Josh Hart’s Triple-Double Leads Soon to be No. 1 Villanova Past St. Joe’s

Kentucky's close loss to UCLA will be Villanova's gain, as the Wildcats will return to where they finished the season -- ranked No. 1 in the nation. Josh Hart led Nova with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, leading No. 2 Villanova to an 88-57 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Saturday. Hart, the preseason Big East player of the year, hit three 3-pointers and made 6 of 10 shots from the field overall. The Hawks (3-4), who lost their fourth straight, led by 27-24 after 14 minutes. Kris Jenkins topped Villanova with 20. Lamarr ... Read More

Shaquille O’Neal on son Shareef: He doesn’t need to train with Kobe

I'd love to see the young kid at Georgetown, but that's just my opinion. The Diesel and Kobe Bryant may have made up, but that doesn't mean the former Lakers star wants his son working out with Kobe Bryant. "[Shareef] don't need to [train with Bryant]," O'Neal told CBS Sports while promoting American Express' Shop Small for 2X Rewards offer "He's good." "He's really good," O'Neal said. "Way better than I was (at his age). (Shareef) has a lot of colleges looking at him and I am very, very proud of him." Shareef O'Neal is one of the best high ... Read More

Neumann Goretti PG Quade Green Picks Kentucky over Syracuse

Quade Green always had a 'Plan A' -- tonight the journey got a lot more clearer -- after the Neumann Goretti point guard became a Kentucky Wildcat. Seeing the Wildcats dismantle Michigan State live earlier this week, made have closed the deal, as Green reportedly woke up Wednesday with a fresh and clear outlook on where he wanted to play college basketball. Quade Green to Kentucky #BBN pic.twitter.com/JPNcPLLcH1— Dennis Chambers (@DennisChambers_) November 20, 2016 Many consider Green to be the best “true point guard” in the class of 2017 -- praising his knack for finding the open man with a ... Read More

Penn State’s Tony Carr, Shep Garner Shine in Close loss to No. 1 Duke

The No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils bounced back from its loss to Kansas by beating Penn State, and Nittany Lions star point guard Tony Carr, found out he can play on any stage against anyone. Frank Jackson led five Duke players in double figures with 17 points and Philly native Amile Jefferson added 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils to a 78-68 win Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament. https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/status/800059385762500608 https://twitter.com/matt_mcginty/status/800054986033897472 Carr had 20 points and Shep Garner added 15 to lead Penn State (2-2). Carr was sharp, and reminiscent of his father ... Read More

Quade Green has signed national letter of intent

Hopefully those in the know don't ruin it for this great kid, but either John Calipari, or Jim Boeheim is sitting at home tonight extremely happy. According to Adam Zagoria & Zags Blog, Green has signed his national letter of intent with either Kentucky or Syracuse. The five-star recruit will not be reveal his choice at Saturday night’s midnight madness event at Neumann-Goretti in South Philly. Zagoria says the school he signed with already knows his intent. The 6-foot-1 Green out of Neumann-Goretti will announce on Saturday night at his school for either Syracuse or Kentucky. Duke, Temple and Villanova, ... Read More

Quade Green’s decision Looms Large For Syracuse Basketball

Quade Green may not be the most important recruit in Syracuse history, but this courtship is crucial to the future of a program that hasn't recruited another point guard because of loyalty to Green. This Saturday, in a ceremony at his high school, the five-star point guard will announce where he will attend college. Green, a senior guard at Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia, Pa. -- has narrowed his list down to five finalists, including Syracuse, Kentucky, Villanova, Duke and Temple. Carl Arrigale, Green's high school coach, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Green's choice was between Syracuse and Kentucky. Kentucky ... Read More

Okafor Forced to wear Kansas Gear After Losing Bet to Embiid (Photos)

Jahlil should have the last laugh in March. When Frank Mason III hit that last-second shot to give the Kansas Jayhawks a 77-75 victory over the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday night -- he made Joel Embiid's week as well. That's because fellow Philadelphia 76er teammates Joel Embiid -- a top-three pick out of Kansas -- and Jahlil Okafor -- a top-three pick out of Duke -- placed a wager on the game. Embiid -- always the clown on Twitter -- rubbed it in on Okafor after his No. 7 Jayhawks knocked off the No. 1 Blue Devils. https://twitter.com/JoelEmbiid/status/798753014206955520 https://twitter.com/JoelEmbiid/status/798753645651103745 ... Read More

4-Star Imhotep Guard David Beatty Commits to South Carolina

Frank Martin got himself a good one. One of the cities top guards is heading to SEC Country -- after Imhotep Charter senior guard David Beatty committed to South Carolina at his high school. https://twitter.com/JacobSchwartz23/status/798309970353782784 Beatty chose the Gamecocks over some heavyweights like Indiana, Maryland, and Georgetown. Beatty has moved around some -- spending his first two years at Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) -- before moving to Jersey's St. Benedict's last year year. Beatty and Rhode Island signee Daron Russell help form one of the top backcourts in America.

Ex-Roman Star Tony Carr named Penn State Starting PG

Tony Carr is set to follow in his father's footsteps -- he's just taken it to a whole other level. Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers has never had a star at the point, let alone this much depth. That's all changing as former Roman Catholic star Tony Carr was named the starting point guard for the Nittany Lions who started three freshman in an exhibition. Carr, who was ranked No. 50 in the 2016 ESPN top 100 recruits in the country, is confidently growing into the role. “He played at the pace I wanted him to play at, ... Read More

5-Star PG Quade Green expected to visit Temple on Thursday

This could be just be a formality, but the folks on North Broad Street would love to make a huge impression on Neumann Goretti star point guard -- Quade Green. Top Syracuse basketball target for the class of 2017, Quade Green, will visit Temple this Thursday. https://twitter.com/Matt_Vender/status/790932631122800640 Green, a 6-1 point guard from Philadelphia, is rated the No. 22 recruit in the 2017 class by ESPN.com. Green recently cut his list to five schools -- Kentucky, Duke, Villanova and Temple along with Syracuse. Last weekends trip to Syracuse was Green's second official campus visit. He went to Kentucky two weekends ... Read More