Detroit Free Press: Lamonte Bearden is transferring from Buffalo and told cbssports.com that he's considering U-M, Miami (Fla.), Oregon, VCU, Virginia Tech and Wichita State. The 6-foot-3 guard led the Bulls with 13.7 points per game and 125 assists last season. He also tied for a team high with 47 steals and added 2.9 rebounds per game.
The Buffalo News: Star point guard Lamonte Bearden has been granted his release to transfer from the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team. Bearden, a junior who helped the Bulls to the NCAA Tournament each of the past two years, was a third-team All-Mid-American Conference pick last season. He was the leading scorer on a balanced UB roster with a 13.7 ppg average.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: (Austin) Reaves crushed the state record for most points scored in a single state tournament with 173, breaking Joe Brasel’s mark of 146 set in 1960. The Wichita State commit also set a finals record for most free throws made in a title game with 21.
“None of this is possible for me without my teammates,” Reaves said. “We controlled the game by not taking a lot of stupid shots. That’s good for a team that likes to get out and go, but it was a team effort from everybody.
“I wasn’t aware of the records; I was just worried about getting the win.”
Times Record: Despite a number of fresh bodies and double teams being thrown at (Austin) Reaves, the senior Wichita State commit scorched the Tigers for 43 points, tying Pulaski Academy’s Dusty Hannahs and Junction City’s James Anderson for the second most points scored in a state championship. He fell just four points shy of setting a new record.
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: The last time Cedar Ridge Coach Isaac Middlebrooks brought his team to Bank of the Ozarks Arena for a state championship game, Austin Reaves was a 6-3 sophomore guard whose primary role was to facilitate for others.
Hoopseen.com: ... look for CJ Keyser to step in and provide some minutes in the backcourt. While he is in between spots at the 1 and the 2, the Baltimore native has a blistering first step to him and prides himself on the defensive end of the floor.
Hoopseen.com: One of the very best lead guards available late in the 2016 recruiting cycle may not bring the expected height that one would wish, though he more than makes up for it with his intensity, explosiveness, and alpha-dog mentality. Marcus Ottey, a 5-foot-11 senior playing out his last year of ball at Spire Institute in Ohio, has become a hot commodity this winter.
Scout.com: The Basketball Without Borders roster was full of international prospects that will sign professional contracts and stay overseas, but there were a handful of players at the event looking into the collegiate route. Eric Vila, of Spain, is one of the prospects looking at his options.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Since scoring 73 points in a triple-overtime victory over Forrest City of the Hurricane Classic a month ago, Cedar Ridge senior Austin Reaves continues to impress with his scoring ability.
More Reaves highlights
SunHerald: It was (Darral) Willis who sparked the Wildcats in the first half, scoring eight points in a 10-2 run that put PRCC ahead 28-15. Later in the half, Mitchell had a pair of 3-point shots as the Wildcats went on an 18-4 surge to build a 47-25 lead right before halftime.
State Journal-Register: Parker Allen, brother of WSU’s Peyton, grew up losing to his older brother in the driveway.
Video of Arkansas guard Austin Reaves, whom Gregg Marshall watched play on Tuesday. Reaves plans a visit this weekend for WSU’s game against Indiana State.
Jacob Calloway, from Alaska, said on Twitter he made an unofficial visit to WSU on Wednesday.
Scout.com: Pearl River’s Darryln Willis says he is leaning toward Wichita State, but still taking visits.
Nikola Djogo commits to Notre Dame.
Daishon Smith talks about Wichita State on TCC’s YouTube channel.
Daishon Smith highlights from high school.
Cleveland.com: Frankie Hughes delays decision.
WV MetroNews: Sagaba Konate commits to West Virginia.
Hoopseen: Jeriah Horne commits to Nebraska.
The Wichita Eagle: Xavier Sneed commits to Kansas State.
Hoopseen.com: Jeff Dowtin commits to Rhode Island.
Scout.com: Nikola Djogo grabs offer from Notre Dame.
Northpolehoops.com: Nikola Djogo is ranked No. 7 in Canada’s class of 2016.
Hoopseen.com: Corey Evans calls Wichita State one of last week’s big winners with the commitment from C.J. Keyser.
Columbia Daily Tribune: Mitchell Smith commits to Missouri.
Columbia Daily Tribune: Mitchell Smith in no hurry to make a choice.
Columbia Daily Tribune: Q&A with Arkansas forward Mitchell Smith.
Blue and Gold Illustrated: Canadian Nikola Djogo may visit Notre Dame, WSU.
Hoopseen.com: C.J. Keyser chooses Wichita State.
Keyser highlights from high school in Baltimore.
Scout.com: Forward Mike Layssard will visit SMU in October.
Chicago Tribune: Neuqua Valley setter commits to WSU volleyball.
247sports.com: Florida point guard Keon Clergeot considers visit to WSU.
Highlight video for Mitchell Smith, an Arkansas big man, who is scheduled to visit WSU in October.
ESPN: Updated top 100 recruiting rankings.
Hoopseen.com: Guard Jeff Dowtin, from Washington D.C., will visit WSU on Aug. 30.
Scout.com: Kansas City’s Jeriah Horne lists WSU among his six schools.
Scout.com: Xavier Sneed sets Illinois visit.
IndyStar.com: Lots of MVC schools on these lists, including WSU and wing Damien Jefferson.
IndyStar.com: C.J. Walker lists WSU among his top seven.
IndyStar.com: Indiana guard C.J. Walker may visit WSU this summer.
Collegebasketballtalk.com: North Carolina guard Deshawn Corprew has an offer from WSU, Kansas State and others.
The State: Seventh Woods has been on the national scene for many years.
NJ.com: Markis McDuffie leads St. Anthony’s to Non-Public B championship game with 19 points.
NJ.com: Markis McDuffie a candidate for NJ.com player of the year.
Illinois pitcher Joe Dittmar commits to WSU.
Former Louisville player Akoy Agau considers WSU.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman ranks the top mid-season transfers.
ESPN: Wichita State among schools kicking the tires on Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye, a wing from Ottawa.
Markis McDuffie one of New Jersey’s top players.
Conner Frankamp decides on WSU.
Bob Lutz: Hey, Shocker fans, think about what just happened.
Frankamp highlight video from USA Basketball.
Bob Lutz (from the archives): Frankamp’s parents, coaches keep him humble.
Hard work made Frankamp great at North.
Frankamp sets City League scoring record against Bishop Carroll.
Hamilton, McDuffie, Shamet, Taylor join WSU on Wednesday.
Bob Hurley says McDuffie isn’t done growing.
Markis McDuffie will sign on Wednesday.
Markis McDuffie commits to WSU, giving the Shockers a second player ranked in the top 100 by a recruiting service.
Airline trouble almost kept McDuffie from making his visit to WSU.
McDuffie video highlights.
Louisville is back in the picture with Quentin Goodin, from Taylor County in Kentucky. WSU is also recruiting Goodin, a junior guard.
Guard Kerwin Roach, from Houston, chooses Texas in a no-surprise move. He visited WSU and also considered California.
Dodge City Community College Payton Pervier, who visited WSU, commits to Old Dominion.
Guard Dazon Ingram, who visited WSU, chose Alabama on Monday.
Kerwin Roach sums up his visit to Cal and says he will choose from the Bears, Texas and Wichita State.
WSU is looking at 2016 guard Quentin Goodin, from Kentucky.
Guard Tyrone Taylor commits to WSU while on his visit from Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy. Video of Taylor from Grandview (Mo.) High. Taylor highlight video.
Markis McDuffie, a 6-7 forward from New Jersey, will visit WSU. His father said Shockers coach Gregg Marshall is pushing player development, with players such as Cleanthony Early on stage.
Markis McDuffie cuts his list to VCU, SMU, Boston College and WSU. He visits Wichita State this weekend.
WSU’s list of 2015 baseball commitments is at 13, highlighted by two juco pitchers.
Alabama guard Dazon Ingram will visit WSU this weekend. Alabama, UAB and Houston are also on his list.
Marquise Pointer, scheduled to visit WSU, has an offer from Clemson.
Louisiana outfielder Dayton Dugas canceled a visit to Oklahoma State after committing to WSU.
Markis McDuffie will visit VCU, WSU, Boston College. He has a home visit with SMU coach Larry Brown.
Dean Wade commits to Kansas State after his visit.
Markis McDuffie, from St. Anthony (N.J.) will visit WSU on Sept. 26.
Alabama guard Dazon Ingram includes WSU on his list of eight schools.
Dean Wade narrows his list to five schools (including WSU) and will visit Kansas State on Aug. 29.
Alabama point guard wants to visit WSU. It probably wouldn’t look good for Anthony Grant to lose a recruit to WSU.
Markis McDuffie knows the Shockers have NBA players.
Dean Wade of St. John is a skilled forward who is drawing attention in Las Vegas.
Lincoln (Neb.) outside hitter Allie Davis commits to WSU.
Missouri is putting the hard sell on hometown star Michael Porter.
Minnesota guard Jarvis Johnson has WSU on his list.
Recruiting fans might want to hit Okun Fieldhouse in Shawnee July 24-27
Park Hill (Mo.) guard Landry Shamet visits Wichita State.
Baseball: Arkansas pitcher visits Eck Stadium this week.
Mississippi guard Jahshire Hardnett claims six offers.
Igor Ibaka will play for Oklahoma State.
Summer classes begin Monday at Wichita State, which means the new Shocker basketball players will arrive over the weekend. Here’s a refresher on who’s coming:
Tevin Glass - 6-8 forward, Northwest Florida State College.
Rashard Kelly - 6-7 forward, Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy
- WSU coaches made Kelly feel like family.
- Gregg Marshall’s track record impressed Kelly.
- Video of Kelly in the Under Armour Showcase.
Bush Wamukota, 7-0 center, Kilgore (Texas) College
- Wamukota started at an NAIA school before realizing bigger things awaited.
Eric Hamilton, 6-8 forward, Duluth (Ga.)
Corey Henderson Jr., 6-3 guard, Episcopal School of Dallas
Zach Brown, 6-7 forward, Sunrise Christian Academy
- Brown’s loyalty reminds Marshall of another Shocker.
- Gary Brown saw talent in his son at an early age.
- Sunrise needed Brown to play point guard.
Rauno Nurger, 6-10 center, Sunrise Christian Academy