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9hJeff Borzello

Borzello: Your guide to the July recruiting period

The live recruiting period begins Wednesday, tipping off a frenzy of activity over the ensuing three weeks. Here is a look at all the storylines and events in one handy guide.


OTL: Rice's road to redemption

Two years removed from a player abuse scandal, former Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice is still traveling the road to redemption. John Barr reports.

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12hDick Vitale

Vitale: Roundball chatter

Ohio State coach Thad Matta deserves credit for upgrading the Buckeyes' nonconference schedule. They'll face Kentucky, Virginia and UConn before Big Ten play begins.

The million-dollar basketball tournament (2:47)
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Medcalf: Looking ahead at Murray State

Continuing its run of success will be a challenge for Murray State after losing star Cameron Payne to the NBA and coach Steve Prohm to Iowa State.

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2dDana O'Neil

Looking ahead: Colorado State Rams

Larry Eustachy's team was stung by not making the tournament last season, but they will have to incorporate some new parts to make another run.

Rice's road back (5:03)
3-Point Shot: Bo Ryan's Successor (2:35)
3-Point Shot: SCAR, MSU, IU previews (2:38)
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6dDick Vitale

Vitale: Roundball chatter

St. John's learned shot-blocker extraordinaire Chris Opekpa will transfer, and longtime assistant Mike Hopkins will officially take over for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse.

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O'Neil: Looking ahead at Wichita State

Wichita State's rise to college basketball prominence has been tied to the play of Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet. Now they're ready for their final act.

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6dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Summer targets: Georgia Bulldogs

Mark Fox and Georgia have a good start on 2016-17, thanks to the commitments of Tyree Crump and Jordan Harris. What other big names could take the Bulldogs' lone remaining scholarship?


ESPNU CBB - Bo Ryan's Legacy

Indiana's Tom Crean and Michigan State's Tom Izzo join Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg to discuss Bo Ryan's legacy and what he's meant to Wisconsin and the Big Ten.


Memphis won't grant transfer to Nichols

Junior F Austin Nichols told ESPN 92.9 radio in Memphis he intends to transfer. However, coach Josh Pastner told ESPN's Andy Katz that the school won't release him from his scholarship. "We spoke with Austin in mid-June and everything was fine. We named him captain after the season. We don't know what has changed."

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Andy Katz @ESPNAndyKatz

Never been a fan of blocking transfers. Situations don't always work out. But players still should be cognizant of timing.

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Memphis' Austin Nichols should give more details why he's transferring in July. Talked to Josh Pastner. He has a right to be upset.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Eventually, Memphis will have to release Austin Nichols. But I do not blame Josh Pastner and administration for being upset right now.

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I almost always side with the kids -- but when you ask to transfer in late June/early July, you had better have one heck of a reason.

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Arizona commit T.J. Leaf told ESPN he will play for U-18 Israeli National Team later this month. Will attend AAU tourney in Atlanta first.