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Phillips, last five-star for ’22, chooses Tennessee

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Five-star senior Julian Phillips, the last remaining available five-star basketball prospect in the 2022 class, announced his commitment to Tennessee on Thursday. Phillips chose the Volunteers over Auburn, although the G League Ignite team had emerged as an option late in the process. […]

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Look out AFL: JackJumpers winning hearts in Tasmania

As a former politician, David Bartlett knew that he had to sell a vision but in 2017 when he announced plans to make Tasmania “NBL ready in three years” he had no idea he was laying the groundwork for a 2022 NBL grand finalist. The former Tasmanian Premier was recruited to become president of the […]

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Love returning to Tar Heels for another season

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. North Carolina guard Caleb Love announced Sunday he is returning to Chapel Hill for another season, giving the Tar Heels a legitimate case for the preseason No. 1 ranking. The deadline for underclassmen wishing to declare their intentions to enter the NBA draft […]

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Class of 2023 standout Jackson commits to UNC

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Elite junior G.G. Jackson, one of the top players in the 2023 class, announced his commitment to North Carolina on Wednesday. Jackson chose the Tar Heels over South Carolina, UMass, Duke, Auburn, Georgetown and a couple of other programs that tried to jump […]

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Sources: Wright likely to retire as Villanova coach

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Hall of Fame coach Jay Wright is expected to retire after 21 seasons as men’s basketball head coach at Villanova, sources confirmed to ESPN. Fordham’s Kyle Neptune, who spent 10 years under Wright as a video coordinator and assistant coach, is expected to […]

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Wooden winner Tshiebwe returning to Kentucky

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe, the consensus National Player of the Year, announced Wednesday he is returning to Lexington for another season. Tshiebwe made his announcement on SportsCenter, saying he came to a decision last week and will look to improve his NBA draft […]

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AAC Player of the Year Davis in transfer portal

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. SMU star guard Kendric Davis, the AAC Player of the Year, entered the transfer portal Monday afternoon. Davis, a 6-foot point guard from Houston, has been one of the most productive guards in the country the past two seasons. This past season, Davis […]

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Melbourne Boomers win WNBL championship as defence reigns

All season the Melbourne Boomers have let their defence do the talking. Whenever they faced the doubt, delays and even the despair of a season where nothing was assured due to COVID-19, the Boomers locked in on their defence and let the rest sort itself out. So, it was fitting that their long-awaited WNBL championship […]