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College basketball news
In case you didn't see the news, Amar Alibegovic is NOT transferring from St. John's.
Also, St. John's will face Nicholls State next season.
Meanwhile in Minnesota, center Reggie Lynch, a transfer expected to log major minutes this season before his arrest for sexual assault charges, has been released by the County police. The investigation continues and Lynch is suspended from all basketball activities.
Speaking of sexual assault, former Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves's case has an interesting twist. An officer claims he was pressured to find evidence that showed Cleaves was guilty of sexual assault, referring to allegations that Cleaves assaulted and detained a 24-year old woman.
Back to Minnesota - Richard Pitino overspent his private jet travel budget. When it rains, bad news pours.
The 1983 North Carolina State team that won the NCAA championship in dramatic fashion is finally getting their visit to the White House.
Michigan and UCLA are starting a home-and home series. The UCLA Bruins are 9th in all-time wins in their 97 years of basketball; Michigan is 54th in their 99 years of basketball. (For comparison, St. John's is 7th in all-time wins and has been playing ball for 108 seasons.)
Providence transfer Junior Lomomba is moving on to Western Kentucky as a grad transfer; he started his career at Cleveland State and has his undergraduate degree, allowing him to look to another school to expand his role. With the Friars, he played a lot but was a lower-usage and less efficient player than he was at Cleveland State. The Friars have a lot of change next season.
Tennessee landed a graduate transfer from Utah State named Lew Evans. Evans is a 6'9" bench player who rebounded well for the Aggies. He had played at Tulsa for a year before moving on to Utah State.
Arkansas transfer Lorenzo Jenkins is moving on to Colorado State.
Marist has picked up Aleksandar Dozic, a little-used Monetenegrin forward from Marshall who stands 6'9" and shoots from outside the arc often. Interestingly, Amar Alibegovic was working out at Marist last weekend. Probably no connection.
Florida Gulf Coast is losing forward Patson Siame, but is getting a visit from Michigan transfer Ricky Doyle.
Illinois State brings in a bunch a new transfers, but most importantly is this nugget from veteran coach Dan Muller:
Muller compared recruiting to the NFL draft, saying you only can tell how well you did in about two years.
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