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Edey stays at Purdue, Tshiebwe goes pro

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Purdue’s Zach Edey decided it was the right call to go back to school instead of staying in the NBA draft. His predecessor as national player of the year, Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe, is sticking with his pro pursuit.

And Connecticut's reign as NCAA champion will begin with multiple starters having left for the NBA draft and one returning after flirting with doing the same.

The 7-foot-4 Edey and UConn guard Tristen Newton were among the notable names to announce that they were withdrawing from the draft Wednesday, the NCAA's deadline for players who declared as early entrants to pull out and retain their college eligibility.


UNC transfer G Love commits to Arizona

Caleb Love is now headed to Arizona.

The North Carolina transfer tweeted Tuesday, less than a month after decommitting from Michigan, that he will play next season with the Wildcats.


Prosper stays in draft, exits Marquette

MILWAUKEE (AP) Olivier-Maxence Prosper has announced he is keeping his name under NBA draft consideration rather than returning to Marquette.

The 6-foot-8 forward announced his decision Friday.


Iowa AD Barta to retire after 17 years


Iowa athletic director Gary Barta will retire on August 1 after 17 years at the university, the school announced Friday.


Clemson leading scorer Hall to return

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson leading scorer PJ Hall is returning to college after withdrawing from the NBA draft on Thursday.

The 6-foot-10 forward took part in the NBA combine and posted his decision to put off the pros on social media.


McCullar exits draft, returns to Kansas

Kevin McCullar Jr. said Wednesday that he will return to Kansas for his final year of eligibility, likely rounding out a roster that could make the Jayhawks the preseason No. 1 next season.

McCullar transferred from Texas Tech to Kansas for last season, when he started 33 of 34 games and averaged 10.7 points and 7.0 rebounds. He was also among the nation's leaders in steals, and along with being selected to the Big 12's all-defensive team, the 6-foot-6 forward was a semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award.


Bond denied for ex-Alabama player Miles

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) A judge denied bond Wednesday for former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles, who is facing a capital murder charge related to a fatal shooting near campus.

Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge Daniel Pruet said at a hearing Wednesday that the bond issue could be revisited later.


GW adopts new name 'Revolutionaries'

WASHINGTON (AP) George Washington University’s sports teams will now be known as the Revolutionaries, the school announced Wednesday.

Revolutionaries replaces Colonials, which had been GW's name since 1926. Officials made the decision last year to drop the old name after determining it no longer unified the community.


Ex-NMSU player not charged in shooting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Former New Mexico State basketball player Mike Peake will not face charges in a fatal shooting on a rival college’s campus last year, according to authorities.

The Bernalillo District Attorney’s Office said in a statement Monday evening that “the decision to not charge Mike Peake was made by the prior administration based on all the facts and evidence presented to them. Nothing has changed, so we’re honoring that decision.”


IU brings back Cheaney as asst. coach

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana Hoosiers coach Mike Woodson hired Big Ten career scoring leader Calbert Cheaney as his new director of player development Tuesday.

Cheaney had spent the previous three seasons on the staff of the NBA's Indiana Pacers.