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Another exodus looms in Kentucky

With only a handful of players expected to return following next season, coach John Calipari and the Wildcats are in on nearly every elite 2017 prospect.

Shaq has three schools in mind for son (1:48)
Coach K: Summitt really put women's basketball out there (2:28)
Vitale on Summitt: One of the greatest coaches of all time (4:13)
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Josh Jackson has game to match his mouth

Prep star Josh Jackson may be the first overall pick next year thanks to intensity and a versatile game, and he's already talking smack to NBA legends.

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Wendell Carter isn't just about basketball

Wendell Carter is the No. 2 prospect in the 2017 recruiting class. He also skipped a basketball event for a school play and is seriously considering attending Harvard.

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1dDick Vitale

Vitale: Draft disappointment for some underclassmen

Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.

Five quick questions with Kansas guard Josh Jackson (2:04)
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Tyndall seeks to reverse show-cause penalty

Donnie Tyndall has filed an appeal to reverse the 10-year show cause penalty he received from the NCAA in April for violations that occurred while he was coaching Southern Mississippi.

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Dickie V's NBA draft review

Dickie V likes the idea of Oklahoma star Buddy Hield teaming up with Anthony Davis in New Orleans. What did he think of other teams' selections?

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Perspective on 2017 NBA draft prospects

Most of the projected first-round picks in the 2017 draft haven't played a minute of college basketball, so our recruiting experts are here to identify the names to know.

Bellin's Brussels Airport survival story (6:29)
Calipari on one-and-done rule: 'Let them go!' (2:12)
Calipari denies comments were directed at Louisville (1:58)
8dDick Vitale

Dick Vitale's NBA mock draft

The first two picks are clear, but after that it's wide open. Which NBA teams does Dickie V have last season's college basketball stars going to on the eve of the draft?


2016 NBA draft coverage

With the 76ers ready to grab Ben Simmons, NBA draft drama begins with the Lakers at No. 2. We've got it all covered right here.

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Chad Ford's Top 100 NBA draft prospects

The names at the top have been set in stone for a while now, but where does everyone else slot in? Our resident guru ranks the top 100 prospects for the 2016 NBA draft.

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9dDick Vitale

Roundball chatter: Thornton transfers from Duke to USC

Former Duke guard Derryck Thornton announced he will transfer to USC. The one-time highly touted recruit will have three seasons to play for the Trojans after sitting out next season.

Pitino urges Calipari to 'mind his own business' (0:18)
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Highlights from the NBPA Top 100 camp

Who made the biggest impact at the NBPA Top 100 camp? We update several top prospects such as Zion Williamson.

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13dDana O'Neil

The mystery and strange history of Thon Maker

Thon Maker, with his convoluted backstory and lack of gameplay, is the NBA draft's biggest mystery. But his unconventional path to the league just might pay off.

Remembering Len Bias (0:32)
Barrett, Bassey headline the new ESPN 25 (2:12)
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Top 25 players in the Class of 2019

Canada native R.J. Barrett leads the first ESPN 25 player rankings for the Class of 2019, a list that also includes seven other frontcourt players in the top 10.


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The common bond among Terrance Ferguson, Emmanuel Mudiay and Brandon Jennings. All 3 were worried about being cleared to play college hoops.

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Four-star 2017 shooting guard Tyler Foster is decommitting from Georgetown, sources told ESPN.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Terrance Ferguson has informed Arizona that he will not enroll this fall and will pursue professional opportunities instead, the school announces.

Kentucky's recruiting road map

John Calipari has the Wildcats in the mix for nearly every elite 2017 prospect. Another exodus looms (Insider)

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