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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.

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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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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.

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6dEamonn 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.


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The world is yours and everything in it. It's out there, so get on your grind and get it. I gotta go to work.

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