Knicks’ Julius Randle announces donation to Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School

Julius Randle running up the floor looking toward camera white uniform Pistons visible About 18 hours after he lifted the Knicks to a win in Philadelphia, Julius Randle walked into a high school gym in the...

USC basketball season preview: ‘We seem to be ahead of schedule’

USC basketball coach Andy Enfield didn’t want to frame it as such in the moment last March, but what would ultimately become a deep postseason run all the way to the Elite Eight was crucial for...

Duke vs. Kentucky odds, line, spread: 2021 college basketball tipoff picks, predictions from proven model

Two of the top programs in men’s college basketball square off on Tuesday. The No. 10 Duke Blue Devils take on the No. 9 Kentucky Wildcats in the nightcap of the 2021 Champions Classic as Coach...

15 must-watch players on USA TODAY Sports’ preseason men’s college basketball All-America teams

The 2021-22 men’s college basketball season is here. And so are the top-rated players. USA TODAY Sports examines 15 must-watch players with our preseason All-America list. After a COVID-affected 2020-21, this year’s veteran-laden cast of stars...

College basketball predictions: Expert picks for 2022 Final Four and NCAA Tournament champion

It’s been two years since college basketball had a normal opening day. But we are finally back. Hallelujah, praise be to Bill Raftery. A sport that has waited 20 months to hold games under mostly normal...

College basketball odds: Breaking down the teams that can legitimately win the 2022 NCAA Tournament into tiers

As players rolled back to campus across the country in August, I ranked the top college basketball contenders and separated them into tiers to help sort which teams are good — and perhaps not so good —...

College basketball coaches on hot seat: Who might need a good season in 2021-22 to save their job

Last preseason’s Coaches on the Hot Seat column featured the names of five power-conference coaches whose job security seemed iffy, at the time of publication, for one reason or another. Four of them lost their jobs....

Houston basketball recruiting: Five-star PF Jarace Walker picks Cougars over Alabama, Auburn

Getty Images Houston landed its highest-rated commitment of the 247Sports era on Thursday, when five-star power forward Jarace Walker picked the Cougars over Alabama and Auburn. Walker is ranked the No. 13 overall player in the...

Michigan State basketball gets rotation going in 83-60 exhibition win over GVSU

EAST LANSING — Tom Izzo ticked off a short checklist of things he wanted to see from Michigan State basketball in its final exhibition test before things get real. Better rebounding? Check — the Spartans attacked...

High school basketball rankings: Sierra Canyon opens at No. 1 in Preseason MaxPreps Top 25

The high school basketball landscape has experienced unprecedented change over the past decade with an increasing number of prospective college and pro players gravitating toward programs outside the realm of state governing bodies and prep hoops...