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LSU regrouping after a wasted season

The Tigers didn't make much hay last season with eventual No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons. Now must rebuild around Antonio Blakeney and Craig Victor.

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Dickie V's NBA draft review

Dickie V likes the idea of Oklahoma star Buddy Hield teaming up with Anthony Davis in New Orleans. What did he think of other teams' selections?

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Perspective on 2017 NBA draft prospects

Most of the projected first-round picks in the 2017 draft haven't played a minute of college basketball, so our recruiting experts are here to identify the names to know.

Calipari on one-and-done rule: 'Let them go!' (2:12)
Calipari denies comments were directed at Louisville (1:58)
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Dick Vitale's NBA mock draft

The first two picks are clear, but after that it's wide open. Which NBA teams does Dickie V have last season's college basketball stars going to on the eve of the draft?


2016 NBA draft coverage

With the 76ers ready to grab Ben Simmons, NBA draft drama begins with the Lakers at No. 2. We've got it all covered right here.

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Chad Ford's Top 100 NBA Draft prospects

The names at the top have been set in stone for a while now, but where does everyone else slot in? Our resident guru ranks the top 100 prospects for the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Roundball chatter: Thornton transfers from Duke to USC

Former Duke guard Derryck Thornton announced he will transfer to USC. The one-time highly touted recruit will have three seasons to play for the Trojans after sitting out next season.

Pitino urges Calipari to 'mind his own business' (0:18)
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Highlights from the NBPA Top 100 camp

Who made the biggest impact at the NBPA Top 100 camp? We update several top prospects such as Zion Williamson.

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The mystery and strange history of Thon Maker

Thon Maker, with his convoluted backstory and lack of gameplay, is the NBA draft's biggest mystery. But his unconventional path to the league just might pay off.

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The one-and-done conundrum

The first decade of the NBA's controversial draft eligibility rule as viewed from three vantage points: from the league, across the NCAA and by the players.

Ben Simmons' letter to his father (1:58)
Sport Science - Brandon Ingram takes the phone booth test (2:40)
Kris Dunn: I'm excited for NBA draft, I'm doing it all for my family (1:57)
Sport Science - Dragan Bender's measurable tools (2:03)
Simmons better off as a point guard? (1:59)
Coach K's impact on Brandon Ingram (0:53)
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Five draft steals for NBA teams

There are always a handful of players in every draft who outperform their selection. Dickie V thinks these five players are worth a second look from NBA franchises.

Was John Calipari taking a direct shot at Rick Pitino? (1:00)
Barrett, Bassey headline the new ESPN 25 (2:12)
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Top 25 players in the Class of 2019

Canada native R.J. Barrett leads the first ESPN 25 player rankings for the Class of 2019, a list that also includes seven other frontcourt players in the top 10.


Meet The Rookies

Now that NBA draft 2016 is officially in the history books, the league's newest rookies are eager to showcase skills like these on the hardwood next season. SC Top 10 Highlights


Top 10 plays from 2016 lottery picks

NBA fans will be hoping for some plays like this from the league's newest players.


Goodman: Cousins hasn't grown up

Jeff Goodman tells Mike & Mike that DeMarcus Cousins hasn't matured much as he's gotten older.


What about the 2017 NBA draft?

Chad Ford gives his top five in what should be a loaded class. Who to watch (Insider)

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Jay Bilas @JayBilas

NCAA needs to wake up. Let players come back AFTER the draft, let NBA teams "draft and stash" players IN COLLEGE. It's done in other sports!

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

Celtics take Iowa State's Abdel Nader at No. 58. Oklahoma's Isaiah Cousins goes to Kings at 59. Another pick I really like for Kings

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

The Cavs (via ATL) are in the draft at 54. Taking Oakland's Kay Felder, who will try to be the next Isaiah Thomas. Has a chance.

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Michigan State coach Tom Izzo fielding calls now seeing where the interest is in Deyonta Davis, who was projected to go earlier.