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Maryland Adds Justin Jackson To 2016 Haul

Maryland added a major piece to their 2016 recruiting haul by landing four-star forward Justin Jackson of The Hill Academy in Ontario, Canada.

Jackson was pledged to UNLV ahead of their firing head coach Dave Rice during the season. Oregon and UConn were also in the hunt for Jackson, who figures to provide immediate depth to the frontcourt.

Maryland also has Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter coming in as well as Duquesne graduate transfer L.G. Gill.

  • Written by Brian Stinnette
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Jordan Goodwin Adds Ohio State Offer To Vast Collection

Class of 2017 Belleville Althoff (IL) standout Jordan Goodwin now has added a scholarship offer from Ohio State to his vast collection.

Goodwin, a 6’3 wing, has followed up a 3A title run with Althoff with a standout spring nationally in the Nike EYBL with the St. Louis Eagles.

Goodwin’s vast offer collection includes the likes of UConn, Michigan State, Iowa State, Texas A&M, Cal and now Ohio State this spring. Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Purdue, Iowa and Northwestern are all among a long list of prior offers.

Goodwin is the top-rated prospect in Illinois for the 2017 recruiting class.

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Kelvin Sampson, Houston Agree To New Restructured Deal

Kelvin Sampson and the University of Houston have agreed in principle on a new restructured contract. The new deal includes a $1 million bonus tied to conference realignment.

Sampson is getting an added two years on his contract and a $300,000 pay raise in addition to the bonus potential. The pay raise pushes Sampson’s annual compensation up to $1.4 million.

Sampson will get the $1 million bonus if Houston joins a conference that has annual television revenue worth more than $20 million per school.

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Martin Ingelsby To Be Hired As Delaware's Head Coach

Notre Dame assistant coach Martin Ingelsby is set to be tabbed as the new head coach at the University of Delaware.

Ingelsby, who is 37, has been an assistant coach at Notre Dame for the seven years, after spending the prior six years as director of basketball operations at Notre Dame.

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey coached at Delaware for five years ahead of taking the job at Notre Dame.

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Illinois Dismisses Kendrick Nunn From Basketball Team

The University of Illinois has dismissed Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team the school announced.

Nunn pled guilty to misdemeanor battery last week and admitted to hitting Kayla Williams during an altercation.

A joint statement from athletic director Josh Whitman and head coach John Groce said,

“We have not reached this decision easily; we care deeply about Kendrick and want him to be successful, but after extensive deliberation, we think it best for our program to reaffirm our core values of trust and respect, to send a strong message about what is acceptable behavior for our student-athletes at the University of Illinois, and to part ways with Kendrick. As it is on college campuses across the country, relationship violence is of significant concern at our University, and we expect Fighting Illini student-athletes to be leaders in promoting healthy, respectful, caring relationships. We wish Kendrick all the best as he prepares for the next chapter of his life.”

Nunn, a 6’3 guard, averaged 15.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals per contest as a junior in 2015-16.

Nunn was the first big-time Chicago Public League recruit that John Groce was able to land when he got the job at Illinois.

  • Written by Brian Stinnette
  • Category: News