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Goodman: July recruiting takeaways

An elite-level point guard class and Harry Giles' NBA-ready display were among the top storylines during the all-important July recruiting period.

11hDick Vitale

Vitale: Roundball chatter

The Virginia Cavaliers won the Austin Nichols sweepstakes as the former Memphis forward will play for coach Tony Bennett after sitting out next season.

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4dRecruiting Nation

Recruiting confidential: Malik Monk stating case

Malik Monk is the top shooting guard in the ESPN 100 Class of 2016, but he showed on Thursday in Las Vegas that he has the skills to transition to the point guard position if needed.

Duke freshman's crazy vertical (0:18)
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5dEamonn Brennan

Early look: Sizing up Conference USA

Conference USA was a one-bid league in last season's NCAA tournament. Old Dominion, UAB and UTEP are hoping to change that.

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4dAndy Katz

Orlando Classic could yield Irish vs. Shockers

Notre Dame and Wichita State could meet in a rematch of last March's Sweet 16 game in Cleveland if they advance to the Orlando Classic tournament title game in November.

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8dDick Vitale

Vitale: Roundball chatter

Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. will miss the rest of the summer with a knee injury, and the Orlando Classic matchups have been announced.


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Markelle Fultz will visit Arizona Aug. 8, source told ESPN. May visit Louisville, Washington, Xavier. Has already taken unofficial to UK.

Dan Dakich @dandakich

Of course there were things on the phone that he didn't want seen..why not just say no or lost it or have a new one handy?

Dan Dakich @dandakich

Something isn't right..I don't blame Brady for not delivering phone to NFL but dumb to let anyone know u destroyed it..

Dan Dakich @dandakich

Why did Brady destroy his phone if he was under no obligation to give it up? Also, why did Brady tell anyone that he destroyed it?

Paul Biancardi @PaulBiancardi

Espn Top 100 SG Curtis Jones of Huntington Prep has official visits set for Indiana on August 28, Georgetown Sept 3,& Oklahoma State Sept 11

Reggie Rankin @ReggieRankin

Nick Sherod 6'5 SG from Team Loaded VA picked up offers from Bucknell Missouri State Wofford after playing in the Adidas Summer Championship