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Zags F Tillie enters draft, may return

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will test the NBA waters.

The school said Sunday that Tillie will submit his name for the NBA draft, but the junior could return to school.

Under new NCAA rules, college players can retain the services of an agent during the evaluation process but must end the relationship and withdraw from the draft by May 29.


Wake Forest F Hoard staying in draft

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest forward Jaylen Hoard says he is staying in the NBA draft and won't return to school for his sophomore year.

Hoard announced his decision Saturday, saying he is "excited to continue my journey at the next level."


Auburn F Okeke to enter draft

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn sophomore forward Chuma Okeke is entering the NBA draft.

Okeke announced his decision Saturday after a season that ended with a left knee injury during Auburn's first run to the Final Four. He had surgery on his torn ACL on April 2.


Zags G Norvell Jr. to test NBA waters

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. will test the NBA waters.

The school said Saturday Norvell will submit his name for the NBA draft, but could return to school.


Georgia F Claxton declares for draft

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Nicolas Claxton, the 6-foot-11 slender forward who led Georgia in scoring, rebounding and blocks, has declared for the NBA draft.

The sophomore announced his plans Saturday on Twitter and followed up hours later by adding, "To the people doubting me I love it." Claxton has until May 30 to withdraw from the draft.


MVSU names ex-NBA player Hunter coach

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) Mississippi Valley State has hired former NBA player and coach Lindsey Hunter as basketball coach.

The school announced Hunter's hiring on its athletics website Saturday.


St. John's hires Anderson as coach

NEW YORK (AP) After a meandering search, St. John's finally settled on Mike Anderson as its new basketball coach.

Anderson was hired Friday by the Red Storm after getting fired at Arkansas last month. He also had head coaching stints with Missouri and UAB before leading the Razorbacks to five postseason appearances and a 169-102 record in eight seasons.


Miller, Wade not required to testify

NEW YORK (AP) Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not be required to testify in next week's federal basketball corruption trial.

U.S. District Court judge Edgardo Ramos ruled Friday that Miller and Wade were not relevant to the bribery trial that starts Monday.


MSU: Winston stays, Ward leaves for NBA

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) All-America guard Cassius Winston wants to accomplish more at Michigan State. He is coming back for his senior season.

"It will always be my goal to play in the NBA, but that's a dream that can wait a year," Winston said Friday.


Louisville adds ex-St. Joseph G Kimble

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville has added former St. Joseph's point guard Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble to its roster as a graduate transfer.

A two-year starter and only three-time captain for the Hawks, the 6-foot, 180-pound Kimble totaled 908 points with 111 3-pointers and 265 assists at the school. He ranked second on the team in scoring and assists last season at 15.6 points and 2.8 per game respectively despite missing 10 contests with a hand injury. Kimble was selected to the All-Big 5 second team.

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