Posted on: September 13, 2010 11:40 am
Edited on: September 13, 2010 11:42 am

Morgan gets waiver to play at Baylor this season

Former UCLA center J'Mison Morgan has been granted a transfer waiver request by the NCAA and will be eligible to play at Baylor this season, the school announced Monday.

Morgan is a 6-foot-10 junior from Dallas.

The former top 25recruit averaged 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds last season for the Bruins. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining and will add depth to a Baylor frontcourt headlined by McDonald's All-American Perry Jones.
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Posted on: August 9, 2010 10:03 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2010 10:07 pm

Class of 2012 star commits to Baylor

Class of 2012 standout Isaiah Austin committed to Baylor during Monday's adidas Nations broadcast on CBS College.

Austin is from Arlington, Texas. Scout.com ranks the 7-foot center as the second-best prospect nationally in the Class of 2012. He chose Scott Drew's Bears over Arizona, Houston, Oklahoma State, and Texas.

Austin is the first elite prospect from the Class of 2012 to offer a commitment.

The earliest he'll be allowed to sign a national letter of intent with Baylor is November 2011.
Posted on: August 9, 2010 2:25 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2010 2:25 pm

Source: Former Spartan Allen visiting Iowa State

Former Michigan State guard Chris Allen arrived at Iowa State on Monday to conduct a visit as he prepares to enroll at a new school, a source told CBSSports.com.

Allen was removed from the Spartans last week after he "failed to meet all obligations" necessary to be a member of the team. The 6-foot-3 guard from Georgia averaged 8.3 points at Michigan State last season. If he enrolls at a Division I institution, Allen will sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules and play one season at his new school in 2011-12.

Allen is also considering South Florida, Baylor and a number of other schools.
Posted on: April 13, 2010 1:10 pm

Source: Baylor's Udoh entering NBA Draft

Baylor forward Ekpe Udoh will announce at a Tuesday press conference his plans to enter the NBA Draft, a source told CBSSports.com.

The press conference is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET in the Ferrell Center on campus.

Udoh averaged 13.9 points and 9.8 rebounds in his only season at Baylor after transferring from Michigan. The 6-foot-10 forward led the Bears to the Elite Eight. He's projected to be drafted in the lottery.
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Posted on: April 10, 2010 3:01 am
Edited on: April 10, 2010 8:39 am

Drew interview at Clemson? Don't hold your breath

The speculation began Friday and drifted into Saturday, and now a South Carolina newspaper is reporting that Baylor's Scott Drew is a leading candidate at Clemson, and that he's "believed to be interviewing for the position [Saturday] along with Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel." For better or worse, this is the price of being a successful coach at a private school with limited resources relative to state universities.

Brad Stevens dealt with it after a Final Four.

Now Scott Drew is dealing with it after an Elite Eight.

So is Drew a candidate at Clemson?

I'm sure he is because why wouldn't he be?

He's a candidate at Clemson for the same reason Stevens was a candidate at Oregon, because any athletics director worth his complimentary car would be interested in a coach who's achieved unprecedented success at a non-traditional power, and eager to see if he'd move for possibly more money and better resources. In other words, Clemson targeting Drew makes sense. But I wouldn't spend Saturday waiting to hear how Drew interviewed at Clemson, because that's not how this business works. Once you've achieved a certain level of success -- i.e., resurrected a program on the verge of extinction and led it to within a few minutes of a Final Four -- you don't interview for jobs. You are offered jobs, then you either take them or you don't. So if Clemson wants Drew it will simply offer the job. Drew would then accept or decline. But what he wouldn't do is interview because nobody in his position ever would.
Posted on: March 24, 2010 9:36 am
Edited on: March 24, 2010 12:26 pm

Sweet 16 teams benefitting from transfers

There is, in many cases, a negative connotation attached to Division I transfers, and it's usually valid. Some -- far too many, actually -- are knuckleheads who caused problems at their old schools or guys who weren't happy with the coaching, the playing time, the school work, whatever. Taking transfers is often risky and the project commonly fails. But the Sweet 16 is full of exceptions to that rule.

At least five schools are benefitting heavily from a transfer.

They are:

Baylor: Ekpe Udoh (transferred from Michigan)
Kansas State: Denis Clemente (transferred from Miami) and Curtis Kelly (transferred from Connecticut)
Syracuse: Wesley Johnson (transferred from Iowa State)
Tennessee: J.P. Prince (transferred from Arizona)
Xavier: Jordan Crawford (transferred from Indiana)

Interesting fact: Those six players helped their second schools get to the 2010 NCAA tournament, but none of their old schools made it to the NCAA tournament this season.
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