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April 26, 2015 Updates

Ryan McDonald: Kristaps Porzingis likes A. Davis "@Kristaps Porzingis: me gustan muchos equipos! de los q estan jugando ahora Anthony Davis! twitter.com/berniperez/sta…" Twitter @ryanwmcdonald

The thought around the NBA is that the 76ers hope to select D'Angelo Russell in the NBA draft, according to a league executive. "He's the guy they want," the executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Saturday. "That's the word around the league. You know the Sixers. They won't come out and say it, but he's the guy they want." Philadelphia Inquirer

April 25, 2015 Updates

Florida forward/center Chris Walker has declared for the NBA draft, becoming the second player to leave coach Billy Donovan's program in the last month. Walker joins shooting guard Michael Frazier II in leaving school early for the draft. Sacramento Bee

April 24, 2015 Updates

“Malik Newman will be rated as the top point guard going into the draft next year, a scoring point guard,” one NBA scout told SNY.tv. “Skal Labissiere will be the top big man and in the running for the No. 1 pick alongside Ben Simmons. Skal is a skilled big man that needs to get stronger but a big-time talent. Simmons is the best forward in the draft next year. He could actually be a point forward at the NBA level. He needs to develop a consistent perimeter jump shot but he could be the most complete all-around player next year in college.” ZagsBlog.com

Both Simmons and Skal Labissiere impressed NBA personnel at the recent Nike Hoop Summit, where Newman also played. “Ben Simmons, he’s a better version of Lamar Odom without the problems,” the second scout said. ZagsBlog.com

Florida Gator Men's Basketball: Chris Walker will enter the 2015 NBA Draft. We wish you all the best, Chris! @kingsky23 Twitter

Jeff Goodman: Kris Dunn is returning to Providence, sources confirmed to ESPN. School will announce this afternoon. Twitter @GoodmanESPN

Sooner basketball star and Big 12 Player of the Year Buddy Hield will stay at OU for his senior season. He announced Friday he will not enter his name into the NBA draft. will stay at OU for his senior season. He announced Friday he will not enter his name into the NBA draft. Hield averaged 17.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season while shooting 41 percent from the field. He said he wants to take the Sooners to the Final Four next season. FOX23 News

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