able to establish with Coach Altman is special and being that he is a legendary coach, I feel that learning from him on a daily basis on and off the court will be huge for my development," said the five-star prospect.

Johnson initially committed to Syracuse in February 2020 before reopening his recruitment.

Johnson has played for several high profile schools, including Findlay Prep, IMG and Oak Hill Academy. He is currently undecided as to where he will play his senior season before enrolling at Oregon. 

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Tags: Dior Johnson, Oregon Ducks, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

Augustas Marciulionis Commits To Saint Mary's

Jun 17, 2021 1:44 AM

International prospect Augustas Marciulionis announced his commitment to Saint Mary's on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old point guard, the son of Sarunas Marciulionis, is arguably the top international prospect committing to the college route. 

"The idea of coming to the United States with the possibility to study and play basketball at a very high level was always in my mind. However, the past 5-6 months has been tough for me in finally deciding whether I want to go to the NCAA and to which college, but I knew inside that I might regret not giving myself a chance to play college basketball, about which I've only heard great things," said Marciulionis.

Marciulionis played in Lithuania's first division last season, starting 22 games. 

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Tags: Augustas Marciulionis, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

Penny Hardaway Emerges As Head Coaching Candidate For NBA Job

Jun 10, 2021 5:22 PM

Penny Hardaway has been identified as a candidate for several head coaching jobs in the NBA.

Hardaway has bene head coach at Memphis since 2018.

Teams are gathering intel on Hardaway's work as a head coach and will get multiple offers to interview. 

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Tags: Memphis Tigers, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Juwan Howard Not Interested In Leaving Michigan For NBA

Jun 10, 2021 5:17 PM

Juwan Howard has told interested NBA teams that he's not interested in entertaining a discussion about leaving the University of Michigan.

Howard was hired as head coach at Michigan in 2019 after several seasons as assistant coach of the Miami Heat.

Howard was the AP Coach of the Year in 2021.

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Tags: Michigan Wolverines, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

No. 2 Ranked Jaden Hardy Signs With G League Ignite

Jun 9, 2021 1:38 PM

Jaden Hardy, the nation’s top guard among high school prospects, has signed with NBA G League Ignite.

The five-star recruit is the No. 2 player in the Class of 2021, according to ESPN.

“I would like to thank God for blessing me. I would like to thank my family and friends for their love and support. I am so excited and fired up that I am turning pro and playing for the NBA G League Ignite,” Hardy said.

In the 2019-20 season, Hardy averaged 30.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists as a junior at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev., earning the Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year and the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Boys Athlete of the Year awards. Hardy was unable to play a normal season as a senior due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he was still named a 2021 McDonald’s High School All-American and selected to the 2021 USA Nike Hoops Summit Team.

A Detroit native, Hardy participated in three minicamps with the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team in 2019.

Hardy is the second top-10 recruit from the class of 2021 to sign with Ignite this year, joining power forward Michael Foster Jr. (ESPN No. 7). Hardy, Foster and Scoot Henderson (ESPN No. 7, class of 2022) will help lead a mix of top young standouts and NBA and NBA G League veterans looking to continue Ignite’s success from its inaugural year.

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Tags: Jaden Hardy, NBA G League Ignite, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, D-League, NBA Draft General, D-League Teams

Mike Krzyzewski To Retire After 21-22 Season, Jon Scheyer To Become Coach-In-Waiting

Jun 2, 2021 1:23 PM

Mike Krzyzewski plans to retire as head coach of Duke after the 21-22 season.

Krzyzewski is working with university officials to name Jon Scheyer as the head coach-in-waiting. Scheyer was the leader recruiter on recent stars such as Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson. 

Krzyzewski has been head coach of Duke since 1980 and has won five National Championships to go with 12 Final Four appearances. 

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Tags: Duke Blue Devils, NCAA