Spartans land 5-star guard Max Christie for 2021 recruiting class

EAST LANSING, Michigan  — Michigan State landed a commitment from a five-star prospect Max Christie, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Rolling Meadows, Illinois. His announcement comes roughly around a week following Ypsilanti’s Emoni Bates, said he was committing to Michigan State. Christie joins a class that includes four-star guard Pierre Brooks II from Detroit and potentially…

Five-star college basketball recruit Makur Maker commits to Howard

WASHINGTON D.C.  — Five-star senior Makur Maker announced his commitment to Howard on Friday morning, He chose the Bison over UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. “I was the 1st to announce my visit to Howard & other started to dream ‘what if,’” Maker wrote on Twitter. “I need to make the HBCU movement real so that others will follow. I…

Emoni Bates verbally commits to Michigan State

LANSING, Michigan — Emoni Bates, a five star basketball recruit announced his commitment to Michigan State and change of high school programs on Monday. Bates plans to spend his final two years of high school at a new prep school that his father, Elgin, is opening this fall. “Coach [Tom] Izzo and coach [Mike] Garland and that…

Robert Morris to join Horizon League

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania  — The Horizon League and Robert Morris University announced in a press conference Monday at the UPMC Events Center ue will have 12 members, including Cleveland State University (Cleveland, Ohio), the University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, Mich.), the University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, Ill.), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Indianapolis, Ind.), Northern Kentucky…

Mo Williams announces staff for Alabama State Mens Basketball

MONTGOMERY, Alabama  — Alabama State University head men’s basketball coach Mo Williams announced the completion of his staff Thursday morning. Dannton Jackson was added to the staff as the Associate Head Coach for the program heading into the 2020-21 season, joining the Hornets after a stint on the UAB staff in the same position. Prior to UAB, Jackson was…

Legendary Coach Eddie Sutton passes away

STILLWATER, Oklahoma  — Legendary coach Eddie Sutton, the hall of famer who authored 806 wins and three Final Four appearances, died Saturday at the age of 84. Sutton’s family said in a statement he died of natural causes at home in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, surrounded by his three sons and their families. His wife…

Titans Mourn The Loss Of Former Standout Brian Alexander

DETROIT, Michigan — The University of Detroit Mercy men’s basketball team lost one of its stars from the great teams of the late 90’s as Brian Alexander entered eternal rest on Friday, May 15, after suffering a heart attack. Alexander – 44 – suited up for three seasons in the red, white and blue from 1995-1998…

Mo Williams named head coach of Alabama State

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Alabama State Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jennifer Lynne Williams announced Maurice “Mo” Williams as the next head coach of the Alabama State men’s basketball program this afternoon (on Tuesday, May 12). “We are excited about the direction of our men’s basketball program as we moved forward into this new era,” Williams said. “Mo Williams…

Anthony Edwards declares for NBA Draft

ATHENS, Georgia — Georgia’s freshman guard Anthony Edwards announced his decision to enter the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. Edward’s made the announcement via social media following a stellar freshman season with the Bulldogs. He was named  SEC Freshman and Newcomer of the Year from league coaches and the Associated Press, respectively. Edwards was named second-team All-SEC…

LSU retires Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s No.35

BATON ROUGE, New Orleans  — The LSU Tigers officially retired Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s No.35 during halftime of their 64-50 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday. During his playing days at LSU, Abdul-Rauf went by the name Chris Jackson during his two years at LSU. Abdul-Rauf was a standout freshman for LSU, appeared in 32 games in his freshman season, setting the…