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Dennis Smith Jr., NC State referenced in updated FBI indictment

NC State was among four schools named Tuesday in federal charges filed against three people in the ongoing probe into college basketball. The indictment accuses Adidas executive James Gatto of helping facilitate payments to the family of Dennis Smith Jr. to ensure he remained committed to the Wolfpack in 2015. It also alleges that a coach at NC State helped get money from Gatto's company to Smith's family. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Mike Brey, Notre Dame agree to contract extension through 2024-25

Mike Brey, the winningest coach in Notre Dame men's basketball history, has signed a contract extension through the 2024-25 season. The new deal could make Brey the first coach in the program to coach 25 years at the school. The 59-year-old Brey has guided the Fighting Irish to 12 NCAA Tournaments in 18 seasons, including back to back runs to the Elite Eight. (Associated Press)

Jim Larranaga, Miami agree to two-year contract extension

Miami and basketball coach Jim Larranaga have agreed on a two-year contract extension; the deal signs Larranaga to The Hurricanes through 2024. Jim Larranaga has coached at Miami since the 2011-12 season. Under his guidance, the Hurricanes are 161-79 (60.4 win percentage). In seven seasons, Larranaga and Miami have gone to four NCAA Tournaments. (ACC Sports Journal)

The six college basketball players with the most agonizing stay-or-go decisions

More than 100 college basketball players have declared early for the 2018 draft. Many of these players will return to school. Only a handful have true on-the-fence decisions. Within that small group, a few players in particular are fascinating. In this article, I've highlighted some players who have compelling reasons to leave -- and potentially stronger reasons to return. (CBS Sports)

Jalen Brunson, Villanova win big at 2018 College Basketball Awards

College basketball handed out its most prestigious individual awards on Friday as the national champion Villanova Wildcats cleaned up during the proceedings. Junior point guard Jalen Brunson was given the Wooden Award on the men’s side while also capturing the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top lead guard. Mikal Bridges and Jay Wright also won awards. (NBC Sports)

Kentucky freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to enter NBA draft

Kentucky freshman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will forgo his college eligibility and declare for the NBA draft. Gilgeous-Alexander came into the season as the ninth-highest rated player on Kentucky's roster. Despite entering college without significant accolades, he developed into the most productive player on the roster. He's now the No. 12 prospect in the ESPN 100. (ESPN.com)

Hurricanes guard Bruce Brown decides to hire agent and turn pro

Miami Hurricanes sophomore guard Bruce Brown Jr. has decided to hire an agent and turn pro. Brown announced earlier he would declare for the NBA draft, and by retaining an agent he'll give up the option of continuing his college career. Hurricanes freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV last week announced his decision to turn pro this year. The NBA draft is June 21. (Associated Press)

Kentucky Center Sacha Killeya-Jones to Transfer

On Monday morning, Kentucky added a top 15 recruit in 6-foot-10 E.J. Montgomery. On Monday afternoon, Kentucky lost a former top 25 recruit in 6-foot-11 Sacha Killeya-Jones. The sophomore center announced he will leave the Kentucky program. A former McDonald’s All-American, Killeya-Jones was once considered one of the most promising recruits in the country. (NBC Sports)

Trevon Duval and the Other Side of Duke’s One-and-Done Era

Trevon Duval and Gary Trent are getting forced out of Duke, but they knew what they were getting into. Coach K is running a pro factory. He doesn’t need to develop players anymore. Future NBA stars are beating down his door to sign with him.No one is holding their hand at Duke, just like no one will hold their hand at the next level. They’re in the game now. (The Ringer)

Kansas basketball junior guard Lagerald Vick turning pro

Lagerald Vick has made his decision. The Kansas basketball junior announced Friday morning his intention to forego a senior season with the Jayhawks to pursue a professional career, according to a program news release. Vick doesn’t plan to hire an agent “at this moment” but both he and Kansas coach Bill Self indicated the guard’s time at Kansas is over. (Topeka Capital-Journal)

NCAA's stance against one and done — 'We don’t want you' — doesn't make sense

The decision by McDonald’s All-American Darius Bazley to forego college at Syracuse and play a year in the NBA’s G-League before entering the draft was met with approval Thursday across college sports. But like much of what the NCAA does, its misguided virtue has turned to insufferable sanctimony when it comes to the one-and-done culture they’re fighting to root out. (USA Today)

Tiger Woods Meets Fan Battling Cancer at the Masters

Tiger Woods met a fan battling cancer at the Masters on Thursday. Jordan Miller's stepdad, Shane Caldwell, dreamed of attending the Masters and meeting Woods. After a family friend got tickets for Caldwell, who is battling Stage 4 lung cancer, Miller told Yahoo Sports, "What are the chances these two are going to be in the same place at the same time again?" (Sports Illustrated)

2018 Masters: Jack Nicklaus cries 'like a baby' as grandson's ace becomes new No. 1 moment

Jack Nicklaus cried "like a baby" on Wednesday after his grandson G.T. aced the 9th hole to shut down the day at the Par 3 Contest. A 15-year-old singer, songwriter and solid junior golfer, G.T. had planned to hit the shot for a few days and said he took a few practice swings on the range to make sure he could make a move on the ball in a caddie bib. (CBS Sports)

Miami guard Lonnie Walker IV declares for NBA draft, hires agent

On Wednesday, Miami Hurricanes guard Lonnie Walker announced he is declaring for the NBA Draft. Walker is hiring an agent, so his college career is now over. This should come as no surprise to Miami fans who watched Walker this year and have heard of his elite talent for some time. A 5-star recruit, Walker was one of the highest rated recruits to ever commit to Miami. (State of the U)

Boston College stars Jerome Robinson, Ky Bowman to enter the 2018 NBA Draft; won't hire agents

According to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, both stars from Boston College’s backcourt have declared for the NBA Draft. Junior Jerome Robinson and sophomore Ky Bowman — both North Carolina natives — will enter the draft but won’t hire agents. Robinson and Bowman started all 35 games for the Eagles this season; the two combined to average over 38 points per game. (ACC Sports Journal)

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