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In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, CSKA Moscow's Kyle Hines, right, tries to score as Red Star's Michael Ojo block him during their Euroleague basketball match in Belgrade, Serbia. Former Florida State center Michael Ojo has died after collapsing during training in Serbia. Serbian Media and his former teammates say the 27-year-old Nigerian-born basketball player was on Friday taken to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors failed to revive him. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Basketball player dies during training in Serbia

Aug. 7, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Florida State University center Michael Ojo died on Friday after collapsing during training in Serbia, his former team Red Star Belgrade said. He was 27. The Nigerian-born basketball player was taken to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors failed to resuscitate him,...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, file photo, Colorado's McKinley Wright IV (25) drives up the court against Washington State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament in Las Vegas. Wright has decided to return for his senior season after testing out the NBA draft process. He was a member of the All-Pac-12 first team and all-defensive team in a season that was shut down just before the NCAA tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Wright direction: Standout senior guard returns to Colorado

Aug. 5, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

McKinley Wright IV will be back for season No. 4 with the Colorado Buffaloes. The point guard tested the NBA draft process before announcing a return for his senior year. It’s a big boost for a Buffaloes team that's coming off a 21-11 mark in 2019-20 and was potentially looking at an NCAA Tournament bid...

Alabama guard John Petty Jr. (23) works around LSU guard Skylar Mays (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Alabama's Petty announces his return for senior season

Aug. 5, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama guard John Petty Jr. is staying in school instead of entering the NBA draft. The Crimson Tide junior announced his decision to return for his senior season Monday on Twitter, proclaiming: “I'm back.” Petty, the Tide's top 3-point shooter, averaged 14.5 points...

No NBA draft yet as forward Yves Pons returns to Tennessee

Aug. 3, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Yves Pons has informed Tennessee he is returning for his senior season with the Volunteers rather than try his luck with the NBA draft. “I'm back,” Pons announced Monday on Twitter. Pons was the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year after tying...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski, rear, reaches for the ball against Seton Hall's Sandro Mamukelashvili (23), during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb. Mamukelashvili has opted out of the NBA draft and is returning to Seton Hall for his senior year.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Mamukelashvili opts out of NBA draft, returns to Seton Hall

Aug. 3, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Forward Sandro Mamukelashvili has opted out of the NBA draft and is returning to Seton Hall for his senior year. Mamukelashvili announced his decision over the weekend after thinking about the draft for months. The native of Tbilisi, Georgia, averaged 11.9 points and 6 rebounds in...

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert returning for senior season

Aug. 3, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Corey Kispert will not pursue professional options and is returning to Gonzaga for his senior season. Kispert's decision, announced by the school Monday, comes two days after guard Joel Ayayi announced he will be back for his junior season in Spokane. “Returning to school gives...

Michigan State's Tillman staying in NBA draft

Aug. 2, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's Xavier Tillman is skipping his senior season and staying in the NBA draft. Tillman announced Sunday that he would remain in the draft and plans to hire an agent. He'd announced in March that he would test the waters before making a final decision....

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Iowa's Luka Garza (55) dunks as Penn State's Myles Dread (2) looks on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Iowa City, Iowa. Big Ten player of the year Garza says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return to Iowa for his senior season. Garza says his heart is in Iowa City and that it would have been hard to close the book on his college career without a last chapter. (AP Photo/Cliff Jette, File)

All-America center Garza passes on NBA to return to Iowa

Aug. 2, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Big Ten player of the year Luka Garza announced Sunday he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return to Iowa for his senior season. “My heart is in Iowa City,” Garza said. “I love this place too much to leave it. I love my teammates, coaches, community,...

Arizona State'e Martin to return for senior season

Aug. 2, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State guard Remy Martin is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season in the desert. “I’m blessed to have the opportunity to coach Remy Martin for one more season,” Sun Devils coach Bobby Hurley said in a statement Sunday....

Damien Jefferson, Denzel Mahoney are returning to Creighton

Aug. 1, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Denzel Mahoney and Damien Jefferson announced they are withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to Creighton for their senior seasons. "Both Damien and Denzel went through the draft process, evaluated the info they received, and felt like it was in their best interest to...