Bennie Boatwright announced Thursday night that he’s returning to USC. With UCLA, Oregon and Cal each hemorrhaging talent, USC is the program poised to take advantage. The Trojans received a huge boost Thursday night when leading scorer Bennie Boatwright announced on Twitter that he will return for his junior season.
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UNLV coach Marvin Menzies has pulled off a series of recruiting coups this week. If Marvin Menzies fulfills his goal of reinvigorating the UNLV basketball program, he might remember this week as the start of that transformation. The Rebels have reeled in three prominent recruits that could form the foundation for the program’s turnaround.
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Oregon’s Tyler Dorsey (5) could have a long career overseas even if he goes undrafted. The NBA announced Tuesday that 137 college players and 45 international prospects filed as early-entry candidates for this year’s draft even though only 60 guys will be selected. Every college player who did not hire an agent preserved the right to withdraw from the draft and return to school by the NCAA’s May 24 deadline.
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North Carolina won the national title behind 22 points from Joel Berry. Only one day after North Carolina announced his intent to enter the NBA draft without hiring an agent, junior point guard Joel Berry apparently experienced a change of heart. Ber…
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Cal transfer Charlie Moore will be the heir apparent for Kansas at point guard. No longer is Kansas solely a destination for elite high school prospects. Now the Jayhawks are also mining the transfer market with impressive results.
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Jordan Bell is one of three Oregon stars who have entered the NBA draft. When the NBA’s draft’s early entry eligibility deadline passed at midnight on Sunday, it didn’t provide the same clarity it used to before testing the waters again became an option. 1. Kentucky: John Calipari’s remarkable ability to reload on the fly may be tested like it seldom has before next season.
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The Wildcats have a talented incoming class of recruits, but with a bare cupboard, Coach Cal is facing a steep uphill climb next season.
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Miles Bridges averaged 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a freshman for the Spartans. When the NBA’s draft’s early-entry eligibility deadline passed at midnight on Sunday night, it didn’t provide the same clarity it used to before testing the waters again became an option. 1. Michigan State: Only a handful of times in Tom Izzo’s decorated career has he had a championship-caliber roster.
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Hamidou Diallo enrolled at Kentucky at the start of the spring semester. Kentucky may have produced its first none-and-done. Heralded shooting guard Hamidou Diallo announced on Twitter on Sunday evening that he is declaring for the NBA draft without …
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Six of Memphis’ eight leading scorers have transferred since Tubby Smith’s debut season ended (AP). The late scholarship offer from such a prominent program was a surprise to Bridges because Stanley hadn’t received much interest from other Division I programs. Miami (Ohio), SIU Edwardsville and a handful of other small-conference schools had all kept tabs on the skilled 6-foot-8 stretch forward, but Stanley committed to Division II Ouachita Baptist earlier this year because none of the Division I programs pulled the trigger with a scholarship offer.
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The son of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal won’t star at LSU like his father did.
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Gonzaga should be a top 20 team next year even without Nigel Williams-Goss. Nigel Williams-Goss raised his stock about as high as it will go this past season, so it’s difficult to fault him for forgoing his final year of college eligibility and turning pro on Tuesday even if he’s not a lock to be selected in this point guard-heavy draft class. Williams-Goss averaged 16.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists for a Gonzaga team that won 37 games, earned a No. 1 seed and lost by six to North Carolina in the national title game.
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The most polarizing player in college basketball will be back for one more year.
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NCAA tournament games will return to North Carolina next year. The NCAA tournament is coming back to North Carolina. The state on Tuesday was awarded a women’s basketball regional in Charlotte in 2019 and men’s first- and second-round games in Greensboro in 2020 and Raleigh in 2021.
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Marcus Evans averaged 19 points per game at Rice last season. The prized recruit in Mike Rhoades’ three-year tenure at Rice is following him to VCU. Sophomore guard Marcus Evans announced on Twitter on Monday night that he will transfer to the Rams.
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The sophomore is considered a second-round pick and likely will be prepared to play NBA-level defense before he’ll contribute in the league offensively.
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