Wiggins, Embiid, Parker Skipping NBA Draft Combine

In what shouldn’t be a surprise to many, the top 3 ranked prospects in the 2014 NBA Draft are skipping the combine, via a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Parker and Embiid announced that they would be skipping the combine earlier today, with Wiggins following suit tonight. It should come as no surprise that they […]

Oregon State Fires Craig Robinson

I’m not sure why it happened on May 5th, but Oregon State parted ways with Craig Robinson today. The President’s brother in law never made an NCAA tournament appearance with the Beavers, and finished the season inside the KenPom top 100 just twice in his 6  year tenure. He finished with a 93-104 record overall, […]

Devonte Graham Picks Kansas

2014 guard Devonte Graham, who had a long, strange battle to get released from his NLI at Appalachian State (seriously, never sign an NLI kids) but finally opened up his recruitment, had a big season at Brewster Academy (where, ironically, former KU starter Naadir Tharpe went) and narrowed his list to NC State and Kansas […]

Missouri Hires Kim Anderson

Candidates for the Missouri job ran from Gregg Marshall to Cuonzo Martin to Ben Howland, but they instead hired 58 year old Kim Anderson, whose only head coaching experience has been in Division 2, with Central Missouri. Now, to be fair, Anderson has been a hell of a coach at that level. He won the […]

Harrison Twins Returning To Kentucky

A Yahoo! report has Aaron and Andrew Harrison returning to Kentucky for their Sophomore seasons. The top 10 recruits, who were expected to be lottery picks, had seen their stocks slipped to the end of the first or early second rounders after disappointing Freshman seasons. They turned it on a bit in the NCAA tournament, […]

Utah Gives Larry Krystkowiak Five Year Extension

Via BlockU, Utah has given coach Larry Krystkowiak a 5 year deal paying him $1.4 million per year. Krystkowiak’s improvement since coming from the NBA ranks (he is a former Nets and Bucks assistant as well as Bucks head coach) has been nothing short of remarkable. He went just 6-25 in his first year featuring […]

Spencer Dinwiddie Leaving Colorado For NBA

Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado’s do everything point guard, is leaving for the NBA. Dinwiddie was only able to play in 17 games for the Buffaloes last season due to injury, but his impact on the team was substantial. Dinwiddie had nearly a 130 offensive rating, shot 51.5% from two, 41% from three, 86% from the line, […]

Dakari Johnson Returning To Kentucky For Sophomore Season

Dakari Johnson never struck me as a one and done guy, and he confirmed that today, announcing that he will return to Kentucky for his Sophomore season. Though he was ranked 9th in his class by Rivals, Johnson is unranked on DraftExpress’s top 100 prospects and is currently pegged to go in the middle of […]

Alex Poythress Returning To Kentucky

Alex Poythress was the 8th ranked player in his class according to Rivals, but after a so so showing in his first two college seasons, he’s going to be returning to Lexington for a third. Poythress, a 6’8″ forward, played fewer than 20 minutes per game for the Wildcats this year. He shot 56% from […]

Tennessee Hires Southern Miss Coach Donnie Tyndall

After missing on Louisiana Tech’s Michael White, Tennessee might have done even better in hiring Southern Mississippi’s Donnie Tyndall. Tyndall isn’t a big name, but he’s turned around both Morehead State and Southern Miss fairly quickly. He also recruited in the region as an assistant at Middle Tennessee State. When he took over at Morehead […]

Sean Obi Transfers From Rice to Duke

Duke doesn’t grab transfers all too often, especially not guys who began their careers at places like Rice, but Sean Obi broke that trend, committing to Duke via his Instagram page. Obi isn’t your typical Rice player, however. His defensive rebound percentage of 30.6% was good enough for 2nd nationally, he hit the offensive boards […]

Winners And Losers of the Coaching Carousel

With a couple of jobs left to be filled – Tennessee and Missouri most notably – the coaching carousel is all but over already for the 2014 offseason. As is the case every year, some coaches and programs really helped themselves, while some made decisions that makes one scratch their head. Winners Cuonzo Martin (Tennessee […]

Tulsa Is (Probably) Going To Hire Frank Haith For Some Reason

Tulsa has been the launchpad for a number of great coaching careers. Nolan Richardson, Tubby Smith, and Bill Self all spent portions of their careers there. Now Tulsa is set to replace outgoing head coach Danny Manning with…….Frank Haith? Haith, who has spent the last three seasons at Missouri, is set to become the next […]