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Jordan Nwora Declares For 2020 NBA Draft

Apr 6, 2020 5:00 PM

Jordan Nwora has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. Nwora is ranked No. 39 in ESPN's Top 100.

Nwora was selected to The Associated Press All-America third team as a junior.

Nwora had limited participation in the NBA combine last year due to a knee injury.

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No. 1 Graduate Transfer Carlik Jones Commits To Louisville

Apr 6, 2020 1:34 AM

Former Radford guard Carlik Jones announced his commitment to Louisville.

Jones is the No. 1 graduate transfer in the country according to ESPN.

Jones chose Louisville over Maryland and Michigan State, among other schools.

The 6-foot-1 guard was voted the Big South Player of the Year, averaging 20.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists.

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Rick Pitino Admits He 'Deserved To Be Fired By Louisville'

Mar 17, 2020 1:39 AM

Rick Pitino admitted that he deserved to get fired from Louisville in 2017 due to a lack of leadership, though maintained he had no knowledge of paying recruits.

Pitino was recently named head coach at Iona after a short stint in Greece.

"Looking back on it now, I deserved to be fired by Louisville. Was I innocent of any wrongdoing? Yes I was, but I was the leader and I deserved to be fired. I need to move on and that's what I probably have learned the most," said Pitino.

Pitino was fired following allegations that the basketball program paid $100,000 to the family of a recruit. Pitino said he was not aware of the scheme.

Pitino added that Iona will be his final job, partly due to a large buyout clause.

"I don't have a very large contract with Iona. I think it can be put on one page. But I can tell you right now; the only school that can afford me with my buyout is Fort Knox University. I don't think with the type of buyout that I have and I'm even too embarrassed to tell you the number it's so scary -- Iona is definitely my last stop. I almost laugh at the buyout it's so comical."

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