Latest College basketball News

Auburn forward Chuma Okeke declares for NBA draft

Apr. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn sophomore forward Chuma Okeke is entering the NBA draft. Okeke announced his decision Saturday after a season that ended with a left knee injury during Auburn's first run to the Final Four. He had surgery on his torn ACL on April 2. Okeke averaged 12 points a game last season....

Georgia sophomore forward Nicolas Claxton enters NBA draft

Apr. 20, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nicolas Claxton, the 6-foot-11 slender forward who led Georgia in scoring, rebounding and blocks, has declared for the NBA draft. The sophomore announced his plans Saturday on Twitter and followed up hours later by adding, "To the people doubting me I love it." Claxton has until May 30...

Wake Forest's Hoard to remain in NBA draft, leave college

Apr. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest forward Jaylen Hoard says he is staying in the NBA draft and won't return to school for his sophomore year. Hoard announced his decision Saturday, saying he is "excited to continue my journey at the next level." Hoard averaged 13.1 points and a team-best 7.6 rebounds...

Miller and Wade will not testify in corruption trial

Apr. 19, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not be required to testify in next week's federal basketball corruption trial. U.S. District Court judge Edgardo Ramos ruled Friday that Miller and Wade were not relevant to the bribery trial that starts Monday. The two coaches had been...

USC signs guard Ethan Anderson

Apr. 19, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Guard Ethan Anderson has signed to play for Southern California, joining the Trojans' previously announced recruiting class. Anderson averaged 20.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists as a senior at Fairfax High in Los Angeles. The 6-foot, 210-pounder was named LA city section player of...

St. John's hires Mike Anderson as basketball coach

Apr. 19, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a meandering search, St. John's finally settled on Mike Anderson as its new basketball coach. Anderson was hired Friday by the Red Storm after getting fired at Arkansas last month. He also had head coaching stints with Missouri and UAB before leading the Razorbacks to five postseason...

Charleston hires Lamar's Harmony as women's basketball coach

Apr. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Robin Harmony has left Lamar to become the women's basketball coach at College of Charleston. The school announced the move Friday. Harmony went 115-66 in six seasons at Lamar, including an 83-25 mark against Southland Conference competition. Harmony won three Southland Conference...

Michigan State star Winston coming back, Ward leaving

Apr. 19, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — All-America guard Cassius Winston wants to accomplish more at Michigan State. He is coming back for his senior season. "It will always be my goal to play in the NBA, but that's a dream that can wait a year," Winston said Friday. Teammate Nick Ward said he is entering the draft...

Iowa's Megan Gustafson wins Honda award for basketball

Apr. 19, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division I women's basketball with an average of 28 points this season. She owns Iowa records for most career points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460). The 6-foot-3 center from Port Wing,...

NCAA rejects mandatory 2-year commitment to grad transfers

Apr. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA. The Division I Council on Friday voted down a proposal that could have tapped the brakes on the de facto free agency created by a rule originally intended...