For some teams, a win in the NCAA tournament would be a significant achievement. For the elite contenders, anything short of a Final Four run would be a disappointment.
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The Wildcats received a boost from veteran grad transfer Reid Travis, who puts John Calipari's team ahead of the rest in the SEC.
- Ex-Auburn AD Jacobs joins SEC rival Florida
- Auburn extends Pearl through 2022-23 season
- Auburn transfer Heron heading to St. John's
- Heron WDs from draft, to transfer from Auburn
The top programs are looking ahead to their expected recruiting needs for 2019. Here's what they're targeting.
These players, including Duke super freshman Zion Williamson, are coming to a college basketball highlight reel soon.
The latest batch of college stars heard their names called in the NBA draft. Who will replace them at the nation's top programs?
Kentucky's late addition of Reid Travis forced us to adjust our 2018-19 rankings. There's no denying that the Stanford graduate transfer puts the Wildcats over the top.
Can Michigan State contend with a team built around Nick Ward? How will Mike Krzyzewski utilize Zion Williamson? Each Top 25 team has a pressing question to answer this summer.
Former Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs has been named executive associate athletic director for the Florida Gators.
Auburn has given head coach Bruce Pearl a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.
Guard Mustapha Heron, a transfer from Auburn, announced Thursday that he's committed to St. John's. Sources tell ESPN's Jeff Borzello that Heron will apply for a hardship waiver in order to play immediately.
North Carolina, Nevada and UCLA each saw key contributors spurn the NBA and return to school, while defending champion Villanova faces a major roster overhaul.
Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer
Auburn head coach Butch Thompson says Tanner Burns, not ace Casey Mize, will open the NCAA Raleigh Regional vs. Northeastern. Doesn't reveal his weekend rotation past that.
Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer
Auburn ace Casey Mize has arrived in Raleigh for the NCAA Regional. He's expected to be the number one overall pick of the MLB Draft on Monday night. If the weekend falls a certain time way, that pick would come at the same time as the first pitch of the Regional finale.
The 2018-19 picture is coming into clear view after the NBA draft early-entry deadline. The Jayhawks hold firm at the top spot, while Nevada rose higher in the top 10.
Mustapha Heron, who averaged 16.4 points and 5.3 rebounds as a sophomore, will transfer from Auburn to another school to be near his ill mother, his father said.
Auburn big man Austin Wiley, who was ineligible to play last season as a sophomore, told ESPN he will withdraw from the NBA draft and play for the Tigers next season.
Auburn has picked up Memphis transfer Jamal Johnson, who will redshirt next season and have three years of eligibility remaining.
The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.
Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting
Texas transfer James Banks, is heading to Georgia Tech for an official visit today. He is also hearing from Appalachian State, Old Dominion, Butler, Vanderbilt, VCU, Virginia Tech, San Diego State, Clemson, LSU, Depaul, Auburn and many others. The 6'11" Banks. a former top 100 prospect runs the floor well, He possess an inside presence to block shots and finish at the rim.