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Graduate transfer Khris Lane commits to VCU

After averaging 17.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game with Longwood last season, graduate transfer Khris Lane has committed to play his final year of college basketball at VCU.

RICHMOND, Va. — What an off-season it has been for the VCU Rams, and it’s only the 22nd of April.

After losing head coach Will Wade to the LSU Tigers, the Rams wasted little time in finding his replacement. They tabbed Mike Rhoades, formerly of the Rice Owls, to replace Wade at the helm. Since then, the off-season has exceeded expectations for VCU fans everywhere.

Shortly after Rhoades was hired, Rice transfer Marcus Evans committed to the Rams. Evans, who was regarded as one of the top transfers this year, will sit out the 2017-18 season due to transfer regulations, and will make his debut in the 2018-19 campaign.

Landing a player of Evans’ caliber would have been plenty for some coaches, but Rhoades wasn’t finished.

On Saturday afternoon, it was announced that one of the top graduate transfers had also committed to the Rams, and will provide an immediate impact in the front court next season.

Khris Lane, a graduate transfer from the Longwood Lancers, announced on Saturday that he would be transferring to VCU for his final year of collegiate basketball. Continue reading Graduate transfer Khris Lane commits to VCU

RECAP: Ferguson ties CBI single-game assist mark in 80-71 win for UIC

Tai Odiase (23 points, 7 rebounds) and the UIC Flames led for all but 46 seconds in Monday’s win over George Washington, 80-71. (Source: UIC Flames)

CHICAGO, Ill. — It’s always better to give than to receive.

On Monday night, the UIC Flames proved that to be true in their CBI quarter-final match-up with the visiting George Washington Colonials. Despite possessing a sub-.500 record after the regular season, the Flames looked good in their post-season opener against the Stony Brook Seawolves, and they were looking to build off the positive momentum.

It was a record night for the Flames as a whole, and for freshman guard Tarkus Ferguson. As a team, UIC tied the CBI single-game mark with 24 assists, and Ferguson tied the individual single-game mark, dishing out 12 dimes of his own.

The Flames only trailed the Colonials for a grand total of 44 seconds on Monday night. Ferguson narrowly missed a triple-double, recording six points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists in the Flames’ 80-71 victory. Continue reading RECAP: Ferguson ties CBI single-game assist mark in 80-71 win for UIC

Massachusetts parts ways with head coach Derek Kellogg after nine seasons

After nine seasons as the head coach at Massachusetts, Derek Kellogg has been relieved of his duties. (Source: Boston Globe)

AMHERST, Mass. — After nine seasons and 292 games, there will be a new bench boss for the Massachusetts Minutemen next season, and for the foreseeable future.

Following the Minutemen’s 73-60 loss to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in the Second Round of the Atlantic 10 tournament, several reports surfaced on Twitter stating that the University of Massachusetts and the department of athletics had relieved head coach Derek Kellogg of his coaching duties.

The tweets surfaced shortly after the loss, which leads many to believe that the decision came just minutes after the team left the court. Continue reading Massachusetts parts ways with head coach Derek Kellogg after nine seasons

College Court Report Player of the Week: T.J. Cline, Richmond Spiders

After changing his habits during the summer, TJ Cline has become one of the most well-rounded players in the NCAA in 2016-17.
After changing his habits during the summer, and putting in work to improve his ball-handling and jump shot, senior forward T.J. Cline has become one of the most well-rounded players in the NCAA in 2016-17.

CALGARY, Alb. — Coming into the season, he wanted to make a name for himself. He wrote a story through The Players’ Tribune back at the end of November, entitled “Making a Name for Myself.”

After a summer where he worked on improving his ball handling, jump shot, eating habits and sleep patterns, he has become one of the top players in the entire NCAA.

His name is T.J. Cline, and the senior has the Richmond Spiders making noise when nobody expected them to.

Thanks to some help from Nancy Lieberman, who is an assistant coach with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, or ‘mom’ as she’s known to Cline, the native of Plano, TX is reaping the rewards from a summer of hard work and dedication to the game of basketball.

Last week, Cline had himself one of the best two-game stretches of his career, and he etched his name into the record books at Richmond in the process. He averaged a double-double across two wins for the Spiders, and recorded the first triple-double in school history on Saturday afternoon.

For his efforts this past week, one where the Spiders won a pair of home games and kept pace with other top teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference, senior forward T.J. Cline has been named the College Court Report Player of the Week for the week of January 23 – 29, 2017!
Continue reading College Court Report Player of the Week: T.J. Cline, Richmond Spiders

Marquette transfer Traci Carter commits to La Salle

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Traci Carter is heading home.

Per Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, the Marquette Golden Eagles’ transfer has committed to the La Salle Explorers of the Atlantic 10. The sophomore was averaging 4.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 8 games (4 starts) for the 12-6 (3-3) Golden Eagles.

Carter, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, was the 90th prospect in the class of 2015, according to Rivals.com. Furthermore, the 6’0″ point guard was spotted 18th by FOXSports.com when stratified at his position. Continue reading Marquette transfer Traci Carter commits to La Salle

Saint Louis lands commitment in Sikeston’s Fred Thatch Jr.

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Travis Ford is building something special at Saint Louis.

Reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN, class of 2018 guard Fred Thatch Jr. has committed to Saint Louis. Thatch is currently in the midst of a sensational junior season and has led Sikeston High School to a 10-1 start.

“After months of anticipating, with the help of some family & friends I have decided that the best decision for me will be picking a Billikens jersey,” wrote Thatch Jr. on Twitter. “I have verbally committed to the St. Louis University Billikens!” Continue reading Saint Louis lands commitment in Sikeston’s Fred Thatch Jr.