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The song that defines each top-25 team in college hoops

North Carolina coach Roy Williams is taking a page out of Willie Nelson's book. Kentucky's unapologetic program channeling Beyoncé? There's a song out there for every top-25 team.

Coach K: Summitt really put women's basketball out there (2:28)
Vitale on Summitt: One of the greatest coaches of all time (4:13)
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Josh Jackson has game to match his mouth

Prep star Josh Jackson may be the first overall pick next year thanks to intensity and a versatile game, and he's already talking smack to NBA legends.

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Wendell Carter isn't just about basketball

Wendell Carter is the No. 2 prospect in the 2017 recruiting class. He also skipped a basketball event for a school play and is seriously considering attending Harvard.

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Vitale: Draft disappointment for some underclassmen

Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.

Five quick questions with Kansas guard Josh Jackson (2:04)
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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.

Bellin's Brussels Airport survival story (6:29)
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.

Remembering Len Bias (0:32)
Ben Simmons' letter to his father (1:58)
Sport Science - Brandon Ingram takes the phone booth test (2:40)
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.


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NCAA plans to announce status quo for men's basketball committee. Will stay at 10 members, 6 from FBS, 4 FCS. Oversight committee had discussed going to 11 or 12 members and permanent members from power five leagues. But that was rejected. Some power five leagues do cycle out. In 2017, no Big 12 rep and in 2018 possibly no Big 10 rep when MSU AD Mark Hollis goes off.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA incoming freshman Kobe Paras has withdrawn from the university "due to academic conditions of his admission not being met," per the school.

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No. 29-ranked senior Jeremiah Tilmon tells ESPN he is down to five: Illinois, Michigan State, North Carolina, Texas and Kansas.