Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lawhorn decommits from Fordham

The recruitment of Danny Lawhorn has been a roller-coaster ride that including reclassifications, Facebook commitments, one decommitment, coaching changes and now, another decommitment.

“Not going to Fordham,” Lawhorn said in a text message Wednesday evening.

The 5-10 point guard from South Kent Prep (Conn.) committed to the Rams in March, choosing them over Georgia Southern, Houston, Baylor, Montana State and Connecticut.

Prior to that, there were reports that Lawhorn had announced his commitment to Connecticut via Facebook and Twitter. Those were later proven to be false.

Even before, Lawhorn had committed to Boston College before decommitting from the Eagles and opening up the possibility that he would reclassify to 2011. Instead, he is back in 2010 – and looking for a college again.

Lawhorn’s main recruiter at Fordham was interim head coach Jared Grasso, and he said that Grasso was the primary reason for committing to the Rams. When former Hofstra head coach Tom Pecora took over the job, Lawhorn cooled on Fordham.

“I didn’t really speak to [Pecora] and Grasso wasn’t there; that’s who I gave my trust to,” Lawhorn said.

He said he is unsure of which schools he will look at next.

Leslie commits to N.C. State -- again

There is just one five-star player left to make his college decision now, as C.J. Leslie took his name off the board on Wednesday.

The 6-8 forward from Word of God Christian Academy (N.C.) committed to North Carolina State, choosing the Wolfpack over Kentucky and Connecticut, the latter of which he visited this past weekend. The story was first reported by Dave Telep of

“It was a good school. Is that enough? Nah, I’m kidding,” Leslie joked.

“It’s a great school, they have a great coach, and I think we can do some things next season,” Leslie told me shortly after his commitment.

Leslie had originally committed to North Carolina State in June of 2007 but reopened his recruitment last March. He had finalized his list recently, and admitted he enjoyed his visit to Connecticut.

However, that was not enough to dissuade him from heading to the ACC.

“I think I can make a major impact next season,” Leslie said. “Coach [Sidney Lowe] was excited when I told him.”

Leslie was one of the final players left to make a decision, as 6-8 forward Terrence Jones is the lone five-star prospect yet to announce his destination.

“I’m very relieved,” Leslie said. “I can now focus on basketball and getting better over the summer.” 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sterling Gibbs to Maryland

The 2011 commitments continue to fly off the board, as junior Sterling Gibbs, a 6-1 guard from Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) made his commitment to Maryland Monday night.

“I just committed about five minutes ago,” he said by phone.

His relationship and familiarity with the coaching staff and players was the deciding factor in his decision.

“I just felt at home, that was my second family the whole time,” Gibbs said. “I knew that if I went there, I wouldn’t regret my decision at all.

“I was comfortable with Gary Williams. I know just about the whole team, I know a lot of the guys coming in.”

Gibbs chose the Terrapins over Seton Hall, Rutgers, Indiana, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Florida, Virginia and St. John’s.

He visited the College Park campus before the season started, and was impressed by the entire trip.

“I really liked coach Williams’ personality,” Gibbs said. “He’s a fiery coach, and he gets the most out of his players. He’s fun to be around.”

It was more than just basketball that attracted Gibbs to Maryland, though.

“The whole campus was really nice,” he said. “I love the school overall. The campus, the academics, it’s not too far from home. And the academic advisors seem like they’re really on top of work, so I can graduate on time.”

Gibbs said that coach Williams was very excited when he notified him about the commitment. He said that Williams is looking forward to the potential of more metro-area players coming to Maryland.

Gibbs is confident that he will be able to come in and immediately get on the floor for the Terrapins.

“If I work hard, I’ll be able to come in and get a lot of playing time as a freshman,” he said. “I think I can make a very big impact. I’m a pure point guard, and I can score when needed. I just want to win, and I’m going to try to have fun. In the ACC, you have to bring it every night, and I love that. I’m a competitive guy.”

Gibbs is the younger brother of Pittsburgh star guard Ashton Gibbs, and the two siblings will likely have many an argument about which conference is better: the ACC or Big East.

Despite Ashton’s ties to the Panthers, Sterling said that his older brother helped him out throughout the entire recruitment.

“He was on the phone with coach [Chuck] Driesell and coach Williams trying to set everything up,” Gibbs said. “He felt like it was the right decision.”

Although Driesell did accept the head coaching job at The Citadel earlier today, Gibbs is still happy with his decision to commit to the Terrapins.

“I knew that this was definitely where I wanted to be,” he said. “At the end of the day, coach Williams is the one making the subs.”

Gibbs is now looking forward to his final AAU circuit and his senior season, where he can finally focus on basketball and not worry about his recruitment.

“I feel like there is a boulder off my chest,” he said. “I’m able to focus on getting better. I don’t have to worry about what coaches are thinking about me, because I know I’m going to Maryland.”

Full-Court Press, April 26

There is plenty of news from the past couple of days to catch up on, so let’s get started.

Pullen returns to Kansas State

Kansas State junior guard Jacob Pullen has decided to return to the Wildcats for his senior season, according to a release from the school.

Pullen averaged 19.3 points last season, garnering first team All-Big 12 honors and All-American consideration by multiple outlets.

With Pullen’s return, Kansas State could enter the season ranked in the top 10.

Temple’s Allen will test waters

Temple junior forward Lavoy Allen announced on Friday that he would be entering the NBA Draft. However, Allen will not hire an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Owls for his senior campaign.

“Lavoy informed me of his intentions to declare for this year’s NBA draft, and we will support him as we gather additional information through evaluations,” Temple head coach Fran Dunphy said in a release.

Allen averaged 11.5 points and 10.7 rebounds last season, picking up first team All-Atlantic 10 honors.

Northern Arizona’s Jones enters draft

Northern Arizona junior guard Cameron Jones has entered his name into the NBA Draft pool, he announced in a release on Friday.

“My goal is to get my name out and see if any teams are interested,” Jones said. “It is mostly setting me up for life after my senior year of college basketball. Putting my name in will get my name out there and the scouts will be looking for me next year. I want to help my opportunity after college and my senior season.”

Jones averaged 19.3 points and 4.6 rebounds last season, gaining a spot on the All-Big Sky first team.

Nicholls State’s Bole tests waters

As first reported by DraftExpress via Twitter, Nicholls State junior swingman Anatoly Bose will enter the NBA Draft.

In an email to DraftExpress, Bose said he will “test the NBA draft waters and will not hire an agent.” The 6-6 Bose can return to the Colonels for his senior campaign if he maintains his amateur status.

Bose averaged 21.1 points and 6.0 rebounds last season.

Paul George signs with agent

Fresno State forward Paul George has officially ended his college career, as the 6-8 sophomore has hired an agent.

"He's a projected first round pick," Cleveland said, according to the Fresno Bee. "Based upon his family and Paul's projections I'm not surprised at all. There seems to be a lot of talk about [an NBA] lockout next year. I'm not saying that had an impact, but there's a lot of guys going out right now ... Paul and his family would not make this decision unless they were confident."

George, who averaged 16.8 point and 7.2 rebounds last season, signed with Aaron Mintz of Priority Sports and Entertainment.

Warren, Sidney return to school

As first reported by Jeff Goodman of via Twitter, Mississippi guard Chris Warren and Mississippi State forward Renardo Sidney will forgo the NBA Draft and return to school next season.

Warren, a 5-10 junior, averaged 17.2 points and 3.6 assists last season, while the 6-10 Sidney sat out the entire season because of an NCAA investigation.

McDermott to Creighton

Creighton wasted no time in replacing Dana Altman.

According to multiple reports, the BlueJays have offered the head coaching job to Iowa State’s Greg McDermott, and he is expected to accept the position Monday afternoon.

Altman left for the head job at Oregon, while McDermott has spent four years at Iowa State after coaching at Northern Iowa.

Howard hires DePaul assistant

DePaul hired assistant coach Kevin Nickelberry last week – and he is already moving on.

Nickelberry, the former head coach at Hampton, accepted an offer to become the head coach at Howard, according to Jeff Goodman of

Nickelberry was the head coach of the Libya National Team for the past season, but had been an assistant at Clemson and Charlotte and the associate head coach at Holy Cross before taking over at Hampton in 2006.

Ross to Washington

Terrence Ross, one of the top unsigned players left in the country, is set to commit to Washington during his official visit today.

“I am going to Washington because of the great relationship I have with the team and coaches,” Ross told Alex Kline of “I thought it would be the best choice for me and I would fit in with the team.”

Ross, a 6-5 scoring guard, chose the Huskies over Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon and Oklahoma. He had previously committed to Maryland before opening up his recruitment.

2011 stud commits to Duke

Duke has not rested since winning the national championship, as the Blue Devils secured a commitment from Tyler Adams, one of the best big men in the class of 2011, on Sunday.

"The reason I went with Duke is I feel like it's the best fit for me," Adams told Evan Daniels of "The last couple of months they've been recruiting me pretty hard. A program like this, not many people get a chance to go there. So I wanted to go ahead and go with Coach K."

Adams, a 6-8 center, chose Duke over Mississippi State, Alabama, Memphis and Clemson.

The Citadel finds a coach

According to Jeff Goodman of via Twitter, Maryland assistant coach Chuck Driesell is likely headed to The Citadel.

Driesell is the son of legendary Terrapins coach Lefty Driesell, and has been an assistant with the Terps for four seasons. He was also an assistant coach at Georgetown and an associate head coach at James Madison.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Full-Court Press, April 24: Oregon has its coach

According to Jeff Goodman of, Oregon has finally found a head coach.

Creighton head coach Dana Altman has been offered the Ducks’ job, and will agree to it as early as tonight or tomorrow, sources tell Goodman.

“[Former Oregon athletic director] Pat [Kilkenny] continues to speak with multiple coaches about the Oregon job,” Oregon senior associate athletic director Joe Giansante said. “But every step of the way, Dana Altman's name has come up in the coaching fraternity. He's talked to a lot of people and without question, he's considered one of the best coaches in the country.”

Since Ernie Kent stepped down in March, Oregon has gone after big names, missing out on each one of them. The search has lasted 37 days thus far.

Altman has spent 16 season at Creighton, going to seven NCAA Tournaments and winning at least 20 games in 11 straight seasons prior to this past campaign.

Joseph ends recruitment

Cory Joseph, the top unsigned senior in the country, has made a decision.

The 6-3 point guard from Canada chose Texas on Friday, picking the Longhorns over Connecticut, Villanova, Minnesota and UNLV.

“Coach [Rick] Barnes and the staff, we have a good relationship,” Joseph told Adam Zagoria of “The style of play, they go up and down. I really feel like it can excel my game to the next level there. It was the best fit for me.”

At Texas, he will join Tristan Thompson, who was a teammate of Joseph on his high school team at Findlay Prep and his AAU team, Grassroots Canada.

Joseph has played his recruitment very close to the vest. His older brother, Devoe, plays for Minnesota, while many thought that Villanova could be the leader for his services.

“There’s no seconds or thirds or fourths or fifths,” Joseph said. “The five schools were great schools. It was a very hard decision. They all have great coaches. I got to talk to the coaches, and I just felt where I could fit best was Texas.”

Other tidbits

- 2011 forward Jaylen Bond committed to Pittsburgh on Friday, after visiting the Panthers and West Virginia last weekend.

- According to Jeff Goodman of, former Iowa sophomore forward Aaron Fuller has transferred to USC.

- Senior forward Jason Carter chose Alabama over Ole Miss on Friday. The Texas native also had offers from Arkansas and Oklahoma State.

- As reported by Jeff Goodman of via Twitter, former UCLA sophomore center J'Mison Morgan has transferred to Baylor.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Full-Court Press, April 23: Alabi goes pro

Florida State sophomore Solomon Alabi, possibly the last major player yet to make his decision about the NBA Draft, has decided to submit his name into the early-entry pool.

"Solomon is going to finish his classes this semester and continue working hard to improve his standing for the upcoming NBA Draft," head coach Leonard Hamilton said in a release. "Solomon's desire to mature and improve as both a person and as a basketball player has led him to think about what his future could hold for him and the NBA is something that is certainly within his reach. He has the full support of our coaching staff in making this decision."

Alabi, a 6-11 center, averaged 11.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks last season, garnering third-team All-ACC honors.

Patterson makes it official

To no one’s surprise, Kentucky junior forward Patrick Patterson has officially announced that he will enter his name into the NBA Draft. Patterson will hire an agent, ending his career with the Wildcats.

“Pretty much, I just felt that it was time for me to go, time for me to start a new chapter in my life, time for me to move on,” Patterson said, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. “I’ve had a great collegiate career here these past three years, had a lot of fun and met some exciting people.”

Patterson, who averaged 14.3 points and 7.4 rebounds last season, is a potential lottery pick in the upcoming draft. He is one of five Kentucky players to enter the NBA Draft, joining freshmen John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton.

Cornell hires Courtney

As first reported by former Cornell forward Jon Jaques and Jeff Goodman of via Twitter, Virginia Tech assistant coach Bill Courtney will be the next head coach at Cornell.

Prior to his one season with the Hokies, Courtney spent time as an assistant at VCU, Virginia, Providence, Bowling Green and American, and was an associate head coach at George Mason for eight seasons.

He replaces Steve Donahue, who took the head coaching position at Boston College.

Nevada’s Johnson hires agent

Nevada junior guard Armon Johnson will not return to the Wolf Pack next season, hiring an agent and therefore forgoing his remaining eligibility.

According to Jonathan Givony of via Twitter, Johnson has signed with Excel Sports Management, specifically Michael Lindeman.

Johnson averaged 15.7 points and 5.6 assists last season. He is projected as a second-round pick in most mock drafts.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Full-Court Press, April 22: Moultrie likely to return

It was reported yesterday that UTEP sophomore Arnett Moultrie would be entering the NBA Draft. However, Moultrie will not hire an agent and it seems as if he is leaning towards returning to the Miners for his junior campaign.

In an interview with an NBC affiliate in El Paso, Moultrie made his intentions clear.

“Yeah, yeah, I am coming back, I am going back,” he said. “I am just going to test the waters to get feedback to raise my stock . . . I will be back at school though.”

Moultrie, an athletic 6-11 forward, averaged 9.8 points and 6.7 rebounds last season.

Silas heading back to Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois junior guard Xavier Silas announced Thursday that he plans on withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft and returning to the Huskies.

"We talked to a couple friends who are affiliated with the league, and they said if I went back and had a good year in all aspects of the game, I could be a first-rounder," Silas told Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago. "That's better than chancing it this year."

Silas is a 6-5 scoring guard who averaged 19.7 points and 5.3 rebounds last season.

Louisiana-Monroe hires Richard

According to Jeff Goodman of, Louisiana-Monroe will hire LSU assistant coach Keith Richard as its next head coach.

Richard was an assistant for the Warhawks from 1989-1994, and then went 150-117 in nine seasons as the head coach at Louisiana Tech.

He will replace Orlando Early, who resigned to become an assistant at South Carolina.

Fortson staying in draft

As first reported by Hoops Hype via Twitter, Arkansas guard Courtney Fortson has hired an agent and will keep his name in the NBA Draft.

Fortson, a 5-11 sophomore was suspended for the first 14 games of last season, but averaged 17.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.7 assists during the final 18 contests.

He has signed with BP Sports Management.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Full-Court Press: Polynice enters draft

Mississippi junior guard Eniel Polynice announced Wednesday that he will forgo his final season with the Rebels and enter the NBA Draft.

"I have enjoyed my experience as a student-athlete during my four years at Ole Miss," Polynice said in a release. "I will be the first person in my family to graduate from college in a few weeks, and now I'm ready to pursue my dream of playing professional basketball."

Polynice averaged 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists last season. Most experts do not projected him to be drafted. 

Sources: Moultrie tests waters

According to Chad Ford of, UTEP sophomore forward Arnett Moultrie will enter his name into the NBA Draft.

Moultrie will not hire an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Miners for his junior campaign.

He averaged 9.8 points and 6.8 rebounds last season.

Full-Court Press, Coaching Carousel

Over the past couple of days, there's been some more changes in the coaching fraternity.

- According to Jeff Goodman of, Dartmouth will hire Paul Cormier has its next head coach. Cormier was the coach of the Big Green from 1984 to 1991.

- According to Goodman, Grambling will remove the interim tag off of Bobby Washington and make him the permanent head coach. The team went 7-21 last season under Washington.

- Chicago State fired Benjy Taylor, who went 39-53 in three seasons with the Cougars. 

Sooners lose Gallon to NBA

Another Oklahoma player has entered the NBA Draft.

Freshman big man Keith “Tiny” Gallon has announced his intentions to forgo his sophomore season and place his name in the draft pool.

"I had a long conversation with my mom and then with Coach [Jeff] Capel, and I decided that this is the best thing for me at this time," Gallon said in a statement. "I've had a great experience at OU, but at the same time I'm excited about my possible future in the NBA.”

Gallon averaged 10.3 points and 7.9 rebounds last season. He is the third Sooner to leave the program for NBA this season, joining guards Willie Warren and Tommy Mason-Griffin.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Babbitt leaves Nevada for NBA

Nevada sophomore forward Luke Babbitt, one of the last major holdouts to make a decision, has announced that he will enter the NBA Draft.

“After a lot of praying, gathering information and talking to my family and coaches, I have made the decision to hire an agent and enter the 2010 NBA Draft,” Babbitt said in a release. “The two years I have spent at Nevada and the 12 years I have spent living in the Reno community as a Wolf Pack fan have been unbelievable, yet I feel like now is the best time to move forward with my lifelong dream of playing professional basketball.”

Babbitt averaged 21.9 points and 8.9 rebounds last season, winning the WAC Player of the Year award. He is projected as a late first round pick by several mock drafts.

Fredette enters draft

BYU junior guard Jimmer Fredette has decided to enter the NBA Draft. However, Fredette will not hire an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Cougars for his senior season.

“I’ve decided to put my name in the draft to explore my options with the NBA at this time,” Fredette said in a release. “I’m not hiring an agent to give me the opportunity to come back to BYU. I’m excited for this opportunity to see how I compare with the best players in the nation and to gain feedback on how I can improve as a basketball player.”

Fredette averaged 22.1 points and 4.7 rebounds last season, garnering All-American honors by multiple outlets. He scored 37 points in the Cougars’ first-round win over Florida in the NCAA Tournament, and also poured in a McKale Center record 49 points against Arizona.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Full-Court Press: Singler returning to Duke

According to Jeff Goodman of, Duke junior forward Kyle Singler will forgo entering the NBA Draft and return to the Blue Devils for his senior season.

Singler was projected to be chosen in the late first round of this year's draft, but his return makes Duke the clear-cut preseason No. 1 in the country next season.

He averaged 17.7 points and 7.0 rebounds this past season, helping lead the Blue Devils to a national championship. 

Samuels going pro?

According to a release from the Jamaican Basketball Association, Louisville sophomore forward Samardo Samuels has entered his name into the NBA Draft.

“I am looking forward to showing GM’s across the NBA my total repertoire of skills as a power forward and passion for the game,” Samuels stated in the release.

However, Adam Zagoria of said that sources at Louisville are saying that Samuels is just testing the waters and the release is not true.

Samuels averaged 15.3 points and 7.0 rebounds this past season, and is projected as a second-round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by

Appalachian State hires Jason Capel

According to Jeff Goodman of, Appalachian State has hired assistant coach Jason Capel as its next head coach.

Capel has only been coaching in college for one season, but still won the job over veteran assistant Matt McMahon.

Capel, who is the younger brother of Oklahoma head coach Jeff Capel, will replace newly-hired UNC-Wilmington coach Buzz Peterson.

Richmond's Anderson enters draft

Richmond junior point guard Kevin Anderson announced on Monday that he has entered his name into the NBA Draft. However, Anderson will not hire an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Spiders for his senior campaign.

"I love the University of Richmond and am extremely excited about what we can accomplish as a team next year," Anderson said in a statement. "Obviously playing in the NBA has always been a goal of mine. I have declared for the draft to gain access to all the resources available for a college player, putting myself in the best position to represent the University of Richmond in the NBA."

Anderson helped lead Richmond to the NCAA Tournament this past season, averaging 17.8 points per game and winning Atlantic-10 Player of the Year honors.

Full-Court Press Roundup

Here is a recap of the news and notes from the past couple of days:

NBA Draft

- Georgetown big man Greg Monroe has decided to leave the Hoyas and enter the NBA Draft. (Washington Post)
- Arkansas head coach John Pelphrey announced Sunday that point guard Courtney Fortson will enter the NBA Draft without an agent. (ESPN)
- Illinois forward Mike Davis announced he will be testing the NBA Draft waters, but will not hire an agent. (Official Illinois site)
- Florida State sophomore forward Chris Singleton told Jeff Goodman of FOX that he will be returning to the Seminoles. (Jeff Goodman's Twitter)
- Michigan State swingman Durrell Summers announced he would be returning to the Spartans next season.


- As first reported by Dave Telep of, Rutgers sophomore guard Mike Rosario has announced that he will be transferring to Florida. (

Coaching Changes

- Colorado has hired Northern Colorado head coach Tad Boyle to replace Jeff Bzdelik, who went to Wake Forest. (Jeff Goodman, FOX
- Finally. UNC-Wilmington hired Appalachian State head coach Buzz Peterson as its next head coach, ending a search that lasted more than two months. (Jeff Goodman, FOX
- Golden State Warriors assistant for player development Rico Hines has been added to the St. John's coaching staff as an assistant under Steve Lavin. (Newsday)


- Josh Selby, the top remaining unsigned player, announced during the Jordan Brand Classic that he will attend Kansas.
- Five-star prospect Doron Lamb announced during the Jordan Brand Classic that he will be headed to Kentucky.
- Unsigned forward Will Yeguette chose Florida over Georgia Tech and Indiana.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Benson enters NBA Draft

Oakland junior center Keith Benson has submitted his name to enter the NBA Draft. However, he will not hire an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Golden Grizzlies for his senior season.

“I’m really happy for Kito because it’s been a lifelong dream for him,” Oakland coach Greg Kampe told the Detroit Free Press. “He’s put himself in position where his dream can become a reality.”

The 6-11 Benson is projected as a late second-round pick in the 2011 draft by He averaged 17.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.3 blocks, garnering Summit League Player of the Year honors. Benson also helped lead Oakland to the NCAA Tournament before falling to Pittsburgh in the first round; he went for 28 points and nine rebounds against the Panthers.

Thompkins returning to Georgia

Georgia sophomore forward Trey Thompkins announced today that he will return to the Bulldogs for his junior season instead of entering the NBA Draft.

“Don’t worry, Coach, I’m coming back,” Thompkins told head coach Mark Fox at the Georgia Basketball Tipoff Club’s end-of-season banquet, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Thompkins, a 6-9 forward, averaged 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds last season, garnering unanimous first-team all-SEC honors. Teammate Travis Leslie has already announced that he will be returning to Georgia next season.

Full-Court Press, April 15

There have been several noteworthy happenings in the college basketball world in the past couple of days -- here's a recap:

NBA Draft

- Butler's Gordon Hayward enters draft (Indianapolis Star)
- Purdue's E'Twaun Moore joins JaJuan Johnson in draft (West Lafayette Courier-Journal)
- Mac Koshwal of DePaul ends career to enter draft (Chicago Sun-Times)
- Michigan State's Kalin Lucas will return to Spartans (Detroit Free-Press)
- Baylor's LaceDarius Dunn forgoes draft, stays in school (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)


- Former Rutgers star Mike Rosario looking at Florida, Tennessee, Kansas State, Maryland, Kentucky and Oklahoma (
- Boston College guard Rakim Sanders leaving Eagles (Jeff Goodman of
- Washington guard Elston Turner transferring from Huskies (UW Daily)
- Boston College freshman Brady Heslip granted release from Eagles (Jeff Goodman of


- Brandon Knight and Mike Gilchrist to Kentucky
- Trey Zeigler to play for his dad at Central Michigan
- Ray McCallum signs with Detroit to play for father
- JC big man Aziz N'Diaye signs with Washington
- Unsigned center Maurice Walker signs with Minnesota


- Former Hartford assistant John Gallagher returns as head coach (Dana O'Neil of
- UW-Green Bay hires assistant coach Brian Wardle (WBAY News)
- Orlando Early leaves Louisiana-Monroe for assistant spot at South Carolina (Monroe News-Star)
- Holy Cross close to signing Mount St. Mary's head coach Milan Brown (Jeff Goodman of