Overtime Elite to play basketball teams featuring Bronny and Bryce James, Cam and Cayden Boozer

A matchup with Bronny James headlines the 90-game 2022-23 schedule Overtime Elite unveiled in advance of its second basketball season in existence, the league announced Friday. OTE has expanded its three-team league to six this season, incorporating prep schools Hillcrest Academy from Phoenix, Word of God Academy from Raleigh, North Carolina, and Our Savior Lutheran … Read more

Former high school basketball star Emoni Bates arrested after gun found in car he was driving

12:45 PM ET Pete Thamel Myron Medcalf Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers college basketball Joined in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato Emoni Bates, a former high school star who transferred from Memphis to Eastern Michigan this summer, was arrested Sunday night about two miles from campus in Superior Township, Michigan, after sheriff’s … Read more

From the Cavinder twins to Kendric Davis, the transfers who should cash in big in college basketball

The name, image, likeness (NIL) world has changed the college basketball landscape. Top recruits and elite players have already earned significant sums — sometimes seven figures — in just the first year of this new era. The rapid change has also prompted top leaders to push for more NIL opportunities on behalf of their athletes. … Read more

Dariq Whitehead has surgery on foot, expected to be back in fall for Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team

Duke men’s basketball’s unfortunate history of significant foot injuries continued this week when top recruit Dariq Whitehead underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a fracture in his right foot. He is out indefinitely, according to the school, but will begin rehab immediately and is expected to return sometime “this fall.” The school announced that Whitehead, the … Read more

Nicholas Sanders, son of Detroit Lions great Barry Sanders, joins Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball as walk-on

6:45 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Nicholas Sanders, son of Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders, is joining the Michigan State men’s basketball team as a freshman walk-on. The Spartans on Friday released their 2022-23 men’s basketball roster, which shows Sanders wearing No. 20 — the same number his father donned during his legendary career … Read more

Allen Greene exits as Auburn Tigers’ athletic director

1:58 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN Allen Greene will “step away” from his role as Auburn athletic director, it was announced Friday. The decision was announced after the two sides negotiated terms of Greene’s departure earlier in the day, sources told ESPN. “The decision to step away from Auburn athletics is not an easy one, but … Read more

Loyola Chicago basketball’s Sister Jean turns 103; Chicago train stop named for Catholic nun

CHICAGO — Loyola University’s Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt got some Chicago hardware with her name on it for her 103rd birthday. School, city and state leaders celebrated Sunday with the Catholic nun who became something of a folk hero as chaplain for the Loyola men’s basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four in 2018. … Read more

NCAA Division I men’s college basketball rosters, departures, newcomers for 2022-23

As recently as a decade ago, the first few weeks of the college basketball offseason were mostly quiet. NBA draft decisions, a few transfers here and there, the final turns of the coaching carousel. Now? It might be busier than the actual season. Between the one-time transfer waiver and the extra year of eligibility due … Read more