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Kim Mulkey Leaves Baylor For LSU

Apr 25, 2021 8:01 PM

Kim Mulkey was hired as the new women's basketball coach at LSU.

The 58-year-old Hall of Fame coach leaves Baylor after 21 years and three national titles.

Mulkey grew up in Tickfaw, Louisiana, and played at Louisiana Tech.

"Kim Mulkey is a champion and a Hall of Famer, and we are thrilled to welcome her home. Her accomplishments are unprecedented, her passion is unrivaled, and her commitment to winning in all aspects of life -- in the classroom, on the court, and in the community -- is unparalleled.

"We look forward to working with her as she instills that championship culture at LSU," said LSU director of athletics Scott Woodward in a statement.

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Michael Foster Jr. Signs With G League Ignite

Apr 23, 2021 4:37 PM

Michael Foster Jr. has signed to play with the G League Ignite during the 21-22 season.

Foster is ESPN's No. 7 prospect in the Class of 2021 and the first player to join the Ignite for next season.

A 2021 McDonald’s All-American, Foster spent his last two high school seasons at Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix, where he averaged 32.2 points and 18.4 rebounds as a senior and 26.3 points, 13.4 rebounds and 6.1 blocks as a junior.

Foster is a native of Milwaukee. 

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Terrence Clarke Killed In Car Accident

Apr 22, 2021 10:28 PM

Terrence Clarke has passed away at the age of 19. Clarke left Kentucky for the 2021 NBA draft in March and had signed with Klutch Sports.

LAPD says Clarke was traveling at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light, hit another car turning left, and continued on to then hit a pole and block wall. Police say Clarke was not wearing his seatbelt properly.

The crash came following a workout with B.J. Boston. Clarke was the only person in the car.

Clarke entered his freshman season as a potential lottery pick and was ranked No. 2 in the most recent version of ESPN's top 100 prospects for the draft.

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Tags: Terrence Clarke, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA

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Kai Sotto Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Adelaide

Apr 20, 2021 11:08 PM

Kai Sotto has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League in Australia.

Sotto, a 7'2 center from the Philippines, joined the G League Ignite roster this season.

Sotto will be eligible for the 2022 NBA draft beginning in 2022.

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Johnny Juzang Declares For Draft, Could Still Return To UCLA

Apr 20, 2021 3:42 PM

Johnny Juzang is entering the 2021 NBA Draft but will maintain the ability to return to UCLA.

Juzang, the No. 50 prospect in the ESPN 100 NBA draft rankings, was named second-team All-Conference in the Pac-12 after a productive season in which he averaged 16 points and 4.1 rebounds for UCLA.

Juzang was one of the most improved players in the country after averaging just 2.9 points in 12 minutes per game as a freshman at Kentucky, leading him to transfer in the offseason to be closer to home.

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ESPN Moves Paolo Banchero To No. 1 In Latest 2022 NBA Mock Draft

Apr 20, 2021 10:11 AM

ESPN has moved Paolo Banchero into the top overall slot in their latest 2022 NBA mock draft.

Banchero will play at Duke and has supplanted Chet Holmgren for the spot. Several NBA scouts have concerns about Holmgren's ability to reach his full potential due to his unique physical composition. 

While the 2022 draft class wasn't considered a highly coveted one early one, it has grown on NBA personnel.

ESPN's Top-10
1. Paolo Banchero
2. Chet Holmgren
3. Jaden Hardy
4. Yannick Nzosa
5. Jabari Smith
6. Adrian Griffin
7. Peyton Watson
8. Patrick Baldwin
9. Caleb Houstan
10. Kennedy Chandler

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Tags: Paolo Banchero, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Mock Drafts

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Jalen Suggs Leaves Gonzaga For 2021 NBA Draft

Apr 19, 2021 4:18 PM

Jalen Suggs is leaving Gonzaga for the 2021 NBA Draft.

Suggs is expected to be a top-5 pick in the draft.

Suggs averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.9 steals for Gonzaga in less than 30 minutes a game. He was voted a consensus second-team All-American.

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Chet Holmgren Commits To Gonzaga

Apr 19, 2021 2:04 PM

Chet Holmgren has committed to Gonzaga.

Holmgren is the projected No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft. Holmgren also considered going directly to the G League.

"The process was hard," Holmgren told ESPN. "I had a lot to learn on the go. I had to lean on others and get their advice. My dad went through it, and Coach Larry Suggs with Jalen. I kept getting consistent advice that I will get a feeling when I know. Not to overanalyze everything because everything sounds good. Nobody sells their weakness.

"It was [Gonzaga's] consistent approach, how versatile they are on the court and their offensive style. They take their talent and tweak their system based on their personnel. They know how to put it all together."

Holmgren had a dominant senior year for Minnehaha this past season, averaging 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.7 blocks while shooting 80% from the field.

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Tags: Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga Bulldogs, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Evan Mobley Leaves USC For NBA Draft

Apr 16, 2021 11:45 AM

Evan Mobley has declared for the 2021 NBA Draft, leaving USC after his freshman season.

Mobley is widely expected to be a top-3 pick in the draft.

Mobley was a second-team All-American and the Pac-12 Player of the Year.

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Arizona Hires Tommy Lloyd As Head Coach

Apr 14, 2021 10:35 PM

Arizona has hired Tommy Lloyd as its next head coach.

Lloyd has been at Gonzaga since 2000, serving as an assistant coach under Mark Few for the past 20 seasons.

"While there are certainly potential obstacles ahead for our program, I embrace the challenge as we will build on the foundation in place to compete for Pac-12 and national championships," Lloyd said in a statement.

Arizona also considered Damon Stoudamire, Josh Partner and Miles Simon.

Lloyd played a key role in helping Gonzaga secure five-star prospects Jalen Suggs and Hunter Sallis in the past two recruiting classes, has the Zags in position to land No. 1 overall recruit Chet Holmgren and also led the way in landing impact transfers like Brandon Clarke and Kyle Wiltjer.

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Kevin Ollie Hired As Head Coach Of Overtime Elite

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Transfer Earl Timberlake Commits To Memphis

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Sean Miller Fired As Head Coach Of Arizona

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Keon Johnson Declares For 2021 NBA Draft

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Marcus Bagley Declares For Draft, Won't Hire Agent

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Ayo Dosunmu Leaves Illinois For 2021 NBA Draft

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Mark Adams Named Texas Tech Coach, Darvin Ham Aiming For Head Coach Role In NBA

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North Carolina Promotes Hubert Davis To Head Coach

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Luka Garza Named Men's Naismith Player of the Year

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Texas Tech Receive Permission To Interview Darvin Ham

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Five-Star Prospect Trevor Keels Commits To Duke

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Bill Self, Kansas Agree To Lifetime Contract

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Sharife Cooper Leaves Auburn To Declare For 2021 NBA Draft

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Cade Cunningham Leaves Oklahoma State For 2021 NBA Draft

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Texas To Hire Chris Beard As Head Coach

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Charles Bassey Leaves Western Michigan For 2021 NBA Draft

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Roy Williams Retires As Head Coach Of North Carolina

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