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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 has announced his decision to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Austin returned to Baylor for his sophomore season after a shoulder injury.

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

Via Josh Friemel/Dallas Morning News

Julius Randle Officially Declares For NBA Draft

Julius Randle officially announced he will declare for the NBA Draft in June.

Randle will forgo his sophomore season.

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

Via RealGM Staff Report

K.J. McDaniels To Declare For NBA Draft

K.J. McDaniels will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

McDaniels is a small forward out of Clemson.

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

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Elfrid Payton Leaves Louisiana-Lafayette For NBA Draft

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

Payton could become a late first round pick.

Payton developed from a lightly recruited point guard out of Louisiana to one of the top floor leaders in the country.

Several NBA executives told ESPN.com that Payton is likely to be selected somewhere in the 25 to 40 range.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

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.

The Harrisons are waiting for feedback from the NBA before reaching a decision.

“I just sent the paperwork in two or three days ago,” Aaron Harrison Sr told Fox 26. “I talked to a gentleman at the NBA and he said he would get it to me as fast as possible and then we’ll go from there. 

“It’s important. You’re trying to find out what the prospects are for them and where they’ll be drafted and all those things.” 

“It’s basically my career really,” Aaron said. “Don’t leave anything out. Think about all the angles and everything that goes into it and just try to make the best choice for your family.”

“It’s tough,” Andrew added. “You got to keep praying on it and just keep talking with your family and see what’s the best thing for you and your family.”

Via Terrence Payne/College Basketball Talk

Tennessee Focuses Coaching Search On Michael White

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

The Volunteers are looking for a replacement for Cuonzo Martin, who left the program for California.

A source told CBSSports.com that UT has informally contacted some "A-list" candidates but that the interest hasn't been mutual. Another source told CBSSports.com that at least one potential candidate expressed no interest mostly because Tennessee's roster is in bad shape.

White just finished his third season at Louisiana Tech, where he averaged 28 wins over the past two seasons and finished tied for first both years. 

Via Gary Parrish/CBS Sports

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.

Trevor Thompson Transfers From Virginia Tech To Ohio State

Trevor Thompson was also pursued by Indiana, Purdue and Butler.

Ewing Wore T-Shirt Under Uniform Because Of Arena Temperatures

When Patrick Ewing was at Georgetown, he made wearing a t-shirt under his game uniform popular.

USA's 2014 Nike Hoop Summit Measurements

Myles Turner has grown a full inch since October.

Eric Moreland To Leave Oregon State For NBA Draft

Eric Moreland averaged 8.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season.

Kevin Ware Transfers To Georgia State

Georgia State relied heavily on transfers to reach its 25-9 record this season.

Chris Mack Decides To Stay At Xavier

Chris Mack will remain at Xavier after having discussions about the head coaching vacancy at Cal.
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