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Staying or going: These NBA draft decisions will shape college basketball

Some potential NBA draft picks have not hired agents, and their decisions to go pro or return to school will seriously change the outlook for these college basketball teams.

Taylor: Coach Smart supported my decision (2:33)
Should Nigel Hayes return to Wisconsin? (1:44)
What you don't know about Roy Williams (1:08)
Voepel: Baffling that women's basketball stands alone in UNC's latest notice (2:22)
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Top 10 available CBB transfers

The number of Division I transfers swelled to more than 700 last season. The 2016 version includes ex-Duke guard Derryck Thornton and hundreds of others.

3-Point Shot: Players entering the NBA draft (1:20)
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Aussie rules football league eyes U.S. talent

The Australian Football League is seeking big men, so a group of U.S. college athletes, mostly basketball players, was recruited to L.A. this week for a crash course in Australian rules football.

Coach K: Amaker, Wojciechowski and Battier best Duke defenders (1:05)
Calipari's March Madness memories (1:04)
Gathers is ready to showcase his football skills (1:54)
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Who are the favorites for 2017's top recruits?

Sure there are a handful of unsigned 2016 prospects, but it's time to turn our attention to the Class of 2017. The first evaluation period brought the coaches to see No. 1 DeAndre Ayton and others while setting up some interesting recruiting storylines.

Remembering Pearl Washington (0:49)
Syracuse legend Pearl Washington's signature moment (0:15)
Boeheim: We were blessed to have Pearl Washington at Syracuse (1:49)
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9dMyron Medcalf

Maryland starts a dance party in college sports

It started as a dance challenge issued by Jaylen Brantley and Jared Nickens, but the "#runningmanchallenge" has spread across the college hoops world.


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North Carolina must show proof of a discrimination-free zone, or the state could lose NCAA tournament games. es.pn/1NE77dr

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Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon told ESPN his final three schools: Syracuse, Oklahoma, Texas A&M. He will visit Syracuse this weekend, Oklahoma and Texas A&M next week. Gillon is immediately eligible. He averaged 13.2 PPG and 3.8 APG this past season.

Ranking the NBA draft's top 30 players

Chad Ford runs down his latest Big Board, with the same freshman holding down the top spot for the seventh straight time. Big Board 7.0 (Insider)

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Drake transfer Dominik Olejniczak told ESPN he will visit Ole Miss today, California next Wednesday. Already visited Colorado. Talented big.

Class rankings: Kentucky still at No. 1

Duke has two of the top three players in the 2016 class, but that wasn't enough to pass Kentucky, which has five top-25 prospects. Top 40 classes

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama graduate transfer Michael Kessens told ESPN he has committed to Florida International. Immediately eligible.

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Columbia grad transfer Grant Mullins tells ESPN he has committed to California. Eligible immediately.

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Any recap of last night that doesn’t start with a presidential candidate in Indiana calling a rim a “basketball ring” has buried the lede.

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Johnny Jones on Blakeney: "Just a case of formality of the paperwork not reaching the NBA Office prior to the preparation of the list.”

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NC State fans: Cat Barber signed w/agent, Martin brothers transferred, Abdul-Malik Abu & BeeJay Anya declared, Lutz demoted. Anything else?

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The biggest winner was Cal and Cuonzo Martin: Ivan Rabb would have been a lottery pick IMO. Didn’t put name in, decided to return to Cal.

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So, current Iowa State player Deonte Burton and Cyclones signee Emmanuel Malou are both on NBA Early Entry List.