Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin is a writer for JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John's basketball. He is also a National College Basketball Contributor for NBC Sports. Additionally, he is a social media and online content contributor to Hoop Group. Follow him on Twitter: @DanielJMartin_

Assistant and interim head coach Bob Cantu will not be retained by USC

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Longtime assistant Bob Cantu will not remain on the USC bench during the Andy Enfield era, the coach acknowledged via his Twitter page Saturday night. “I would like to thank USC for 12 good years!” he wrote. “I will not be returning as a coach at USC and wish the best to the future staff.Fight [more]

Empire State Building set to light up colors of Final Four teams

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The Empire State Building in New York City will commemorate this weekend’s Final Four games by alternating the colors on display at the top of the historic city landmark. From Syracuse’s official athletic website: Beginning at sunset on Saturday, ESB will shine its four sides for each team: North Side: Syracuse University (orange and blue) [more]

Jalyn Patterson’s last-second 3 gives Montverde NHSI championship

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We can only hope for endings as entertaining as this at this weekend’s Final Four. With 12 seconds to play, St. Benedict’s guard and Syracuse commit Tyler Ennis hit a three-pointer off an inbounds pass to give the Gray Bees a 65-64 lead. On the ensuing possession, Florida-bound Montverde senior Kasey Hill drove the length [more]

Oregon St. assistant David Grace to join Steve Alford’s staff at UCLA

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To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Oregon State assistant David Grace will leave his position with the Beavers and take over in the same capacity at UCLA, multiple outlets are reporting and the coach confirmed via Twitter early Sunday morning. Grace spent five seasons with Oregon State and has also served in [more]

Rosters and schedule announced for 2013 Portsmouth Invitational

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The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament gives college seniors an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of NBA and European scouts, with many hoping to improve their draft stock and sneak into the second round, or break from the second round into the first. Below is the roster for the tournament, with the schedule found here [more]

Arizona assistant James Whitford hired as head coach at Ball State

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To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Arizona associate head coach James Whitford has been introduced as the next head coach at Ball State, the school announced Saturday. The vacancy was created when Ball State fired coach Billy Taylor on March 14 after six seasons and an 84-99 overall record. “In my mind, [more]