Dressed as superheroes, Tom Izzo, Suzy Merchant unveil another Michigan State season
The goal of "Midnight Madness" is to excite fans for another Michigan State basketball season, and coaches went the superhero route this year.Wait until you see Tom Izzo, she told the crowd.
It' s college basketball ' s version of free agency. We've ranked the top players who are set to switch schools this offseason. It can be overwhelming at times, so here are the 100 best, sorted by those who we'll see playing college basketball in 2019 - 20 and those who will have to sit out next season.
Ahead of the 2019 - 20 college basketball season, we're projecting who its top 50 players will be. In constructing our rankings, we considered a number of The most important recruiting new Alabama coach Nate Oats did after taking the job in March was convincing Lewis, then in the transfer portal, to
Transfers are all the rage these days. It’s become the new way of recruiting in recent years, and Texas Tech Head Coach Chris Beard used a couple of transfers — Matt Mooney and Tariq Owens — to help reload and get to the championship game last season.
Here’s a list of the 20 transfers who will make a significant impact this season:
1) Kerry Blackshear Jr., 6-10, 250, PF, Grad, Florida
2018-19 Stats: 14.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg (Virginia Tech)
Scout’s take: “Skilled post player that you can run offense through. He can score with his back to the basket, at the elbow or extend to beyond the 3-point line. Extremely high basketball IQ, can rebound in his area, has a mean streak and toughness about him.”
Tip Ins: Blackshear Jr leads latest crop of impact transfers
The days of roster building from the high school ranks are long over, and any college basketball coach with aspirations of playing deep into March knows the transfer market is just as vital. With some players, even more important. Kerry Blackshear Jr. is one of them. He had 18 points and 11 boards for Virginia Tech while going toe-to-toe with Zion Williamson in an NCAA Tournament game against Duke. And when he announced shortly afterward that he would enter the NBA draft and the transfer portal, his phone never stopped ringing.
College Basketball Talk will be unveiling the 2019 -2020 NBCSports.com college hoops preview Will Marcus Bingham be ready to play 20 minutes a night? What will be more interesting to see is if roster, he has the bodies to do it, especially if Marquette transfer Joey Hauser finds a way to get a
Eye On College Basketball . State of Combat with Brian Campbell. With summer winding down and the fall semester fast-approaching, most newcomers -- whether it be recruits or transfers -- have already made it to the program they'll be on the roster for the 2019 - 20 season.
2) Quentin Grimes, 6-5, 210, G, So. (Waiver), Houston
2018-19 Stats: 8.4 ppg (Kansas)
Scout’s take: “Doesn’t do anything exceptional, but does everything well. Should be Kelvin Sampson’s best player and will thrive with a change of scenery.”
3) Chris Clarke, 6-6, 205, SF, Grad, Texas Tech
2017-18 Stats: 8.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg (2017-18 at Virginia Tech)
Scout’s take: “Quick-twitch athlete, big-time motor with a high basketball IQ. Can play and also guard multiple positions.”
4) Nate Sestina, 6-9, 245, PF, Grad, Kentucky
2018-19 Stats: 15.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 38% 3-pointers (Bucknell)
Scout’s take: “Very good catch-and-shoot guy. Makes 3s and stretches the floor. Shoots a turnaround jumper in the post. Physical and strong, good position rebounder and uses strength. Goes after misses. Solid low-post defender, average foot-speed guarding on the perimeter.”
Seton Hall suspends basketball coach Kevin Willard over NCAA investigation
Kevin Willard's two-game suspension was levied by Seton Hall in response to NCAA investigation into allegations of transfer tampering. Assistant coach Grant Billmeier will run the team during the two games. Willard will continue to run the 13th-ranked Seton Hall’s practices between the two games.“Seton Hall University has been working collaboratively with the NCAA enforcement staff to address an infraction within our men’s basketball program," said a statement issued by the athletics department. "Our department has been proactive in our review and has been fully cooperating with the NCAA enforcement staff.
Sit-out transfers too, can be extremely valuable and even alter a season outlook (just look at Dedric Lawson last season, or the Hauser brothers saga this As usual, there was a plethora of players who sat out the 2018–19 season and are now in line to see the floor in 2019 – 20 . Not every sit-out transfer
College basketball ' s way-too-early preseason top 25 teams for the 2019 - 20 season. Now that Virginia has won the national title, it' s time to look ahead to the Events of the offseason — players entering the NBA draft, transfers and late decisions of incoming freshmen - are sure to shake things up.
5) Shakur Juiston, 6-7, 220, PF, Grad, Oregon
2018-19 Stats: 10.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg (UNLV)
Scout’s take: “He’s a banger, a phenomenal rebounder. Quick twitch. He can finish around the rim and step out to mid-range.”
6) Omer Yurtseven, 7-0, 275, C, Sr., Georgetown
2017-18 Stats: 13.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg (NC State)
Scout’s take: “The guy is a skilled big man, and we all know Patrick Ewing will do his best to get him the ball. He can score in the post, and also steps out.”
7) Admon Gilder, 6-4, 200, G, Grad, Gonzaga
2017-18 Stats: 12.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 40% 3-pointers (Texas A&M)
Scout’s take: “Big-time kid, relentless work ethic. He was one of the best defensive players in the SEC over the last three seasons and has already scored over 1,000 points in his career.”
8) Rasir Bolton, 6-2, 180, G, So. (Waiver), Iowa State
2018-19 Stats: 11.6 ppg (Penn State)
Scout’s take: “Guard who can score in a variety of ways. Shoots it well from deep, but can also get to the basket.”
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ESPN Insider college basketball contributor. First began covering college hoops in 2004. Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal. In this last fleeting moment before actual basketball , let' s look at our expectations regarding star players for 2019 - 20 . This set of rankings will
The 2019 - 20 lineup marks another evolution, with Wright bringing in a star-studded recruiting class to mesh with a corps of promising returners yet to play their best Buzz: The heart of an excellent few years for Florida basketball departs with KeVaughn Allen graduating, and Keith Stone transferring .
9) Justin Pierce, 6-7, 215, F, Grad, North Carolina
2018-19 Stats: 14.9 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 4.1 apg (William & Mary)
Scout’s take: “Long, skilled and athletic hybrid forward who is a stat stuffer. Excellent cutter, passes it well, needs to get stronger.”
10) Malachi Flynn, 6-2, 180, PG, Jr., San Diego State
2017-18 Stats: 15.8 ppg, 4.3 apg (Washington State)
Scout’s take: “Quick little guard who could wind up being San Diego State’s best player. He can get into the lane, shoots it and also can run the team.”
11) Lamont West, 6-8, 225, PF, Grad, Missouri State
2018-19 Stats: 11.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg (West Virginia)
Scout’s take: “Good size. Best at the 4. Can really make 3s.”
12) Anthony Mathis, 6-3, 180, SG, Grad, Oregon
2018-19 Stats: 14.4 ppg, 42% 3-pointers (New Mexico)
Scout’s take: “Elite, elite shooter. A little soft, but can really stroke it from deep.”
13) Christian Keeling, 6-4, 175, G, Grad, North Carolina
2018-19 Stats: 18.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 38% 3-pointers (Charleston Southern)
Scout’s take: “Elite scorer from 3 and mid-range. Very, very good shooter off the catch-and-bounce. Creative to get his spots. Long and good athlete for his size. Good finisher at the rim, but trusts his jump shot more. Defends.”
Memphis basketball, Penny Hardaway are taking a big risk with James Wiseman | Giannotto
There was risk and reward to be had when it came to hiring Penny Hardaway as Memphis men's basketball coach. The risk arrived Friday night.The rewards have been plentiful thus far. A No. 1 recruiting class. A full FedExForum. A national championship contender. A return to relevancy, both locally and across the college basketball world.
So in advance of the 2019 - 20 season, I wanted to take a look at how the nonconference schedules of every Major Seven program (AAC, ACC, Big 12 Tom Izzo schedules with gusto almost every year. The preseason No. 1 team in college basketball could face four top -25 KenPom teams outside of
2019 - 20 English Premier League. Tennis (M). See All. Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women' s college basketball , and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women' s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.
14) Jake Toolson, 6-5, 205, SG, Grad, BYU
2018-19 Stats: 15.7 ppg, 45% 3-pointers (Utah Valley)
Scout’s take: “He shoots the crap out of the ball. Can really space the floor.”
15) Jason Carter, 6-8, 230, PF, Grad (with two years), Xavier
2018-19 Stats: 16.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg (Ohio)
Scout’s take: “Could be a starter for sure at Xavier and a double-figure scoring guy.”
16) Donnie Tillman, 6-7, 225, F, Jr. (Waiver), UNLV
2018-19 Stats: 10.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg (Utah)
Scout’s take: “He’ll help UNLV a ton this year. Gives them toughness and a guy who can score and rebound.”
17) Quade Green*, 6-0, 170, PG, So., Washington *Seeking a waiver to play the start of the season
2018-19 Stats: 8.0, 2.3 apg (Kentucky)
Scout’s take: “He had a rough go at Kentucky, but is tough and can make shots. Might be the key for Mike Hopkins.”
18) Bubba Parham, 5-11, 160, G, Jr. (Waiver), Georgia Tech
2018-19 Stats: 21.4 ppg, 40% 3-pointers (VMI)
Scout’s take: “He’s a badass. Cat-quick combo guard who can score 40. Elite in ball screens, deep range and can really pass.”
19) MaCio Teague, 6-3, 190, G, Jr., Baylor
2017-18 Stats: 16.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.5 apg (UNC Asheville)
Scout’s take: “He’s a guy who can really shoot it and should be a major piece for Scott Drew’s team this season. Versatile wing, but his biggest asset is his perimeter shot.”
20) Koby McEwen, 6-4, 200, G, Jr., Marquette
2017-18 Stats: 15.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.2 apg (Utah State)
Scout’s take: “Well-rounded guard who gives Wojo size, and also a guy who can do a little bit of everything. Should be a nice complement to Markus Howard.”
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Texas A&M guard Starks suspended indefinitely after arrest .
Guard TJ Starks has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, Texas A&M announced.Junior guard TJ Starks has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, Texas A&M announced Thursday.