Roundup: Arizona's Kobi Simmons declares for NBA Draft
Bruce Pascoe reports that Arizona basketball freshman Kobi Simmons declared for the NBA Draft and is hiring an agent. Chance Comanche is also testing the NBA Draft waters, but has not signed with an agent.
UCLA men’s basketball freshman Ike Anigbogu is declaring for the NBA Draft, but hasn’t yet hired an agent, leaving the door open for a potential return to Westwood. Jeff Goodman has the details, as Steve Alford made it sound like Anigbogu won’t be returning to school.
USC is extending men’s basketball coach Andy Enfield’s contract two years through the 2022-23 season, reports Zach Helfand of the Los Angeles Times. Solid move, as Enfield has taken the Trojans to two straight NCAA Tournaments and amassed a school-record 26 wins last year.
Pat Rooney reports that men’s basketball players Thomas Akyazili and Bryce Peters are transferring from Colorado. Transfer season is in full effect, y’all.
Let’s continue along with the transfer theme for a bit, because former five-star prospect and Duke transfer Chase Jeter is considering Oregon as an option, according to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello and linked here by The Oregonian/OregonLive. Bunch of other Pac-12 and West Coast schools on his lists.
Nice – friend of the roundup and former Cal hooper Theo Robertson joined the Cal men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach after recent stints on NBA staffs with the Warriors and Lakers.
Gina Mizell notes that Oregon State guard Sydney Wiese will attend the WNBA Draft April 13 in New York City, as she is a projected top-10 pick.
Our Alex Espinoza whips up this Pac-12 Networks Thursday Night Baseball preview of the Stanford-USC game. Stanford head coach Mark Marquess just won his 1,600th game Tuesday night against Cal.
Kyle Goon cooks up this article on former Utah punter Tom Hackett breaking into the sports radio world, as he hosts a show on ESPN 700 in Salt Lake City.
David Lombardi breaks down the best players at each level of Washington State’s defense – spoiler alert: defensive lineman Hercules Mata’afa, linebacker Peyton Pelluer and cornerback Marcellus Pippins.
House of Sparky gives us some notes on Arizona State football’s spring practice on Monday, with the team’s spring practice Spotify playlist included. Maybe they should consider using iTunes…
Christian Caple of The News Tribune gives us some quotes from Washington football coach Chris Petersen after Wednesday’s spring practice (No. 5 in the books).