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Harry Giles Out Six Weeks With Knee Surgery

Oct 3, 2016 1:47 PM

Harry Giles has undergone knee surgery and will be out for six weeks.

Giles is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered during the first game of his high school season a year ago.

Giles is a freshman at Duke and considered one of the top picks in the 2017 NBA Draft class if he's healthy.

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Tags: Harry Giles, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NCAA Injury, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Duke To Hold Two Pro Days, Close All Other Practices To NBA Scouts

Sep 14, 2016 10:20 AM

Mike Krzyzewski is barring NBA teams from scouting Duke's practices this season except for two pro days scheduled in October.

NBA executives were extended invitations to pro days on Oct. 19 and 25 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

“All other practices will be closed,” Duke told teams in an email.

NBA executives and scouts are free to scout any and all college games.

John Calipari instituted consecutive preseason pro days in October for his program, although those have been held on back-to-back days, which allow team executives to make a single trip. 

Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles are anticipated high lottery picks in the 2017 NBA Draft.


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Tags: Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

RealGM Radio: NBA Draft Prospects With Sam Vecenie

Sep 12, 2016 12:55 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) go in-depth on the 2017, 2018 and 2016 draft classes.

They discuss the 2017 class’ strong group of point guards (1:42), big men (38:53), forwards (44:58), an early look at the 2018 group (58:35), insights from Summer League (1:12:02) and much more.

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Stacey Augmon To Join Bucks' Coaching Staff

Sep 7, 2016 11:24 AM

Stacey Augmon is close to joining the Milwaukee Bucks' coaching staff.

Augmon worked with the Bucks' Summer League team this year.

Augmon has spent the past five seasons as an assistant for UNLV.

Augmon had hoped to be considered for the UNLV head-coaching job after the departure of Dave Rice and expressed "disappointment" to the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he was passed over for the job. The position first ‎went to Chris Beard, then was given to Marvin Menzies after Beard lasted only a week before taking the job at Texas Tech.

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Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, UNLV Runnin' Rebels, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

DeAndre Ayton Commits To Arizona

Sep 6, 2016 6:36 PM

DeAndre Ayton has committed to Arizona for the incoming class of 2017.

Ayton is widely considered the No. 1 prospect of the 2017 class and is expected to be the first overall pick in 2018.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tags: DeAndre Ayton, Arizona Wildcats, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NCAA Commitment

Mike Bibby Jr. Commits To South Florida

Aug 9, 2016 6:50 PM

South Florida has signed Mike Bibby Jr., who is the son of Mike Bibby.

Bibby is a 6'3 guard who can handle the ball and also run the offense.

Bibby had two knee surgeries on the same knee in high school to repair a torn meniscus that cost him most of his junior year, but he is now playing without a knee brace and appears to be healthy.

Scott Phillips/Beyond The Arc

Tags: South Florida Bulls, NCAA

ESPN's NBA Draft Big Board Top-15 Includes 12 Freshmen

Aug 4, 2016 1:11 PM

Josh Jackson, Harry Giles and Markelle Fultz headline ESPN's first Big Board for the 2017 NBA Draft class.

Eleven of the top 15 prospects are incoming freshmen, which shows the potentially historical nature of the class. (Star indicates incoming freshman)

1. Josh Jackson*

2. Harry Giles*

3. Markelle Fultz*

4. Dennis Smith*

5. Frank Nitilikina

6. Lonzo Ball*

7. Jayson Tatum*

8. Jonathan Isaac*

9. De'Aaron Fox*

10. Ivan Rabb

11. Jarrett Allen*

12. Edrice Adebayo*

13. Marques Bolden*

14. Edmon Sumner

15. Malik Monk*

Chad Ford/ESPN

Tags: NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Dennis Smith '110 Percent' Healthy After Tearing ACL

Aug 3, 2016 2:51 PM

Dennis Smith appeared to be fully healed at this year's adidas Nations one year after tearing his ACL at the same event.

Smith is an incoming freshman point guard for N.C. State.

Smith told The Vertical he’s “110 percent” and “stronger physically and mentally” than he ever was before the injury.

Draft Express currently projects Smith as the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Tags: Dennis Smith, NC State Wolfpack, NCAA

Larry Brown Steps Down As Head Coach Of SMU

Jul 8, 2016 12:52 PM

Larry Brown has stepped down as head coach of SMU.

Asked by ESPN's Andy Katz why he is resigning, Brown did not offer details, saying he first wanted to discuss his decision with his players and their parents.

"I've got nothing else I can say right now," Brown said.

Brown reportedly wanted a long-term extension.


Tags: Southern Methodist Mustangs, NCAA, NCAA Misc Rumor

Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt Dies At Age 64

Jun 28, 2016 10:25 AM

Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, a pioneer of women's college basketball who guided the Tennessee Volunteers to eight national titles in her 38 seasons at the university, died Tuesday morning.

She was 64.

Summitt led the Lady Vols to 1,098 victories -- the most in Division I college basketball history (men or women) ­­-- before stepping down in 2012, one year after announcing she had early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.


Tags: Tyler Summitt, Tennessee Volunteers, NCAA, National

LeBron James Jr. Has Standing Scholarship Offers From Duke, Kentucky
LeBron James Jr., who is just 11 years old, has standing scholarship offers from both Duke and Kentucky, according to a source.

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60 College, 13 International Early Entry Candidates For 2016 NBA Draft
Jamal Murray is one of 60 collegiate early entry candidates for the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Terrance Ferguson Won't Play At Arizona, Will Go Overseas
Terrance Ferguson is a top-20 player in the incoming class of 2016.

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Jarrett Allen Signs With Texas
Jarrett Allen is considered the third ranked center in the incoming class of 2016 and 15th overall.

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57 Early Entry College Players Withdraw From 2016 NBA Draft
Kris Jenkins, Caleb Swanigan and Malik Pope are amongst three of 57 players to withdraw from the draft.

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Isaiah Briscoe Returning To Kentucky, Marcus Lee Transferring
Isaiah Briscoe likely would have been a late second rounder or gone undrafted.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Marques Bolden Commits To Duke Over Kentucky
Marques Bolden is the second ranked center in the class.

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Kennedy Meeks Withdraws From NBA Draft, Staying At North Carolina
Kennedy Meeks slimmed down from being close to 300 pounds when he arrived on campus to playing at around 260 pounds last season as a junior.

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Cal's Ivan Rabb Will Return to School, Not Enter 2016 NBA Draft
Rabb was a likely lottery pick in 2016 and will return to Cal for his sophomore season.

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Jaylen Brown Leaves Cal For NBA Draft
Jaylen Brown is expected to be a lottery pick.

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Dedric Lawson Declares For NBA Draft
Dedric Lawson averaged 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds as a freshman at Memphis.

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Nigel Hayes Testing Draft Waters
Nigel Hayes is a 6'8, 21-year-old junior who averaged 15.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Jakob Poeltl Leaves Utah For NBA Draft
Jakob Poeltl is projected as a top-10 pick this June by Draft Express (No. 8) and ESPN (No. 10).

Kyle Goon/Salt Lake Tribune

Thon Maker Cleared To Enter 2016 NBA Draft
Thon Maker is a 7'0 power forward originally born in Sudan and grew up in Australia before coming to North America in high school.

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Gheorge Muresan's Son Commits To Georgetown As Walk-On
George Muresan is 6'9 and was recruited by a handful of mid-major programs in the D.C. area.

Rob Dauster/College Basketball Talk

Deyonta Davis Leaves Michigan State For Draft
Zach Randolph was the most recent one-and-done player for Michigan State in 2001.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Josh Jackson Commits To Kansas
Josh Jackson has committed to Kansas.

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Josh Jackson To Announce College Decision On Monday
Josh Jackson is down to Michigan State, Arizona and Kansas.

Jason Jordan/USA Today

Kay Felder Hires Agent, Will Remain In Draft
Kay Felder will remain in the 2016 NBA Draft, leaving Oakland after his junior season.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Georgia Tech Hires Josh Pastner
Josh Pastner and Memphis were in a stalemate on his contract as the school wanted to move on.

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