Category Archives: Recruiting

The Citadel Loses Three Players by Way of Transfer

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Sophomore guard Frankie Johnson is one of three players to transfer from The Citadel since the 2017-18 season has come to an end. (Source: Post and Courier) (Header: Post and Courier)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — With the 2017-18 season winding down, the vast majority of teams have turned their focus to the upcoming 2018-19 campaign.

The end of the season brings forth an influx of coaching changes and player transfers all across the country. Some have said the number of players transferring has been a problem over the last few years, with more and more players choosing to transfer with each passing year.

At this point, close to 200 players have opted to transfer and seek other opportunities in college basketball, and the Elite Eight hasn’t even begun. Several teams have been hit hard on the transfer market already, losing key pieces of the rotation for next season and beyond.

One team in particular that has been hit hard so far has been The Citadel Bulldogs. In total, four players have transferred out of the program, with three players opting to seek new opportunities within the last week. Continue reading The Citadel Loses Three Players by Way of Transfer

Canadian Guard Marcus Carr Among Slew of Players to Transfer From Pittsburgh, According to Reports

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Freshman guard Marcus Carr is one of eight Pittsburgh players to request their release from the program since the season came to a close. (Header: Post-Gazette)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — If the 2017-18 season wasn’t rocky enough for the Pittsburgh Panthers, the start to the off-season has pushed it over the edge.

The Panthers went 0-18 in ACC play, leaving them as the only Division I team to not have a conference win on the year. Pittsburgh went 8-24 for the season, giving them a 24-41 record in two seasons under Kevin Stallings.

Stallings, who took the job at Pittsburgh after time with the Vanderbilt Commodores, was fired as the Panthers’ head coach after two seasons. While Pittsburgh hasn’t hired a replacement for Stallings as of yet, whoever does accept the role will have their work cut out for them.

According to reports, including a report on ESPN.com by Jeff Goodman, seven more players have requested their release from the Panthers in light of the coaching change, and all are expected to receive their releases sometime Friday afternoon. Continue reading Canadian Guard Marcus Carr Among Slew of Players to Transfer From Pittsburgh, According to Reports

Carlton Bragg Jr. Commits to New Mexico

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Former Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. (15) transferred from Arizona State without playing a game, and has committed to the New Mexico Lobos. (Source: KUSports.com) (Header: Kentucky Sports Radio)

ALBUQUERQUE, NM. — Paul Weir is at it again on the transfer market.

The New Mexico Lobos already have a pair of power conference transfers entering the fold next season. JaQuan Lyle, who transferred from the Ohio State Buckeyes, and Vance Jackson, formerly of the Connecticut Huskies, will both become eligible for the Lobos during the 2018-19 season.

On Thursday, Weir added another piece to the puzzle, and this one is a big piece that brings with him a ton of potential.

Transfer Carlton Bragg Jr. has committed to play for Paul Weir and the New Mexico Lobos. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. Continue reading Carlton Bragg Jr. Commits to New Mexico

Fighting Irish go Four for Four on National Signing Day

On National Signing Day, Mike Brey inked all four of his targets for the 2018-19 season. (Source: Notre Dame basketball).

SOUTH BEND, Ind – National signing day has come and gone, and it was a quiet day for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Not quiet as in they didn’t sign who they wanted. Quiet as in no surprises.

Notre Dame successfully penned all four of their targets, achieving a 7th place ranking in the 2018 247Sport.com class rankings, above teams like the Michigan State Spartans, the Duke Blue Devils, and the Arizona Wildcats.

Continue reading Fighting Irish go Four for Four on National Signing Day

Liberty Basketball Signs Trio of Players in Class of 2018

On National Signing Day, the Liberty Flames tabbed a trio of talented players who all hail from the state of North Carolina. (Source: Liberty Men’s Basketball)

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The 2018-19 edition of the Liberty Flames will have a heavy influence from the state of North Carolina.

On Wednesday, the Flames signed a trio of players on National Signing Day, in Darius McGhee, Blake Preston and Josh Price.

All three student-athletes hail from the state of North Carolina, and all will bring something different to the hardwood as a member of the Flames in 2018-19, and beyond.

“What I love about this class is the people they are,” stated head coach Ritchie McKay. “I am excited about the athletic ability and their basketball prowess that each individual brings to our family, but I love more the kind of people that they are and will continue to uphold the pursuit of excellence this campus embodies.”

“They will be great representatives of their families and high schools. They are all well-coached and have played for terrific high school coaches. What may be the most important thing is they value winning and being a part of a team rather than worrying about individual success.” Continue reading Liberty Basketball Signs Trio of Players in Class of 2018

Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly decommits from Arizona

On Thursday, five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly retracted his verbal commitment to Arizona, amidst the FBI probe surrounding the program. (Source: Kelly Kline – Under Armour)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Amid the investigation from the FBI, dominoes continue to fall on the recruiting front in the Class of 2018.

The Arizona Wildcats were one of the programs targeted in the investigation conducted by the FBI regarding fraud and corruption, and former assistant coach Emanuel ‘Book’ Richardson was one of four assistant coaches arrested in the probe.

On Thursday night, the Wildcats lost their top commit from the Class of 2018. Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly released a statement on his Twitter account, announcing that he was retracting his verbal commitment to the Wildcats. Continue reading Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly decommits from Arizona