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Top-five recruit Baldwin Jr. to play for father at Milwaukee

May. 12, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Patrick Baldwin Jr., one of the nation's top recruits in his class, will play college basketball for his father at Milwaukee. The forward is rated as the nation’s No. 4 senior prospect according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by...

Arkansas hires Keith Smart as assistant men's hoops coach

May. 12, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas hired former NBA coach and Indiana University basketball star Keith Smart as an assistant coach on Wednesday. Smart is best known for hitting the game-winning shot for Indiana in the 1987 national championship game against Syracuse. He...

Parker Fox, Division 2 All-American, transfers to Minnesota

May. 11, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Parker Fox, a 6-foot-8 forward and a native of Minnesota, became the latest transfer to join the revamped Gophers on Tuesday. Fox played three seasons at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and was selected this year by the National...

Stanford guard Anna Wilson is returning for a sixth season

May. 10, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford guard Anna Wilson is returning to the university for a sixth season to help the Cardinal try to defend their national championship, while Alyssa Jerome is staying for a fifth year. Wilson, the Pac-12 Conference co-Defensive Player of the...

USC hires Cavs' Lindsay Gottlieb as women's hoops coach

May. 10, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Gottlieb is returning to the Pac-12 as the head women's basketball coach at Southern California. The school on Monday announced the hiring of Gottlieb, an assistant coach with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. The 43-year-old...

Sellers named head men's hoops coach at Central Connecticut

May. 10, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Fairfield University assistant coach Patrick Sellers has been hired as the head men's basketball coach at Central Connecticut, his alma mater. Sellers returns to school where he was a team captain as a player in 1991 and began his coaching...

Oral Roberts' Abmas declares for draft, doesn't hire agent

May. 10, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oral Roberts basketball star Max Abmas has declared for the NBA draft but has not hired an agent, making him eligible to return to school if he withdraws. Abmas made the announcement on Twitter. Abmas led the nation with 24.5...

TCU adds 6th, 7th DI transfers in 2 former Texas A&M players

May. 07, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU's roster rebuild is up to seven Division I transfers with the additions of two players from Texas A&M, including the Aggies' scoring and rebounding leader, Emanuel Miller. The Horned Frogs announced Friday the signings of 6-foot-7...

University of Hartford sports drops from Division I to III

May. 07, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — University of Hartford sports are dropping from Division I to Division III. The decision comes after the Hartford men’s basketball team this season won its first America East championship and played in the NCAA Tournament for the first...

Forward Aundre Hyatt transfers to Rutgers from LSU.

May. 06, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Forward Aundre Hyatt is transferring to Rutgers from LSU. Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell announced the move Thursday, saying the New York City native will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. The Scarlet Knights posted a 16-12 record this...