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Indiana’s Thomas Bryant declaring for draft without an agent

Indiana sophomore Thomas Bryant will declare for the NBA draft, but will not hire an agent, according to multiple reports. The Hoosiers have already lost OG Anunoby to the NBA draft, and James Blackmon is taking a similar approach to Bryant, declaring but not signing with an agent, which preserves their opportunities to return to Indiana for another season. (NBC Sports)

Louisville Center Matz Stockman to Transfer

University of Louisville junior center Matz Stockman will transfer to the University of Minnesota at the conclusion of the spring semester. Stockman will sit out the 2017-18 season as a transfer before playing his final collegiate season the following year. Stockman participated in 18 games as a junior last season, grabbing a rebound in 11 of those. (Louisville Athletics)

Caleb Henderson finally has his chance for Maryland football

Eight months after transferring to Maryland, Caleb Henderson finally feels comfortable. The former four-star quarterback recruit came to College Park by way of UNC in August, and after sitting through the 2016 season, he’s ready to jump-start his college career this year. With spring practice in full swing, Henderson certainly has the attention of Maryland’s coaching staff. (Testudo Times)

Oregon’s Tyler Dorsey entering 2017 NBA Draft and signing with agent

Oregon sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey will declare for the 2017 NBA Draft and sign with an agent, he announced on Monday. The 6-foot-4 Dorsey was one of the Pac-12’s most lethal perimeter scorers the last two years as he averaged 14.6 points per game while shooting 42 percent from three-point range. Now Oregon will await the decision of Dillon Brooks. (NBC Sports)

Sources: Steve Fisher retiring as basketball coach

Two people with knowledge of the situation say Steve Fisher is retiring after spending 18 seasons as San Diego State's basketball coach. Fisher's decision hasn't been announced by the school. The school scheduled a news conference for Tuesday. Fisher, who led Michigan to the NCAA championship as interim coach in 1989, didn't return a call seeking comment. (Associated Press)

Notre Dame's Bonzie Colson to Return for Senior Year

Notre Dame men’s basketball junior forward Bonzie Colson will return for his final season with the Fighting Irish in 2017-18. “After a lot of discussion with my family and Coach Brey about possibly entering the NBA Draft this season, I have decided to pursue my dream of earning a degree from the University of Notre Dame and return for my final year of eligibility." (Notre Dame Athletics)

Report: Dedric and KJ Lawson to transfer to Kansas

Former Memphis forwards Dedric and K.J. Lawson will be transferring to Kansas, according to a report from CBS Sports. The Lawsons combined to averaged 31.5 points and 18 rebounds last season for the Tigers. Dedric, a sophomore, was a potential all-american had he returned to Memphis this season while K.J., a redshirt freshman, was projected as a borderline all-AAC player. (NBC Sports)

O.G. Anunoby expected to declare for NBA Draft with agent

Indiana's O.G. Anunoby will declare for the NBA Draft and sign with an agent, according to multiple reports. Anunoby averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 boards this season before suffering a knee injury that cost him the second half of the year. The 6-foot-8 Anunoby is a likely mid-to-late first round pick, but that may be complicated by the knee injury. He has the size and athleticism to be a lock-down defender. (NBC Sports)

Kansas guard Devonte’ Graham to return to school

Kansas got some good news on Sunday night when Devonte’ Graham announced that he was returning to school for his senior season. This is huge news for the Jayhawks, as Graham is a potential first round pick right now. But unlike most potential first round picks, it makes sense for his to return to school. The last three years, he has played off-the-ball. (NBC Sports)

Arizona center Chance Comanche to test draft waters, but may return

Though Arizona Wildcats sophomore Chance Comanche is declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft, it’s not a sure thing that the 6-foot-11 center will leave the program. That’s because under NCAA rules, Comanche can retain his eligibility if he doesn’t hire an agent. He’s simply “testing the waters,” his school said in a statement, to gauge his draft stock. (Arizona Sports)

Clemson PG Shelton Mitchell to have surgery

Clemson coach Brad Brownell says point guard Shelton Mitchell will have arthroscopic knee surgery and need six weeks to recover but should be ready for individual summer workouts. Mitchell is a transfer from Vanderbilt and last year played his first season with the Tigers. He finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 10.8 points game and led Clemson with 103 assists. (Associated Press)

Virginia adds graduate transfer guard Nigel Johnson

Virginia has landed a rotation player for next season with the addition of graduate transfer guard Nigel Johnson. The 6-foot-1 Johnson played last season at Rutgers after starting his career at Kansas State. As a redshirt junior last season, Johnson averaged 11.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 35 percent from three-point range. (NBC Sports)

Vibrant azaleas didn't make the cut this year at the Masters

A short stroll down Augusta National's back nine is all it takes to see that something is missing at this Masters. A winter where temperatures often reached the 70s in Georgia was followed by several hard freezes in March, giving the bright Azalea blooms that are as much a part of the Masters tradition as the champion's green jacket little hope of lasting until tournament time. (Associated Press)

New Jersey basketball without St. Anthony? Incomprehensible

Incomprehensible. That is the best word to describe the news. Bob Hurley Sr. spent the past few weeks trying to prepare everyone for the worst, each interview grimmer than the last, but there was no softening the blow. He was the one who had to tell the heartbroken teachers on Wednesday, the one who in the coming days will have to help place the students at a new school. (NJ.com)

American Athletic Conference approves Wichita State to join its ranks

Soon after Wichita State president John Bardo decided his athletic department needed a new conference, he spent a weekend researching. When he looked at enrollment, budgets and cities, he wanted to see how Wichita State might look one day. He wanted to see schools with ambition and resources and the status to play a major role in their city’s growth. (Wichita Eagle)

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