Jay Wright immediately accepted a chance to be an assistant coach with USA Basketball for this year's World Cup. And then he checked his calendar. Villanova students are headed back to school this week — while the Villanova men's basketball coach will be halfway around the world for the next month or so. It has been, and will continue being, a major schedule challenge for Wright as he's tasked with both helping USA Basketball win a gold medal while his players are on campus getting ready to start their seasons. “It was a snap 'yes.' That's the problem,” Wright said. “And then after you think about it, you're like, 'wow.' Only then do you realize what you're missing at home.” To be clear, Wright
The Duke basketball coaches have reportedly entered the race for a 15-year-old many are touting as the next household name. Ratings for 2022 prospects are not yet available on 247Sports. But the buzz suggests the max five-star rating won't be sufficient for Ypsilanti High School (Mich.) small forward Emoni Bates, a “six-star” who now holds a Duke basketball offer — per an Instagram story on Wednesday from Tipton Edits. Not only is the 6-foot-8, 200-pound small forward essentially a lock to be No. 1 when 2022 rankings come out, but some experts see him as the best prep prospect regardless of class. Bates regularly draws comparisons to Kevin Durant. “He's one of the more polished players I've ever
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer Close Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Follow on Twitter ESPN.com tracked all of the 2019 coaching carousel moves in college basketball, as several dominoes fell throughout the sport. Power conferences School: Out / In Alabama: Avery Johnson / Nate Oats Arkansas: Mike Anderson / Eric Musselman California: Wyking Jones / Mark Fox Cincinnati: Mick Cronin / John Brannen George Washington: Maurice Joseph / Jamion Christian Michigan: John Beilein / Juwan Howard Nebraska: Tim Miles / Fred Hoiberg Nevada: Eric Musselman / Steve Alford Saint Joseph's: Phil Martelli / Billy Lange St. John's: Chris Mullin / Mike Anderson
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer Close College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Follow on Twitter CHICAGO -- Half an hour before tipoff on a Wednesday, Loyola-Chicago players gather outside their locker room at Gentile Arena. They form a circle around a tiny woman in a black wheelchair and join hands. It's a pregame scene that has been repeated for decades around here. Last March, it became internationally famous, mainly because of the "international celebrity" leading the ritual. This night, the topic of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt's prayer is overcoming adversity, appropriate for the 2019-20 Ramblers. She talks about Loyola's 1962-63 team, which
August is a weird time to be getting brand new high major non-conference men's basketball schedule news. Usually that stuff leaks out pretty quickly in April and May if it's not games that were already known and announced. So, when Marquette announced on Wednesday that they would be starting a home-and-home series with UCLA, it was unexpected. Of course, this can be explained by the fact that the first game in the series will be in the 2020-21 season as opposed to the 2019-20 season which will start in a few months. On Saturday, December 12, 2020, the Golden Eagles will make their way out to California and Pauley Pavilion for their first game against the Bruins in over 55 years. Then, in either
There is so much that is going to happen between now and the time that next season starts that it almost seems foolish to publish a preseason top 25 today. But we're doing it anyway! A couple of notes: Who is going to head to the NBA is very much in the air right now. There are still a number of freshmen that have yet to announce where they are playing their college ball. The transfer market has barely heated up. For decisions that are up in the air, you'll see an asterisk next to their name. We're making predictions on what certain players will do and ranking based off of them. So with all that said, here is the preseason top 25. 1. MICHIGAN STATE WHO'S GONE: Matt McQuaid, Kenny Goins, Nick
Arizona Basketball commit for 2020 Dalen Terry has now become a five-star athlete according to 247 Sports. Rise up! That he has done and for his efforts 2020 Arizona Basketball commit Dalen Terry status has been elevated from a four-star to a five-star ranking according to 247 Sports. Sean Miller has found a gem in Terry and will continue to get better and better…that's the scary part. Terry has been putting in work during the summer by training and working on improving his overall game. He also has been competing in several AAU events with Compton Magic, including the inaugural Fantastic 40 17u event in which they won. Terry was one of the players that stood out, helping his team to victory.
Notre Dame hasn't been to the NCAA tournament since 2017. Andy Katz sees that drought coming to an end this year, with Irish guard Rex Pflueger set to return from injury. The Fighting Irish's return to March Madness is just one of several predictions Andy Katz has for the coming ACC men's basketball 2019-20 season. Here's what he has to say about some players to watch and important early season games in the ACC. Andy Katz's 2019-20 ACC predictions Player of the year: Jordan Nwora, Louisville Freshman of the year: Cole Anthony, North Carolina Hidden gem: Markell Johnson, NC State Top 5 most impactful non-conference games: Duke vs. Kansas (in New York City), Nov. 5 Duke at Michigan State, Dec.
OGDEN — Weber State announced the full rosters Tuesday for the third Weber State Men's Basketball Alumni Classic, which is hosted by Damian Lillard and is scheduled for Saturday at the Dee Events Center. Tickets are general admission and cost $5, and are on sale at the Dee Events Center ticket office or at weberstatetickets.com. A group of 29 former Weber State players, including Lillard, are on tap to participate. The night starts at 4-5 p.m. in the DEC's north concourse with an autograph session. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Competition begins at 5:30 p.m. with shooting stars and 3-point shooting contests, followed by the alumni game. Four other Big Sky MVPs join Lillard in Saturday's action: Jimmy
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi State guard Jordan Danberry has received a waiver allowing her to play for the Bulldogs as a graduate student this season.
Oregon's 2019 recruiting class finished fourth in the country, first in the Pac-12 conference and second-best all-time for the program.
For the past several years, Pac-12 Conference basketball has been at an all-time low, culminating in a 2018 NCAA tournament showing in which the league failed to advance a team to the final 32 for the first time since 1986. According to 247Sports, in the 2019 recruiting cycle the Pac-12 placed four teams in the nation's top 11 recruiting classes — Oregon (No. 4), Arizona (No. 6), USC (No. 7) and Washington (No. 11). The Pac-12 also landed five of the nation's top 13 prospects and eight five-star prospects overall. Washington secured commitments from center Isaiah Stewart (No. 3) and power forward Jaden McDaniels (No. 8), Arizona landed point guard Nico Mannion (No. 9) and small forward Josh Green (No. 13), Oregon added center N'Faly Dante (No. 14) and small forward C.J. Walker (No. 28), and USC inked power forward Isaiah Mobley (No. 20) and center Onyeka Okongwu (No. 25).
With Missouri releasing their season non-conference schedule, we're taking a brief look at each of their opponents. You can catch up with the previous posts in the series here: The Hall of Fame Classic is an event held at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, and has been held in Kansas City since 2001 when Missouri defeated Iowa in the championship game (the tournament was previously held at Kemper Arena). No Iowa this year, but two games await the Tigers with Oklahoma facing Stanford on one side of the bracket, and Missouri facing off against Butler in the other. Butler has come a long way since joining the Horizon league in 2001. The program had long been a stout mid-major program, and then Brad