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Five-star recruit J.D. Davison, ESPN’s No. 2 point guard, picks Alabama Crimson Tide

Five-star guard J.D. Davison announced his commitment to Alabama on Saturday, giving Nate Oats his first five-star recruit since taking over in Tuscaloosa. Davison chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn, LSU, Memphis, Michigan and Kansas. Davison, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Calhoun High School (Alabama), had been the top target for in-state Alabama for most …

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Rutgers guard Caleb McConnell (back) taking medical redshirt

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers guard Caleb McConnell is going to take a medical redshirt for the basketball season. The junior disclosed his intention Friday, saying he has not recovered from injuries, including a back problem. McConnell made 21 starts last season, averaging 6.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. He has played in 62 games, averaging 6.1 …

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Baylor-Gonzaga slated for Dec. 5 at Indy’s Bankers Life Fieldhouse

In what will likely be the best nonconference game of the season, Baylor and Gonzaga are scheduled to play on Dec. 5 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Intersport, which will run the event, announced the matchup on Thursday. In August, Baylor coach Scott Drew told ESPN’s Myron Medcalf the two teams planned to play …

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Former women’s pro basketball player Corin Adams joins men’s coaching staff at Loyola (Md.)

Loyola University (Maryland) has hired Corin “Tiny” Adams, a former star for Morgan State’s women’s team who excelled as a professional overseas, as the second female assistant in Division I men’s basketball, coach Tavaras Hardy told ESPN on Thursday. She joins Edniesha Curry, an assistant for Maine’s squad, as the only women to have that …

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What to expect from the 2021 hiring (and firing) season for men’s college basketball coaches

Oct 1, 2020 John GasawayESPN Insider Close ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal In a normal 21st century year, the churn rate for men’s college basketball head coaching jobs in the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 …

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Hot board – Predicting where the top men’s basketball prospects will land

The Hot Board is back … kind of. Typically, we would have published weekly Hot Boards beginning around Labor Day weekend, when prospects around the country began to take their five official campus visits and college coaches began to conduct in-home and high school visits. But recruiting has been in a dead period since March, …

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Chris Mack jabs John Calipari as Kentucky Wildcats-Louisville Cardinals rivalry escalates

Louisville men’s basketball coach Chris Mack fired back Tuesday at John Calipari’s assertion that the Cardinals don’t want to play Kentucky this season, releasing a video on Twitter that ended with him announcing the annual rivalry game indeed will be played. “I keep getting asked, ‘Coach, are we playing the game? Are you scared? Are …

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Why mid- and low-major college basketball programs are in big trouble without buy games

Montana Grizzlies men’s basketball coach Travis DeCuire stayed close to his phone last week. The Grizzlies’ seventh-year coach was busy trying to salvage his Division I program’s nonconference schedule one week after the NCAA approved a Nov. 25 start date that was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. In most years, the 49-year-old DeCuire would …

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Louisville Cardinals basketball players, coach Chris Mack lead march, call for unity after Breonna Taylor ruling

Louisville men’s basketball coach Chris Mack and players David Johnson, Charles Minlend and Malik Williams gave speeches calling for unity, tolerance and equality on Friday, two days after a grand jury in the city decided to not move forward with charges against any police officers for their roles in the death of Breonna Taylor. The …

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