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Diarra, No. 55 in ESPN 100, commits to Aggies
Guard Hassan Diarra, who averaged 13.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring and summer, has committed to Texas A&M and coach Buzz Williams.
Askew, 5-star junior point guard, picks Kentucky
Devin Askew, the No. 1 point guard in the 2021 class, committed to Kentucky on Thursday. Sources told ESPN that Askew will decide in the spring if he will reclassify into the 2020 class.
Beck, part of Kentucky's '58 title team, dies at 83
Ed Beck, a fierce rebounder for Kentucky's 1958 NCAA championship team who later turned down an offer from the Knicks to enter the ministry, has died.
Howard lands Todd, 1st 5-star as Michigan coach
Isaiah Todd, the top power forward on the 2020 ESPN 100 list, committed to Michigan, giving new coach Juwan Howard his first five-star recruit.
Source: Top recruit Maker petitions for '20 draft
Makur Maker, the No. 10 recruit in the 2020 high school class according to the ESPN 100, has submitted paperwork exploring his eligibility for the 2020 NBA draft, a source told ESPN.
Michel avoids prison time in corruption case
Rashan Michel accepted a plea deal in May with prosecutors who accused the former NBA referee of accepting $49,000 in bribes from September 2016 to September 2017.
Hot Board: Duke's Countdown to Craziness another key recruiting event
Duke, currently ranked No. 1 in the 2020 class rankings, can get a big jump on 2021 this weekend.
Calipari sees harm in potential expansion of draft
Kentucky coach John Calipari argued that more rounds in the NBA draft wouldn't be for the league but rather to stock its developmental arm, the G League.
Mid-majors 2019-20 predictions: What's a mid-major, anyway?
As the countdown to the 2019-20 college basketball season continues, ESPN's predictions series focuses on the top leagues beyond ... the top leagues.
First-year coach tiers: Who makes the NCAA tournament, who doesn't
With less than three weeks until the start of the 2019-20 season, here's what schools with new head coaches should expect.