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  1. John Calipari hints at negative recruiting

    Diamond Leung

    Kentucky coach John Calipari has released a "National Signing Day" message on his website, and it appears he's calling out the negative recruiting against Kentucky. "Before we get to National Signing Day, and as players wind down their decision p...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  2. UCLA, Arizona in a recruiting arms race

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA's recruiting class in 2012 shot up to No. 2 in the ESPNU rankings following the commitment of Kyle Anderson, the nation's fifth-ranked recruit who announced Monday night that he would become a Bruin. The only class ranked higher than UCLA's b...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  3. St. John's recruiting class takes major hit

    Diamond Leung

    St. John's scored what appeared to have been the nation's third-ranked recruiting class, with coach Steve Lavin leading the nation in luring six top-100 players to New York. But this afternoon, the NCAA eligibility center informed the school that ...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  4. Colorado recruit puts books before hoops

    Diamond Leung

    Colorado freshman Damiene Cain, one of the top players in the Buffaloes' first recruiting class in the Pac-12 era, has decided to forgo a college basketball career in order to concentrate on academics at the school. "After careful consideration, I...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  5. New APR cutline changes recruiting game

    Diamond Leung

    When the NCAA announced in August that it was raising the bar with a new Academic Progress Rate requirement for postseason play, it was said that programs would have at least a few years to "ratchet up" their academics before NCAA tournament bans wou...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  6. Sean Miller has Arizona recruiting at No. 1

    Diamond Leung

    If you're an Arizona fan, you'll love the video from Yay Area's Finest, a compilation of top recruit Brandon Ashley's greatest hits. If you root for any other team in the Pac-12, the thought of having to face the No. 4-ranked recruit in the 2012 c...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  7. Notre Dame Fighting Irish recruit Eric Katenda blinded from eye i...

    Diamond Leung

    Notre Dame recruit Eric Katenda has reportedly suffered a freak eye injury on the court that puts his career in doubt before he was able to enroll in school.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2011
  8. Can Cal tap into Bay Area's talent pool?

    Diamond Leung

    Arizona coach Sean Miller planted his flag in Northern California long before coming to San Francisco in May and declaring to boosters that he would prioritize talent in the 2012 and 2013 recruiting classes coming out of the Bay Area that was among t...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  9. Could UNM's Twitter ban affect recruiting?

    Diamond Leung

    New Mexico coach Steve Alford recently banned his players from tweeting, causing one Twitter-happy rival Mountain West Conference coach to poke fun at the rule and 710 ESPN radio host John Ireland to put himself in the shoes of a recruit. "If I ha...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  10. Jimmer Fredette's success now helps UNLV

    Diamond Leung

    BYU's Jimmer Fredette twice torched UNLV last season, going off for 39 and 29 points in two wins against the Rebels. But now, it's tales of Fredette's success that will undoubtedly be used to UNLV's advantage when it comes to recruiting. That much...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  11. Recruit uses business card to grab attention

    Diamond Leung

    Read Dana O'Neil's fine collection of stories from the recruiting trail if you haven't already. It presents a picture of the lighter side of the business and how the amount of effort it takes to land a recruit can lead to pure comedy. Then imagine...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  12. Future coaches looking to rise up

    Diamond Leung

    College coaches will be in Las Vegas next week during the recruiting period looking for the next great player, and some of them will also try to inspire the next great coach. Rising Coaches Elite, a coaching clinic for Division I men's basketball ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  13. UL preparing for life without Peyton Siva

    Diamond Leung

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino has seen Samardo Samuels and Terrence Jennings unexpectedly depart the team and declare for the NBA draft in consecutive offseasons. Now Pitino is reportedly recruiting point guards in the event that Peyton Siva leaves fo...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  14. New assistant boosts UCLA recruiting

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA went outside the box by making one of the more intriguing assistant coaching hires of the offseason. It hired Korey McCray, the CEO and head coach of the Atlanta Celtics -- an AAU program that has produced NBA players including Dwight Howard, Am...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  15. Texas adds another guard to recruiting class

    Diamond Leung

    Texas was one of the losers at the NBA draft deadline as Jordan Hamilton and Cory Joseph were among the players who decided to leave school. With the Longhorns also losing Dogus Balbay and Jai Lucas, who each completed their eligibility, the team nee...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  16. God's Gift Achiuwa signs with St. John's

    Diamond Leung

    St. John's coach Steve Lavin doesn't call God's Gift Achiuwa, his newly signed junior college transfer, God. He calls him Gift, which is exactly what he is to the Red Storm's recruiting class. ESPNU had ranked St. John's as having the third-best c...

    Blog | April 28, 2011