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Louisville Dismisses Chane Behanan, Kevin Ware May Redshirt

Louisville has dismissed Chane Behanan from their basketball program for a violation of university policy.

"He just did not do the right thing -- over and over and over," said Rick Pitino.

Kevin Ware is expected to redshirt this season.

"I think Kevin may be shut down for the year. Wouldn't say 100 percent."

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Mitch McGary To Undergo Back Surgery

Mitch McGary will undergo surgery on his back and is out indefinitely.

McGary was expected to be a first round pick if he were to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

McGary is averaging 9.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game in his sophomore season at Michigan.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Cam Biedscheid Transfers From Notre Dame

Cam Biedscheid will transfer from Notre Dame.

Biedscheid averaged 6.2 points in 17 minutes per game as a freshman last season before deciding to redshirt this year.

Via Scott Phillips/College Basketball Talk

UCLA's Zach LaVine Could Become Lottery Pick

Zach LaVine has made an instant impact at UCLA in his freshman season, averaging 13.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 26.1 minutes.

LaVine's highlight reel dunks have helped him get attention nationally.

LaVine's athleticism and scoring ability, along with the possibility of him being able to play point guard in the NBA has him rising up draft boards.

"I think he has the potential to be a lottery pick," says Chad Ford, who thinks LaVine will go in the top 10. "Just talking to NBA scouts and GMs, he has all the tools that you would look for in a young player. When you talk about an intriguing combination of size for position, athleticism and then a skill set that he possesses, it's pretty unique."

LaVine is drawing comparisons to Russell Westbrook as both attended UCLA and played shooting guard collegiately.

LaVine will consider leaving UCLA after the season.

"That's my ultimate goal, is to get to the NBA," said LaVine. "With the one-and-done, I don't know about that yet. I feel like anyone would consider it. It's going to be a decision me and my family make at the end of the year."

Via Chris Johnson/ESPN

North Carolina Won't Seek Reinstatement For P.J. Hairston

North Carolina will not seek reinstatement for P.J. Hariston.

Roy Williams described the decision as "probably the most difficult and saddest thing I've gone through as a head coach."

Hairston and his family released a statement through an attorney Friday afternoon that said UNC's decision did not sit well with them.

"We are displeased with the University of North Carolina's decision not to submit the necessary paperwork to the NCAA requesting to have P.J. reinstated," the statement said. "This process has been long, and for (it) to end without having a final decision from the governing body is a shame. Ultimately this affects P.J., and his eligibility to play Division 1 colligate (sic) basketball for the remainder of this season, as well as next season."

Hairston had been practicing with UNC and has been on the bench for every home game. Williams previously noted he had been "the most dominating player on the perimeter in practice that I've ever coached."

Via C.L. Brown/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

Bryce Drew Signs 10-Year Deal With Valpo

Bryce Drew has signed a new 10-year deal to remain at Valparaiso.

Drew has a 55-25 record to date as head coach.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Alex Murphy Transfers To Florida

Alex Murphy will transfer to Florida.

Murphy recently left Duke where he was not receiving substantial playing time.

Murphy brother, Erik Murphy, played for the Gators.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Some Scouts Shifting Prediction For First Pick From Wiggins To Parker

With Jabari Parker continuing to produce at a high level, while Andrew Wiggins struggles to sustain aggressiveness, scouts are beginning to switch to Parker as their favorite to be selected first overall.

"He has a high basketball IQ," writes Ford. "He can play multiple positions on the floor, and his lack of elite defensive abilities combined with the occasional struggle against long, athletic defenders are the only real knocks on him at the moment."

Parker could likely become the focal point of his NBA team's offense, while Wiggins would need to grow into that role. Wiggins is expected to eventually become one of the NBA's best two-way players due to his high potential on defense.

Via Chad Ford/ESPN

Chris Walker Begins Practice With Florida

Chris Walker has enrolled at Florida and began practice on Saturday.

Walker, the No. 6 prospect in the class of 2013, has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA. Walker is still awaiting clearance from the NCAA before he can appear in actual games.

Via Kevin Brockway/Gainesville Sun (via Scott Phillips/CollegeBasketballTalk)

Jamal Aytes Transfers From UNLV

Jamal Aytes was a late addition to the Runnin' Rebel program, signing with UNLV late in the summer.

Myles Turner, Rashad Vaughn, JaQuan Lyle Remain Only 2014 Top-100 Recruits Uncommitted

Myles Turner, Rashad Vaughn and JaQuan Lyle have yet to make a decision.

Jonah Bolden Commits To UCLA

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

Alex Murphy Transfers From Duke

Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker each average over 30 minutes per game at the position Alex Murphy would play.

Dante Exum Scheduling Meetings With Agents

Dante Exum is scheduling meetings with several prominent agents over the next month in Australia as it becomes increasingly clear he will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Dante Exum Targets February Decision For NBA Draft

Dante Exum is a probable top-4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft should he declare himself eligible.
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