With Bennie Boatwright back, USC has all the ingredients for a special season (Yahoo Sports)
Bennie Boatwright announced Thursday night that he’s returning to USC. With UCLA, Oregon and Cal each hemorrhaging talent, USC is the program poised to take advantage. The Trojans received a huge boost Thursday night when leading scorer Bennie Boatwright announced on Twitter that he will return for his junior season.
Sudden recruiting surge could propel UNLV back to relevance next season (Yahoo Sports)
UNLV coach Marvin Menzies has pulled off a series of recruiting coups this week. If Marvin Menzies fulfills his goal of reinvigorating the UNLV basketball program, he might remember this week as the start of that transformation. The Rebels have reeled in three prominent recruits that could form the foundation for the program’s turnaround.
Why it's OK that there are 182 early-entry candidates for this year's NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)
Oregon’s Tyler Dorsey (5) could have a long career overseas even if he goes undrafted. The NBA announced Tuesday that 137 college players and 45 international prospects filed as early-entry candidates for this year’s draft even though only 60 guys will be selected. Every college player who did not hire an agent preserved the right to withdraw from the draft and return to school by the NCAA’s May 24 deadline.
Joel Berry abruptly withdraws from the draft, returns to North Carolina (Yahoo Sports)
North Carolina won the national title behind 22 points from Joel Berry. Only one day after North Carolina announced his intent to enter the NBA draft without hiring an agent, junior point guard Joel Berry apparently experienced a change of heart. Berry revealed Tuesday that he is withdrawing from draft consideration and returning to the Tar Heels for his senior season.
Kansas fills hole at point guard by adding Cal transfer Charlie Moore (Yahoo Sports)
Cal transfer Charlie Moore will be the heir apparent for Kansas at point guard. No longer is Kansas solely a destination for elite high school prospects. Now the Jayhawks are also mining the transfer market with impressive results.
Five biggest losers now that the NBA draft's early entry deadline has passed (Yahoo Sports)
Jordan Bell is one of three Oregon stars who have entered the NBA draft. When the NBA’s draft’s early entry eligibility deadline passed at midnight on Sunday, it didn’t provide the same clarity it used to before testing the waters again became an option. 1. Kentucky: John Calipari’s remarkable ability to reload on the fly may be tested like it seldom has before next season.