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NC State Signee Jalen Lecque Enters 2019 NBA Draft

NC State basketball signee has put his name into the mix for the 2019 NBA Draft. While he has not attended one year of college, he is one year removed from high school after attending Brewster Academy last season. The 6-foot-4 combo guard has until June 10 to decide whether or not he wants to stay in the NBA Draft or withdraw his name from the process. (247 Sports)

Wake Forest’s Jaylen Hoard to stay in NBA draft, leave college

will be one and done with the Wake Forest men’s basketball team. Hoard, who completed his freshman season last month, announced Saturday that he will remain in the NBA Draft and begin his professional career. Hoard ranked second on the team in scoring at 13.1 points per game and led the team in rebounding at 7.6 per game last season. (Burlington Times News)

Wyatt Walker to Leave NC State, Forgo Final College Basketball Season

Graduate forward Wyatt Walker will not return to NC State for his final season of eligibility. Walker spent last year with the Wolfpack as a grad transfer following three seasons with Samford. Though he had two years of eligibility remaining when he made the move to NC State, he has chosen not to utilize his final year and will opt to play professionally. (247 Sports)

Ohio high schooler accomplishes extremely rare baseball feat: the home run cycle

Luke Borer, a junior at Perrysburg High School in Ohio, hit a solo shot in his first at-bat, a three-run bomb in his second, a two-run blast in his fourth at-bat, and a grand slam in his fifth trip to the plate. That’s the rare “home run cycle,” something that has never happened at the big league level. Borer had never hit a home run at the high school level prior to Monday. (Yahoo! Sports)

Mamadi Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to enter NBA Draft

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft. He’s the fourth Virginia player to make the move, joining De’Andre Hunter, and . For the season, he averaged 7.4 points on 55% shooting, 4.4 rebounds and led the Cavaliers with 63 blocked shots. (Associated Press)

Pat Andree Commits to NC State Basketball as Grad Transfer

North Carolina State has looked to the grad transfer market to replace this offseason. The Wolfpack landed Lehigh grad transfer Pat Andree after his visit to Raleigh over the weekend for his only official visit. Andree is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward who averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 rebounds as a junior with Lehigh last season. (247 Sports)

LSU's Joe Alleva expected to step down as athletic director

LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva is expected to step down—perhaps as early as Wednesday—a high-ranking source within the LSU System tells Daily Report. Though Alleva is coming off one of LSU’s strongest seasons in years for its football, basketball, gymnastics and softball teams, the embattled athletics director has been an unpopular figure lately. (

Virginia Tech forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. enters transfer portal and NBA draft

Virginia Tech forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. announced Tuesday that he has both entered the transfer portal and entered his name into the NBA draft. Blackshear, who was All-ACC second team as a fourth-year junior, graduated in December. So he could join a new school as a graduate transfer and play next season without having to sit out a year. (Roanoke Times)

Virginia Junior Kyle Guy Declares for 2019 NBA Draft

Virginia junior announced Tuesday he will declare for the 2019 NBA draft. Guy announced that while he intends to sign with an agent, he will still leave the option open to return to school. The deadline to withdraw from the draft is June 10th, at 5 p.m. ET, but Guy must withdraw within 10 days of the combine–by May 29–to retain eligibility. (Sports Illustrated)

Notre Dame women to get North Carolina transfer Destinee Walker

Destinee Walker, who averaged 13.3 points over her freshman and sophomore years at North Carolina before being sidelined by injuries for much of the last two, is expected to transfer to Notre Dame, where she could have up to two seasons of women’s basketball eligibility remaining. As a grad transfer, she would be immediately eligible to play. (ND Insider)

Zion Williamson entering NBA draft after 1 year at Duke

is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft. Widely projected as the top pick in the June draft, the AP national player of the year announced his decision Monday. The ACC player and rookie of the year averaged 22.6 points — tied for the league lead with teammate . His decision to turn pro came as no surprise. (Associated Press)

Virginia Forward De'Andre Hunter Declares for 2019 NBA Draft

Virginia forward De'Andre Hunter declared for the 2019 NBA draft on Monday. Hunter is the projected No. 10 pick on Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo's latest NBA mock draft. On the season, Hunter averaged 15.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. Hunter also won ACC Defensive Player of the Year and NABC Defensive Player of the Year honors. (Sports Illustrated)
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