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Report: UConn investigation alleges Ollie violated NCAA rules

Report: UConn investigation alleges Ollie violated NCAA rules

An investigation by the University of Connecticut into former basketball coach Kevin Ollie alleges several NCAA rule violations, justifying the team's decision to fire Ollie with "just cause" and terminate the remaining money on his deal, according to a report from the Hartford Courant.Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Courant obtained documents on the alleged NCAA violations, which include Ollie setting up a call between a recruit and former UConn player Ray Allen, shooting baskets with a recruit during an official visit and being aware that several of his players were working with an outside trainer, a personal friend of Ollie's, on campus.By firing Ollie with "just cause" in March, UConn eliminated a buyout of almost $10 million per his contract, which was extended to run through 2021.Ollie, with the assistance of his union, contested the decision and is currently in arbitration with the school after president Susan Herbst upheld the "just cause" firing on Tuesday, according to the Courant.
Former Stanford star Travis transferring to Kentucky

Former Stanford star Travis transferring to Kentucky

Kentucky basketball picked up yet another piece on Wednesday as Stanford's Reid Travis announced he would be joining the Wildcats as a graduate transfer.Travis announced his intentions in a video tweet."I'm looking forward to a fresh start and continuing to pursue my dreams. Looking for a school, the biggest thing that I wanted was to align both my academic and my athletic interests," he said."After getting to know the staff and the players on my visit, it became very clear to me that there was no better place to continue this next step in the journey. I'm excited to work hard every day and give everything of myself to this program so that we can compete for a national championship. Big Blue Nation? Are we ready?"Travis, who graduated on Sunday, spent Monday and Tuesday visiting with the Kentucky program before making his decision.
Five-star guard Cassius Stanley says Russell Westbrook a great coach

Five-star guard Cassius Stanley says Russell Westbrook a great coach

HAMPTON, Va. – When Cassius Stanley decided to join Team WhyNot (Calif.) this spring, he did so operating under the assumption that he'd get a chance to learn under the tutelage of the NBA's reignin ... Continue Reading
Isaiah Stewart even more hungry now that hes a five-star status prospect

Isaiah Stewart even more hungry now that hes a five-star status prospect

HAMPTON, Va. – City Rocks (N.Y.) forward Isaiah Stewart can vividly recall being an eighth grader at John Lucas Camp scouring the middle school rankings and finding the top players in attendance so ... Continue Reading
Ashton Hagans seems on verge of reclassifying, joining Kentucky

Ashton Hagans seems on verge of reclassifying, joining Kentucky

It sure sounds like 5-star point guard Ashton Hagans will be a member of Kentucky's Class of 2018 sooner rather than later.As reported by SEC Country's Kyle Tucker, Hagans has been working out with C ... Continue Reading
Zion Williamson looks ahead to Duke

Zion Williamson looks ahead to Duke

If there were high school rankings for popularity, Zion Williamson would hold down the top spot in a landslide. His propensity for jaw-dropping plays and posterizing dunks has taken the country by sto ... Continue Reading
What Romeo Weems commitment could mean for DePaul basketball

What Romeo Weems commitment could mean for DePaul basketball

The DePaul mens basketball program has had its share of false dawns in recent years, and a truly skeptical fan could easily chalk up Tuesday as another of those days. We're here to tell you that react ... Continue Reading
Elite hoopers shine and pay respects in the Josh Level Classic

Elite hoopers shine and pay respects in the Josh Level Classic

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Just over five years after the tragic death of Josh Level, one of North Carolina's most promising young basketball prospects, the all-star game held in his honor is still drawing ... Continue Reading
How the ongoing sneaker wars may have influenced a major college commitment

How the ongoing sneaker wars may have influenced a major college commitment

The ongoing FBI investigation into amateur basketball - the same one that led to the downfall of Louisville coach Rick Pitino - may have an intriguing new development connected with one of the feel-go ... Continue Reading
Drake DMd Mac McClung asking for one of his jerseys

Drake DMd Mac McClung asking for one of his jerseys

Mac McClung has emerged as one of the most fascinating prep basketball players in recent memory. A thin 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, McClung gathered a full-on cult following as he neared and, eventually, pa ... Continue Reading
Zaire Wade continues to turn heads on summer circuit

Zaire Wade continues to turn heads on summer circuit

Don't look now, but Dwyane Wade's progeny may be well on the way to filling in where he will eventually let off.Zaire Wade, the Heat star's eldest son, is a member of the Class of 2020. He's also a t ... Continue Reading
Mac McClungs senior season highlights are incredible

Mac McClungs senior season highlights are incredible

Few high school basketball players captured the attention of the nation the way Gate City (Va.) icon Mac McClung did this past season for the Blue Devils.For five months, this small Appalachian town ... Continue Reading
Nevada lands five-star hoops recruit

Nevada lands five-star hoops recruit

Jordan Brown, a five-star forward from Prolific Prep in California, committed Friday to Nevada over Arizona and California."It honestly felt like it would be a good fit for me," Brown told 247Sports. ... Continue Reading
The significance of 5-star Jordan Browns commitment to Nevada

The significance of 5-star Jordan Browns commitment to Nevada

Make that two surprising commitments in as many days.Just more than a day after Boise State landed one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the Class of 2019, Nevada added one of the top basketba ... Continue Reading
How a hockey player and hoops signee can make history

How a hockey player and hoops signee can make history

When Quentin Grimes scored a career-high 50 points in Woodlands (Texas) College Park's 117-57 victory against Montgomery, plenty of hoops fans in the Houston metro area took notice. So did fans farthe ... Continue Reading
Five-star Tyrese Maxey is headed to Kentucky, will stay in 2019

Five-star Tyrese Maxey is headed to Kentucky, will stay in 2019

Kentucky kept its recruiting trail hot streak rolling Wednesday afternoon when Coach John Calipari and Co. reeled in South Garland (Texas) guard Tyrese Maxey.It was the Wildcats' third five-star recr ... Continue Reading
Five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey explains why he chose Kentucky

Five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey explains why he chose Kentucky

Tyrese Maxey is proving why he's arguably the country's most talented scorer averaging 25 points a game for Houston Hoops in the Nike EYBL this spring. Maxey, a five-star guard who is committed to Ken ... Continue Reading
Mac McClungs HS teammate on pace to break scoring record

Mac McClungs HS teammate on pace to break scoring record

The 2017-18 season was a banner year for the Gate City boys basketball program. The Blue Devils won their first ever state title, and the eyes of the nation followed the team's success the entire way. ... Continue Reading
Brandon Williams re-commitment to Arizona latest twist in investigation

Brandon Williams re-commitment to Arizona latest twist in investigation

Just weeks ago, Arizona was seen as an almost surefire casualty of the FBI's investigation into amateur basketball and the NCAA's rules and regulations regarding amateurism and recruiting. While there ... Continue Reading
Super dunker Mac McClung puts on another show

Super dunker Mac McClung puts on another show

Gate City senior and Georgetown signee Mac McClung spent the weekend at the BallisLife All America Game in California. Before the game tipped off he was already earning plenty of oohs and ahhs for his ... Continue Reading