Category Archive: NCAA Basketball

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May 21

Rawle Alkins withdraws from the draft, bolstering already formidable Arizona (Yahoo Sports)

With Alkins and Allonzo Trier both returning to school, Arizona has a legitimate case to be preseason No. 1.

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May 20

TJ Ford graduates from Texas, shares touching moment with ex-coach Rick Barnes (Yahoo Sports)

TJ Ford graduates from Texas, shares touching moment with ex-coach Rick Barnes

In two exemplary seasons at Texas, TJ Ford won national player of the year, led the Longhorns to the Final Four and had his No. 11 jersey retired. Ford finally checked that off the list Friday when he walked across the stage after earning a bachelor’s degree from Texas in youth and community studies, with a minor in educational psychology. It was an emotional moment both for Ford and ex-Longhorns coach Rick Barnes, who returned to Austin to attend his former star player’s graduation ceremony.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/tj-ford-graduates-texas-shares-touching-moment-ex-coach-rick-barnes-163429192.html

May 19

The most important players still deciding whether to withdraw from the NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)

All-American Caleb Swanigan has five days to decide whether to return to Purdue or not. Early-entry prospects who declared for the NBA draft but did not hire an agent have only five days left to decide whether to withdraw or not. 1. Caleb Swanigan, F…

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May 18

Texas poised to make a big leap after landing five-star center Mohamed Bamba (Yahoo Sports)

He could have gone to Duke or Kentucky. Instead elite center Mohamed Bamba will hope to help Texas return to national prominence next season.

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May 17

Ex-Duke forward Chase Jeter transfers to Arizona in search of a fresh start (Yahoo Sports)

Ex-Duke forward Chase Jeter transfers to Arizona in search of a fresh start

Chase Jeter struggled to crack Duke’s rotation the past two seasons. Unable to crack Duke’s talent-laden frontcourt rotation the past two years, Chase Jeter lost confidence in himself as he languished on the bench. Now he hopes a fresh start at another national power will help him finally tap into the potential he flashed as a McDonald’s All-American in high school.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/ex-duke-forward-chase-jeter-transfers-arizona-search-fresh-start-113329336.html

May 16

Robert Johnson's apparent return should help Indiana stay competitive next season (Yahoo Sports)

Robert Johnson's apparent return should help Indiana stay competitive next season

Robert Johnson will return to Indiana next season. Archie Miller’s hopes of fielding a competitive team in his debut season at Indiana just became a bit more realistic. Robert Johnson, Indiana’s second leading scorer last season, will withdraw from the NBA draft and return for his senior season, FanRag Sports first reported and his father later confirmed to other outlets.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/robert-johnsons-return-help-indiana-stay-competitive-next-season-144228759.html

May 15

Duke lands the elite point guard it needed with Trevon Duval's commitment (Yahoo Sports)

Duke lands the elite point guard it needed with Trevon Duval's commitment

Any lingering doubt regarding Trevon Duval’s college destination essentially vanished last Friday when Duke’s Frank Jackson announced he was remaining in the NBA draft. Duval, the consensus top point guard in the 2017 class, announced on Monday morning that he has committed to Duke. The 6-foot-2 McDonald’s All-American chose the Blue Devils over a list of suitors that included Arizona, Kansas, Seton Hall and Baylor.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/duke-lands-elite-point-guard-needed-trevon-duvals-commitment-141652565.html

May 12

Sources: Duke's Frank Jackson to remain in draft (Yahoo Sports)

Jackson is considered a second-round pick, but has time in the draft combine and pre-draft team workouts to improve his standing in a deeply talented pool of point guards.

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources-dukes-frank-jackson-remain-draft-162544463.html

May 12

Hamidou Diallo makes strong impression during testing at the NBA draft combine (Yahoo Sports)

Hamidou Diallo makes strong impression during testing at the NBA draft combine

The draft’s lone preps-to-pros hopeful showcased his athleticism by posting the second highest vertical leap in combine history.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/hamidou-diallos-remarkable-draft-combine-feats-boost-bid-none-done-144615925.html

May 12

Ex-Harvard star Jeremy Lin: Racism from college crowds worse than NBA (Yahoo Sports)

In an interview with Nets teammate Randy Foye, Jeremy Lin detailed the most offensive remarks he heard during his college career.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/ex-harvard-star-jeremy-lin-racism-college-crowds-worse-nba-000609635.html

May 10

Clean office, clean slate: Archie Miller starting from scratch with reboot of Indiana (Yahoo Sports)

Clean office, clean slate: Archie Miller starting from scratch with reboot of Indiana

It is fresh-start time at Indiana – for the coaching staff, for the players, for the fans as well. And that’s just the way Archie Miller wants it.

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/clean-office-clean-slate-archie-millers-reboot-indiana-starting-scratch-220143659.html

May 09

The Valley's future remains precarious despite smart addition of Valparaiso (Yahoo Sports)

The Valley's future remains precarious despite smart addition of Valparaiso

Valparaiso will join the Missouri Valley Conference for the 2017-18 school year. With longtime flagship basketball programs Creighton and Wichita State now both gone, the Missouri Valley Conference is in jeopardy of no longer producing multiple NCAA tournament teams each year anymore. The Valley announced Tuesday morning that its presidents council has voted unanimously to invite Valparaiso to replace Wichita State as the league’s 10th member beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/valleys-future-remains-precarious-despite-smart-addition-valparaiso-160405602.html

May 08

How Colorado's Derrick White went from unrecruited to unlikely NBA prospect (Yahoo Sports)

How Colorado's Derrick White went from unrecruited to unlikely NBA prospect

Five years ago, not a single college offered Derrick White a scholarship. Now he’s on the cusp of being selected in the NBA draft.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/colorados-derrick-white-went-unrecruited-unlikely-nba-prospect-170715016.html

May 06

Louisville's Donovan Mitchell announces he's remaining in the NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)

Louisville's Donovan Mitchell announces he's remaining in the NBA draft

The Cardinals’ leading scorer this past season is a projected mid-to-late first-round pick.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/louisvilles-donovan-mitchell-announces-hes-remaining-nba-draft-000312076.html

May 01

Oregon bolsters depleted roster by landing high-scoring transfer Elijah Brown (Yahoo Sports)

Oregon bolsters depleted roster by landing high-scoring transfer Elijah Brown

Elijah Brown will help Oregon make up for the loss of the core of its Final Four team. Having lost six of its top seven players from this past season’s Final Four team, Oregon needed a talent infusion to have any hope of contending in the Pac-12 next year. The Ducks landed a key piece when high-scoring New Mexico grad transfer Elijah Brown committed on Monday.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/report-oregon-bolsters-depleted-roster-landing-high-scoring-elijah-brown-143348947.html

Apr 28

With Bennie Boatwright back, USC has all the ingredients for a special season (Yahoo Sports)

With Bennie Boatwright back, USC has all the ingredients for a special season

Bennie Boatwright announced Thursday night that he’s returning to USC. With UCLA, Oregon and Cal each hemorrhaging talent, USC is the program poised to take advantage. The Trojans received a huge boost Thursday night when leading scorer Bennie Boatwright announced on Twitter that he will return for his junior season.

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