This figures to be another busy week for Nick Richards and his teammates at St. Patrick's High School in New Jersey. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim came in on Tuesday to see the 6-foot-11 Richards and have a home visit, while Arizona coach Sean Miller is expected Wednesday. "I'm considering every school," Richards told me last week, referring to a group that includes Kentucky, Indiana, UConn, Syracuse and Arizona. On Friday, Richards is poised to take his first official visit to Kentucky. Wildcats coach John Calipari has met with Richards twice in the last two weeks, including a home visit with Richards' family. "It's probably going to be me and mom going, just check it out," Richards said of
Beginning in September and running up until November 11th, the first day of the season, College Basketball Talk will be unveiling the 2016-2017 NBCSports.com college hoops preview package. 1. Kansas vs. Duke – Champions Classic (New York) – Nov. 15 (9 p.m.): The Champions Classic has easily become the most anticipated non-conference event most years (until the PK80 next year), and this year’s matchup between the Jayhawks and Blue Devils is the premier non-conference game of the season. It’s not hard to envision this as a Final Four or national title preview, and there’s a very real chance that it could end up being a matchup between No. 1 Duke vs. No. 2 Kansas. 2. Michigan State at Duke – ACC/Big Ten Challenge – Nov. 29 (9:30 p.m.): This game gets the nod over similarly interesting matchups because it’s going to be played on campus in Durham at Cameron Indoor.
George Washington has promoted assistant Maurice Joseph to interim men's basketball coach for the 2016-17 season, the school announced Tuesday. Joseph replaces his boss and former coach, Mike Lonergan, who was fired Sept. 16 after an independent investigation uncovered enough evidence for the university to warrant terminating him from his post. The findings of that investigation led GW officials to conclude Lonergan's pattern of behavior was "inconsistent with the university's values." Lonergan and his legal team claim his firing did not follow proper protocol which could lead to a lawsuit. Lonergan went 97-70 in five years with GW and took the Colonials to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The move