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Brandon Ingram Commits To Duke

Apr 27, 2015 6:12 PM

Brandon Ingram has committed to Duke as a member of the 2015 recruiting class, he announced on Monday.

The 6-foot-8 small forward is ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the ESPN 100. Ingram was one of the top risers late in the recruiting process after excelling at the McDonald's All-American Game and Nike Hoop Summit. He's considered a likely one-and-done prospect due to his length and shooting ability.

A North Carolina native from Kinston High School, Ingram chose the local Blue Devils over Kansas, Kentucky, N.C. State, North Carolina, and UCLA. He becomes the fifth commit for Duke's 2015 recruiting class, joining five-star center Chase Jeter, five-star point guard Derryck Thornton, four-star shooting guard Luke Kennard, and three-star center Antonio Vrankovic.

Tags: Brandon Ingram, Duke Blue Devils, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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Malik Newman Commits To Mississippi State

Apr 24, 2015 1:16 PM

Malik Newman has committed to Mississippi State.

Newman's decision came down to Mississippi State, Kentucky and Kansas.

Newman is one of the best shooters in the country and a top-10 prospect. Newman also considered playing in China this season.

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Tags: Malik Newman, Mississippi State Bulldogs, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

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Buddy Hield Returns To Oklahoma For Senior Season

Apr 24, 2015 11:52 AM

Buddy Hield announced Friday morning that he will return to Oklahoma for his senior season.

Hield was named the Big 12 conference player of the year last season.

"It was a tough decision, and I obviously took it near the deadline," Hield said. "But I just went through the process. I listened to Coach Kruger, I listened to my mentors back home, my high school coach, and my mom and my family. I did a lot of research on players and the history of the NBA Draft. I just did what I felt was best for me and my family. I feel like if I come back I'll be in a better situation next year."

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Tags: Buddy Hield, Oklahoma Sooners, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Stanley Johnson Leaves Arizona For NBA Draft

Apr 23, 2015 8:02 PM

Stanley Johnson has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft, leaving Arizona after one season.

Johnson is expected to be a lottery pick as one of the better wing prospects.

Johnson averaged 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 28.4 minutes per game for the Wildcats.

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Tags: Stanley Johnson, Arizona Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Report: Kevin Ollie Removes Name From Consideration For Thunder Job

Apr 23, 2015 1:52 PM

Kevin Ollie has removed his name from consideration for the head coaching job of the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to sources.

Ollie has been considered a strong candidate for the job following his success at UConn and relationship with Kevin Durant.

The Thunder are looking for a new head coach following their dismissal of Scott Brooks.

Billy Donovan is also considered a top candidate for the position.

Jon Rothstein/CBS Sports

Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder, Connecticut Huskies, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kris Dunn Decides To Remain At Providence

Apr 22, 2015 3:26 PM

Kris Dunn has decided to remain at Providence for his junior season.

Dunn was the highest rated underclassmen to have not made a decision on his future.

NBA executives believe Dunn could have become a late lottery pick had he declared.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kris Dunn, Providence Friars, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Billy Donovan, Kevin Ollie Emerge As Serious Candidates For Thunder

Apr 22, 2015 2:40 PM

Billy Donovan is believed to be a serious candidate to replace Scott Brooks as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports that Donovan recently worked on background research on Kevin Durant.

Durant will become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

Donovan has won two national championships at Florida and had previously agreed to coach the Orlando Magic before ultimately deciding to remain in Gainesville.

Kevin Ollie also has interest in the Thunder job. Ollie was teammates with many of the Thunder, including Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, Florida Gators, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Derryck Thornton Reclassifies, Commits To Duke

Apr 21, 2015 1:06 PM

Derryck Thornton has decided to reclassify and commit to Duke for the 15-16 season.

Thornton now is the third-ranked point guard and 17th overall player in 2015.

Duke was facing the 15-16 season without a true point guard following the departure of Tyus Jones.

"I have been considering reclassifying up for months, so it's been on my mind," Thornton said.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Tags: Derryck Thornton, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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Caris LeVert Returns To Michigan For Senior Season

Apr 21, 2015 11:28 AM

University of Michigan men's basketball junior guard Caris LeVert will return for the 2015-16 season with the Wolverine basketball program.

"Over the past few months, I have spent a lot of time thinking about my future," said LeVert. "My family and I, along with the coaching staff, gathered as much information as possible. After considering my options, I am excited to announce I will return for my senior year. Coming back allows me to keep working towards my Michigan degree and take the next steps in my development as a player, teammate and a leader of our program.

"Michigan is a very special place and the college experience only comes once. The future is bright and I am blessed to be part of it."

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Tags: Caris LeVert, Michigan Wolverines, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Thunder Considering Kevin Ollie As Replacement For Scott Brooks

Apr 20, 2015 3:16 PM

Kevin Ollie is being "seriously considered" by the Oklahoma City Thunder for their head coaching job.

Scott Brooks has been head coach of the Thunder since the 08-09 season when he replaced P.J. Carlesimo. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Thunder are considering making a change from Brooks.

Ollie was a teammate of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook with the Thunder during his playing career.

Sam Presti has reportedly visited UConn several times recently.

Adam Zagoria/ZagsBlog

Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder, Connecticut Huskies, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jakob Poeltl Returning To Utah For Sophomore Season
Jakob Poeltl was expected to be a first round pick if he were to declare for the NBA.

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Stephen Zimmerman Commits To UNLV
Five-star Stephen Zimmerman stays home at UNLV

Tyus Jones Leaves Duke For NBA Draft
Tyus Jones has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft after one season at Duke.

ESPN

Justise Winslow Leaves Duke For NBA Draft
Justise Winslow averaged 12.5 points per game on 48.6 percent shooting from the field.

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Bobby Portis Leaves Arkansas For NBA Draft
Bobby Portis averaged 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 steals per game in his sophomore season.

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Ivan Rabb Commits To California
Cal lands local five-star Ivan Rabb

Jeff Faraudo/San Jose Mercury News

Justin Anderson To Enter NBA Draft
Justin Anderson averaged 12.2 points and four rebounds for Virginia.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Olivier Hanlan Leaving Boston College For NBA Draft
Olivier Hanlan averaged 19.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in his junior season at Boston College.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Jay-Z In On Roc Nation Meeting With Stanley Johnson
Stanley Johnson is widely expected to be a top-10 pick.

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D'Angelo Russell To Declare For Draft, Deciding Upon Representation
D'Angelo Russell averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game in his freshman season at Ohio State.

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2015 Nike Hoop Summit Measurements (Team USA)
Jaylen Brown measures 6'5.5" without shoes.

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Malik Newman Receiving Interest From China, Spain
Malik Newman is ranked No. 4 in the incoming college class of 2015 by ESPN.

Evan Daniels/Scout.com

Caleb Swanigan Commits To Michigan State
Caleb Swanigan is the No. 11 rated recruit for the incoming class of 2015.

Evan Daniels/Rivals.com

Tyus Jones Scheduling Agent Meetings, Moving Toward Declaring For Draft
Tyus Jones is proceeding toward plans to declare for the NBA Draft and is scheduling representation meetings, sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Fred Hoiberg To Undergo Open Heart Surgery
Fred Hoiberg will have open heart surgery next week to replace his aortic valve.

ESPN

Sam Dekker Leaves Wisconsin For NBA Draft
Sam Dekker will leave Wisconsin for the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Bobby Hurley To Become Head Coach At Arizona State
Bobby Hurley spent the past two seasons at Buffalo.

Chris Karpman/Scout.com

Jahlil Okafor Declares For NBA Draft
Jahlil Okafor is expected to be one of the top three picks in the draft.

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Kaleb Tarczewski Remaining At Arizona For Senior Season
Kaleb Tarczewski averaged 9.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game as a junior.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Harrison Twins Leaving Kentucky For NBA Draft
Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison have decided to enter the NBA Draft and have chosen representation, sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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