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Drew Wilson ruled immediately eligible for Oral Roberts

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In late May, Drew Wilson transferred from Missouri State to Oral Roberts in order to be closer to his family following the death of his sister.

It was expected, at first, that Wilson would be ruled eligible to play in the 2013-14 season, but his initial request for immediate eligibility was denied. However, his case received another look, and this time the result was more favorable as the NCAA granted him eligibility. “I was very happy that the NCAA granted him his request,” ORU coach Scott Sutton told Jimmie Tramel of Tulsa World

Wilson, who spent two years at Missouri state, will have three years of eligibility remaining to play for Oral Roberts as he redshirted in his first year at Missouri State.

Upon his decision to transfer closer to home, Oral Roberts head coach Scott Sutton said: “We are excited about Drew joining our program. He is a tremendous athlete and great person. He will be a great asset to our team.”

A 6-foot-7 forward, Wilson averaged 2.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, and was one of two freshmen in the Missouri Valley Conference to have more than 100 rebounds as a freshman.

VIDEO: Marquette’s Henry Ellenson shows off his versatility

Marquette's Henry Ellenson is fouled by Providence's Ben Bentil as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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I’m on record saying that I would consider Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson if I had the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, and while, at this point, I think that Brandon Ingram is probably going to end up going No. 2 — (Maybe No. 1???) — I still believe that Ellenson is going to be one of the best players from this draft class.

Why?

Well, just take a look at these highlights from the 26-point, 16-rebound performance he had in a win over Providence last night.

Then remember that Ellenson is 6-foot-11:

POSTERIZED: Pensacola State’s Jamal Thomas dunks through block attempt, makes coach go nuts

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A solid poster dunk went down in the junior college ranks last night as Pensacola State sophomore Jamal Thomas finished a dunk through a block attempt against Northwest Florida State.

The 6-foot-3 Thomas used his power and momentum to go through the opposing shot blocker and the play made his head coach, Pete Pena, go nuts with an over-exaggerated fist pump. The video is short, but be sure to watch for Pena’s reaction near the logo at the top right of the screen.