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Why likely lottery pick Ivan Rabb is returning to Cal

Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.


We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

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Biggest recruiting questions facing new coaches

Can Josh Pastner keep top talent in Georgia? Will Tubby Smith change his recruiting philosophy at Memphis? New coaches face some difficult questions.

Which team could reach the Final Four again? (2:31)
Virginia coach Tony Bennett answers the fast break questions (1:10)
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.

Calipari's March Madness memories (1:04)


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Oklahoma's Lon Kruger has hired Rice assistant Carlin Hartman, sources told ESPN. Has already hired his son, Kevin Kruger, for other spot.

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Dayton's Charles Cooke scheduled to workout for Boston on Saturday. I think Danny Ainge is gonna bring in every single eligible player.

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Xavier forward Trevon Bluiett told ESPN he will work out for the Timberwolves this Saturday and the Celtics the following Saturday.

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So far, we've had Kris Jenkins, V.J. Beachem and Kennedy Meeks all withdraw from NBA draft process. None were invited to combine next week.

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UNC F Kennedy Meeks will withdraw from the 2016 NBA Draft process and return to UNC for his senior season.

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UNC announces that Kennedy Meeks has withdrawn from NBA Draft process and will return to school next season.

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UMKC head coach Kareem Richardson has turned down opportunity to join Marvin Menzies staff at UNLV, source told ESPN.