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UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

NBA mock draft 2018: Deandre Ayton to go No. 1 … but then what?

While Arizona center DeAndre Ayton seems to be emerging as a consensus choice for the top pick, after that, things are completely wide open.

UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Robert Franks came to decision to return to Washington State ‘the night before’ withdrawal deadline

Franks decided his defense still needed some more work – his rebounding, too – and the opportunity to move from a fringe second-round pick to a bona fide first-rounder was …

UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Leading scorer Robert Franks returning to Washington State to finish out college career

As a junior, Franks’ numbers ballooned and the Vancouver, Washington, native posted the Pac-12’s seventh-best scoring average at 17.4 points per game – from 6.4 ppg as a sophomore – …

Draft deadline gone, now it’s time to wait on NBA decisions

Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo and Syracuse’s Tyus Battle are among the players seeking to test their NBA draft stock before deciding whether to stay in school. College players had until Sunday …

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk impresses in several pre-NBA Draft performances

Bogdan Bliznyuk is doing his best to follow in the footsteps of former Eastern Washington teammate Jake Wiley.

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Texas Tech freshman guard Zhaire Smith turning pro

Texas Tech standout freshman Zhaire Smith is turning pro. The 6-foot-5 guard says he is signing with an agent before the NBA draft. The decision comes two weeks after he …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft

South Carolina forward and former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen is entering the NBA draft. The school announced Wednesday Bowen won’t hire an agent so he could return next season. Bowen …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Kentucky’s Wenyen Gabriel to enter NBA draft, not hiring an agent

Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel will enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, remaining eligible to return for his third season with the Wildcats. The 6-foot-9 sophomore said …

UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie all in on returning to Gonzaga

Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie weren’t interested in declaring for the NBA Draft unless they were committed 100 percent.

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Forward Killian Tillie returning for junior season at Gonzaga

Forward Killian Tillie announced Wednesday that he will return to Gonzaga for his junior season.

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson has declared for the NBA draft. The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year will forego his final season after helping lead the Wildcats …

UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Forward Rui Hachimura returning to Gonzaga for junior season

Rui Hachimura provided an answer to one of Gonzaga’s biggest offseason questions. The talented forward announced Sunday he will return for his junior season with the Zags.

Gary Trent Jr. leaving Duke after 1 season for NBA draft

Gary Trent Jr. says he’s leaving Duke after one year for the NBA draft. Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge says the freshman guard is in the process of hiring an agent. …

Missouri’s Jontay Porter enters NBA draft

Missouri freshman forward Jontay Porter is following brother Michael Jr. into the NBA draft. Porter said he will enter the draft without hiring an agent, allowing him to pull out …

Hurricanes guard Lonnie Walker IV says he’s turning pro

Miami Hurricanes freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV says he’s turning pro. Walker announced on Twitter that he’ll hire an agent, which would prevent him from returning to the Hurricanes, and …

Duke freshman Trevon Duval enters NBA draft, plans to hire agent

Duke freshman Trevon Duval is entering the NBA draft. Duval announced his decision through the school and team spokesman Mike DeGeorge says the point guard plans to hire an agent. …

Duke’s Marvin Bagley says he will enter the NBA draft

Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III is entering the NBA draft. Bagley announced his decision on his verified Instagram account, saying he “learned a lot this year on and off of …

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Gonzaga’s 2019 roster could be impressive if key players return

There are a few pressing concerns in Zagland at the moment, beginning with Gonzaga’s conference situation and followed by the team’s personnel picture for next season. Neither is crystal-clear. Both …

Arizona big man Deandre Ayton leaving early for NBA

Arizona freshman big man Deandre Ayton is leaving early for the NBA after one dominating season. Ayton made the announcement on his Twitter feed. The Bahamian big man was the …

Texas freshman Mo Bamba leaving school for NBA draft

Texas freshman forward Mohamed Bamba is leaving for the NBA. Bamba was ranked among the top recruits in the country when he signed with the Longhorns out of New York …

UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 8:47 a.m.

Oklahoma’s Trae Young leaving for NBA after freshman season

Oklahoma star Trae Young is leaving for the NBA after a standout freshman season that ended with him leading the nation in scoring and assists. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 27.4 …

NBA approves draft lottery, player resting rules

NBA owners passed rules Thursday designed to prevent healthy players from sitting out games, and teams from losing games on purpose to improve their draft position.

How one-and-done players took over the NBA draft

The NBA implemented the one-and-done rule more than a decade ago, forcing high-schoolers in the Class of 2006 to wait a year before becoming eligible for the NBA draft, but …

Celtics, 76ers complete trade for No. 1 draft pick

History will say the Boston Celtics passed on the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, not only trading it away but doing so in a deal with …

Huskies’ Markelle Fultz works out for 76ers; trade could be finalized Monday

Saturday was Markelle Fultz Night for the 76ers. Hours before Fultz’s arrival at the team’s practice site in Camden, N.J., Joel Embiid tweeted out a selfie of himself and Dario …

Idaho’s Victor Sanders returns for senior season

After working out with a handful of NBA teams, Idaho guard Victor Sanders has elected to return to the Vandals for his senior season in 2017-18.

UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Johnathan Williams withdraws from NBA Draft, will return to Gonzaga

Johnathan Williams has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season at Gonzaga.

UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Plenty of teams nervous on eve of NBA draft lottery

The Boston Celtics are trying to go from No. 1 seed to No. 1 pick. The Los Angeles Lakers don’t need to be first, but they sure better not be …

Idaho’s Victor Sanders declares for draft, won’t sign with agent

Idaho junior guard Victor Sanders has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft, as announced by head coach Don Verlin and the team on Friday. Sanders will not be …

UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams testing NBA waters but won’t sign with agent

Gonzaga junior forward Johnathan Williams will test the NBA waters but doesn’t plan on hiring an agent, according to a school release.