The 4 Quarters Podcast: Bobby Marks, Joe Arbitello and July Recruiting

Adam Zagoria and Josh Newman deliver the latest edition of The 4 Quarters Podcast, covering college hoops, recruiting, and the NBA for

First up, former Nets Assistant GM Bobby Marks joins the show to talk NBA free agency. Later, Christ the King coach Joe Arbitello calls in to discuss the latest news concerning Rawle Alkins. Adam and Josh also cover the gold medal-winning U19 National Team, and then wrap things up with a look at the big names and big events that make up the July Live Period for recruiting.

Subscribe in iTunes RSS

1st Quarter: Bobby Marks (01:05)
2nd Quarter: Joe Arbitello (10:00)
3rd Quarter: The U19 National Team (15:00)
4th Quarter: Peach Jam, and July Recruiting (20:00)

E-Mail us with feedback, comments, or questions for a future show:


Austin Nichols Denied Release From Memphis

Feb 28, 2015; Memphis, TN, USA; Tulsa Golden Hurricane forward TK Edogi (14) lays the ball up against Memphis Tigers forward Austin Nichols (4) during the game at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Tigers forward Austin Nichols (4) wants to transfer but has been denied a release. Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Junior forward Austin Nichols wants to leave Memphis but the school has not granted him a release.

“He did ask for a release and we were denied,” Mark Nichols, the player’s father, told by text Tuesday evening after the news was first reported by

The 6-foot-9 Nichols averaged 13.2 points and 6.1 rebounds last season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury.

Nichols also considered Virginia, Vanderbilt, Duke, Tennessee, and Auburn before committing to Memphis in November of 2012.

From that 2013 recruiting class, Kuran Iverson (Rhode Island), Nick King (Alabama) and Pookie Powell (La Salle) have already transferred.



Greek Big Man Papagiannis to Decide This Week

Greek big man Georgios Papagiannis is reportedly set to decide this week between staying in Greece and playing for several American colleges, according to Luke Winn of

Multiple sources told that staying in Greece is a real possibility for Papagiannis.

Winn previously reported that the 7-foot-1 Papagiannis roomed at the U19 World Championship with Oregon commit Tyler Dorsey, who is working on bringing the big man to the Ducks.

“I’ve been talking to him every day about it,” Dorsey said. “I don’t know what he’s gonna do, but I tell him he could come in and play a key role. We need him. Another big is what we’re missing.”


Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter

And like ZAGS on Facebook


Payton Pritchard Decommits from Oklahoma

4_947897Payton Pritchard, a 6-foot-2 2016 point guard from West Linn (OR), has decommitted from Oklahoma, according to

“He just wants to be 100 percent sure,” his father Terry, who played tight end for the Oklahoma football team told “He’s a young kid, and we want him to [be] 100 percent comfortable. He’s been thinking about it for two or three weeks. And if he was going to do it, he should probably do it before the July period.”

Pritchard averaged 22.4 points and 5.0 assists with Team Fast on the Adidas circuit.

The No. 8 point guard in the Class of 2016 according to, Pritchard initially chose the Sooners over Wisconsin, Oregon, Gonzaga and Villanova.

Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter

And like ZAGS on Facebook


Florida State Lands 2016 IMG Academy Forward Jonathan Isaac

Florida State landed a huge commitment on Monday when Jonathan Isaac pulled the trigger for the Seminoles.

A 6-foot-9, 17-year old small forward from Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy who may still grow to 7-feet, Isaac also held scholarship offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Wake Forest and Pitt, among many others.

“When your with family, you feel safe, loved, wanted, and able to be yourself,” Isaac told To read more of this story, click here


Report: Greek Big Man to Meet With Club Monday or Tuesday

Georgios-Papagiannis-Greek-U19Georgios Papagiannis, the 7-foot-1, 260-pound center playing for Greek club Panathinaikos, will meet with the club about his future either Monday or Tuesday, according to a report from

“After meeting with them he should be able to make his decision on whether or not he will play college basketball,” Matthew Bradham wrote.

Papagiannis told he’s committed to making a decision soon but hadn’t fully committed to playing American college basketball.

“There’s a chance I’ll stay here, and there’s a chance I’ll go there,” he said. “I have made a list with four schools: N.C. State, Kentucky, St. John’s and Oregon.” To read more of this story, click here


Fresh Off Gold Medals, Tatum, Giles Expected to Draw Big Crowds at Peach Jam

CJLS23_WcAACb3RFresh off winning gold medals with the USA U19 team at the World Championship in Greece on Sunday, 2016 stars Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles are expected to compete this week at the Nike Peach Jam.

The 6-foot-8 Tatum will play with the St. Louis Eagles, while the 6-10 Giles is on the CP3 roster. The teams are in different pools in the Under-17 bracket and won’t meet during pool play, which begins Thursday at 9 a.m.

Tatum went for 13 points in Sunday’s 79-71 overtime victory over Croatia, while Giles had 13 points and 16 rebounds. To read more of this story, click here