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Marvin Bagley Considering Reclassifying For 2017 Freshman Class

Jul 14, 2017 12:45 PM

Marvin Bagley is considering reclassifying to the 2017 incoming freshman class.

Bagley is scheduled to visit Duke while he's also considering USC, Kentucky and Arizona.

If Bagley reclassifies, the 2018 draft class will become even stronger at the top with Michael Porter Jr., Luka Doncic and DeAndre Ayton.

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John Calipari Reached Out To Knicks About President Opening

Jun 29, 2017 6:59 PM

John Calipari reached out to the New York Knicks to express interest in their president of basketball operations job.

The Knicks, however, do not have interest in Calipari at this time. Calipari presumably would want the dual role of head coach and president.

Calipari has been at Kentucky since 2009. Calipari was briefly in the NBA in the 1990s with the Nets and has been connected to a number of openings in recent seasons. Calipari appears to have interest in returning to the NBA, at least at some point before he retires.

With more former players currently in the NBA than any other college coach, Calipari would seem to be a natural fit for a big market franchise like the Knicks in terms of free agent recruitment.

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Tags: New York Knicks, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

RealGM Radio: 2017 NBA Draft Breakdown With Sam Vecenie

Jun 24, 2017 1:52 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and draft expert Sam Vecenie of the Sporting News (@Sam_Vecenie) break down the 2017 NBA Draft.

They discuss the top picks, the massive Timberwolves/Bulls trade, their favorite sleepers, some early players to watch for 2018 and much more.

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Mike Brown Considered Candidate For Ohio State Job

Jun 8, 2017 12:35 PM

Ohio State is considering pursuing Mike Brown for their head coaching vacancy.

The Buckeyes parted ways with Thad Matta this week and appeared close to hiring Greg McDermott but he has decided to remain at Creighton.

Fred Hoiberg has also been linked to the job.

No contact has been made yet with Brown.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Fred Hoiberg Considered Candidate For Ohio State Job

Jun 7, 2017 8:09 PM

Fred Hoiberg has emerged as a candidate for the newly vacant Ohio State job.

Hoiberg recently completed his second season in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls. Hoiberg previously coached at Iowa State.

Ohio State parted ways with Thad Matta this week.

Gary Parrish/CBS Sports

Tags: Chicago Bulls, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NCAA Misc Rumor

Ohio State Parts Ways With Thad Matta

Jun 5, 2017 2:05 PM

Ohio State has parted ways with Thad Matta as head coach.

Matta, whose tenure spanned 13 seasons (2005-2017) is the all-time leader in wins (337) and games coached (460) in Ohio State history.

A national search for the next Ohio State head coach will begin immediately. 

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Emmanuel Akot Reclassifies To Join Arizona One Year Early

May 22, 2017 4:57 PM

Emmanuel Akot will graduate from high school early and enroll at Arizona next season.

Akot previously committed to Arizona as a 2018 incoming freshman.

"After much thought, my family and I have decided to join the 2017 class and become a member of the Arizona Basketball family next season," Akot wrote in a tweet.

Akot is versatile wing who was ranked No. 21 in the class of 2018.

Akot will join DeAndre Ayton, Brandon Randolph, Ira Lee and Alex Barcello as top 100 prospects for Arizona.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

Tags: Emmanuel Akot, Arizona Wildcats, NCAA

Joel Ayayi Commits To Gonzaga

Apr 27, 2017 6:55 PM

Joel Ayayi has committed to Gonzaga for the class of 2017.

"I'm very proud to be a Zag next year," Ayayi told Scout. "I think it's a great spot for me. I will have the possibility to develop myself and make history of one of the best program ever."

Ayayi also considered Georgia Tech.

Ayayi is considered one of the best young international point guards.

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NBA Announces 182 Early Entry Candidates For 2017 Draft

Apr 25, 2017 6:12 PM

The National Basketball Association announced today that 182 players -- 137 players from colleges and 45 international players -- have filed as early entry candidates for the 2017 NBA Draft.

Players wishing to enter the 2017 NBA Draft were required to submit a letter to the NBA to be received no later than Sunday, April 23. Players who have applied for early entry have the right to withdraw their names from consideration for the Draft by notifying the NBA of their decision in writing no later than 5 p.m. ET on Monday, June 12. Under NCAA rules, in order to retain college basketball eligibility, underclassmen that have entered the 2017 Draft must withdraw by Wednesday, May 24.

Following is the list of players from colleges who have applied for early entry into the 2017 NBA Draft, which will be held Thursday, June 22.


Shaqquan Aaron, USC 6-7 Sophomore
Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure 6-2 Junior
Edrice Adebayo, Kentucky 6-10 Freshman
Deng Adel, Louisville 6-7 Sophomore
Jashaun Agosto, LIU 5-11 Freshman
Bashir Ahmed, St. John’s 6-7 Junior
Rawle Alkins, Arizona 6-5 Freshman
Jarrett Allen, Texas 6-11 Freshman
Mark Alstork, Wright State 6-5 Junior
Ike Anigbogu, UCLA 6-10 Freshman
OG Anunoby, Indiana 6-8 Sophomore
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State 6-7 Sophomore
Lonzo Ball, UCLA 6-6 Freshman
Jaylen Barford, Arkansas 6-3 Junior
Jordan Bell, Oregon 6-9 Junior
Trae Bell-Haynes, Vermont 6-2 Junior
Joel Berry II, North Carolina 6-0 Junior
James Blackmon Jr., Indiana 6-4 Junior
Antonio Blakeney, LSU 6-4 Sophomore
Trevon Bluiett, Xavier 6-6 Junior
Bennie Boatwright, USC 6-10 Sophomore
Jacobi Boykins, Louisiana Tech 6-6 Junior
Tony Bradley, North Carolina 6-10 Freshman
Isaiah Briscoe, Kentucky 6-2 Sophomore
Dillon Brooks, Oregon 6-7 Junior
Thomas Bryant, Indiana 6-10 Sophomore
Rodney Bullock, Providence 6-8 Junior
Jevon Carter, West Virginia 6-2 Junior
Clandell Cetoute, Thiel College (PA) 6-8 Junior
Joseph Chartouny, Fordham 6-3 Sophomore
Donte’ Clark, Massachusetts 6-4 Junior
Chris Clemons, Campbell 5-9 Sophomore
David Collette, Utah 6-10 Junior
John Collins, Wake Forest 6-10 Sophomore
Zach Collins, Gonzaga 7-0 Freshman
Chance Comanche, Arizona 6-11 Sophomore
Angel Delgado, Seton Hall 6-10 Junior
Hamidou Diallo, Kentucky 6-6 Freshman
Tyler Dorsey, Oregon 6-4 Sophomore
PJ Dozier, South Carolina 6-6 Sophomore
Vince Edwards, Purdue 6-8 Junior
John Egbunu, Florida 6-11 Junior
Jon Elmore, Marshall 6-3 Junior
Obi Enechionyia, Temple 6-10 Junior
Drew Eubanks, Oregon State 6-10 Sophomore
Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State 6-1 Sophomore
Tacko Fall, Central Florida 7-6 Sophomore
Tony Farmer, Lee College (TX) 6-7 Sophomore
De’Aaron Fox, Kentucky 6-4 Freshman
Markelle Fultz, Washington 6-4 Freshman
Harry Giles, Duke 6-10 Freshman
Brandon Goodwin, FGCU 6-2 Junior
Donte Grantham, Clemson 6-8 Junior
Isaac Haas, Purdue 7-2 Junior
Aaron Holiday, UCLA 6-1 Sophomore
Isaac Humphries, Kentucky 7-0 Sophomore
Chandler Hutchison, Boise State 6-7 Junior
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State 6-10 Freshman
Frank Jackson, Duke 6-3 Freshman
Josh Jackson, Kansas 6-8 Freshman
Justin Jackson, Maryland 6-7 Freshman
Justin Jackson, North Carolina 6-8 Junior
Alize Johnson, Missouri State 6-9 Junior
B.J. Johnson, La Salle 6-7 Junior
Darin Johnson, CSU-Northridge 6-5 Junior
Jaylen Johnson, Louisville 6-9 Junior
Robert Johnson, Indiana 6-3 Junior
Andrew Jones, Texas 6-4 Freshman
Kerem Kanter, Green Bay 6-10 Junior
Ted Kapita, North Carolina State 6-8 Freshman
Marcus Keene, Central Michigan 5-9 Junior
Luke Kennard, Duke 6-6 Sophomore
Braxton Key, Alabama 6-8 Freshman
George King, Colorado 6-6 Junior
Kyle Kuzma, Utah 6-9 Junior
Khadeem Lattin, Oklahoma 6-9 Junior
TJ Leaf, UCLA 6-10 Freshman
William Lee, UAB 6-9 Junior
Zach Lofton, Texas Southern 6-3 Junior
Tyler Lydon, Syracuse 6-9 Sophomore
Daryl Macon, Arkansas 6-3 Junior
Marin Maric, Northern Illinois 6-11 Junior
Lauri Markkanen, Arizona 7-0 Freshman
Yante Maten, Georgia 6-8 Junior
Markis McDuffie, Wichita State 6-8 Sophomore
MiKyle McIntosh, Illinois State 6-7 Junior
Eric Mika, BYU 6-10 Sophomore
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville 6-3 Sophomore
Malik Monk, Kentucky 6-3 Freshman
Matthew Morgan, Cornell 6-3 Sophomore
Shaquille Morris, Wichita State 6-8 Junior
Johnathan Motley, Baylor 6-10 Junior
Svi Mykhailiuk, Kansas 6-8 Junior
Divine Myles, Stetson 5-11 Junior
Derick Newton, Stetson 6-6 Sophomore
Austin Nichols, Virginia 6-8 Junior
Semi Ojeleye, SMU 6-7 Junior
Cameron Oliver, Nevada 6-8 Sophomore
Randy Onwuasor, Southern Utah 6-3 Junior
Justin Patton, Creighton 7-0 Freshman
L.J. Peak, Georgetown 6-5 Junior
Theo Pinson, North Carolina 6-6 Junior
Ivan Rabb, California 6-11 Sophomore
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Florida State 6-4 Junior
Devin Robinson, Florida 6-8 Junior
Josh Robinson, Austin Peay 6-2 Junior
Martavius Robinson, Lewis & Clark CC (Illinois) 6-10 Sophomore
Maverick Rowan, North Carolina State 6-7 Sophomore
Corey Sanders, Rutgers 6-2 Sophomore
Victor Sanders, Idaho 6-5 Junior
Jaaron Simmons, Ohio 6-1 Junior
Kobi Simmons, Arizona 6-5 Freshman
Fred Sims Jr., Chicago State 6-4 Sophomore
Dennis Smith Jr., North Carolina State 6-3 Freshman
Zach Smith, Texas Tech 6-8 Junior
Kamau Stokes, Kansas State 6-0 Sophomore
Edmond Sumner, Xavier 6-6 Sophomore
Caleb Swanigan, Purdue 6-9 Sophomore
Jayson Tatum, Duke 6-8 Freshman
Matt Taylor, New Mexico State 6-4 Junior
James Thompson IV, Eastern Michigan 6-10 Sophomore
Stephen Thompson Jr., Oregon State 6-4 Sophomore
Trevor Thompson, Ohio State 7-0 Junior
Melo Trimble, Maryland 6-3 Junior
Craig Victor II, LSU 6-9 Junior
Moritz Wagner, Michigan 6-11 Sophomore
Tevonn Walker, Valparaiso 6-2 Junior
Antone Warren, Antelope Valley CC (CA) 6-10 Sophomore
Thomas Welsh, UCLA 7-0 Junior
Thomas Wilder, Western Michigan 6-3 Junior
Cecil Williams, Central Michigan 6-6 Junior
Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga 6-9 Junior
Kam Williams, Ohio State 6-2 Junior
Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga 6-3 Junior
Christian Wilson, Texas-San Antonio 6-2 Junior
D.J. Wilson, Michigan 6-10 Junior
Omer Yurtseven, North Carolina State 7-0 Freshman

List of international players who applied for 2017 NBA Draft early entry:

Player Team/Country of Team Height Status
Ege Arar, Galatasaray (Turkey) 6-10 1996 DOB
Laurynas Beliauskas, Neptunas (Lithuania) 6-3 1997 DOB
Terrence Bieshaar, Joventut (Spain) 6-10 1997 DOB
Simon Birgander, Clavijo (Spain) 6-10 1997 DOB
Laurynas Birutis, Vytautas (Lithuania) 7-1 1997 DOB
Luka Bozic, Zagreb (Croatia) 6-7 1996 DOB
Vlatko Cancar, Mega Leks (Serbia) 6-8 1997 DOB
Leo Cizmic, Sevilla (Spain) 6-8 1998 DOB
Wesley Alves da Silva, Paulistano (Brazil) 6-6 1996 DOB
George de Paula, Paulistano (Brazil) 6-6 1996 DOB
Berkan Durmaz, Tofas (Turkey) 6-8 1997 DOB
Martynas Echodas, Siauliai (Lithuania) 6-9 1997 DOB
Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot, Levallois (France) 6-8 1996 DOB
Aquiles Ferreira, Pinheiros (Brazil) 6-5 1998 DOB
Diego Flaccadori, Trento (Italy) 6-5 1996 DOB
Tolga Gecim, Banvit (Turkey) 6-8 1996 DOB
Yoan Granvorka, Nancy (France) 6-4 1997 DOB
Egemen Guven, Karsiyaka (Turkey) 6-10 1996 DOB
Isaiah Hartenstein, Zalgiris (Lithuania) 7-0 1998 DOB
Karlis Helmanis, RTU Riga (Latvia) 6-7 1997 DOB
Aleksa Ilic, Buducnost (Montenegro) 6-9 1996 DOB
Jonathan Jeanne, Nancy (France) 7-2 1997 DOB
Alpha Kaba, Mega Leks (Serbia) 6-10 1996 DOB
Verners Kohs, GBA Sparta (Czech Republic) 6-8 1997 DOB
Antonios Koniaris, PAOK (Greece) 6-4 1997 DOB
Arnoldas Kulboka, Baunach (Germany) 6-9 1998 DOB
Rodions Kurucs, Barcelona (Spain) 6-8 1998 DOB
Axel Louissaint, Lugano (Switzerland) 6-6 1996 DOB
Michail Lountzis, Panathinaikos (Greece) 6-5 1998 DOB
Gytis Masiulis, Zalgiris (Lithuania) 6-9 1998 DOB
Lovro Mazalin, Zadar (Croatia) 6-9 1997 DOB
Regimantas Miniotas, Vytautas (Lithuania) 6-9 1996 DOB
Kostja Mushidi, Mega Leks (Serbia) 6-5 1998 DOB
Margiris Normantas, Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) 6-4 1996 DOB
Frank Ntilikina, Strasbourg (France) 6-5 1998 DOB
Elie Okobo, Pau Orthez (France) 6-2 1997 DOB
Viny Okouo, Unicaja (Spain) 7-2 1997 DOB
Ayberk Olmaz, Istanbul BSB (Turkey) 6-10 1996 DOB
Lucas Pereira, Pinheiros (Brazil) 6-8 1998 DOB
Martynas Sajus, Starogard (Poland) 6-10 1996 DOB
Borisa Simanic, Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) 6-10 1998 DOB
Nik Slavica, Cibona (Croatia) 6-8 1997 DOB
Berk Ugurlu, Fenerbahce (Turkey) 6-3 1996 DOB
Kristupas Zemaitis , Vytautas (Lithuania) 6-4 1996 DOB
Zou Yuchen, Bayi Fubang (China) 6-10 1996 DOB

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Bam Adebayo To Sign With Agent, Stay In Draft

Apr 24, 2017 12:00 PM

Bam Adebayo will sign with an agent and remain in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Adebayo spent one season at Kentucky, averaging 13.0 points, a team-best 8.0 rebounds while also leading Kentucky in blocks per game (1.5).

Adebayo is projected to be selected in the first round.

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Frank Jackson Declares For Draft, Won't Hire Agent
Enough NBA teams expressed interest for Frank Jackson to enter the draft process.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

Shaq's Son Shareef O'Neal Commits To Arizona
Shareef O'Neal is a 6'8 power forward from Crossroad School in Santa Monica ranked No. 19 in the class of 2018.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

Jordan Bell Declares For Draft, Signs With Agent
Jordan Bell is projected to be the No. 38 overall pick in the latest mock draft of Draft Express.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

P.J. Dozier To Hire Agent, Stay In Draft
P.J. Dozier is considered a second round pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Kevin Knox Turned Down $1.4M Offer From Team In China
Kevin Knox is still deciding which college to attend, picking between Duke, Florida State, Kentucky, Missouri and North Carolina.

Bob Putnam/Tampa Bay Times

Jarrett Allen To Hire Agent, Stay In Draft
Jarrett Allen is expected to be a mid-first round pick.

Brian Davis/American-Statesman Staff

Zach Collins Leaves Gonzaga For Draft
Zach Collins is expected to be a lottery pick, or just outside of it in June's draft.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tyler Dorsey Declares For NBA Draft
Tyler Dorsey reportedly had a lucrative offer last summer from Olympiacos, which could serve as a backup plan if he doesn't make an NBA roster.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On The 2017, 2018 Drafts
Host Danny Leroux and NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie of the Sporting News catch up on the prospects in the 2017 and 2018 Drafts.

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Luke Kennard Leaves Duke For NBA Draft
Luke Kennard will sign with an agent and forgo his remaining college eligibility.

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Bam Adebayo Declares For Draft, Won't Immediately Hire Agent
Bam Adebayo is projected to be selected anywhere between 19th and 30th.

Jerry Tipton/Herald-Leader

Isaiah Briscoe Declares For NBA Draft, Plans To Hire Agent
Isaiah Briscoe will either be a second round pick or go undrafted.

Jared Peck/Herald-Leader

Justin Patton To Leave Creighton For NBA Draft
Justin Patton averaged 12.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks for Creighton as a 7-foot freshman center.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Malik Monk Leaves Kentucky For NBA Draft
Malik Monk was Player of the Year in the SEC and is expected to be a top-10 pick.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

De'Aaron Fox Leaves Kentucky For NBA Draft
De'Aaron Fox averaged 16.7 points, 4.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game in his lone season at Kentucky.

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Patrick Ewing Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Georgetown
Patrick Ewing will immediately assume his duties with the Hoyas and leave the Hornets' coaching staff.

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Patrick Ewing To Interview For Georgetown Job
John Thompson Jr. has been a proponent of hiring Patrick Ewing.

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T.J. Leaf Declares For NBA Draft
T.J. Leaf is expected to be a mid-first round selection.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Frank Mason Named AP Player Of The Year
Frank Mason averaged 20.9 points per game for Kansas.

Blair Kerkhoff/Kansas City Star

Lauri Markkanen Leaves Arizona For NBA Draft
Lauri Markkanen averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Wildcats while shooting 42.3 percent on three-pointers.

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