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Brandon Miller Declares For 2023 NBA Draft

Mar 30, 2023 3:04 PM

Brandon Miller has declared for the 2023 NBA draft after his freshman season at Alabama.

Miller is expected to be a top-3 pick with a chance of going No. 2.

Miller told ESPN that that he thanked "God, my family, my fans and all the coaches at the University of Alabama," and now planned to forgo his college eligibility.

Miller was the nation's leading freshman scorer at 18.8 points a game.

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Caitlin Clark Named AP Women's Player Of The Year

Mar 30, 2023 11:11 AM

Caitlin Clark has been named the AP women's basketball Player of the Year.

Clark received 20 votes from the 28-member national media panel that votes on the AP Top 25 each week. 

"It's a huge honor," Clark said. "I picked a place that I perfectly fit into and that's allowed me to show my skill set. I'd be lying if I said it didn't mean something. It's not the reason you play basketball, it's just something that comes along with getting to do what you love."

Aliyah Boston of South Carolina won the award last season and will play Clark's Iowa in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament on Friday in Dallas.


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DJ Wagner, Isaiah Collier Named Co-MVPs Of McDonald's All-American Game

Mar 29, 2023 4:18 PM

D.J. Wagner and Isaiah Collier were named co-MVPs of the 2023 McDonald's All-American Game.

Wagner had 19 points including a big dunk in the final minute and two late free throws.

Collier had a game-high 25 points.

Bronny James had 15 points, hitting five of his eight three-point attempts.

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Cal Hires Mark Madsen As Head Coach

Mar 29, 2023 4:08 PM

Mark Madsen has been hired as head coach of Cal.

Madsen has been head coach of Utah Valley for the past three seasons.

Madsen spent six seasons as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

After being a two-time all-conference selection at Stanford, Madsen was a first round pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000. 

Madsen was long perceived as the favorite to take over at his alma mater, but Stanford has opted to keep Jerod Haase the past two seasons despite the team's struggles. 

Cal fired Mark Fox after a 3-29 season.

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Tags: Utah Valley Wolverines, California Golden Bears, NCAA, NCAA Misc Rumor

Terquavion Smith Leaving NC State For 2023 NBA Draft

Mar 28, 2023 5:36 PM

Terquavion Smith is leaving NC State for the 2023 NBA draft after his sophomore season.

"I'm forgoing my college eligibility and going all the way in," Smith said. "I'm thankful for everything the NC State coaching staff and fans have done for me. This is the right decision for me to take care of my family."

Smith is the No. 30 prospect in the draft by ESPN.

Smith finished as the second-leading scorer in the ACC as well as the second most prolific 3-point shooter with 91 makes on the season.

"I showed a lot of different things this year," Smith said. "Teams wanted to see me be more of a point guard, making the right play, making the right decisions. They wanted to see me improve my finishing, and I increased that. I showed I can be a leader."

Smith surprisingly withdrew from the 2022 NBA draft after an impressive showing at the pre-draft camp in Chicago.

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Rodney Terry, Texas Agree To Five-Year Deal To Become Head Coach

Mar 27, 2023 5:21 PM

Rodney Terry has agreed to become head coach of the University of Texas on a five-year deal.

Terry has been the Longhorns' interim head coach since Chris Beard was suspended in December and ultimately fired a month later. 

Terry became emotional when asked Sunday about his desire to become the head coach at Texas.

"I haven't really had a lot of time to give a lot of thought to that, to be honest," he said. "I've been so wrapped up and invested in my team. Again, I love these guys. Not only will I just love these guys for the time I got to coach them, I'll love them for the rest of their lives. I'll be at their weddings. I'll be talking to those guys when they have their firstborn.

"It was all about this team, man, and I enjoyed every single day of this journey with this group. I'm going to really miss -- I'm going to really miss working with this group. It was never about me. It was always about these guys. I love these guys."

With Terry at the helm, Texas went 22-8 overall and 12-6 in conference play.

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Tags: Texas Longhorns, NCAA, NCAA Misc Rumor

Tyrese Proctor Returns To Duke For Sophomore Season

Mar 27, 2023 12:43 PM

Tyrese Proctor will return to Duke for his sophomore season. Proctor is a potential lottery pick in 2024.

"This is the best decision for my career, both present and future," Proctor told ESPN. "Coach [Jon] Scheyer and I share the same vision; we have unfinished business. We have the best staff in the country, and they will push me each and every day."

Proctor was the No. 30 prospect in ESPN's 2023 draft projections. 

At 6-foot-5, Proctor has dynamic shot-making ability, creativity as a playmaker and strong competitiveness defensively. 

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Jarace Walker Leaves Houston For 2023 NBA Draft

Mar 25, 2023 12:14 PM

Jarace Walker has announced he will leave Houston after his freshman season to enter the 2023 NBA draft. Walker is a projected lottery pick.

Walker was the top power forward of his high school class and Kelvin Sampson has expected him to leave after one season.

Walker finishes his college career averaging 11.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 27.6 minutes per game.

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Jett Howard To Declare For 2023 NBA Draft

Mar 23, 2023 9:30 PM

Jett Howard will declare for the 2023 NBA draft, leaving Michigan after his freshman season.

Howard is the No. 16 prospect in ESPN's draft rankings.

"This was a great learning year for me," Howard told ESPN. "It's what I needed. It taught me how to play within a pro-style offense and be effective, to get out of my comfort zone, and play with other good players."

Howard says he relished playing for his father, Juwan Howard, a former NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion who won Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2021 after taking Michigan to the Elite Eight.

"Playing for my dad was a beautiful experience," Howard said. "It was a little rough at first, as he wants things done a certain way, but overall it was easy playing in his offense. He's a fun person to be around on a day-to-day basis."

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Taylor Hendricks Leaves UCF For 2023 NBA Draft

Mar 22, 2023 12:50 PM

Taylor Hendricks will forgo his remaining college eligibility at UCF and enter the 2023 NBA draft.

Hendricks says he has signed with attorney Raymond Brothers, president of Roc Nation basketball.

Hendricks is the No. 12 prospect in ESPN's NBA draft projections.

"I want to thank my mom and brothers Tyler and Jamal," Hendricks said. "Also, UCF and Coach Johnny Dawkins for pushing me to develop my game and help get me where I am now. Also, I want to thank the Lord for ordering my steps through this whole journey."

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Alabama, Houston Enter Sweet 16 With Best Championship Odds

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Rick Pitino Becomes Head Coach Of St. John's On Six-Year Deal

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NBA Teams Strongly Considering Brandon Miller Over Scoot Henderson At No. 2

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Damon Stoudamire Leaves Celtics To Become Head Coach Of Georgia Tech

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Alabama Claims Top Overall Seed In 2023 NCAA Tournament, Houston Has Best Odds

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Georgetown Parts Ways With Patrick Ewing

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Jim Boeheim Out As Head Coach Of Syracuse After 47 Seasons


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Chris Beard Emerges As Top Candidate For Ole Miss Job

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