In today's Morning Rumble, Coach K will step down as Team USA's head coach, Chris Bolden is moving on from Georgia Tech and Arizona lands a crucial 2016 commit.
Coach Mike Kyzyzewski will step down as the head coach of USA Basketball following the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Since being hired by Jerry Colangelo in 2005, the legendary Duke head coach has recorded a 75-1 record. It is unknown at this point whether a college or NBA coach will become the replacement but there have been rumblings about Doc Rivers stepping in.
Chris Bolden, a former Georgia Tech guard, will enroll in Tennessee State, where he will sit out a year before using his final year of college eligibility in 2016-17.
The 6'3" guard was given a six-game suspension in mid-February for a violation of the student-athlete policy. He was unable to play in the ACC Tournament despite playing critical minutes throughout the season and averaging 6.9 points per game.
Five-star power forward Lauri Markkanen committed to Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats this past week. The Finland native will help the Wildcats counter the losses of Ryan Anderson, Kaleb Tarczewski and Mark Tollefsen following this season.
The 7'0" forward is considered a top 25 prospect and is also a candidate to be one-and-done in Tucson due to his ability to stretch the floor and use effective footwork to his advantage.
With Kedren Johnson suffering from a serious shoulder injury that could require season ending surgery, Memphis has landed a commitment from former Texas A&M recruit Raquan Mitchell.
Mitchell, a three-star recruit, is expected to be eligible this season and will provide another ball handler with Johnson possibly done for the year.
St. John's target Rawle Alkins will visit North Carolina Friday for the second time in the past two months. Alkins is down to Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, UNLV, North Carolina, North Carolina State, St. John's and Louisville but both the Tar Heels and Wolfpack have ramped up their efforts to land the five-star recruit in the past few weeks.
North Carolina and Kentucky were both selected to be number one overall in the USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll. Villanova (number nine) and Butler (number 22) were the only Big East teams in the poll but Georgetown, Providence, Marquette and Xavier all received votes.