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Kansas preparing to reload again

Jayhawks freshman Josh Jackson has yet to play a game at Allen Fieldhouse, but the program is already recruiting reinforcements for his departure.

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Johnson has Alabama on the rise

Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction this season.

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Shaq has three schools in mind for son (1:48)
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Coach K: Summitt really put women's basketball out there (2:28)
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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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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.

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Five quick questions with Kansas guard Josh Jackson (2:04)
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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.

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Bellin's Brussels Airport survival story (6:29)
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Calipari on one-and-done rule: 'Let them go!' (2:12)
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10dDick 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?

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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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11dDick 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.

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Pitino urges Calipari to 'mind his own business' (0:18)
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15dDana 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.

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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Citing safety concerns and US State Department extending travel alerts through August, N.C. State has postponed its men's basketball trip to Italy until August 2017.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

From NC State: "In an abundance of caution, and due to continuing safety and travel concerns emphasized by the US State Department recently extending the European Travel Alert for American Travelers through the end of August, our men's basketball program will postpone its international trip to Italy (Aug. 5-15) until 2017. "

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 senior Taurean Thompson has committed to Syracuse, his mother confirms to ESPN. He was the final uncommitted ESPN 100 prospect in 2016.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Former UNLV player & ex-Cal commit Jordan Cornish has committed to Tulane & will return home to New Orleans, source told ESPN.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

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