• Hamidou Diallo passes on the NBA Draft to return to Kentucky; Wildcats are top-10

    CBS Sports "The last high-profile player to publicly decide whether he would return to college or stay in the NBA Draft was the only college player who has never played a college game. Fortunately for UK fans, Kentucky freshman Hamidou Diallo has opted to return to Lexington and play next season with the..." May 25

  • Purdue's Swanigan staying in 2017 NBA Draft

    247 Sports "Purdue sophomore Caleb Swanigan announced Wednesday via Instagram that he will remain in the 2017 NBA Draft and forgo his final two seasons with the Boilermakers. In 35 games last season at Purdue, Swanigan averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 32.5 minutes per game, shooting..." May 25

  • Kansas' Mykhailiuk returning for senior season

    Kansas City Star "Kansas basketball guard Svi Mykhailiuk announced Wednesday night on his Instagram account that he has decided to remove his name from the 2017 NBA Draft and return to KU for his senior season. “Senior year gonna be fun,” the 6-foot-8 senior-to-be from Cherkasy, Ukraine, wrote on the social..." May 25

  • Ex-UNC star Rashad McCants says relationship with school, coach Roy Williams no longer exists

    Charlotte Observer "Former North Carolina men’s basketball star Rashad McCants says he has no relationship with UNC or coach Roy Williams - and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. In 2014, McCants alleged that the university kept him eligible through fake classes and minimal attendance, and he said his..." May 25

  • Villanova lands 2018 4-star Brandon Slater

    Fanrag Sports "Class of 2018 4-star guard Brandon Slater announced on Wednesday night that he has committed to the Villanova Wildcats, according to Scout. Slater is the top-rated player in the state of Virginia in the 2018 recruiting cycle. A consensus top-40 player, the 6-foot-6, 180-pound Slater hails from..." May 25

  • Calipari: 'I will retire' if Diallo is a lottery pick

    New York Times "Hamidou Diallo hasn’t played an organized basketball game since his final one with his Connecticut prep school, Putnam Science Academy, at Florida’s IMG Academy four days before Christmas. That was nearly five months ago. Diallo, a highly recruited swingman from Queens, didn’t play a single..." May 24

  • 5-star guard M.J. Walker commits to Florida State

    ESPN "Five-star senior M.J. Walker committed to Florida State on Wednesday morning. He announced his decision during a news conference at his high school. Walker chose the the Seminoles over UCLA, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Ohio State. He took his recruitment much slower than nearly every..." May 24

  • Michigan's Wagner passes on NBA draft

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's Moe Wagner is returning to school after withdrawing from the NBA draft, the school announced today in a release. "I gained a great deal of confidence from this process and I have a clearer picture of what I need to do in order to fulfill my dreams of playing professionally in the..." May 24

  • Thomas Welsh and Aaron Holiday will return to UCLA next season

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA received a double dose of welcome news Tuesday regarding the NBA draft: Thomas Welsh and Aaron Holiday are withdrawing their names from consideration. Welsh announced on Twitter that he would return for his senior season and Holiday’s mother, Toya, said in a text message to The Times that..." May 24

  • North Carolina freshman Tony Bradley decides to remain in the 2017 NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "North Carolina freshman Tony Bradley has decided to remain in the 2017 NBA Draft, a source told CBS Sports early Wednesday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Bradley averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in only 14.6 minutes per game last season for a UNC team that won the ACC..." May 24

  • West Virginia's Macon skipping senior season to turn pro

    Charleston Gazette-Mail "West Virginia University men’s basketball player Elijah Macon will not return for his final season of eligibility and will pursue a professional career. Macon, who sat out as a true freshman in the 2013-14 season and would have turned 24 during the upcoming season, made the announcement on his..." May 24

  • Rutgers' leading scorer Corey Sanders withdraws from NBA draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "As a high school recruit who became a YouTube sensation for his basketball highlights, Corey Sanders was known for 180-degree dunks. Who knew Rutgers' star point guard would pull a 180 when it came time to deciding whether to keep his name in the NBA Draft or return to college for another..." May 24

  • Xavier's Trevon Bluiett opts out of NBA draft in favor of senior season

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Trevon Bluiett is returning to Xavier and the Cintas Center for one last season. Xavier basketball confirmed Tuesday before 8 p.m. that Bluiett is withdrawing his name from NBA Draft consideration and will suit up for the Musketeers’ 2017-18 season. “Trevon is one of the best players in all..." May 24

  • Georgia retains Yante Maten as he withdraws from NBA draft

    Macon Telegraph "Yante Maten is coming back. Georgia's top big man announced Tuesday on his Instagram page that he will return for his senior season of college basketball. Maten previously announced for the NBA draft to evaluate his options at pursuing basketball at the next level. Maten had until Wednesday..." May 24

  • UCF's Tacko Fall returning to school for junior season

    Orlando Sentinel "Tacko Fall’s NBA dream can wait, at least for another year. The 7-foot-6 center will return to the UCF basketball team to complete his upcoming junior season. The decision concludes a whirlwind cross-country tour of NBA workouts for 21-year-old Fall, who originally entered his name into the..." May 24

  • Gonzaga getting Johnathan Williams back for senior season

    The Spokesman Review "Johnathan Williams has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season at Gonzaga, The Spokesman-Review has learned. Williams declared for the draft last month but didn’t hire an agent, retaining the option of returning to GU. Wednesday was the deadline for underclassmen..." May 24

  • Shaqquan Aaron is expected to return to USC next season

    Fanrag Sports "USC Trojans talent Shaqquan Aaron is expected to return to the program for next season, a source told FanRag Sports on Wednesday. The 6-foot-7 player had originally entered the 2017 NBA Draft but did so without hiring an agent. By not signing any professional representation, he retained his..." May 24

  • Hamidou Diallo reportedly '50-50' on staying in NBA Draft or returning to UK

    CBS Sports "Kentucky early enrollee Hamidou Diallo, a five-star wing who sat on the bench in the spring for the Wildcats and did not play, has yet to make a decision about his future. He could remain in the NBA Draft (a decision he has until Wednesday to make before permanently burning up his college..." May 23

  • Wichita State star Markis McDuffie returning for junior season

    Kansas.com "Wichita State’s Markis McDuffie withdrew his name from the NBA Draft pool and will return to school for his junior season, according to a source. Wednesday is the deadline for athletes who declare for the NBA Draft to withdraw without losing eligibility. McDuffie declared for the draft and did..." May 23

  • Justin Jackson heading back to Maryland for sophomore campaign

    Land of 10 "According to FanRag Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Maryland forward Justin Jackson is expected to return to school for his sophomore season. Jackson made his decision just in time, as the deadline to withdraw from the list is slated for Wednesday, May 24. He originally declared for the NBA draft..." May 23

  • Alabama's Braxton Key withdraws from NBA draft

    SEC Country "Alabama basketball fans let out a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday. Braxton Key is returning to the Crimson Tide next season. After flirting with the idea of entering the NBA Draft, the Crimson Tide’s leading scorer has decided to return to Alabama for the 2017-18 season. Key, who averaged..." May 23

  • Deng Adel returning to Louisville for junior season

    CBS Sports "Deng Adel is withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to Louisville for his junior season, a source told CBS Sports on Tuesday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Adel averaged 12.1 points and 4.5 rebounds last season for a Louisville team that earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA..." May 23

  • ESPN, Dick Vitale agree to contract extension through 2019-20

    Chicago Tribune "ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale has signed a contract extension with the network through the 2019-20 season. In adding a year to his previous deal, Vitale will be the main analyst on many network games, including during the regular season and for conference championship tournaments. A..." May 23

  • Johnson: Roy Williams trying to convince Pitt to waive my transfer restriction

    Raleigh News & Observer "The news didn’t necessarily come as a surprise to Cameron Johnson, a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, but nonetheless, he had been hoping for a different outcome. He had been hoping he could play college basketball next season wherever he chose – perhaps even at North..." May 23

  • Seton Hall will be a big factor in the Big East with Angel Delgado returning to school

    CBS Sports "Few teams in college basketball will get as big of a boost from the decision of one player the way Seton Hall benefitted on Monday with Angel Delgado's announcement that he will return for his senior season. This is a boon to the Pirates' prospects. You could argue that no better player got..." May 23

  • Missouri lands 4-star C Jontay Porter, brother of No. 1 overall recruit

    The Spun "Seattle (Wash.) Nathan Hale four-star power forward Jontay Porter is heading to Missouri. Many predicted this would be the case, but Porter made it official on Twitter just now. Jontay is the younger brother of Michael Porter Jr., the top player in the 2017 class and a Missouri signee. Their..." May 23

  • West Virginia star Carter returning for senior season

    WVU Sports "This is not exactly stop the presses stuff, unless you put it in context. Jevon Carter is returning to West Virginia next year. The rising senior guard did put his name into the NBA to get a report on just where he stood, but, his game has not yet grown to the point on the offensive end that..." May 23

  • Missouri State's top scorer Johnson withdraws from NBA draft

    Springfield News-Leader "Missouri State men’s basketball fans can exhale. Alize Johnson will be back this winter. Johnson announced Monday that he has officially withdrawn his name for consideration for the 2017 NBA Draft. The standout junior will return for a senior year with the Bears. Johnson initially declared..." May 23

  • Kamau Stokes returning to Kansas State after testing draft waters

    Fanrag Sports "Kansas State Wildcats talent Kamau Stokes is returning to the program next season, a source told FanRag Sports on Monday. He had originally entered the 2017 NBA Draft but did so without hiring an agent. By not signing any professional representation, he retained his eligibility. Stokes averaged..." May 23

  • Texas' Jones returning for sophomore season after withdrawing from draft

    247 Sports "The Longhorns have another (returning) weapon for next season. Freshman guard Andrew Jones announced on Monday he is officially withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft and will return to Austin for his sophomore season. Jones, who had until Wednesday to make his decision, originally declared..." May 23

  • Indiana's Robert Johnson confirms he will return for senior season

    Land of 10 "Robert Johnson, one of Indiana’s top scorers from the 2016-17 season, will be back in Bloomington next year, he announced Monday. Johnson declared last month for the NBA draft but did not hire an agent, allowing him to return to school. A report last week indicated he would forgo the draft and..." May 23

  • Tennessee lands grad transfer scoring machine James Daniel

    ESPN "Tennessee has landed the nation's leading scorer from the 2015-16 season. James Daniel, who averaged 27.1 points per game two seasons ago at Howard, told ESPN on Monday that he will spend his final season in Knoxville playing for Rick Barnes and the Volunteers. The 6-foot, 175-pound Daniel..." May 22

  • Western Michigan's Thomas Wilder Withdraws from NBA Draft, Returns for Senior Season

    Hero Sports "Thomas Wilder has withdrawn from the 2017 NBA Draft and will return to Western Michigan for his senior season. Wilder, a 6-foot-3, 190 pound junior point guard, declared for the draft on March 21 but did not hire an agent, allowing him to withdraw before the May 24 deadline and retain his..." May 22

  • 5-star F Emmanuel Akot will join Arizona next season after reclassifying

    Campus Sports "Good news continues to pour in for the Arizona basketball program. On Monday, Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported five-star commit Emmanuel Akot has reclassified and will join the Wildcats in the Class of 2017. “I chose to reclass because I know I’m ready,” Akot told the website. “I want to..." May 22

  • Temple's Enechionyia pulls out of NBA draft, to return for senior season

    CSN Philly "It's only May, but it sounds like Fran Dunphy's Temple Owls just got a big boost for next season. Star forward Obi Enechionyia told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that he will pull his name out of the upcoming NBA draft and will return to North Broad Street for his senior season. CBSSports' Jon..." May 22

  • Enes Kanter's brother Kerem withdraws from draft; will play at Xavier

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Transfer prospect Kareem Kanter will suit up for Chris Mack's Xavier Musketeers in 2017-18. Kanter, a 6-foot-10 graduate transfer out of Wisconsin-Green Bay, committed in April to both Xavier and the pre-NBA Draft process. With the Wednesday deadline to stay in or withdraw from the draft..." May 22

  • Arizona gets boost as Alkins withdraws from NBA draft

    CBS Sports "Rawle Alkins announced Sunday that he's withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to Arizona for his sophomore year. "I can't wait to help the Wildcats win a national championship," Alkins said. Alkins averaged 10.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28 minutes per game as a freshman..." May 22

  • Pitt restricting grad transfer Johnson from joining other ACC programs

    Sporting News "The Kevin Stallings era at Pittsburgh has taken another hit, both on the court and in the court of public opinion, after the Panthers finished with a 16-17 record in Stallings' debut season. Cameron Johnson, a 6-8 guard who was the team's third-leading scorer at 11.9 points per game last..." May 22

  • Frank Mason III aims to be a college player of the year who stays a star

    USA Today "In a herd of reporters at the NBA draft combine, one reporter whispers to another about the player with microphones and tape recorders in his face, "Who is that?" It's former Kansas point guard Frank Mason III, college basketball's consensus national player of the year. After a dazzling..." May 21

  • 4-star PF Sid Wilson commits to St. John's

    Scout "There were some defections this off season for the St. John's Red Storm, but they added a big piece to the puzzle on Saturday evening as Sid Wilson picked the Red Strom over Connecticut and Texas. Wilson currently is viewed as the No. 50 prospect in the 2018 class, but he has decided to move..." May 21