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Josh Pastner will be more than just a recruiter. Give him time.

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It’s official: Memphis head coach Josh Pastner is an elite recruiter. Not that there was much doubt heading into this summer. His first recruiting class (the Class of 2010) with the Tigers included three five-star recruits and two four-star recruits. He landed three kids from Memphis (Joe Jackson, Chris Crawford and Tarik Black), a top [more]

Under Armour Elite 24 features some must-see stars

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The newly re-branded Elite 24 all-star game tips at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday (ESPNU) and is sponsored by Under Armour, having taken the game’s reins from Boost Mobile. The contest is unique in that August is usually a quiet month for high school stars, having been put through a grueling July evaluation period. The [more]

The Morning Mix

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– Mic Cronin got reprimanded by the NCAA for disparaging remarks he made to officials during the Bearcats NCAA tournament loss to Ohio State. Seriously? Don’t all coaches curse at officials? What am I missing? – The Eye on CBball fellas continue to roll out their coaching survey results. How much influence does “World Wide [more]

Purdue opens Italy trip with an emphatic 80-38 win over All Star Italy

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With Robbie Hummel, Lewis Jackson and Ryne Smith all moving on, this is a good summer for the Purdue Boilermakers to embark on an off-season trip. The opportunities afforded head coach Matt Painter and his team, be it the extra practices, games or team bonding time, are things the Boilermakers hope pay off with another [more]

Despite being drafted into NBA, former Purdue forward Robbie Hummel headed to Spain

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Former Purdue forward Robbie Hummel has decided to take his professional career overseas, signing with El Obradoiro of Spain’s top professional league, the Lafayette Courier Journal is reporting. Hummel had been drafted 58th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2012 NBA Draft, but worked out an agreement that allows him to go to Europe. [more]

UConn, Washington now have tip time for Dec. 29 game

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Just one day after releasing their Pac-12 conference slate, Washington now knows when they’ll play Connecticut for just the fourth time in the history of both programs. The battle of the Huskies, which was set for December 29, will tip at 7:30 PM on ESPN2 according to a release from the University of Washington. The [more]