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Mitch McGary Declares For NBA Draft After Testing Positive For Marijuana

Mitch McGary has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft after testing positive for marijuana.

McGary would face a year-long suspension during what would be his junior season at Michigan.

McGary told Yahoo! That he smoked marijuana one night in mid-March.

McGary played in only eight games in 13-14 before a back injury ended his season.

According to multiple NBA scouts, McGary is a likely second-rounder -- depending on how his medical testing goes with NBA teams.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Khem Birch Declares For NBA Draft

Khem Birch will leave UNLV for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Birch is a 6'9, 220 power forward out of Montreal, who spent part of his freshman season at Pitt before transfering.

Birch was a McDonald's All-American in 2011.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Spencer Dinwiddie Declares For NBA Draft

Spencer Dinwiddie will declare his eligibility for the NBA Draft, foregoing his final season of eligibility at the University of Colorado

Dinwiddie missed the 2013-14 season’s last 18 games with an ACL injury that required reconstructive surgery.

The 6-foot-6, 200-pound Dinwiddie averaged 13.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals during his college career

Via RealGM Staff Report

Dan D'Antoni Hired As Head Coach Of Marshall

Marshall University has hired Dan D'Antoni as its next head coach.

The school will hold an introductory press conference at 2 p.m. Friday.

D’Antoni, the older brother of Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni, has served as an NBA assistant coach for the past nine seasons.

D'Antoni graduated from Marshall in 1970.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Exec: Karl Towns' Shooting Ability Will Make Him A Major Asset

Karl Towns Jr. had several good performances in the high school All-Star game circuit, showing his potential as a jump shooting big.

“There’s no other big man here that I’ve seen who is quite like him. With that size, to already be able to shoot it to the NBA arc, he’s going to be a major asset for somebody.” 

Towns is a Kentucky recruit.

Via Adam Finkelstein/ESPN

Scout: Jahlil Okafor Could Have Issues Not Being Explosive Around Basket

Jahlil Okafor is the top ranked incoming freshman and just completed the circuit of the McDonald's All-American Game, Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic.

Okafor is one of the most polished post players to come out of high school in many years.

“He’s not explosive around the basket and so plays that need to be dunks at our level end up being blockable layups,” said one NBA scout.

“Bigs rise, and he can play immediately so he’ll go top-5 [next year],” said a GM.

Via Adam Finkelstein/ESPN

Dakari Johnson Stays At Kentucky, Won't Declare For NBA Draft

Dakari Johnson will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season.

Johnson averaged 5.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 14.1 minutes per game as a freshman out of Montverde Academy.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jerian Grant To Return To Notre Dame

Jerian Grant will return to Notre Dame for his final season of eligibility.

Grant averaged 19 points in 12 games last season before withdrawing from school for an "academic matter" in late-December.

"Jerian is not in the NBA draft," Irish coach Mike Brey told ESPN.com. "He's returning to Notre Dame in June for summer school and we look forward to having him next season."

Grant redshirted as a freshman.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

D'Antoni Rules Out Head Coaching Vacancy At Marshall

Mike D'Antoni is not expected to take the vacant coaching job with Marshall, sources told CBSSports.com.

One source was under the impression that D'Antoni would take the job if he was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers.

CBSSports.com reported in March that there was mutual interest between the two sides.

The Lakers are waiting to make a final decision on whether to keep D'Antoni for the 14-15 season, the final season of his contract.

Via Jeff Borzello/CBS Sports

Alex Poythress To Stay At Kentucky For Junior Season

Alex Poythress will return to Kentucky for his junior season.

Poythress averaged 11.2 points and 6.0 rebounds in 25.8 minutes per game as a freshman and 5.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in 18.4 minutes as a sophomore.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Isaiah Austin Leaves Baylor For NBA Draft

Isaiah Austin is a 7-foot center currently projected to go early in the second round by Draft Express.

Julius Randle Officially Declares For NBA Draft

As a freshman, Julius Randle averaged 14.8 points and 10.4 rebounds in 40 games.

K.J. McDaniels To Declare For NBA Draft

K.J. McDaniels averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.7 blocks in 33.7 minutes per game last season.

Elfrid Payton Leaves Louisiana-Lafayette For NBA Draft

Elfrid Payton is leaving Louisiana-Lafayette for the 2014 NBA Draft after his junior season.

Harrisons Waiting For Feedback From NBA Before Making Decision

Andrew and Aaron Harrison are continuing to weigh their options about returning to Kentucky for their sophomore season or leaving for the NBA.

Tennessee Focuses Coaching Search On Michael White

Tennessee is focusing its coaching search on Michael White of Louisiana Tech.

Savon Goodman Transfers To Arizona State

Savon Goodman averaged 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game as a freshman at UNLV in 12-13.

Marcus Lee Returns To Kentucky For Sophomore Season

Marcus Lee was named to the Midwest Regional All-Tournament team in his freshman season.

James Young Leaves Kentucky For NBA Draft

James Young averaged 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in his lone season with the Wildcats.

Rodney Hood To Declare For NBA Draft

Rodney Hood played one season at Mississippi State before transferring to Duke.

Jordan Adams To Stay At UCLA For Junior Season

Jordan Adams contemplated declaring for the NBA Draft after averaging 17.4 points per game.

Jabari Parker Declares For 2014 NBA Draft

Jabari Parker will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Branden Dawson Returns To Michigan State For Senior Season

Branden Dawson averaged 11.2 points and a team-best 8.3 rebounds for MSU in 2013-14.

Isaiah Austin Declares For 2014 NBA Draft

Isaiah Austin is currently projected as the 38th overall pick by DraftExpress.

Glenn Robinson III Declares For NBA Draft

Glenn Robinson III averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds as a sophomore.

Cal Hires Cuonzo Martin

Cuonzo Martin has spent the past three seasons at Tennessee.

Willie Cauley-Stein Staying At Kentucky For Junior Season

Willie Cauley-Stein averaged 6.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in 23.8 minutes per game.

Gary Harris Leaves Michigan State For NBA

Gary Harris averaged 16.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting to go with 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

Montrezl Harrell Returns To Louisville For Junior Season

Montrezl Harrell was projected to be a first round pick.

Gordon, Nick Johnson Likely To Declare; Hollis-Jefferson, Zeus Leaning Toward Staying

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski will likely remain at Arizona for 14-15.
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