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Planning for early departures begins well before April deadlines

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The days following the end of the college basketball season are important ones when it comes to the future of a program. Decisions have to be made by players with the potential to move on to the professional ranks, whether it’s to enter the NBA Draft or return to school for another season. With the [more]

Ben McLemore’s AAU coach: I took money from agents

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Ben McLemore surprised nobody when he declared for the NBA draft after just one season at Kansas. His sweet, sweet jumpshot, viewed through the lens of his family’s poverty, made the decision a no-brainer. There’s nothing wrong with following your talents and earning money when you can. What allegedly went on behind the scenes, on [more]

Ankle surgery sidelines projected lottery pick Alex Len

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When he announced his decision to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, former Maryland center Alex Len was projected by many draft analysts to be a lottery selection. In the aftermath of news that Len has undergone surgery to stabilize a partial stress fracture in his left ankle, the question now is whether or not his [more]

NBA releases the official early entry list

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The NBA released their official early entry list on Wednesday, and while there were no relevant surprises — Marcus Smart didn’t slide his name into the NBA Draft pool when no one was paying attention — but there were a handful of names that hadn’t made their way into the headlines. Here are the NBA [more]

UMass guard Chaz Williams to return for senior season

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UMass released a statement Monday afternoon announcing that guard Chaz Williams will return to the program for his senior season. “I just want to thank everybody around the community and at UMass, from the coaches to the fans for allowing me to do the things I do,” Williams said. “Coach Kellogg was nice enough to [more]