Discussion in 'Men's College Basketball' started by truebluefan, Apr 18, 2013.
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C.J. Wilcox to return to Washington
Washington leading scorer C.J. Wilcox has bypassed a chance to enter the NBA draft and will return for his senior season.
The school made the announcement on Thursday. Many draft projections had Wilcox being taken in the second round.
Allerik Freeman granted release
One of UCLA's early signees under former coach Ben Howland won't be playing basketball for the Bruins next season.
The school said Thursday that guard Allerik Freeman of Charlotte, N.C., asked for and was granted his release from a national letter of intent he signed last November.
Angelo Chol to transfer from Arizona
Arizona forward Angelo Chol is transferring after seeing his minutes decline last season as a sophomore.
Chol has yet to decide which school to transfer to, according to the school.
Evan Gordon bolts Sun Devils
Arizona State guard Evan Gordon is leaving the program after playing one season.
Sun Devils coach Herb Sendek announced Gordon's decision during a teleconference with fans Wednesday night.
C.J. Wilcox expected for season
Washington guard C.J. Wilcox has undergone surgery on his left foot to stabilize a stress fracture that bothered him for much of his junior season.
The school says Wilcox had the surgery on Friday. Wilcox's surgery stabilized the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. He is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2013-14 season.
Damon Stoudamire back at Arizona
Damon Stoudamire was one of most popular players in Arizona history, an electrifying, high-scoring guard with a cool nickname.
Now Mighty Mouse is headed back to the desert.
Stoudamire was hired as an assistant coach under Sean Miller on Friday, a move that's sure to be a big hit with one of college basketball's most fervid fan bases.
"We are thrilled to welcome back Damon Stoudamire to the University of Arizona to become a part of our coaching staff," Miller said in a statement. "Damon is an immensely talented recruiter, and is also very comfortable teaching and coaching the game. More importantly, his credibility in all aspects of our game is unmatched -- he simply has 'been there and done that' at the highest level. I believe strongly that he will be invaluable in helping many of our current and future student-athletes do the same."
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Katin Reinhardt to USC
Former UNLV guard Katin Reinhardt will transfer to USC, according to a source in the Trojans' program.
Reinhardt had announced earlier this week that he would be leaving the Rebels after a freshman season in 2012-13 in which he averaged 10.1 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game.
2013-14 College Basketball Conference Snapshot:
After several seasons in the wilderness, the Pac-12 finally started to regain some respect last season.
1. ARIZONA (27-6, 12-6, NCAA Sweet 16)
Key players gone: Angelo Chol, Solomon Hill, Grant Jerrett, Mark Lyons, Keith Parrom
Top returners: Brandon Ashley, Nick Johnson, Kaleb Tarczewski
New faces: Aaron Gordon (freshman), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (freshman), T.J. McConnell (transfer from Duquesne), Elliott Pitts (freshman)
The top two scorers, Lyons and Hill, exhausted their eligibility, and Jerrett made a surprising call to enter the NBA Draft. Still, the Wildcats expect to be the Pac-12 favorites and a top-10 team. T.J. McConnell will take over at point guard after averaging 11.1 points, 4.9 assists and 4.1 rebounds in two seasons at Duquesne. He and Johnson (11.5 ppg) should make a solid backcourt pairing. Arizona also adds two freshman wings in Hollis-Jefferson and Gordon, a 6-8 forward who was the fourth-ranked recruit in the 2013 class. The key to the season may be getting Gordon to play the four.
Oregon lands guard Joseph Young
Oregon has landed Houston transfer Joseph Young, his father told ESPN.com via text message Friday.
Young, a 6-foot-3 guard who averaged 18 points per game last season for the Cougars, will become Dana Altman's latest one-year transfer. Young will likely sit out this season and have one year of eligibility left, although he could attempt to get a waiver from the NCAA to play this season.
Darion Clark transfers to USC
Sophomore forward Darion Clark will transfer from Charlotte to play for USC, the Trojans announced Wednesday.
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound Clark played one season at Charlotte, starting 18 games and averaging 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game. He made 54.2 percent of his field goal attempts.
Steve Alford's deal has $10M buyout
If Steve Alford decides to leave the UCLA Bruins or is fired in coming years, a rare yet significant buyout penalty will accompany the move.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the new Bruins coach would owe the university $10.4 million if he departed the school before April 30, 2016, the same amount the school would owe Alford if he was terminated without cause before that time.
Each successive year, the buyout would be reduced for the respective parties by $2.6 million -- his annual salary -- through 2019.
UCLA's Wanaah Bail out 4 months
Forward Wanaah Bail is expected to miss four months as he recovers from knee surgery, although the freshman's eligibility with UCLA for the upcoming basketball season is unknown.
The school said Tuesday that Bail had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee on June 28.
Cardinal's Andy Brown out for season
Stanford forward Andy Brown's basketball playing career is finished after he tore an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee for the fourth time since 2009.
Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins said in a statement Wednesday that Brown tore the ACL in his right knee during a team workout Tuesday morning. Brown's previous ACL tears were in his left knee.
Cal's Justin Cobbs out 6-8 weeks
California senior guard Justin Cobbs will be out six to eight weeks after he fractured a bone in his right foot.
The school said in a statement Wednesday that Cobbs fractured his fifth metatarsal but didn't disclose how the injury occurred. Cobbs wrote on Twitter that it's a "minor setback for a major comeback."
Craig Victor commits to Arizona
The Arizona Wildcats secured a verbal commitment from ESPN 100 power forward Craig Victor on Saturday afternoon.
The 6-foot-7, 205-pound New Orleans native -- ranked No. 31 nationally in the Class of 2014, No. 1 in Louisiana and No. 5 at his position -- picked the Wildcats over LSU, Kansas and Oklahoma State. Victor made the announcement at his travel team's season-ending banquet.
D.J. Haley joins USC roster
Center D.J. Haley has joined Southern California's basketball team and will have one year of eligibility with the Trojans.
New coach Andy Enfield said Friday that he expects Haley to be a valuable contributor in the senior's return to his home state.
Eric Moreland suspended 14 games
Oregon State coach Craig Robinson said Tuesday that Eric Moreland has been suspended for the Beavers' first 14 regular-season games and that Devon Collier will sit out the season opener.
The 6-foot-10 Moreland averaged 9.4 points and a team-leading 10.6 rebounds a game last season. Collier averaged 12.6 points and six rebounds. Both players will also miss the team's exhibition games.
Jahii Carson NBA-bound
Jahii Carson's early exit to the NBA has been expected since he first arrived at Arizona State two years ago.
The dynamic point guard bypassed a chance at the pros last season before deciding to return to school.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Carson will take the leap after his sophomore season.
"I know it will be his last; We know Jahii will end up going to the NBA," Arizona State coach Herb Sendek said during the Sun Devils' media day Thursday. "I've known that for a long time."
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Zach Peters returns to practice
Arizona big man Zach Peters practiced with the Wildcats after being cleared on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Peters was cleared by the NCAA on Sept. 26 but needed to be cleared by the school after suffering multiple concussions while at Kansas a year ago. Sources told ESPN that Peters was cleared by medical personnel earlier this week.
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