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Cal's Ivan Rabb Will Return to School, Not Enter 2016 NBA Draft

Apr 26, 2016 11:55 AM

University of California freshman big man Ivan Rabb has elected not to enter the 2016 NBA Draft and will instead return to school for his sophomore season.

He was projected in the #12-20 range by reputable draft sites, per Matt Norlander of CBS Sports.

Rabb averaged 12.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game in 2015-16.

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Jaylen Brown Leaves Cal For NBA Draft

Apr 21, 2016 3:25 PM

Jaylen Brown has decided to leave Cal for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Brown is expected to be a lottery pick.

Brown averaged 14.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27.6 minutes per game.

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Dedric Lawson Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 20, 2016 3:52 PM

Dedric Lawson has entered the 2016 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent.

Lawson averaged 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds as a freshman at Memphis.

Josh Pastner left Memphis this offseason to become the head coach at Georgia Tech.

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Nigel Hayes Testing Draft Waters

Apr 20, 2016 11:58 AM

Nigel Hayes will enter the 2016 NBA Draft but not hire an agent immediately.

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

Hayes was an All-Big Ten First Team Selection for the Badgers.

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Jakob Poeltl Leaves Utah For NBA Draft

Apr 14, 2016 3:14 PM

Jakob Poeltl has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft and will hire an agent, leaving Utah after his sophomore season.

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

"I'm not sure if I want to leave — I want to do both, even though it's not possible," he said. "I had such a good time here with everybody involved, that's what made it hard on me. But at the end of the day, it was the decision I had and wanted to make to move on with my basketball career."

Kyle Goon/Salt Lake Tribune

Tags: Jakob Poeltl, Utah Utes, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Thon Maker Cleared To Enter 2016 NBA Draft

Apr 14, 2016 2:38 PM

Thon Maker has been cleared to enter the 2016 NBA Draft.

Maker graduated from high school in Canada in June of 2015 and has technically been in his fifth year of high school.

Maker is currently ranked as the 43rd overall prospect by Draft Express.

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

Apr 13, 2016 3:28 PM

George Muresan has committed to Georgetown as a preferred walk-on.

Muresan is the son of Gheorge Muresan, the former 7'7 center of the Washington Bullets.

George Muresan is 6'9 and was recruited by a handful of mid-major programs in the D.C. area.

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Tags: Georgetown Hoyas, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

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Deyonta Davis Leaves Michigan State For Draft

Apr 12, 2016 12:49 PM

Deyonta Davis is leaving Michigan State after just one season.

Davis averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds this past season and set a freshman school record with 64 blocks, will sign with an agent.

Davis could be a lottery pick in June.

Zach Randolph was the most recent one-and-done player for Michigan State in 2001.

"As a coach, my job is to help my players grow both on and off the basketball court," Tom Izzo said in a statement. "Over the last year, Deyonta has improved as a player, as he is just starting to tap his true potential. Off the court, there is no question that he has grown by leaps and bounds as he matures as a young man. I've been fortunate to live my dreams, but the real thrill as a coach is getting to see my players live their dreams. I look forward to following Deyonta's development and career in the NBA for years to come."

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Tags: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Spartans, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Josh Jackson Commits To Kansas

Apr 11, 2016 8:36 PM

Josh Jackson has committed to Kansas.

Jackson also had Michigan State and Arizona as his finalists.

Jackson is considered a probable top-3 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft class as a super athletic wing with a great all-around game.

Jackson participated in the Nike Hoop Summit.

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Josh Jackson To Announce College Decision On Monday

Apr 9, 2016 4:09 PM

Josh Jackson will announce his college commitment on Monday.

“I’m committing Monday,” Jackson said after practice with Team USA in advance of Saturday’s Nike Hoop Summit. “It’ll be at my house. I wanted my family around and I’m just ready to do it.”

Jackson is down to Michigan State, Arizona and Kansas.

Jackson plays for Prolific Prep of Napa, California.

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Tags: Josh Jackson, Kansas Jayhawks, Michigan State Spartans, Arizona Wildcats, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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

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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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Jay Wright Plans To Remain At Villanova Amid NBA Interest
Jay Wright was linked to the Suns this week after winning the national championship.

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Mamadou Ndiaye Leaves UC Irvine For NBA Draft
Mamadou Ndiaye is the tallest player in college basketball at 7-foot-6.

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Jay Wright Reportedly Suns' Top Target For Head Coach
The Suns fired Jeff Hornacek before the All-Star break and Earl Watson is serving as interim head coach.

Mitch Lawrence/Sporting News

Robert Carter Leaves Maryland For Draft
Robert Carter is currently projected to be a late second round pick by Draft Express.

Jon Rothstein/CBS Sports

Grayson Allen Staying At Duke For Junior Season
Grayson Allen was a third-team AP All-American as a sophomore.

Laura Keeley/News and Observer

Tyler Ulis Leaves Kentucky For NBA Draft
Tyler Ulis was dominant on both ends of the floor this season and was one of just four players nationally to tally at least 17.3 points and 7.0 assists per game.


Domantas Sabonis To Declare For NBA Draft
Domantas Sabonis has spent two seasons at Gonzaga and averaged 17.6 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 31.9 minutes per game as a sophomore.

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Skal Labissiere Declares For NBA Draft
Skal Labissiere appeared in all 36 games with 18 starts, averaging 6.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in his lone season at Kentucky.

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Dunc'd On Pod: NCAA Championship With Gonzaga Director Of Analytics Riccardo Fois
Recapping Villanova's thrilling 77-74 win over North Carolina with Gonzaga Director of Analytics Riccardo Fois

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Henry Ellenson Leaves Marquette For NBA Draft
Henry Ellenson averaged 17.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 blocks in 33.5 minutes per game.

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Brandon Ingram Declares For NBA Draft
Brandon Ingram made the announcement in a first-person essay on The Players Tribune.

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Thon Maker Will Attempt To Declare For NBA Draft
Thon Maker reportedly graduated from high school in Canada in June of 2015 and is technically in his fifth year of high school.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Jamal Murray Leaving Kentucky For NBA Draft
Jamal Murray is the 17th one-and-done player of the John Calipari era at Kentucky.

Kyle Tucker/Courier Journal

Rodney Purvis Leaving UConn To Test Draft Waters
Rodney Purvis averaged 12.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.9 minutes per game.

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Jason Terry, Chuck Person Interview For UAB Head Coaching Job
Jason Terry is still with the Rockets in the NBA.

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Denzel Valentine Beats Out Buddy Hield To Win AP POY
Denzel Valentine received 34 of 65 votes from the national media panel that selects the weekly AP Top 25.


Julian Jacobs To Declare For NBA Draft
Julian Jacobs will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, leaving USC after his junior season.

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Buddy Hield's Tournament Unlikely To Have Major Impact On Draft Stock
Tyus Jones, Shabazz Napier, Luke Hancock, Kyle Singler and Wayne Ellington are five of the last seven players to be named Final Four Most Outstanding Player.

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