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Gators' Johnson awaits medical clearance

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida's Keyontae Johnson is "patiently waiting" on medical clearance while hoping to play next season.

Johnson, a junior forward who collapsed on the court in December and spent 10 days in hospitals, added Wednesday that he has decided not to enter the NBA draft.

"I am progressing & steadily making progress daily in my health," Johnson said in a post he shared via social media. "I am patiently waiting on medical clearance. ... I plan to keep working to prepare for the upcoming season. My story continues to be written & driven by God."


G Jasper transfers to Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Former College of Charleston guard Zep Jasper has transferred to Auburn.

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said Wednesday that Jasper has signed an athletics financial aid agreement. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.


UCLA star Juzang enters draft sans agent

LOS ANGELES (AP) Johnny Juzang, who starred for UCLA in the Bruins' run to the Final Four, is entering his name in the NBA draft but not hiring an agent.

The sophomore guard announced his decision Tuesday on social media, leaving open the possibility of returning to Westwood. He averaged 22.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in six NCAA Tournament games. The Bruins lost to then-undefeated Gonzaga in the national semifinals in their first Final Four appearance since 2008.


UK 7-footer Sarr declares for draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky senior forward Olivier Sarr has declared for the NBA draft and will forego his remaining collegiate eligibility after one season with the Wildcats.

The 7-foot Frenchman transferred last year from Wake Forest and averaged 10.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. Sarr shot 47%, including 12 3-pointers on 46% accuracy, and 79% from the free throw line. He also provided experience and leadership for a young Wildcats squad that ultimately missed the NCAA Tournament with a 9-16 finish.


Virginia transfer McKoy signs with UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina has added Virginia transfer Justin McKoy.

The school announced Tuesday that the 6-foot-8 forward has signed after spending the past two seasons with the Cavaliers.


Georgia's Wheeler to transfer or go pro

Point guard Sahvir Wheeler, who led Georgia in scoring as a sophomore, said Tuesday he is entering his name in the NCAA's transfer portal while also exploring his NBA options.

Wheeler averaged 14.0 points to lead Georgia while also leading the Southeastern Conference with 7.3 assists per game.


Duke freshman F Coleman to transfer

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke freshman forward Henry Coleman III says he plans to enter his name into the transfer portal.

The school announced Coleman's decision Tuesday. That came after the 6-foot-7 forward out of Richmond, Virginia, saw a limited role last season by averaging 1.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5 minutes per game.


TCU adds 5th Div. I transfer to team

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU added a fifth Division I transfer when Western Carolina forward Xavier Cork joined the incoming class for the Horned Frogs and coach Jamie Dixon.

Cork, who is from Sulphur Springs, Texas, played 58 games the past two seasons for Western Carolina. The 6-foot-9 forward led the Southern Conference this season by shooting 64.1% from the field while averaging 12.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.


Father of WVU coach Huggins dies

The father of West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins has died. Charlie Huggins, who led high school basketball teams to three Ohio state championships, was 87.

James Gardner of Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville, Ohio, said Charlie Huggins died Tuesday. Gardner, the funeral home's owner and director, said no official cause of death has been released.


Holmgren to join Zags, Suggs turning pro

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Chet Holmgren, the nation's top overall recruit, announced he is heading to Gonzaga on the same day star guard Jalen Suggs announced he is leaving the Bulldogs after one season to enter the NBA draft.

Holmgren said on ESPN that he will play for the Bulldogs. He will likely play only one college season.