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Matt Painter announces Purdue adds Texas-Arlington G Johnny Hill

Matt Painter made it official Tuesday afternoon, announcing that Texas-Arlington guard Johnny Hill has joined the Purdue program. A resident of Glendale Heights, Illinois, Hill will be eligible to play immediately via the NCAA’s Graduate Student Transfer rule. He will graduate this spring with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. “We are excited to have Johnny join our program and he will give us experience and leadership in our backcourt,” head coach Matt Painter said. “We feel Johnny can give us a long, veteran point guard that will have success in the Big Ten. He will be a welcome addition to

Big Ten links: Shot clock news, Nyeem Wartman name change & more

It looks like the shot clock in college hoops likely will move from 35 to 30 seconds. The men’s basketball rules committee will meet this week to discuss, among other changes, shortening the shot clock. Committee chairman Rick Byrd, the head coach at Belmont, told ESPN recently that he believes the shorter clock will be approved. “Anything that brings more speed to the game has to be evaluated and given serious consideration,” IU coach Tom Crean said. “This would be a great step in that direction.” *** Many people felt Maryland was the favorite to win the Big Ten next

Mark Turgeon, Maryland add former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon

Rasheed Sulaimon will join the Maryland men’s basketball team this fall, head coach Mark Turgeon announced Monday. Sulaimon will have one year of eligibility with the Terrapins and is expected to play immediately. He is scheduled to graduate from Duke this summer with a degree in sociology in just three years. “I’ve known Rasheed and his family since he was in the seventh grade, first meeting him when he attended our basketball camp at Texas A&M,” Turgeon said. “He was a very polite and poised young man and I recruited him while I was at Texas A&M because of his

Four Big Ten stars named among top players in college hoops next season

The Big Ten is expected to be loaded from top to bottom in basketball next season. ESPN Insider Josh Gasaway recently updated his rankings of the top 25 players in college basketball for 2015-16, and the list features four Big Ten stars.

Big Ten Links: MSU vs. Florida hoops, projected bowl landing spots & more

Looks like Michigan State is talking to Florida about playing some hoops. This is good news. Mlive.com points out that the two schools have met six times, including in the 2000 national championship game—when MSU won the Big Ten’s last title. Each team has won three times, including the Gators taking the last matchup in 2009. Who will be coaching the Gators? *** OK, Penn State A.D. Sandy Barbour offers her take on satellite camps. And, I like it. She says everyone should be able to do them … or no one should. She also recently went on to say:

14 Big Ten prospects land in Scout's 2015 Top 100 hoops rankings

When it comes to college recruiting, our friends over at Scout.com do a phenomenal job. [ MORE: BTN.com’s 2015-16 Big Ten hoops power rankings ] Scout’s basketball recruiting team recently released their final rankings for the 2015 class, and it is loaded with future Big Ten stars from top to bottom. A total of 14 Big Ten prospects land on the top-100 list, highlighted by Maryland five-star signee Diamond Stone, who is the No. 6-ranked prospect in the class. Here is a complete look at where all 14 Big Ten signees appear in the rankings. 6. Diamond Stone, Maryland Measurables: