Latest Rick Barnes News

UConn's Castle, Kentucky duo, Tennessee's Knecht headline the list of top guards in the NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

John Calipari turned Kentucky into a factory for NBA talent, including 28 one-and-done players becoming first-round picks. Now at Arkansas, Calipari's last crop with the Wildcats features two headlining guards in the NBA draft next week in Reed Sheppard and Rob Dillingham. ...

Dalton Knecht hones game over 3-school basketball journey, now a projected lottery pick in NBA draft

Jun. 20, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Dalton Knecht has always packed one thing with him throughout his cross-country, multi-school basketball journey — a chip on his shoulder. Feeling overlooked has powered the guard from Colorado along his stops at Northeastern Junior College (Colorado), Northern...

Vols announce addition of Igor Milicic Jr. from Charlotte. Croatian was among the top big men in AAC

May. 09, 2024 14:10 PM EDT

Igor Milicic Jr., one of the top big men in the American Athletic Conference at Charlotte last season, will play his final year at Tennessee. Volunteers coach Rick Barnes announced on Thursday the addition of Milicic, who becomes the third transfer to join the team for 2024-25. ...