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Roundball chatter

Updated: April 28, 2014, 5:31 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Each week, I write about the sport I love, college basketball:

• I have often said that making a bad decision has consequences. Michigan's Mitch McGary made a horrible one, which led to a failed drug test during the NCAA tournament. Facing the possibility of a one-year suspension, the Wolverines big man has decided to enter the NBA draft.

•  The list of players entering the draft grew even more. The top player to recently throw his name into the ring is Julius Randle of Kentucky. Louisiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton, Clemson's K.J. McDaniels, Baylor's Isaiah Austin, Colorado's Spencer Dinwiddie, Connecticut's DeAndre Daniels and UNLV's Khem Birch have also entered the draft. Jordan Adams, who previously said he was returning to UCLA, did an about-face and also declared.

•  John Calipari got more good news when Andrew and Aaron Harrison, Alex Poythress and Dakari Johnson all decided to return to Lexington. Willie Cauley-Stein and Marcus Lee previously announced plans to return to Big Blue Nation. The Cats are loaded next season! Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, Connecticut's Ryan Boatright and LSU's Jordan Mickey also opted for another season in college.

•  The coaching carousel keeps spinning, too. Donnie Tyndall left Southern Miss to replace Cuonzo Martin at Tennessee.  

•  Congratulations to Utah's Larry Krystkowiak, who received a new five-year deal with the school. He has done a super job with the Utes.

•  We also heard news about players transferring. Duke added a big part of the puzzle when Rice transfer Sean Obi signed on with the Blue Devils. He averaged 11.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game last season. Matt Carlino, who previously left BYU, ended up at Marquette. Jon Horford went to Florida after leaving Michigan. Former Indiana forward Jeremy Hollowell decided to attend Georgia State. Shaquille Cleare, who left Maryland, landed at Texas.

•  Former Notre Dame guard David Rivers has accepted an assistant coach position at Kennesaw State. I loved watching him play with the Irish.

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.

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