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Summer targets: Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State got an early start in recruiting, but can make additional strides if Thad Matta and Co. can secure commitments from the likes of Kobi Simmons and Markelle Fultz on the summer trail.

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Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Summer Recruiting Bible: Rhode Island

Rhode Island is expected to make a run at an A-10 title and NCAA berth this season -- but might also lose star E.C. Matthews in 2016. How will Danny Hurley account for that loss and others?

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Looking ahead: Xavier Musketeers

Xavier made it to the Sweet 16 on the strength of its efficient offense. The Musketeers could be better this season if they can find a point guard.

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Looking ahead: Villanova Wildcats

Unfortunately for last season's strong Villanova team, March is all anyone remembers. Jay Wright's next squad should return to the NCAA tournament.

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Looking Ahead: Connecticut Huskies

Connecticut has reason for optimism with a promising recruiting class and two key graduate transfers set to play next season.

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Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Rockets tryout players for Summer League:: Jarvis Threatt (Vipers), Aubrey Coleman (Houston), JJ Avila (Colo. St), and Chris Walker (Fla).

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Rockets summer league invites: Will Cummings (Temple), Denzel Livingston (Incarnate Word) and Christan Wood (UNLV).

John Gasaway @JohnGasaway

Leaders who think are few but they are indeed found playing at different speeds and speaking in both old- and new-school brogues.

John Gasaway @JohnGasaway

Ryan wins because he's not just another guy trying to be like Bo Ryan or Tony Bennett. He wins because he's a leader who thinks.

John Gasaway @JohnGasaway

Throw a stick at D-I and you'll hit 100-plus guys happy to play in the high 50s and/or think like it's the 1980s. They can't touch Ryan.

John Gasaway @JohnGasaway

Attributing Bo Ryan's success to mere pace or to his (apparently misleading) old school affect gets the equation precisely backward.

Jay Bilas @JayBilas

From the bottom to the top, that’s a nice dream. How you make it out? I had a nice scheme. I gotta go to work.