SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse has signed Canadian high school star forward Oshae Brissett to a national letter of intent to play for the Orange next season. The 6-foot-8, 195-pound Brissett, of Mississauga, Ontario, played for Athlete Institute Prep this past winter. Brissett, who verbally committed to Syracuse in November, is rated as a three-star recruit in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports.
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Stern hasn't left the NBA far behind. Just a few blocks, actually. His office these days is located in a building near the one he had as commissioner, the job he left in 2014 after 30 years in which he helped turn a struggling league into a $5 billion annual behemoth. For the most part, he likes the direction of the league the last three years.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim tabbed former Orange star Allen Griffin as an assistant coach Thursday. Griffin replaces another former Syracuse star, Mike Hopkins, who left last month to take over as head coach at Washington. Griffin played at Syracuse from 1997-2001 and spent one year playing professionally overseas before turning to coaching. He has been an assistant at St.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- It's been nearly two years since the NCAA first filed charges tied to North Carolina's long-running academic scandal yet the case has yet to reach the hearing that ultimately leads to a ruling and long-awaited resolution. It's just another example of how these investigations can take winding roads full of procedural potholes, delays and even backpedaling in a process that can mire schools in damaging uncertainty.
The Associated Press has been ranking the best teams in college basketball since January 1949. Over 68 years and more than 1,100 polls, a total of 200 schools have been ranked and 59 of them have been ranked No. 1 (Saint Louis was the first No. 1). To determine the all-time Top 100, the AP formula counted poll appearances (one point each) to mark consistency and No.