Arizona: Arizona Dismisses O’Neill From Coaching Staff

by - Published April 29, 2008 in Newswire

Arizona Dismisses O’Neill From Coaching Staff: Arizona reassigned interim coach Kevin O’Neill to an assistant athletic director position at least through June 30. The move is a possible precursor to O’Neill exiting the university after he led the Wildcats to a 19-15 record and 24th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance while coach Lute Olson dealt with personal issues. O’Neill joined Olson’s staff last spring and was named Olson’s successor, but the team has backtracked on that statement. O’Neill’s coaching style was different from Olson’s high-intensity style. [4/28/08]

Kansas: Chalmers Hopes Heroics Earn NBA Credit

by - Published April 28, 2008 in Newswire

Chalmers Hopes Heroics Earn NBA Credit: Kansas junior guard Mario Chalmers is entering the NBA Draft without hiring an agent, so the Jayhawks’ savior in the NCAA championship game can collect feedback and return to school if he doesn’t like his projected draft status. Chalmers averaged 12.8 points and 4.3 assists per game last season, but Chalmers needs to prove that he can play point guard in the NBA to improve his stock. The latest projections place Chalmers toward the end of the first round or beginning of the second round. Chalmers wants a first-round guarantee or he said he’ll return to school. [4/27/08]

Memphis: Anderson and Dozier Look for Feedback

by - Published April 28, 2008 in Newswire

Anderson and Dozier Look for Feedback: Memphis juniors Antonio Anderson and Robert Dozier have declared for the NBA Draft but do not intend to hire an agent, meaning they can return to the Tigers for their senior seasons. Anderson, a guard, averaged 8.6 points per game last season, and Dozier averaged 9.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game as one of the Tigers’ best post players. He is a solid defender and helped Memphis stymie UCLA’s offense in the Final Four. With a talented and deep draft, Anderson and Dozier are unlikely to be first-round picks this season, but they hope to get feedback from NBA scouts and executives so that they can improve their games next season. [4/27/08]

Texas: Longhorn Guards Leave for NBA Draft

by - Published April 28, 2008 in Newswire

Longhorn Guards Leave for NBA Draft: Texas guards D.J. Augustin and A.J. Abrams have entered the NBA Draft but haven’t hired agents, so they could return to Austin. Augustin averaged 19.2 points and 5.8 assists per game last season, and Abrams added 16.5 points per game and led Texas with 118 three-pointers. The two guards would make Texas a national title contender next season if they return. Augustin will likely be the second-best point guard in the draft, behind Memphis’ Derrick Rose. [4/27/08]

Buffalo: Bulls’ Leading Scorer Suspended For Facebook Note

by - Published April 26, 2008 in Newswire

Bulls’ Leading Scorer Suspended For Facebook Note: Buffalo’s top scorer has been suspended indefinitely in an odd case that further demonstrates that one must be careful with what they put on a social network site. Last week, Robinson posted a message on Facebook that offered to pay someone to read a book and write a paper on questions that were assigned with the book. Another student found the ad and informed the school’s newspaper. A junior guard, Robinson averaged 13.4 points per game last season. [4/25/08]

St. Francis, Pa.: St. Francis Coach Resigns

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire

St. Francis, Pa., Coach Resigns: Bobby Jones stepped down as head coach after nine seasons with St. Francis, Pa. Jones has an 85-167 record with the Red Flash. The team was moving backward, however, finishing 6-23, 8-21 and 4-24 in the last three seasons after going to the conference tournament for three straight seasons. Only the top eight regular-season teams earn a spot in the Northeast Conference tournament. [4/24/08]

Memphis: Tigers Lose Another Star

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire

Tigers Lose Another Star: Memphis will lose another starter as All-American Chris Douglas-Roberts decided that he will join teammate Derrick Rose and enter his name into the NBA Draft. He helped lead the team to the NCAA Tournament championship game after averaging 18.1 points per game and was selected for the NCAA All-Tournament team. Douglas-Roberts led the team from behind the arc at 41.3 percent and was voted Conference USA Player of the Year. The Tigers will also lose senior center Joey Dorsey and senior reserve guard Andre Allen. Memphis will get get some help after landing prep star Tyreke Evans, who was the most valuable player of last month’s McDonald’s All-American game. [4/24/08]

Indiana: Crean Fills Coaching Vacancies

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire

Crean Fills Coaching Vacancies: New Indiana coach Tom Crean hired Bennie Seltzer and Tim Buckley to fill two of his three open assistant coaching positions. Seltzer has spent the last two seasons at Marquette, and Buckley was Ball State’s head coach for six seasons before rejoining Crean last season. Ball State fired Buckley in March 2006 after leading the team to a 10-18 record, which was its worse season in two decades. [4/24/08]

Purdue: Boilermakers Get Some Assistance

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire

Boilermakers Get Some Assistance: Coach Matt Painter hired Jack Owens to rejoin him on his coaching staff at Purdue. Painter hired Owens during his brief stint with Southern Illinois in 2003. Painter’s former assistant Cuonzo Martin resigned last month to be Missouri State’s head coach. [4/24/08]

Clemson: Clemson’s Leading Scorer Returns

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire

Clemson’s Leading Scorer Returns: Clemson junior forward K.C. Rivers opted to forgo the NBA Draft and return for his senior season with the Tigers. Rivers helped lead Clemson to a 24-10 record and the team’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in a decade. He averaged 14.7 points per game last season with the Tigers. [4/24/08]


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Despite a hit on the bottom line, Stony Brook’s transition continues

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Stony Brook was able to hang with Providence until the roof caved in several minutes into the second half. It’s part of a growing process this team in transition needs, and it continues despite dropping a few games along the way.

Amidst Maine’s rebuilding challenge, there is hope

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Maine has a long road ahead as they rebuild under new head coach Bob Walsh. Amidst the early struggles, the Black Bears have shown some reason for hope going forward.

Saturday Notes – December 6, 2014

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We look back at quite a day of basketball, highlighted by early upsets and then some good matchups, plus a few sneaky-good wins for some teams on a busy day.

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Recruiting Coverage

2014 Scholar Roundball Classic recap and notes

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We look at some notes and evaluations from Sunday’s action at the Scholar Roundball Classic, where the blowouts included some noteworthy performances.

2014 Hoop Mountain Prep Classic – Sunday notes

December 9, 2014 by


We look back at Sunday’s action in the Hoop Mountain Prep Classic, which included an overtime thriller and a couple of lopsided contests, and some prospects who helped themselves out with their play.

Some notes from the National Prep Showcase

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The busy weekend that just passed also included a few games at the National Prep Showcase. Here are a few notes from some of the action early on Friday and Saturday.

New England Prep Schools 2014-15: looking back and looking ahead

November 3, 2014 by


With a series of prep school open gym visits in the book and the season not far away, here’s a look back at open gyms and a look forward to the season in the New England prep school ranks.

Marianapolis Prep will battle in Class AA

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Marianapolis Prep is far from loaded with talent, but they have enough perimeter talent to be dangerous. As is usually the case, they will battle and be a tough out in Class AA.

2014 Prep School Tour

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Sept. 9: Putnam Science Academy
Sept 10: Commonwealth Academy
Sept. 11: St. Andrew's
Sept. 12: Northfield Mount Hermon
Sept. 16: Brewster Academy and Phillips Exeter
Sept. 17: Brooks School
Sept. 21: Holderness School
Sept. 23: St. Thomas More and Marianapolis Prep
Sept. 24: South Kent School and Kent School
Sept. 25: Williston Northampton
Sept. 28: Wilbraham and Monson Academy and Suffield Academy
Sept. 30: New Hampton
Oct. 5: Worcester Academy
Oct. 7: Brimmer and May
Oct. 8: Cushing Academy
Oct. 9: Tilton
Oct. 12: Tabor Academy and Rivers School
Oct. 14: The Master's School
Oct. 16: Vermont Academy

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