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Thon Maker 3D: In-depth look at elite center

Thon Maker may not play a second of college basketball - but his combination of size, skill and potential are intriguing to a number of elite-level coaches.

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5dDana O'Neil

Source: SMU, Brown facing NCAA sanctions

SMU appeared before the COI last month for a hearing regarding various allegations involving the men's basketball team, including a failure-to-monitor charge for Larry Brown, a source confirmed.

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11dRecruiting 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.

7dDick 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.


Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

Top-50 prospect Jaylen Fisher has cut his list to six, per his AAU coach Norton Hurd: Baylor, Indiana, Memphis, UNLV, Arkansas and LSU.

Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

Rocky Martinez-Orlando Salido & Badou Jack-George Groves will be on Floyd PPV undercard. 1 other fight will also be added to the PPV.

Paul Biancardi @PaulBiancardi

Espn top 100 Mamadi Diakite will give #UVA a rim protector who will help shrink the floor w/his wingspan. Smart finisher who needs strength.

Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

Mamadi Diakite is the third ESPN 100 commitment for Virginia in 16, joining guards Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome. Diakite is excellent defensively.

Paul Biancardi @PaulBiancardi

Who says Tony Bennett doesn't land talent? Right now...three top 100 prospects heading to Charlottesville. Guy, Jerome, Diakite. Huff also

Paul Biancardi @PaulBiancardi

Mamadi Diakite tells Espn that he has officially committed to Virginia & Tony Bennett. Long athlete who block's shots and scores at the rim.