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Hurricanes' Huell to skip draft and return for junior season

May. 26, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes forward Dewan Huell has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to school for his junior season. Huell said Saturday he made the decision after receiving feedback from NBA teams and discussing his options with his family and coaches. He declared for the draft...

GM says 'overwhelming likelihood' Suns will keep No. 1 pick

May. 25, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the "overwhelming likelihood" is that the team will keep its No. 1 overall pick and not trade it away. McDonough made the comment Friday after the first of what will be many pre-draft workouts of players on the Suns' practice court. The...

K-State's Brown returns for senior season, out of NBA draft

May. 25, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State guard Barry Brown Jr. withdrew from the NBA draft on Friday, deciding instead to return to the Wildcats for his senior season. The 6-foot-3 Brown has started 83 of 105 games during his career, and already ranks third on the school's career list with 189 steals. He...

UNC's Maye returning for final year after testing NBA waters

May. 24, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Luke Maye is withdrawing from the NBA draft to return for his senior season. The 6-foot-8 forward announced Thursday morning on Instagram that he would return to school after "a great experience learning from the NBA process and growing as a basketball player." He...

South Carolina forward Chris Silva withdraws from NBA draft

May. 21, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's leading scorer and rebounder Chris Silva is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to the Gamecocks for his senior year. The 6-foot-9 forward from Gabon, South Carolina, was named to the all-Southeastern Conference first team after averaging 14.3 points and...

Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie remains in NBA draft

May. 21, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Okogie has decided to remain in the NBA draft, ending his career at Georgia Tech after two seasons. The 6-foot-4 guard announced his decision Monday. The draft will be held June 21. Okogie submitted his application to the NBA undergraduate advisory committee in March, participated in...

After a year lost to hoops scandal, Bowen seeks answers

May. 21, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

Brian Bowen had the opportunity to spend a couple of days last week playing in real basketball games, replete with scoreboards and referees and with every courtside seat filled. It's unclear when he'll be able to do that again. Bowen might have been one of the most talked-about players in NCAA basketball over the...

For some players, changes to draft rules may come too late

May. 18, 2018 12:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Mo Bamba is fully convinced that he's ready for the NBA. He also believes that was the case a year ago. If Bamba — the massive Texas center who will likely be taking his 7-foot-10 wingspan to a lottery team at the NBA draft next month — was a high school senior in 2020, he...

Duke's Allen understands he has to address concerns head-on

May. 18, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The way Grayson Allen sees it, he might as well attack this full-court press head-on. The guard from Duke understands the concerns NBA teams might have about him after four polarizing seasons with the Blue Devils during which he attracted about as much attention for play that crossed the...

Back and better: Porter Jr. says he's best in draft class

May. 17, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — If given the chance, Michael Porter Jr. would have a simple question for those who touted him as the best NBA prospect in this draft class a year ago and no longer do today. Why? The way he sees it, Porter was widely considered the best high-schooler in the country 12 months ago —...