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LaVar and Tina Ball have three children -- all of whom are elite basketball prospects. The oldest two are already committed to UCLA. The youngest will likely join them. It's a unique family with a unique story soon to be featured in a reality television series.
Tyson Waterman coached three former Southern Miss recruits at a prep school in South Carolina before joining Jay Ladner's staff at Southeastern Louisiana. His failure to cooperate with the NCAA's investigation into the Southern Miss program cost him his job, sources told
Illinois guard Tracy Abrams will miss the 2015-16 season after suffering a torn left Achilles tendon during Monday's practice, the school announced Tuesday.
Ole Miss guard Stefan Moody was arrested for DUI this weekend, according to police records. Coach Andy Kennedy told early Monday that he's "aware of the arrest" and still "gathering details."
Former Memphis standout Austin Nichols is scheduled to visit Virginia this weekend, a source told on Thursday.
Arkansas basketball players Anton Beard, Jacorey Williams and Dustin Thomas were suspended indefinitely from the Razorbacks program on Wednesday after being arrested in connection with a counterfeit money investigation.
The NCAA has concluded its investigation into the Southern Miss men's basketball program and is expected to send a notice of allegations to the school at some point in the next week, a source told on Wednesday.
Yes, it's all rooted in work -- for coaches and media. And there are tremendous opportunities for prospects. But the wild stories produced by high-level recruiting in Las Vegas often overshadow everything else.
The University of Memphis turned a bad one-day story into a bad eight-day story. And for what?
Virginia is considered the leader for the 6-foot-8 forward.

Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for and college basketball insider for the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts an award-winning radio show in Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two sons and two dogs.
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