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Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach (Yahoo Sports)
Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer. The 48-year-old Haith said the move came quickly: He was contacted Thursday and was particularly interested by Tulsa's upcoming move to the home of national champion UConn and teams like Memphis and Cincinnati. ''There's no question that Tulsa's move into the American Athletic Conference was a big part of making the decision to come here. It's a basketball league.'' Haith was 76-28 at Missouri, which plays in the SEC.
Miami Hurricanes forward James Kelly to transfer (Yahoo Sports)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Hurricanes forward James Kelly plans to transfer to a school closer to his home in Michigan.
Duke sophomore Rodney Hood entering NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)
Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft. Hood said in a statement Friday that playing for the Blue Devils and Mike Krzyzewski ''helped me grow and develop as a player and a person'' to prepare him for the NBA. ''Now it is time to move on to the next level and chase my dream of becoming an NBA player,'' Hood said. The 6-foot-8 Hood averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists after sitting out last year following his transfer from Mississippi State.
ASU's McKissic granted 6th year of eligibility (Yahoo Sports)
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State forward Shaquielle McKissic has been granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA and will return to the Sun Devils next season.
Mississippi adds Tennessee State transfer Rhett (Yahoo Sports)
Mississippi continued its roster overhaul on Friday with the signing of Tennessee State transfer M.J. Rhett. The 6-foot-9 Rhett adds more depth to the Rebels' frontcourt. He averaged 10.9 points and a team-leading 9.1 rebounds per game last season at Tennessee State. Rhett is expected to graduate from Tennessee State in May, which would make him eligible to play immediately for his senior season.