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  1. Kansas head coach Bill Self would like to see NBA increase its age limit

    Jun 2, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    AP

    Add Bill Self to the list of coaches in favor of the NBA increasing its age limit.

  2. Marcus Smart has no regrets regarding decision to return for sophomore season

    May 17, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    Marcus Smart says that he has no regrets about returning to school for his sophomore season.

  3. Harrison twins awaiting feedback from NBA before deciding to return or declare

    Apr 20, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

    AP

    The Harrison twins are halfway through deciding on returning to Lexington or declaring for the NBA draft.

  4. Arizona loses Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson to the 2014 NBA Draft

    Apr 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    AP

    A pair of starters will leave Arizona following an Elite 8 appearance.

  5. Michigan duo Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III declare for 2014 NBA Draft

    Apr 15, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    AP

    The Big Ten regular season champion has lost two underclassmen to the NBA draft with the possibility of a third departure as well.

  6. Nik Stauskas will decide to declare for NBA draft or return to Michigan in ‘next week or so’

    Apr 6, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

    Nik Stauskas

    The Big Ten Player of the Year will announce his decision in the next week or two.

  7. 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.

  8. Juwan Staten to return to West Virginia for senior season

    Mar 30, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Juwan Staten

    The Mountaineers leading scorer will be back in Morgantown for the 2014-2015 season.

  9. Delon Wright to return to Utah for his senior season

    Mar 23, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    The Utah star’s return should make the Utes a tournament team.

  10. Florida coach Billy Donovan does not want the age limit raised

    Mar 16, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

    billy-donovan

    See what Billy Donovan said about Adam Silver’s proposed plan to raise the age limit for the NBA form 19 to 20.

  11. Report: Indiana freshman Noah Vonleh considering declaring for the NBA draft

    Mar 16, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

    Noah Vonleh

    The Indiana freshman forward is likely a lottery pick, but will he declare or return to IU?

  12. NBA commissioner Adam Silver discusses desire to raise NBA age limit

    Feb 14, 2014, 11:24 AM EDT

    silver

    With the shift in leadership from David Stern to Adam Silver, the NBA has begun a new era with Silver taking over as commissioner. Last week it was discussed that one area in which Silver would like to make changes is the NBA’s age limit, which would be raised from 19 to 20 years old…

  13. Will there be a change to the NBA’s age limit?

    Feb 7, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

    silver

    The current “one and done” rule is one that has received a high amount of attention in recent years, especially during this season given the number of high-level freshmen on the scene. That rule is a product of negotiations between the NBA’s owner and its players association, with the 2004 NBA Draft being the last…

  14. Kansas center Joel Embiid considering staying at Kansas for sophomore season

    Feb 4, 2014, 11:54 PM EDT

    Joel Embiid

    There ought to be plenty of talent in the green room at this June’s NBA draft. Although a consensus top-3 pick, maybe the No. 1 overall pick, is exploring the idea of returning for his sophomore season. ESPN Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman  spoke with Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid before and after No. 8 Kansas’ 69-52…

  15. Draft withdrawal snafu places FIU guard Raymond Taylor’s eligibility in jeopardy

    Nov 22, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    taylor

    On Thursday evening it was reported by Andy Katz of ESPN.com that Florida International guard Raymond Taylor was forced to sit out the Panthers’ game against Bethune-Cookman due to the school and NCAA looking into questions regarding his eligibility. The issue: whether or not Taylor, who entered his name into the 2012 NBA Draft, withdrew…

  16. How accurate are preseason mock drafts?

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    People love rankings. Whether it be top 100 recruiting lists, preseason top 25s, mock draft, best point guards, or simply a list of the best Vince Vaughn movies since 2000 — he’s never come close to replicating the success of Wedding Crashers. Rankings let us argue the pointless and speculate about the future. For those…

  17. Oklahoma State not talking about championships this season

    Nov 3, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

    Johnathan Loyd, Marcus Smart

    The Oklahoma State men’s basketball program has made six Final Fours. The current Cowboys team can probably tell you a little bit about each of them because that’s what they were assigned to do by head coach Travis Ford. The Cowboys enter the 2013-2014 season ranked No. 8 in the AP poll, and with the…

  18. Of 47 early entrants in 2013 NBA Draft, 20 didn’t make an NBA roster

    Oct 29, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

    Grant Jerrett

    The NBA season kicks off on Tuesday night, which means that you should, by now, have Pro Basketball Talk in your daily rotation of internet reading. It also means that we can now go back and take a look at some of the players that made good — and bad — decisions leaving school to…

  19. Kyrie Irving on if Aaron Craft is an NBA player: ‘Oh yeah. I believe so’

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Matta talks with guard Craft in the second half against the Wichita State Shockers during their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    Believe it or not, Aaron Craft will head into this season as one of the nation’s most polarizing players. He embodies every single one of the clichés that sportswriters love to use — heady, gritty, tough, team-first, winner, etc., etc., etc. — but his individual numbers are far less impressive that the win-loss record of Ohio…

  20. Report: Kyle Anderson ‘likely’ to turn pro after this year

    Sep 16, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

    Kyle Anderson UCLA

    The season hasn’t started, but we’ve had another player announce his intentions to turn pro after the season. Kyle Anderson’s father all but told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that he will be heading to the NBA after the season. Both Marcus Smart and Jahii Carson made similar statements already this offseason. “It’s more than likely that…

  21. Michigan’s Mitch McGary has the NBA ‘in the back of my mind’

    Sep 14, 2013, 9:25 AM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    Michigan big man Mitch McGary surprised some, while assuring the Wolverines would be contenders again in the Big Ten this past April when he — along with fellow freshman Glenn Robinson III — elected to stay at school for their sophomore seasons. McGary emerged as a top pro prospect when he had a breakout performance…

  22. Kentucky and North Carolina could make NBA draft history Thursday night

    Jun 28, 2012, 9:22 AM EDT

    North Carolina v Duke

    Kentucky and North Carolina are poised to make history at Thursday night’s NBA draft. Both teams will likely see four players selected in the first round, marking the first time since the NBA debuted its two-round format in 1989 that two teams have accounted for eight of the total picks in the first round. The…

  23. Jared Cunningham looks to break Oregon State’s 14-year NBA draft drought

    Jun 27, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT

    Craig Robinson, Jared Cunningham

    Oregon State carries the unfortunate title of being the major-conference team that has gone the longest without a player getting drafted by and NBA team. But after 14 long years, it looks like guard Jared Cunningham will break that streak on Thursday night. The 6-5 guard from Oakland, Calif. is projected to be selected in…

  24. Fab Melo tries to shed light on academic issues he faced at Syracuse

    Jun 20, 2012, 12:08 PM EDT

    Fab Melo

    There were a lot of questions that were left unanswered after Syracuse’s Fab Melo was ruled academically ineligible for the NCAA tournament this past season. After a workout with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, he tried to clear some things up, though much still remains unknown. ”It was academic,” Melo told the Associated Press in…

  25. Athletic testing results from 2012 NBA Draft Combine released

    Jun 13, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT

    QuincyAcy

    Athletic testing isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to draft position, but some players put up impressive numbers at the 2012 NBA Draft Combine, while others slipped behind. Among the most outstanding numbers were Harrison Barnes 38-inch standing vertical, Scott Machado’s 17 bench press reps, Quincy Acy’s combine-best 10.48 lane agility test, and…