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Duke's Jayson Tatum to Enter NBA DraftDuke star Jayson Tatum will declare for the NBA Draft and is expected to sign with an agent, forgoing the rest of his college eligibility. "It's extremely exciting," Tatum said. "It's just another step closer to a life long dream that I've always had and I'm happy to be taking it." This news isn’t a surprise, as Tatum is currently being projected as a top five pick in June’s 2017 NBA Draft. (Scout.com)
Cal sophomore Ivan Rabb decides to enter NBA draftCalifornia sophomore forward Ivan Rabb will make himself eligible for the 2017 NBA draft with no plan to back out. Rabb averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds this season. The projected first-round pick was a 2017 All-Pac 12 Conference first-team selection under former Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin, who has departed to take the head coaching job at Missouri. (ESPN.com)
The average Division I men's basketball player is worth $170,098 per year to his schoolThe average college basketball player at the University of Louisville would be worth $1.7 million per year if they were able to play in a free market system and receive compensation in a manner similar to that of the NBA. We calculated the Fair Market Value of college basketball players at the 20 schools that bring in the most revenue from their men's basketball program. (Business Insider)
Preliminary approval given to $208.7 million NCAA settlementAbout 40,000 college football and basketball players won't have to submit a claim form to receive a portion of the $208.7 million the NCAA will pay to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that claimed the value of their athletic scholarships was illegally capped. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in California gave preliminary approval Tuesday to the settlement. (Associated Press)
The best and worst of everything from March Madness Day 4Everyone had the first two games of the day circled heading into Sunday, and neither one disappointed. Both Michigan-Louisville and Wichita State-Kentucky gave us two hours of excitement that lasted right until the final horn. Ultimately, one No. 2 seed from the Bluegrass State danced into the Sweet 16, while the other went home. (SB Nation)
Video: Geno Auriemma on the importance of recruiting enthusiastic team playersLegendary UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma discusses the emphasis he and his staff place on recruiting (and playing) players with positive attitudes, enthusiastic body language, and a team first attitude, traits he says are severely lacking in many of today's young players.
Monmouth's King Rice not going to DuquesneKing Rice is staying put. Monmouth's head coach was never involved in openings at the University of Massachusetts, which hired Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey on Tuesday, or Duquesne. Gannett New Jersey reported Monday that Rice had emerged as a top candidate at the Pittsburgh school. Furthermore, Rice reiterated his happiness at Monmouth, saying he isn't going anywhere. (Asbury Park Press)
Jerry Krause, GM during the Bulls' dynasty, dies at 77Jerry Krause, the general manager as the Bulls became a global brand with a dynamic dynasty that produced six NBA championships in eight seasons, died on Tuesday after battling persistent health issues, including osteomyelitis. He was 77. Krause, who always called himself a scout at heart, retired last spring from Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks. (Chicago Tribune)
Panthers QB Cam Newton to Have Surgery for Torn Rotator CuffCarolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will have surgery on a torn rotator cuff, suffered in Week 14 against the San Diego Chargers, on March 30 in Charlotte. Team doctor Pat Connor recommended an arthroscopic procedure. Head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion told Panthers.com that Newton will begin a preliminary throwing program 12 weeks after the surgery. (Charlotte Observer)
Oklahoma State’s Jawun Evans will sign with agent and enter NBA DraftOklahoma State guard Jawun Evans will sign with an agent and enter the 2017 NBA Draft, a source told FanRag Sports on Tuesday. A four-star recruit coming out of high school, Evans had a tremendous sophomore season with the Cowboys. Most NBA Draft experts have Evans projected go somewhere between the late-first and early-second round in the NBA draft. (FanRag Sports)
The Indiana coaching search boils down to these six candidatesUCLA’s Steve Alford, Baylor’s Scott Drew, Butler’s Chris Holtmann, Xavier’s Chris Mack, Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall or Dayton’s Archie Miller. One of those men will be Indiana’s next coach, I’d bet. So, absolutely, I think things will ultimately end well with Indiana’s search. Alford, a former Indiana player who led the Hoosiers to the 1987 national championship, makes sense. (CBS Sports)
Washington's Kelsey Plum sets NCAA women's mark for most points in a seasonWashington guard Kelsey Plum added to the record books again Monday, surpassing the NCAA mark for most points in a single season. Plum needed 21 points to break Jackie Stiles' record of 1,062 points and finished with 38 in No. 3 seed Washington's 108-82 win over No. 6 seed Oklahoma, as the Huskies reached the Sweet 16. Plum now has 1,080 points this season. (ESPN.com)
VCU's Will Wade to become next coach at LSU, sources sayVCU head coach Will Wade has agreed to a six-year deal to become the next coach at LSU, sources told ESPN. Wade, 34, was the head coach of the Rams for two seasons, taking over when Shaka Smart left for Texas in 2015. VCU is 51-20 under Wade, making back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances. Wade was also head coach at Chattanooga for two seasons. (ESPN.com)
Dwight Clark says he has ALS, suspects football a causeDwight Clark says he has Lou Gehrig's disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness. Clark announced Sunday on Twitter that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that attacks cells that control muscles. The former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver linked to a post on his personal blog detailing his ALS diagnosis. (Associated Press)
Report: Syracuse big man Tyler Lydon declaring for NBA DraftSyracuse sophomore forward Tyler Lydon is expected to declare for the NBA Draft and sign with an agent. Lydon is a 6-foot-9 power forward with three-point range and the wingspan that allows him to protect the rim, but he’s a slender big man that struggled on the glass at the ACC level. Lydon is currently projected as a late-first round pick by Draft Express. (NBC Sports)