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Hoosiers Receive Commitment From Emmitt Holt

Indiana has received a commitment from Emmitt Holt, a 6'7 forward from Vermont Academy.

Holt will play for the Hoosiers immediately after being slated for the prep ranks.

Indiana was entering the 14-15 season with a thin frontline.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Noah Vonleh To Declare For NBA Draft

Noah Vonleh will leave Indiana to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

"It's going to suck leaving college without an NCAA Tournament," Vonleh said. "But I have to do what's best for me."

"I've heard the fourth pick to the 12th pick is wide open," Vonleh said. "[I think I'll be selected] anywhere in that range."

DraftExpress.com has Vonleh going seventh overall.

Vonleh averaged 11.3 points and 9.0 rebounds for the Hoosiers.

Via Gary Parrish/CBS Sports

Noah Vonleh Leaning Toward Declaring For NBA Draft

Noah Vonleh is strongly leaning toward declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft, according to sources.

Vonleh is expected to be selected somewhere between the No. 7 and No. 12 pick by front office executives.

Vonleh's inner circle has been engaged in dialogue with a few prominent NBA agents, especially across the past several weeks of the season, sources told Yahoo Sports. 

Vonleh sat out two late regular season games with inflammation in his left foot, which team executives and agents believe was due to concern for his draft status.

Vonleh won't turn 19 until late August and many executives have concerns about his eventual position in the NBA.

"He'll spend a lot of time in the D-League next year," one NBA general manager told Yahoo Sports. "He's nowhere near ready to play, but there's no doubt he's got great potential, along with very good character."

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Report: Mike Woodson Could Be Candidate For Hoosiers

Mike Woodson is not expected to survive the regime change of Phil Jackson with the New York Knicks.

Sources say there is a push at Indiana University to force out Tom Crean and replace him with Woodson.

Crean led Indiana to a Big Ten title last season but were eliminated in the first round of the conference tournament this week and have a 17-15 record.

Woodson played collegiately at Indiana.

Woodson didn't expect to return to the Knicks even before the Jackson rumors began.

Via Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Nik Stauskas Headlines Big Ten Awards

Nik Stauskas has been named Big Ten Player of the Year by both the coaches and media for the 13-14 season.

Stauskas was joined on the All-Big Ten First Team by Gary Harris, Frank Kaminsky, Roy Devyn Marble and Terran Petteway.

On the All-Big Ten Second Team are Sam Dekker, Yogi Ferrell, Caris LeVert, D.J. Newbill and Adreian Payne.

On the All-Big Ten Third Team are Aaron Craft, Tim Frazier, LaQuinton Ross, Noah Vonleh and Aaron White.

Vonleh was also named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while Craft won Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Some Scouts Beginning To Prefer Vonleh Over Randle At PF

Julius Randle entered the season as a candidate to go first overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, but he has seemingly dropped as scouts have taken a closer look.

Some scouts are beginning to prefer Noah Vonleh of Indiana as a better power forward prospect than Randle.

Vonleh doesn't have the same type of "star" potential, but he is bigger and longer than Randle. Vonleh also has a higher rebounding rate on the defensive glass.

Via Chad Ford, Kevin Pelton/ESPN

Dante Exum To Visit Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan, Oregon

Dante Exum is widely expected to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, but he still intends to setup college visits.

Exum will visit Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan and Oregon.

Exum will be one of the top picks should he declare.

Exum is finishing his senior year of high school in Australia.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Jonah Bolden Commits To UCLA

UCLA has received a 2014 commitment from Jonah Bolden out of Australia attending Findlay Prep.

Bolden is an athletic, 6'8 power forward that also was offered by Indiana, USC, Louisville and SMU.

ESPN ranks Bolden as the 70th best prospect in the 2014 class.

Via Jeff Goodman/UCLA

Walt Bellamy Passes Away At 74

Walt Bellamy has passed away at the age of 74.

Bellamy averaged 20.1 points and 13.7 rebounds in his 14-year, Hall of Fame career.

"Walt Bellamy was an enormously gifted Hall of Fame player who had a tremendous impact on our game," NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement released by the league. "Off the court, he was an even more extraordinary person. Walt is going to be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. On behalf of the entire NBA family, our condolences and thoughts go out to Walt's family."

Via AP
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