Update: NCAA lower divisions to evaluate new agent rule

Basketball 05/29/19, 13:38

The Latest on underclassmen who hired an agent before entering the NBA draft (all times local):2:35 p.m.The NCAA has says Division II and Division III schools will evaluate the new rule that allows college basketball players to sign with agents but maintain college eligibility while declaring for the NBA draft.FILE ...

New agent rule leaves college basketball player in limbo

Basketball 05/29/19, 02:33

The new NCAA rule designed to help players explore their NBA draft potential by allowing them to sign with an agent and still return to school surprisingly doesn't apply to all college players.It was a stunning revelation for Phil Bledsoe from tiny Division II Glenville State in West Virginia when ...

Mid-major to millions: Ja Morant’s life is changing quickly

Sports 05/16/19, 17:27

Here's how much everything has changed for Ja Morant in the last 12 months: He's gone from being considered the No. 3 option at Murray State to the possible No. 2 pick in the NBA draft.Put another way, he's a player from a mid-major and will soon be a multimillionaire.Even ...

Update: Reddish happy for teammates, ready for a chance

Sports 05/16/19, 16:38

The Latest on the NBA draft combine (all times local):4:35 p.m.Though he is thrilled for Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett, Cam Reddish acknowledges he has a bit a chip on his shoulder.Cameron Reddish, from Duke, speaks with the media on the first day of the NBA draft basketball combine in ...

Tacko Fall among 11 players picked for NBA draft combine

Sports 05/15/19, 12:19

The NBA has picked 11 players from the G League Elite Camp to stay for the NBA draft combine that starts Thursday.UCF's Tacko Fall, Florida State's Terance Mann, Miami's Dewan Hernandez, Syracuse's Oshae Brissett, Nevada's Cody Martin, Tulsa's DaQuan Jeffries, Auburn's Jared Harper, Iowa's Tyler Cook, Iowa State's Marial Shayok, ...

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

Basketball 05/14/19, 22:05

Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans.That may be changing very soon.The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds Tuesday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting the former Duke star next month — and potentially pairing him with Anthony Davis, in ...

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

Basketball 05/14/19, 22:05

Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans.That may be changing very soon.The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds Tuesday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting the former Duke star next month — and potentially pairing him with Anthony Davis, in ...

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

Sports 05/14/19, 20:07

New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson next month.The Pelicans won the lottery for the first time since 2012, when they selected Anthony Davis. And the lottery win comes after a season when Davis ...

Draft lottery may decide Williamson’s first NBA stop

Sports 05/13/19, 12:33

Zion Williamson's immediate future is likely to be decided by the bounce of 14 pingpong balls.The NBA draft lottery is Tuesday night in Chicago, where some team will be awarded the No. 1 pick in the June 20 draft — and, presumably, the chance to grab Williamson with that selection.New ...

Likely NBA top pick Zion Williamson referenced at NCAA trial

Sports 04/25/19, 14:48

The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help recruiting him.The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke before entering the draft scheduled for ...

Michigan State’s Winston staying in school, Ward leaving

Basketball 04/19/19, 16:08

Michigan State All-America guard Cassius Winston is returning for his senior year and Nick Ward is entering the NBA draft and plans to end his college career.The school announced the decisions Friday.Winston, the Big Ten player of the year, averaged nearly 19 points per game as a junior and broke ...

Texas Tech’s Culver declares for NBA draft after 2 seasons

Sports 04/18/19, 15:38

Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders to the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history.Culver made the announcement Thursday, 10 days after the Red Raiders finished their season with an overtime loss ...

Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

Sports 04/17/19, 17:59

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.Diakite made the announcement Wednesday on his Instagram page. He's the fourth member of the national champions to make the move, joining De'Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy.The 6-foot-9 ...

Kentucky guard Tyler Herro will remain in NBA draft

Basketball 04/16/19, 16:23

Kentucky guard Tyler Herro says he plans to remain in the NBA draft after initially leaving open the possibility of returning to school.The 6-foot-5 freshman announced his decision in a news release Tuesday. Last week, he said he would enter the draft and hire an NCAA-certified agent but didn't commit ...

Virginia’s Guy entering NBA draft, could return to school

Basketball 04/16/19, 15:22

Virginia scoring leader Kyle Guy says he is entering the NBA draft. The junior guard announced his plans on Instagram Tuesday, adding he is leaving open the option of returning to school. Guy was named the most outstanding player in this year's Final Four and is the third member of the national ...

Zion Williamson entering NBA draft after 1 year at Duke

Sports 04/15/19, 17:04

Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after one high-flying season to enter the NBA draft.Widely projected as the top overall pick in the June draft, the AP national player of the year announced his decision Monday.The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson captivated all of college basketball with his freakish, once-in-a-generation athleticism, his energy ...

Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome declare for NBA draft

Basketball 04/15/19, 16:08

Virginia guards De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome say they are forgoing their final year of eligibility to make themselves available for the NBA draft.Both made the announcements Monday on Instagram, and their decisions were confirmed by Virginia.Hunter, a 6-7 redshirt sophomore, was the national champions' second-leading scorer (15.2 points per ...

Virginia guard Ty Jerome declares for NBA draft

Basketball 04/15/19, 13:29

Virginia guard Ty Jerome says he is forgoing his final year of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.Jerome made the announcement Monday on his Instagram page. He says he made the decision after talking with his family and the Virginia coaching staff.The 6-foor-5 junior was the starting ...

Patrick Ewing to represent Knicks at draft lottery

Sports 04/13/19, 12:28

The New York Knicks are turning to Patrick Ewing in hopes of lottery luck.Ewing, the prize when the Knicks won the first NBA draft lottery in 1985, will represent the team on stage when it attempts a turnaround by landing the No. 1 pick on May 14 in Chicago.The Knicks ...

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