Adama Bal, top international prospect, commits to Arizona Wildcats

ESPN

Top international basketball prospect Adama Bal has committed to Arizona, he told ESPN on Tuesday.

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Remy Martin leaving Arizona State. Will dramatically change college basketball next season

Clutch Points

Remy Martin, one of the best guards in all of college basketball, is leaving the Arizona State Sun Devils and entering the transfer portal. This can’t be undercut: This is absolutely huge news in the realm of college hoops.

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Shaquille O’Neal’s recruitment was from another time — inside an extraordinary arrival

The Athletic

The narrators are reliable because they still can’t believe what they saw. Imagine, for a moment, being a scout or college recruiter heading out to evaluate some rising high school seniors. You have seen this player, you’ve heard about that player. You have your list of guys. Then you look over and see a 6-foot-11, 240-pound smokestack galloping down the floor, dunking on cowering souls and blocking shots across the building.

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Cavaliers assistant Lindsay Gottlieb becomes USC Trojans women’s head coach

USA Today

USC has hired Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Lindsay Gottlieb as its women's basketball head coach. 

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LSU Basketball Continues To Add High Level Talent With Addition of 2021 Center Efton Reid

MSN.com

Tigers land top 20 player in the country, marking a turning point in offseason moves for the program

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NCAA Considering Significant Rule Change For 2021-22 CBB Season The Spun

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Aundre Hyatt transfers to Rutgers from LSU

247 Sports

The newest addition to Rutgers basketball has become official as the school announced early this evening that Aundre Hyatt has been added to the program. Hyatt will have three years of eligibility remaining after spending the last three years at LSU, one of which was a redshirt season. Hyatt started a total of 17 games, 16 of which came last season.

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Hartford athletics transitioning from D-I to D-III, with move expected to happen in 2025

ESPN

Less than two months after the Hartford men's basketball team reached its first NCAA tournament, the university's board of regents voted Thursday to transition the athletic programs from Division I to Division III.

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Izaiah Brockington completes transfer from Penn State to Iowa State

Yardbarker

Guard Izaiah Brockington was one of a handful of Penn State Nittany Lions men's basketball players who reportedly entered the transfer portal less than 24 hours after news broke that Purdue Boilermakers assistant Micah Shrewsberry was becoming the new PSU head coach. 

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Kentucky basketball hires Illinois assistants Orlando Antigua, Ron Coleman to staff

ESPN

After one of the worst seasons in Kentucky basketball history, John Calipari dipped into the transfer pool of coaches to sign two-thirds of Illinois' staff.

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Chet Holmgren retains No. 1 spot in the final rankings for the class of 2021

247 Sports

As graduation nears, the class of 2021 is wrapping up a high school experience unlike one that any class before them has gone through. The graduating seniors had much of their travel and high school basketball experience limited, or canceled, due to global pandemic caused by Covid. They are also finishing up school as the Transfer Portal has taken off. The portal boom combined with the NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility to college players has limited many in the class of 2021’s ability to either land or improve their scholarship options.

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Ex-Iowa guard CJ Fredrick transferring to Kentucky

CBS Sports

Kentucky recorded its worst 3-point shooting percentage as a team in seven years during its dreadful 2020-21 season, but coach John Calipari and his staff took a big step towards resolving that problem on Wednesday with the addition of Iowa transfer CJ Fredrick. 

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Baylor lands Division 2 Transfer guard Dale Bonner from Fairmont State

Our Daily Bears

Baylor basketball released this announcement today:

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What’s next for Emoni Bates after Michigan State decommitment?

ESPN

High school basketball phenom Emoni Bates, perceived within the industry as a strong candidate to become the top pick in the 2023 NBA draft, decommitted from Michigan State last week to raise questions about the future of the 17-year-old star. If Bates isn't attending Michigan State in the fall of 2022, where is he headed? Will it be college basketball, the G League path or another route for Bates?

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Luke Murray rejoins Hurley as assistant coach at UConn

Hartford Courant

Luke Murray, who coached with Dan Hurley at Wagner and Rhode Island, is joining his staff at UConn as assistant coach, the school announced Monday.

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Baylor names WNBA’s Nicki Collen to replace Kim Mulkey for Lady Bears

CBS Sports

Kim Mulkey sent shockwaves through the women's basketball world in late April by leaving Baylor University after 21 years to become the new women's basketball coach at LSU. Unsurprisingly, it didn't take long for one of the most prestigious programs in the country to find a replacement. On Monday, Baylor announced that current Atlanta Dream coach Nicki Collen will be the new head coach of the Lady Bears. She will officially be introduced in a ceremony on Wednesday at the team's arena. 

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St. Joe’s Ryan Daly is already creating opportunities as he pushes for the NBA

The Athletic

The road to the NBA is winding and unpredictable for players like Ryan Daly. Their willingness to navigate the uncharted avenues is why fans tend to fall in love with their stories. It’s why they attach themselves to these unsung players if they eventually make it. It takes an unconquerable belief to push against the relentless criticism and doubt. From the fan perspective, overcoming adversity to defy the odds is what makes players such as Daly more relatable.

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Shaquille O’Neal’s son Shaqir O’Neal hopes to ‘change the narrative’ on HBCUs with commitment to Texas Southern

CBS Sports

Shaqir O'Neal, son of Hall of Fame player Shaquille O'Neal, will be playing college basketball at Texas Southern next season. O'Neal announced his commitment Friday night on Instagram. 

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Illinois transfer Adam Miller commits to LSU

The Score

Illinois transfer Adam Miller is committing to LSU, he told Stadium's Jeff GoodmanSaturday.

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No. 1 recruit Emoni Bates decommits from Michigan State

The Score

Top-ranked 2022 recruit Emoni Bates has decommitted from Michigan State and is considering both college and pro routes, he announced Friday on social media.

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Nolan Hickman decommits from Kentucky

A Sea of Blue

Some shocking news is coming out of Lexington today, as Kentucky Wildcats signee Nolan Hickman is decommitting, according to Tipton Edits and Recruit News.

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Iowa State’s Rasir Bolton Transfers to Gonzaga

The Slipper Still Fits

The Gonzaga Bulldogs just picked up a big graduate transfer in Iowa State’s Rasir Bolton, ESPN reported today.

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NCAA ratifies 1-time transfer legislation

The Score

The NCAA's Division I board of directors ratified a one-time transfer rule that will allow student-athletes from all sports to leave one school for another without sitting out a year, the board announced Wednesday in a release that The Athletic's Nicole Auerbachobtained.

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Tiers of Power 6 college basketball coaching hires for 2021

The Athletic

We’re reviewing offseason men’s basketball coaching hires today at The Athletic, but this won’t be a grade-the-hire enterprise. Fun as that is, assuming we can predict the future is foolish and kind of tired. Think back a couple years and recall your immediate thoughts about the hiring processes at Alabama, Michigan and UCLA. Here’s guessing more than a few tunes have changed since.

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Kim Mulkey Makes Anti-COVID Mask Statement at LSU Intro

TMZ

Kim Mulkey kicked off her LSU coaching career by ripping off her COVID mask — in yet another public statement against COVID regulations.

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