Webster, a 6-foot-4 guard from New Zealand, will be a major part of Tim Miles’ efforts to get the Cornhuskers to the NCAA tournament. Webster will almost certainly start at point guard for Nebraska this season and is likely the team’s most talented player.
It marked the latest off-court misstep for Hairston, who had been cited twice in the span of a month while driving a rental vehicle linked to a convicted felon. Authorities dropped one set of those charges last week.
Pilipovich just completed his first full season at the helm after replacing Jeff Reynolds on an interim basis on Feb. 8, 2012, and being given the permanent tag on March 3, 2012.
Initially, there is some similarity between The Fab Five and UK’s incoming class. Team wise, the heights and weights of players are fairly close. Jimmy King and Julius Randle both hail from Plano, TX. And James Young and Chris Webber both played their high school ball in Michigan. Only time will tell if this year’s class can live up to the hype.
Howard played three seasons (2000 to 2003) under Self at Illinois and later returned to his alma mater as an assistant. He spent five years on Bruce Weber’s staff before joining Larry Brown at SMU prior to last season.
Starks, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound guard, decided to leave Oregon State to be closer to his ailing grandmother in Chicago. He will seek a family hardship waiver from the NCAA and could be eligible next season. He also considered transferring to Bradley.
DePaul says it has granted forward Donnavan Kirk permission to seek a transfer.
Krzyzewski is returning for another 4-year stint, extending a run that included leading the Americans to two straight Olympic golds while helping reshape a program that needed a jolt to keep up with the growth of international basketball.
The school said Thursday that guard Allerik Freeman of Charlotte, N.C., asked for and was granted his release from a national letter of intent he signed last November.
The decision caps a whirlwind season in which Olynyk went from afterthought to All-America selection and led Gonzaga to the top spot on The Associated Press poll for the first time in school history.