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Ron Holland Joins G League Ignite

May 31, 2023 2:45 PM

Ron Holland will play for the G League Ignite next season.

Holland is the No. 2 ranked senior in high school basketball for the graduating class of 2023. Holland had committed to Texas but decommitted in late April.

Holland is the No. 6 prospect in the 2024 NBA draft.

"This process was not easy," Holland told ESPN. "At times it was scary because at times I had no idea where I would be.

"The G League will help me reach my potential as a basketball player and prepare me for the NBA. To have a long career, I need to prepare my body and improve my skills as I continue to try to win games. They have a program to help develop my body and my game. I know I have to work on being a more consistent shooter, along with my footwork and ball handling, so I can score in space on the perimeter against a set defender."

Holland is a 6-foot-8 forward from Duncanville (Texas) High School.

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Caleb Love Commits To Arizona

May 31, 2023 1:29 AM

North Carolina transfer Caleb Love committed to Arizona on Tuesday.

Love initially committed to Michigan, though he decommitted due to an admissions issue related to transferring credits.

"We look forward to helping Caleb grow his game at Arizona. And as we near the completion of the roster for the upcoming season, we feel great about how everything has come together.

"Now it's time for the real work to start," said Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd.

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Elliot Cadeau Reclassifies To 2023 With Eye On 2024 NBA Draft

May 30, 2023 2:40 PM

Elliot Cadeau, the No. 10 prospect in the 2024 ESPN 100 rankings, has reclassified to enroll at North Carolina as part of the 2023 recruiting class.

Cadeau will be eligible for the 2024 draft should he declare.

"I think I'm ready," Cadeau said. "I think that I can play in college in a couple of months. There's no reason to stay in high school, because I can hang with college players right now."

Cadeau said the decision was also motivated by his desire to reach the NBA more quickly.

"My goal was always to be one and done," he said. "Reclassing doesn't change that. It's definitely my end goal -- to be in the draft as soon as possible -- but this takes pressure off me to be one and done and gives me the option of staying two years if needed."

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Keyontae Johnson Cleared By Fitness To Play Panel

May 26, 2023 6:30 PM

Keyontae Johnson has been cleared by the NBA's Fitness to Play panel, which will make him eligible for the NBA draft.

Johnson had been previously diagnosed with a heart condition while at Florida before resuming his career at Kansas State.

Johnson is a projected late first or early second round pick.

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Bryce James Leaving Sierra Canyon For Campbell Hall

May 18, 2023 4:44 PM

Bryce James will leave Sierra Canyon to attend Campbell Hall next season, a source tells Myron Medcalf of ESPN.

Bryce James is the youngest son of LeBron James and is considered a Division 1 prospect in the incoming college class of 2025.

Campbell Hall (Studio City, California) is about 19 miles from Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, California) and costs about $50,000 per year in tuition. According to the source, the James family has made a donation toward the creation of a new multimillion-dollar athletic facility on campus.

Jrue Holiday and his brothers Aaron and Justin attended Campbell Hall.

Bryce will play for head coach David Grace, who was most recently associate head coach for Vanderbilt (2019-2021) before a stint as a high school coach in Arizona last season.

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Caleb Love Decommits From Michigan

May 17, 2023 10:54 PM

North Carolina transfer Caleb Love decommitted from Michigan on Wednesday and has reopened his recruitment.

The issue stemmed from an admissions process related to transferring credits.

The former five-star recruit picked Michigan over Missouri last month. 

Love averaged 16.7 points last season. 

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Motiejus Krivas Commits To Arizona

May 16, 2023 11:17 PM

7-foot-2 center Motiejus Krivas committed to Arizona on Tuesday.

Krivas is rated one of the top international prospects going to college.

"Their desire to have me on the team stood out the most. I felt that they really want me, and I think their style of play suits me the best," said the 18-year-old.

Krivas made his debut in the Euroleague for Zalgiris this season.

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Mackenzie Mgbako Commits To Indiana

May 13, 2023 1:38 AM

Mackenzie Mgbako announced his commitment to Indiana on Friday.

Currently the No. 9 ranked prospect in ESPN's Top 100 for the 2023 class, Mgbako decommitted from Duke in April.

"My decision will put me in a position to flourish and thrive. The staff showed a lot of love and I trust them. They have a need for my game. It's a great fit. If I do my job, I will have the opportunity to start. I can bring scoring, rebounding and passing," he told ESPN.

Mgbako chose Indiana over Kansas. 

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Julian Phillips Enters Transfer Portal

May 11, 2023 1:14 AM

Tennessee forward Julian Phillips entered the transfer portal on Wednesday.

Philips is a former five-star recruit and McDonald's All-American.

Philips declared for the upcoming draft earlier this spring and received an invite to the draft combine.

He is currently ranked No. 52 in ESPN's 2023 draft rankings. 

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NBA Hires Mike Krzyzewski As Special Adviser To Basketball Operations

May 10, 2023 12:20 PM

The NBA announced that Mike Krzyzewski has been appointed Special Adviser to Basketball Operations.

In his new role, Krzyzewski will provide counsel to the league office, NBA team executives and other leaders across the league on a host of issues related to the game. He will begin in this consulting capacity by attending a meeting of NBA general managers next week in Chicago.      

“We are honored to have Coach K join the NBA family and share his vast experience and expertise with the league and our teams,” said NBA President, League Operations Byron Spruell.  “As a preeminent coach and renowned leader who cares deeply about the game of basketball, he is uniquely suited to drive discussions and offer insights about the present and future of the NBA.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity to deepen my connection to the NBA and participate in conversations about further strengthening the league and the game,” said Krzyzewski.  “Even in my retirement from coaching, my passion for the sport has never been higher.  This role will enable me to stay engaged with basketball at the highest level.”

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Bronny James Commits To USC

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Hunter Dickinson Transfers To Kansas

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Yves Missi Reclassifies Into Class Of 2023

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Brady Dunlap Commits To St. John's

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Ron Holland Decommits From Texas

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Emoni Bates Leaves Eastern Michigan For NBA Draft

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