ESPN will not renew Vince Carter’s contract

ESPN expected not to renew Vince Carter’s contract come September.

ESPN will not renew former Tar Heel [autotag]Vince Carter[/autotag] per front office sports, bringing speculation about where the analyst will end up next.

The decision came on a day featuring ESPN cuts that featured some of the top analysts in the business, including Max Kellerman, Jalen Rose, and Jeff Van Gundy. Instead, Carter will finish his contract, and many think the next move for Carter will be returning home to the YES network.

Carter’s best days were spent with the New Jersey Nets, playing alongside Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson. During his Nets days, Carter had his best career averages in points (23.6), rebounds (5.8), and assists (4.7).

The YES network would be the perfect fit. While others pondered if Carter had anything left in the tank to lace up one last time. Despite a short 3-year stint, Carter made some impressive moments while on ESPN.

Carter contract with ESPN is expected to end in September.

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WATCH: Carter Gilmore highlights from 2022-2023

The Wisconsin men’s basketball team dropped the highlight reel for third-year forward Carter Gilmore on Monday.

The Wisconsin men’s basketball team dropped the highlight reel for third-year forward Carter Gilmore on Monday. Although he may not be the flashiest player, he operates in that “glue guy” role for the Badgers.

During his junior year with Greg Gard’s squad, Gilmore averaged 2.6 points and 2.5 rebounds but he appeared in 35 games while shooting 40.7 percent from the field, which was 15 percent higher than his sophomore campaign.

With Wisconsin returning their entire core group of players in 2023-2024, Gilmore will continue to serve his role as a dynamic player that can provide top-notch effort on both ends of the court. Additionally, he’ll help mentor incoming big men Gus Yalden and Nolan Winter.

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12 schools made the postseason in all three major men’s NCAA sports

Some are doing better than others. Here’s a look at how each of the 12 schools did over the past season.

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Twitter reacts to Simeon Wilcher’s request to be released from his National Letter of Intent to UNC

Twitter reacts to Simeon Wilcher’s request to be released from his National Letter of Intent to UNC.

When you thought the UNC basketball program was finally sailing smoothly, another iceberg appears with [autotag]Simeon Wilcher[/autotag] requesting a release from his National Letter of Intent.

Safe to say, the bad news brought a boatload of reactions, with fans discussing what felt like a sudden decision from Wilcher. However, even the bad comes with the good, which now gives Hubert Davis an additional scholarship for this upcoming season.

Wilcher, a 2023 four-star recruit, garnered significant attention since committing to UNC in November of 2022. What seemed like a lock, especially after a few departures to the transfer portal, became questionable. The Tar Heels did indeed lose talent, but one could argue that the gain through the portal and reclassification of Elliot Cadeau brought back a deep roster.

No one knows what went into Wilcher’s decision to de-commit from UNC, but many wonders if playing for a spot in Davis’s tight rotation played a part.

To no surprise, this shocking news put Twitter in shambles. Let us look at how the college basketball world reacted to Wilcher’s decision to de-commit from UNC.

Hubert Davis speaks on incoming players for 2023-24

UNC basketball coach Hubert Davis gives insight into the five new players joining the program this fall.

A season that started with high praise ended in disarray, with the transfer portal feeling like an added insult. Despite the forgettable season and talent lost in the portal [autotag]Hubert Davis[/autotag] and staff still were able to muster up some excitement for next season with four transfers and the reclassification of five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau.

The four incoming transfers are Harrison Ingram, Cormac Ryan, Jae’Lyn Withers, and Paxson Wojcik, who contributed to more than 3,700 minutes of collegiate play in the 2022-2023 season.

It’s not certain which of the four transfers will crack the starting lineup. However, playing time in the rotation should be on the table especially accounting for the key players gone and negative feedback on the tight rotations last year.

Cadeau on the other hand, could be looked at as a day one starter. The five-star point is the ideal ball handler next to RJ Davis, allowing for a more flowing offense from what took place last season.

In a press release Wednesday evening, Davis gave his thoughts about each player and what he feels they bring to UNC.

Leaky Black answers questions for the Atlanta Hawks during pre-draft workout

UNC’s Leaky Black answers questions for the Atlanta Hawks during pre-draft workout.

UNC’s [autotag]Leaky Black[/autotag] has continued through the pre-draft workout cycle, lacing up with different teams around the NBA.

The NBA draft is 22 days away, and Black has been busy working out with teams like the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics. Black also received a G League Combine invite, helping boost his presence in the draft process.

Black pre-draft workouts continued, recently having one with the Atlanta Hawks. While at the workout the 23-year-old was shown answering some fun questions about his time at UNC and what’s next for him on the NBA level.

Black was a pivotal piece of the UNC basketball team, using his stout defense as a focal point of his game. He has shown the flexibility to fit in different offensive schemes, boosting his draft stock.

The biggest question is if Black can become a reliable three-point shooter. The defensive ability is clear. However, adding the offensive threat to become a modernized three and D guy would be perfect for today’s NBA teams.

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Twitter reacts to Caleb Love committing to Arizona

Twitter reacts to Caleb Love leaving the transfer portal to play for the Arizona Wildcats.

The [autotag]Caleb Love[/autotag] saga is officially over. The former Tar Heel announced his decision to join the Arizona Wildcats.

This college basketball offseason has been one to remember, with the transfer portal bringing and spitting out significant talent. One of the bigger shocks to enter the transfer portal was Love; many fans thought it would be another year at UNC or NBA bound.

Love caught major attention in the portal before announcing he would be Wolverine. Well, that lasted as long as the night before Christmas, with Love hitting the portal for a second time due to rumored admission issues.

Many thought that meant Love would be a lock for Missouri, his home state, or Indiana, which had shown interest in the star guard the first time in the portal. No one expected Love to lace up for Arizona, which elicited quite the reaction when he announced the next stop on his journey.

There’s no denying Love is an elite guard who can flip the switch in an instant. However, the move to Arizona is an intriguing play.

Let’s look at how Twitter reacted to Love joining the Wildcats.

Report: Oral Roberts G Max Abmas to visit Texas on Wednesday

One of the top rated players in the transfer portal is visiting Rodney Terry and Texas.

One of the top rated players in the transfer portal is visiting Rodney Terry and Texas this week. Jeff Goodman reports Oral Roberts transfer Max Abmas is going to check out the Texas basketball program.

Abmas is a high-impact scorer. He’s totaled over 2,500 career points, averaging over 20 points per game in his last three seasons at Oral Roberts. He has four years of college basketball experience, including spearheading a Sweet 16 run in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

Texas has been quiet on the transfer portal front so far this offseason. The Longhorns have missed a few key targets and watched Arterio Morris and Rowan Brumbaugh head out the door.

Abmas would be a huge piece of the puzzle for Texas basketball in 2023. The Longhorns replace guards Marcus Carr, Sir’Jabari Rice and await Tyrese Hunter’s NBA Draft status.

Jerome Tang and Kansas State are a factor, but Texas looks to make a strong impression on Abmas’ visit.

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Two potential Texas basketball targets enter the transfer portal

Baylor’s LJ Cryer and Oral Roberts’ Max Abmas announced their intentions to transfer on Monday. 

High profile names continue to enter the college basketball transfer portal looking for new homes next season. Baylor’s LJ Cryer and Oral Roberts’ Max Abmas announced their intentions to transfer on Monday.

With Texas potentially losing its three most productive guards, it would make sense for Rodney Terry and his staff to look into Cryer and Abmas.

Texas is familiar with Cryer’s game as a conference rival during his time at Baylor. The third-team All-Big 12 guard is known for his sharpshooting behind the three-point line, helping him average 15 points per game this season. In addition, Cryer possesses premium experience as a three-year player and national champion.

Abmas is one of the top scoring options in the transfer portal to date. The 2021 NCAA Tournament star has averaged over 20 points per game in each of his last three seasons at Oral Roberts. The Rockwall product could have an interest in returning to the state of Texas.

Texas has shown they are not afraid to go big game hunting in the transfer portal over the past few offseasons and do not expect that trend to change this time around.

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LSU Tigers 2023 Women’s NCAA Basketball National Championship Gear

Celebrate the LSU Tigers’ National Championship with the best title gear from Fanatics, BreakingT and more.

The Louisiana State University Tigers are national champions!

LSU defeated Iowa 102-85 to win the school’s first NCAA women’s basketball title.

The 102 points are an NCAA DI record for a women’s championship game, and the most points scored by a team throughout the entire 2023 women’s tournament.

LSU raced out to a 21-point lead before the Hawkeyes cut it to seven in the fourth quarter, however the Tigers proved too strong when it mattered most.

The No. 3 seeded Tigers’ offensive barrage, led by sophomore Angel Reese and her NCAA single-season record 34th double double, thwarted any hope of a fourth-quarter comeback.

Iowa star Caitlin Clark delivered again, scoring 30 points for a fourth consecutive game, but it was not enough to overcome a balanced LSU attack.

Head Coach Kim Mulkey appears to have the golden touch, both from a coaching and fashion perspective.

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