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Denzel Valentine, A.J. Hammons, Ethan Happ Headline Big Ten Awards
Denzel Valentine has been named Big Ten Player of the Year.

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Buddy Hield Headlines 2016 Big 12 Awards
Buddy Hield of Oklahoma has been named the Big 12 Player of the Year.

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Bilas: Ben Simmons' Season Might Mean More Elite Recruits 'Just Go To Kentucky'
Jay Bilas believes the struggles of LSU this season will serve as a cautionary tale for high profile recruits like Ben Simmons.

Kentucky Sports Radio

John Calipari's Son To Play For Kentucky Next Season As Walk-On
Brad Calipari's two main strengths are his shooting and his feel for the game.

Chris Fisher/CatsPulse.com

Ben Simmons Doesn't Start Due To Academic Issue
Ben Simmons played 36 points and had 21 points and nine rebounds to go with a season-high eight turnovers.

ESPN

Jon Isaac Pursuing Entering Draft Straight From Prep School
Jon Isaac is ranked No. 9 overall in the incoming 2016 class and is a Florida State commit.

Pete Thamel/Sports Illustrated

January PER Of Top-12 Prospects For 2016 NBA Draft
We've gathered the month-by-month PER of the current top-12 prospects of the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Withdrawal Date For NBA Draft Pushed Back
This move allows players more time to gather information before making a decision.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

John Calipari Seeks 10-Year, $120M Contract For NBA Return
John Calipari currently earns $8 million to $9 million per season at Kentucky and wouldn't leave that job for just an incremental raise.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Nets' Brett Yormark Remains Proponent Of John Calipari
Brett Yormark has remained a proponent of making a large offer to bring John Calipari back to the Nets in a dual role as president and head coach.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

December PER Of Top-10 2016 NBA Draft Prospects
Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram each had a higher PER in December than November.

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Bo Ryan Retires Effective Immediately
Bo Ryan led Wisconsin to the National Championship Game last season.

ESPN

Russell Westbrook Gives Largest Contribution To UCLA By Former Basketball Player
UCLA will name the floor of the Men's Basketball practice facility Russell Westbrook Court after his significant financial contribution.

RealGM Staff Report

LeBron Okay With Ben Simmons' Comparisons
Ben Simmons has been compared to LeBron James with his abilities as a passer despite having the height of a forward.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Draft Express Moves Ben Simmons To No. 1, Brandon Ingram To No. 2
Skal Labissiere had been in the first slot in the Draft Express mock draft since April and is now projected to go third.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Ben Simmons Considered Consensus No. 1 Prospect For 2016
Fifty-one NBA scouts and execs attended Ben Simmons' game in Brooklyn on Monday in which he had 21 points, 20 rebounds and seven assists.

Chad Ford/ESPN

GMs Cite Steep Learning Curve On Defense For Duke Players Coming To NBA
Jahlil Okafor came to the NBA with questions about his defense and he has predictably struggled.

Chad FordESPN

Kings Could Make Another Run At John Calipari
Vivek Ranadive remains interested in hiring John Calipari as head coach for the Kings.

Ric Bucher/Bleacher Report (via ProBasketballTalk)

Report: Ranadive Has Interest In Nancy Lieberman As Interim If George Karl Fired
If the Kings decide to cut ties with George Karl during the season, Vivek Ranadive has interest in promoting Nancy Lieberman and then pursuing John Calipari in the spring.

Ric Bucher/Bleacher Report (via ProBasketballTalk)

No. 5 Recruit Malik Monk Commits To Kentucky
Malik Monk is a 6'3 shooting guard and an electrifying athlete.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

Edrice "Bam" Adebayo Commits To Kentucky
Edrice "Bam" Adebayo, ranked No. 6 in the ESPN 100, will attend Kentucky.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Harry Giles Commits To Duke
Harry Giles will have the chance to play with Jayson Tatum, who is ESPN's No. 2 recruit.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Harry Giles Tears ACL In Right Knee
Harry Giles is considered the top recruit of the 2016 incoming freshman class.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Krzyzewski Calls Himself 'Leader Of Corporation, Program'
Mike Krzyzewski has been head coach of Duke since 1980 and makes nearly $10 million per season.

Andy Katz/ESPN

Skal Labissiere Cleared By NCAA To Play For Kentucky
Skal Labissiere is projected as a top-3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

John Calipari Seeking USA Basketball Head Coach Job
One person familiar with John Calipari's motives said he views the opportunity as "the recruiting tool of all recruiting tools."

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Mike Krzyzewski To Step Down As USA Coach After 2016 Olympics
A succession plan to replace Mike Krzyzewski will be put in place before the Games next summer.

Andy Katz/ESPN

Ben Simmons Has 41.5-Inch Vertical During LSU's Combine
Ben Simmons has also added 11 pounds since late June.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Skal Labissiere Hasn't Been Cleared To Play For Kentucky
Skal Labissiere is expected to be one of the first three picks of the 2016 NBA Draft.

Jeff Goodman, Jeff Borzello/ESPN

Louisville, NCAA Investigating Claims Of Escort Use In Recruiting
The book contends that a woman was hired repeatedly by Andre McGee to provide strippers and prostitutes during recruits' campus visits.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN