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Sunday / July 14.
  • Kuran IversonMemphis sophomore forward Kuran Iverson will transfer after this semester.

    The 6-foot-9 cousin of Allen Iverson has been suspended from the team twice, including for the last three games, according to Grant Milner, who first reported the transfer news.

    “Kuran and I visited and he will be transferring at the end of the spring semester,” coach Josh Pastner said in a statement. “We thank Kuran for his contributions to the program and wish him well in his future academic and athletic endeavors.”

    Larry BrownBY JEREMY FUCHS

    The SMU basketball program has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that accuses the program of academic improprieties, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. SMU will have a chance to respond to the allegations.

    According to Goodman, assistant coach’s Ulric Maligi’s involvement with sophomore Keith Fraizer has come under fire. Frazier was deemed academically ineligible for the remainder of the season early Friday. The guard is averaging 10.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

    “This is about his eligibility in school,” coach Larry Brown told ESPN’s Andy Katz. “This is all about what he did academically. It’s a GPA issue.

    Texas WesternKentucky and UTEP won’t play their 50th anniversary game in 2016, much to the chagrin of UTEP coach Tim Floyd.

    Floyd had hoped the two schools could meet on Maryland’s campus around the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day to commemorate the 1966 NCAA championship game between an all-white Adolph Rupp-coached Kentucky squad and a Texas Western team that started five African-American players in the NCAA title game for the first time in college basketball history. Texas Western won the game, 72-65, at Cole Field House in College Park, Md.

    Levi CookBy DREW MESSMER

    Levi Cook is the top rated center in the state of West Virginia.

    The 6-foot-10 big has played his last two seasons at nationally ranked Huntington Prep after transferring from Liberty Raleigh High School in Glen Daniel, W.V.

    The former West Virginia commit has recently seen an increase in his stock. He has received four offers in the last nine days from Virginia Tech, East Tennessee State, Drexel, and Appalachian State.

    Bruce Brown

    Bruce Brown, a powerfully built 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Vermont Academy, is “50-50” on reclassing to 2015 from 2016, a source close to the situation confirmed to SNY.tv.

    Evan Daniels of Scout first reported the news on Twitter.

    Brown is one of several high-profile 2016 kids considering declassing, with 7-footer Thon Maker and 6-5 guard Jamal Murray of Orangeville Prep in Ontario also in that group.

    Brown is the No. 49 player in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports composite ranking.

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