Harrow, Smith, Kane Cleared to Play Immediately

Two transfers — Ryan Harrow (Georgia State) and Malik Smith (Minnesota) — received waivers Wednesday to play immediately next season, and DeAndre Kane received his graduate degree and will be eligible at Iowa State as well.

Harrow, who started 24 games for Kentucky this last season, transferred home to Atlanta for family reasons.

Harrow averaged 9.9 points and 2.8 assists as a redshirt-sophomore last year for the Wildcats.  To read more of this story, click here

Bernardi Visiting Hofstra, Fairfield

Transferring SMU guard Brian Bernardi is eyeing a return home.

The 6-foot-2 sophomore shooting guard from New York Xaverian will visit Hofstra Thursday and Fairfield Friday.

He is no longer considering George Washington, but Dayton is still an option.

“Brian heard from roughly 15 schools, most of whom were looking to add a ‘shooter,’” New Heights coach Chris Alesi told SNY.tv. To read more of this story, click here

All Signs Point to Wiltjer to Gonzaga

Kyle WiltjerAll signs point to Kentucky transfer Kyle Wiltjer landing at Gonzaga, multiple sources told SNY.tv Friday.

“Gonzaga,” one coach at another school trying to recruit him said.

The 6-foot-10 Wiltjer visited the Gonzaga campus this week, ESPN.com reported.

The Oregon native won’t land at Oregon or Oregon State, sources told SNY.tv. Oregon did land 6-3 Houston transfer Joseph Young, according to ESPN.com.

Wiltjer is friendly with Gonzaga junior guard Kevin Pangos, who are both are currently on the Canadian National Team Development roster. To read more of this story, click here

Derrick Randall to Pitt; Marcus Ware to Iona

Transferring Rutgers big man Derrick Randall is headed to the ACC.

“I committed to Pittsburgh,” Randall told SNY.tv Sunday evening.

“It felt like a new home and a new start and I need to get away and start clean.”

The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Randall also considered Iona and Minnesota. He visited Pittsburgh last Thursday.

Randall, a Bronx native who played at South Kent (Conn.) and Paterson (N.J.) Catholic, averaged 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds as a sophomore at Rutgers.

He opted to transfer in the wake of the Mike Rice scandal and could obtain a waiver to play immediately. To read more of this story, click here

Derrick Randall, Billy Magarity Closing in on Decisions; Kevin Johnson Gets Release (UPDATED)

Transferring Rutgers big man Derrick Randall visited Wagner Tuesday and is closing in on a decision.

The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Randall is also considering Iona, Pittsburgh and Minnesota. He is expected to visit Pittsburgh Thursday.

He previously visited Iona and has not yet been to Minnesota.

Randall, a Bronx native who played at South Kent (Conn.) and Paterson (N.J.) Catholic, averaged 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds as a sophomore at Rutgers.

He opted to transfer in the wake of the Mike Rice scandal and could obtain a waiver to play immediately. To read more of this story, click here

7-Footer Dickerson Transfers to Penn State from SMU

For the second time in two days, a former Southern Methodist University 7-footer has found a new home.

One day after Blaise Mbargorba committed to Boston University, Brooklyn’s Jordan Dickerson pledged to Penn State, as first reported by SNY.tv.

“I really enjoyed the atmosphere, the coaches, the visit was real good,” the 7-foot, 240-pound Dickerson, who turns 20 Sunday, told SNY.tv following his visit to Happy Valley on Wednesday and Thursday. “I really appreciate the support that I got from them.” To read more of this story, click here

Blaise Mbargorba Expected to Decide Soon

Former SMU big man Blaise Mbargorba is expected to make his college choice soon and will likely land at Seton Hall or Boston University, a source who recently spoke with Mbargorba told SNY.tv Tuesday night.

“I think he wants to get it over with and figure out where he wants to go,” the source said. “I think it will be Seton Hall or Boston U.”

The 6-foot-11 center is also considering Monmouth, but the source said, “I didn’t get the feeling that it’s Monmouth.” To read more of this story, click here

Ash Yacoubou to St. Louis

Former Villanova guard Achraf Yacoubou is headed to St. Louis

“I’m proud to say that I’m a St.Louis Billiken we’re gonna work hard and win big!!!” he Tweeted.

The 6-foot-4 Long Island native chose St. Louis over Hofstra and Pittsburgh. He will sit out next season and will then have two years remaining beginning in 2014-15, when it is possible St. Louis could join the new Big East.

“He likes the system that they run offensively and felt comfortable that he could really be a big piece of what they’re doing, especially with the year to learn how they paly,” Long Island Lutheran coach John Buck told SNY.tv.

Yacoubou averaged 2.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 12 minutes last season at Villanova.

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L.J. Rose Following Deuce Bello Out the Door at Baylor

L.J. Rose is the second Baylor guard in two days to announce his transfer.

“Just wanted to thank BAYLOR NATION for a great year! Thanks to everyone who supported not only our team but me personally. Great experience that I will never forget,” he Tweeted.

Rose follows fellow guard Deuce Bello out the door. Bello said on Monday he was leaving.

A 6-foot-4 freshman from Houston Westbury Christian, Rose averaged 0.9 points and 1.2 assists in 33 games.

Rose initially considered Georgetown, Memphis and Arizona, ESPN.com reported.

Former UCLA commit Allerick Freeman is expected to have a strong shot to start at point guard for Baylor.

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Eli Carter to Florida, Hurley Expects Him to Get Waiver

Florida is making a habit out of landing transfer guards from Rutgers.

For the second time in four years, a former Rutgers and St. Anthony guard is headed to Florida.

Last time around it was Mike Rosario,  now it’s Eli Carter.

And he could end up getting a hardship waiver to play right away.

“Proud to announce that I will be continuing my career at the University of Florida !! #Gators,” the 6-foot-2 Carter Tweeted. To read more of this story, click here