Miles Bridges averaged 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a freshman for the Spartans. When the NBA’s draft’s early-entry eligibility deadline passed at midnight on Sunday night, it didn’t provide the same clarity it used to before testing the waters again became an option. 1. Michigan State
Hamidou Diallo enrolled at Kentucky at the start of the spring semester. Kentucky may have produced its first none-and-done. Heralded shooting guard Hamidou Diallo announced on Twitter on Sunday evening that he is declaring for the NBA draft without ever playing a game for the Wildcats.
Six of Memphis’ eight leading scorers have transferred since Tubby Smith’s debut season ended (AP). The late scholarship offer from such a prominent program was a surprise to Bridges because Stanley hadn’t received much interest from other Division I programs. Miami (Ohio), SIU Edwardsville and a handful
Hernandez's apparent suicide unexpectedly reignited the market for items worn or autographed by the former NFL star who was two years into a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.
Gonzaga should be a top 20 team next year even without Nigel Williams-Goss. Nigel Williams-Goss raised his stock about as high as it will go this past season, so it’s difficult to fault him for forgoing his final year of college eligibility and turning pro on Tuesday even if he’s not a lock to be selected
NCAA tournament games will return to North Carolina next year. The NCAA tournament is coming back to North Carolina. The state on Tuesday was awarded a women’s basketball regional in Charlotte in 2019 and men’s first- and second-round games in Greensboro in 2020 and Raleigh in 2021.
Marcus Evans averaged 19 points per game at Rice last season. The prized recruit in Mike Rhoades’ three-year tenure at Rice is following him to VCU. Sophomore guard Marcus Evans announced on Twitter on Monday night that he will transfer to the Rams.
K.J. Lawson and his brother Dedric are transferring to Kansas. Having lost six of his top eight players to transfers and failing to land any noteworthy recruits as replacements, Memphis coach Tubby Smith was in desperate need of a PR win to assuage the concerns of Tigers fans. Smith was gifted one
Allonzo Trier will return for his junior season. Only one day after joking that it would take 20 billion retweets for him to come back to Arizona next season, Allonzo Trier made it clear his return wasn’t quite such a long shot after all. The sophomore guard announced on Thursday that he will not test
Roy Williams won his third national championship in 13 seasons with a 71-65 victory over Gonzaga. It didn’t take long for North Carolina coach Roy Williams to fire back at University of Maryland president Wallace Loh. In an interview on Wednesday morning with SiriusXM College Sports Nation, Williams
Wenyen Gabriel will likely be the only Kentucky rotation player returning next season. John Calipari’s remarkable ability to reload on the fly may be tested like it seldom has before next season. Kentucky is likely to lose as many as eight of its top nine scorers after reserve forward Isaac Humphries
Zach Collins is projected as a mid-first-round pick this June. Zach Collins cemented himself as Gonzaga’s first in program history with his exemplary NCAA tournament performance. Collins declared for the NBA Draft with the intent to hire an agent at a later date, Gonzaga announced Tuesday.
Six of Memphis’ eight leading scorers have transferred since Tubby Smith’s debut season ended. There’s no good way to spin losing six of your top eight players to transfers, but the approach Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen took was especially ill-conceived. In a letter addressed to Tigers fans
The day before home games during his debut season at San Diego State, Steve Fisher would venture out onto campus with his pockets stuffed full of free tickets. When Fisher became San Diego State’s new head coach in 1999, the Aztecs had never won an NCAA tournament game and were coming off a dismal stretch
Steve Fisher is retiring. The legendary coach who revived San Diego State’s moribund basketball program is stepping down after 18 seasons leading the Aztecs, a senior administrator confirmed to Yahoo Sports. Fisher, 72, will be succeeded by longtime coach-in-waiting Brian Dutcher.
Dedric Lawson was one of the best players in the American Athletic Conference this past season. Five days after they announced they’re leaving Memphis, brothers Dedric and K.J. Lawson have already chosen a destination. The Lawsons will transfer to Kansas, they confirmed via Twitter on Monday afternoon
When Devonte Graham announced on Sunday that he intends to return for his senior season, it didn’t just cement Kansas as the favorite to capture the Big 12 for the 14th year in a row. Graham’s return also eases the pressure on the Jayhawks to land a marquee point guard this spring to replace consensus
Wichita State won the Valley tournament in its final year in the league. Having piled up a sparkling 68-4 record in the Missouri Valley Conference the past four years, Wichita State basketball is ready for a new challenge. The Shockers will get one next season when they join the American Athletic Conference
Carlton Bragg (No. 15) is transferring from Kansas (AP). Eleven days after he did not get off the bench in his team’s season-ending Elite Eight loss, Kansas forward Carlton Bragg announced he won’t be back next season. Hailed as the heir apparent to forward Perry Ellis when he signed with Kansas, Bragg
Dedric Lawson was one of the best players in the American Athletic Conference this past season. Brothers Dedric and K.J. Lawson, maybe the Tigers’ two best players last season, announced they’re seeking their release from the university.
Thirty minutes after Gonzaga’s 71-65 loss in Monday night’s national title game, the photo had already started circulating through a crestfallen Zags locker room. It would have been easy for Gonzaga to bemoan the blown call on a night when the officiating often overshadowed the basketball, but none
Soon after Gonzaga secured its place in the national title game on Saturday night, assistant coach Tommy Lloyd stumbled across the man that handed the Zags their only loss this season. Lloyd’s reaction wasn’t what you might expect: He shook BYU coach Dave Rose’s hand and thanked him. Had BYU not toppled
Only a handful of games into his broadcasting career at Turner Sports, Grant Hill received a message summoning him to meet with his boss. “I’m thinking I have to go to the principal’s office and they’re going to tell me how bad I am,” Hill said. When Steve Kerr left to coach the Golden State Warriors