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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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Calipari denies comments were directed at Louisville (1:58)
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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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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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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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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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Remembering Len Bias (0:32)
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The one-and-done conundrum

The first decade of the NBA's controversial draft eligibility rule as viewed from three vantage points: from the league, across the NCAA and by the players.

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Ben Simmons' letter to his father (1:58)
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Sport Science - Brandon Ingram takes the phone booth test (2:40)
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Kris Dunn: I'm excited for NBA draft, I'm doing it all for my family (1:57)
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Simmons better off as a point guard? (1:59)
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Five draft steals for NBA teams

There are always a handful of players in every draft who outperform their selection. Dickie V thinks these five players are worth a second look from NBA franchises.

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Was John Calipari taking a direct shot at Rick Pitino? (1:00)
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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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Quinnipiac Grad transfer Giovanni McLean has signed with Texas Tech, sources told ESPN. averaged 12.7 ppg 3.3 assists.