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ESPNU CBB Podcast: Kris Dunn is back!

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg weigh in on cases of academic impropriety at both SMU and UNC. Plus, Providence PG Kris Dunn and Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall join the show.

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Scout's Take: Top-25 prospect Gabriel picks Kentucky

Wenyen Gabriel, who announced his decision on ESPN.com Thursday, should be an immediate impact defender for John Calipari's program. His skill set is similar to that of NBA forward Luol Deng.

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Gasaway: Hey you, stop shooting so much!

Some players approach the game with a shoot-first, pass-second approach. Here's five guys who might want to consider making the extra pass a little more often.

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Is the 15-year Big Ten title drought about to end?

The Big Ten hasn't won a national title since Mateen Cleaves and Michigan State won it all in 2000. Is this the year the conference's drought ends?

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Best of the visits: Big weekend for NC State

NC State will have five uncommitted members of the 2016 or 2017 top 50 in Raleigh for a visit this weekend, and could make a major splash.

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Watch: LSU's Ben Simmons pushes a truck

LSU freshman star Ben Simmons is getting ready for the season using a unique training regimen. Watch as he and teammate Keith Hornsby push a truck.

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Some other standouts in the evening session: Darius Garland, Javonte Smart, Omari Spellman, Marques Bolden.

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Surprised yet very happy at the intensity of this final session. Think splitting up the age groups played a big part. 2016 guys beasting.

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This is the best I've seen Troy Brown Jr. play in awhile. Jumper is falling consistently, getting to the rim at will. Five-star 2017 PG.

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Jalek Felton and Mohamed Bamba with a strong start to the evening session. Bamba super active at both ends; Felton showing off playmaking.