Julian Phillips, final uncommitted five-star recruit in 2022 class, chooses to play at Tennessee

Julian Phillips, final uncommitted five-star recruit in 2022 class, chooses to play at Tennessee

Five-star senior Julian Phillips, the last remaining available five-star basketball prospect in the 2022 class, announced his commitment to Tennessee on Thursday. Phillips chose the Volunteers over Auburn, although the G League Ignite team had emerged as an option late in the process. He had originally committed to LSU in October but was released from … Read more

Baylor Scheierman, no. 4 in ESPN’s college basketball transfer rankings, commits to Creighton Bluejays

South Dakota State transfer Baylor Scheierman, arguably the best available player in the portal, committed to Creighton on Tuesday. Scheierman, a Nebraska native, chose the Bluejays over Nebraska, Clemson, Arkansas and Duke. “I decided to commit to Creighton because I really like how they play,” Scheierman told ESPN. “They are an unselfish team who really … Read more

Duke Blue Devils hiring Kentucky Wildcats’ Jai Lucas as assistant men’s basketball coach

Duke men’s basketball coach Jon Scheyer is hiring Kentucky’s Jai Lucas as an assistant coach, sources told ESPN on Friday. Lucas is the first basketball hire from outside the Duke family since Mike Krzyzewski hired Tim O’Toole as an assistant coach in 1995. He is the third and final assistant for Scheyer’s first staff at … Read more

Antonio Reeves transfers from Illinois State to play basketball for Kentucky Wildcats

11:00 AM ET Jeff Borzello Close ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Paul Biancardi Close Basketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Illinois State transfer Antonio … Read more

Naasir Cunningham, No. 1 high school basketball recruit of 2024, to sign with Overtime Elite, keep college eligibility

Naasir Cunningham, the No. 1 basketball prospect in ESPN’s Class of 2024, is signing with Overtime Elite (OTE), he told ESPN on Monday. “This is best place for me to develop as a player, while getting the right education to fall back on at the same time,” Cunningham said. “Overtime built a relationship with my … Read more

Jay Wright says he retired as Villanova men’s basketball coach because ‘I didn’t have the edge that I’ve always had’

Before he made the decision to retire after 21 seasons as men’s basketball coach at Villanova, Jay Wright said he lacked the same “edge” this season that he had enjoyed in the past, he said Friday. During his retirement news conference, which also featured new head coach Kyle Neptune, Wright said there were moments before … Read more

Shaedon Sharpe, who never played for Kentucky as a freshman, to enter 2022 NBA draft, sources say

Elite guard Shaedon Sharpe plans to stay in the NBA draft and not return to Kentucky, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Sharpe announced earlier this month that he was entering the draft but maintaining his college eligibility. Despite having until June 1 to withdraw from the draft, Sharpe is expected to announce in the coming … Read more

Villanova’s Jay Wright retiring as head coach; Fordham’s Kyle Neptune taking over

Hall of Fame coach Jay Wright announced that he is retiring after 21 seasons as head men’s basketball coach at Villanova. The Wildcats said Wednesday that Wright will begin a new role as special assistant to the university’s president, and that Fordham’s Kyle Neptune, who spent 10 years under Wright as a video coordinator and … Read more