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  1. Report: Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon expected to declare for 2014 NBA Draft

    Mar 30, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    Aaron Gordon likely played his final game at Arizona, according to a report on Saturday night.

  2. Planning for early departures begins well before April deadlines

    Jun 10, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    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…

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

    May 4, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

    Kansas Jayhawks McLemore reacts after a dunk against the Michigan Wolverines during the second half in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    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…

  4. Ankle surgery sidelines projected lottery pick Alex Len

    May 3, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

    Alex Len

    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…

  5. NBA releases the official early entry list

    May 1, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

    UNC Greensboro UNC Wilmington Basketball

    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…

  6. UMass guard Chaz Williams to return for senior season

    Apr 29, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament - Semifinals - Virginia v Massachusetts

    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…

  7. NBA Draft Early Entry losers: Six soon-to-be pros whose loss will sting

    Apr 29, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

    University of Miami guard Shane Larkin shoots against University of Illinois forward Tyler Griffey during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    With the deadline to enter the NBA Draft having come and gone at midnight on Sunday night — and with the last-minute decisions made by Adreian Payne, Andre Roberson and Isaiah Austin — we now have a full list of all the meaningful college hoopers that made the decision to jump to the league early. …

  8. NBA Draft Early Entry winners: There are a lot of them

    Apr 29, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

    Mitch McGary, Adreian Payne

    With the deadline to enter the NBA Draft having come and gone at midnight on Sunday night — and with the last-minute decisions made by Adreian Payne, Andre Roberson and Isaiah Austin — we now have a full list of all the meaningful college hoopers that made the decision to jump to the league early. …

  9. Baylor center Isaiah Austin to return for sophomore season

    Apr 28, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    2013 NIT Championship - Semifinals

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) With one tweet from departing point guard Pierre Jackson, Baylor fans became very excited about their prospects for the 2013-14 season. In news that has since been reported by multiple outlets, 7-1 center Isaiah Austin will in fact return to Waco…

  10. Miami point guard Shane Larkin to enter 2013 NBA Draft (VIDEO)

    Apr 28, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Marquette v Miami

    One season after a veteran-laden lineup led Miami to its first-ever ACC title, head coach Jim Larrañaga will have to navigate an even tougher ACC with a far more inexperienced roster. On Sunday evening sophomore point guard Shane Larkin announced his decision to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, with the end result being the Hurricanes…

  11. Colorado forward Andre Roberson to enter NBA Draft

    Apr 28, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

    Colorado v Illinois

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Two days after canceling a press conference to announce his decision in regards to entering the 2013 NBA Draft or returning to school for his senior season, Colorado junior forward Andre Roberson has decided to leave school. Junior Andre Roberson (@flydre21)…

  12. Michigan State forward Adreian Payne to return for senior season (VIDEO)

    Apr 28, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

    Memphis v Michigan State

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Baylor’s Isaiah Austin isn’t the only big man to decide on Sunday that another year of college basketball is the best move. Michigan State’s Adreian Payne will return to East Lansing for his senior season, announcing his decision during a press…

  13. Detroit point guard Ray McCallum entering the NBA Draft

    Apr 28, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Ray McCallum, J.J. Moore, James Robinson

    Late on Saturday night, Detroit announced that star point guard Ray McCallum would be forgoing his final year of eligibility and entering his name into the NBA Draft. “I want to thank the University of Detroit Mercy, my coaching staff and my teammates. I’ve enjoyed my three years with them,” McCallum said in a statement…

  14. Five important NBA Draft decisions remain with deadline rapidly approaching

    Apr 26, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

    Isaiah Austin

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Friday featured two decisions of importance in regards to the 2013 NBA Draft. While Miami sophomore point guard Shane Larkin is expected to leave school, UConn junior point guard Shabazz Napier made the decision to return to Storrs. The NBA deadline…

  15. UConn point guard Shabazz Napier to return for senior season

    Apr 26, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier, Kevin Ollie

    UConn received some good news Friday morning, as point guard Shabazz Napier notified coaches of his intentions to return for his senior campaign. And with guard Ryan Boatright and forward DeAndre Daniels deciding the same the Huskies should be a contender in the American Athletic Conference next season, with Louisville and Memphis being the likely…

  16. Stars returning to school means the ’13-’14 season is shaping up to be unreal

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball Celebration

    College basketball fans have become accustomed to the month of April consistently disappointing them. Over the course of the month, we’ve learned, player after player will announce their intentions to forgo the rest of their collegiate eligibility and enter their name into the NBA Draft. All those hopes and dreams you had about your favorite…

  17. Baylor power forward Cory Jefferson to return for senior season

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Cory Jefferson, Marcus Smart

    Creighton wasn’t the only basketball program to receive good news on Thursday. Baylor power forward Cory Jefferson, who emerged as one of the most improved players in the Big 12 this past season, announced his decision to return to school for his senior season in a press conference Thursday afternoon. Cory Jefferson WILL return to…

  18. Doug McDermott returning to Creighton for his senior year

    Apr 25, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    Another year of Dougie McBuckets! Creighton star Doug McDermott announced on Thursday that he would be returning to school for his senior season. Coming off of a first-team all-american season in 2012-2013, McDermott will immediately vault to the top of the National Player of the Year contender list and makes the Bluejays a threat to…

  19. Miami’s Shane Larkin to announce decision Sunday evening

    Apr 24, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

    Illinois v Miami

    With five seniors among its top six scorers, the ACC champion Miami Hurricanes will look far different in 2013-14. The one player among those six who isn’t due to graduate is sophomore point guard Shane Larkin, who proved to be one of the nation’s best point guards as the season progressed. Larkin’s skill has put…

  20. USC center Dewayne Dedmon to enter NBA Draft

    Apr 24, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    Dewayne Dedmon

    In news that came as a surprise to many USC 7-footer Dewayne Dedmon announced his intentions to forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2013 NBA Draft. Dedmon, who averaged 6.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per contest for the Trojans this season, played in 31 of USC’s 32 games this season…

  21. Syracuse junior forward C.J. Fair to return for senior season

    Apr 24, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Marquette

    Having already lost starting point guard Michael Carter-Williams (leaving school for the NBA Draft), shooting guard Brandon Triche and small forward James Southerland (both out of eligibility), the Syracuse Orange were anxious to hear the plans of junior forward C.J. Fair. After averaging 14.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Orange this season,…

  22. It’s official: Russ Smith is returning to Louisville for his senior season

    Apr 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

    University of Louisville's Smith fights to get shot off under pressure from Colorado State's defense NCAA basketball game in Lexington

    Louisville will be Russdiculous for one more season, as Russ Smith officially announced that he will be returning to campus to play his senior season for the Cardinals. Smith and his father originally said after the national title game that he would be entering the NBA Draft, but in the weeks since then, the younger…

  23. Doug McDermott still debating whether to enter the NBA Draft

    Apr 24, 2013, 10:12 AM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    There is an argument to be made that the most important NBA Draft early entry decision will be that of Creighton’s Doug McDermott. McDermott is a first-team all-american, which is something that doesn’t often come through the Bluejay’s Omaha campus. With him on the roster, Creighton is going to be a tournament team with a…

  24. Report: Russ Smith to return to Louisville for senior year

    Apr 23, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball Celebration

    There may be an early answer to Russ Smith’s decision on the NBA Draft. Smith, who previously told the media he was hoping to make a decision on his NBA future on Wednesday, is returning to Louisville for his senior year, according to Louisville radio host and Cardinals’ play-by-play man Drew Deener. Smith was said to…

  25. Report: No one seems to have a clue about CJ Fair’s draft status

    Apr 23, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT


    CJ Fair is one of the ten guys that I wrote about on Friday that could alter the course of the 2013-2014 with his decision of whether or not to enter the NBA Draft. And, quite frankly, there are a lot of people anxiously waiting to find out whether or not Fair will be donning…