In the off-season, there isn’t much news surrounding college basketball. So, here’s some of the news you may have missed.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Off-Season News
Nick Marshall Leaves Memphis
Memphis’s Nick Marshall, a sophomore, is not returning to the program. Head coach Tubby Smith has confirmed. Smith told local reporter Glenn Carver, “we’re disappointed that Nick is not coming back to the program.” He added, “we appreciate that he was with the team last season and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Coby White Commits to UNC
Coby White, No. 21 in the ESPN 60 for the 2018 class, committed to the University of North Carolina on July 28. This was just three days after the Tar Heels offered him a scholarship.
James Ramsey Resigns
The president of the University of Louisville, James Ramsey has resigned. Ramsey has been with the school for 14 years and has now been effected by the scandal around the men’s basketball program. He was the one to make the choice of the 2015-2016 postseason ban for the team.
L.J. Rose Transfers to BYU
Former Houston Cougars player L.J. Rose is transferring to the BYU Cougars. Rose has also played at Baylor before joining the Houston team. BYU coach Dave Rose confirmed the transfer last Tuesday. He will be eligible to play as a graduate-transfer in the 2016-2017 season.
Gorjok Gak Declared Ineligible
Florida Gators freshman Gorjok Gak will not be eligible to play in the upcoming season. He was originally committed to Oklahoma State until they fired their coach. Gak will enroll in the fall and can practice and take part in basketball activities except for games. He can become eligible for the 2017-2018 if he makes progress according to the NCAA.
MEMPHIS, TN – FEBRUARY 17: Nick Marshall #30 of the Memphis Tigers shoots a jumpshot against the Central Florida Knights on February 17, 2016 at FedExForum in Memphis. Memphis defeated UCF 73-56. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)