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April 21, 2015 Updates

Paul Zipser decided to enter the 2015 NBA Draft. The German forward is playing with Bayern Munich and is averaging 5.4 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in 14 minutes per contest. Sportando

Derryck Thornton has decided to reclassify and commit to Duke for the 15-16 season. Thornton now is the third-ranked point guard and 17th overall player in 2015. RealGM

Roc Nation Sports has signed Duke Forward Justise Winslow. Winslow averaged 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists a game this season; he finished his career at Duke with 492 points and 252 rebounds, including 11 points and 9 rebounds in the Championship game against the Wisconsin Badgers. He impressed during the 2015 NCAA Tournament, averaging 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds with his best performance coming in the semifinal game against Michigan State when he racked up 19 points and nine rebounds. Sports Agent Blog

Darren Wolfson: Source says Tyus Jones is expected to sign w/ agent Rob Pelinka. He reps Kobe, Harden, etc. Tyus took pitches from many big-time agents. Twitter @DWolfsonKSTP

University of Michigan men's basketball junior guard Caris LeVert announced today (Tuesday, April 21) he will return for the 2015-16 season with the Wolverine basketball program. "Over the past few months, I have spent a lot of time thinking about my future," said LeVert. "My family and I, along with the coaching staff, gathered as much information as possible. After considering my options, I am excited to announce I will return for my senior year. Coming back allows me to keep working towards my Michigan degree and take the next steps in my development as a player, teammate and a leader of our program. Michigan is a very special place and the college experience only comes once. The future is bright and I am blessed to be part of it." University of Michigan Official Athletic Site

Fresh off a third Chinese Basketball Association title, Stephon Marbury weighed in on the Knicks’ potential draft pick, fellow CBA point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, calling the mystery prospect a player who is “going to be really good.’’ In a phone interview from Beijing, the ex-Knicks point guard from Coney Island branded Phil Jackson “a visionary’’ and claims to “love the triangle.’’ New York Post

Asked Monday to evaluate LeVert's NBA stock, NBA Eastern Conference scout speaking on the condition of anonymity told MLive that his franchise has LeVert slotted at 20-25 on its draft board. That's a positive mark for LeVert, but only the opinion of one team. Additionally, the scout said there remains a chance LeVert could slip into the second round of the draft, citing lingering concerns over injuries and a year spent mostly off the court. A representative from a Western Conference team, meanwhile, told MLive his team has LeVert valued as an early second-round pick. Booth Newspapers

Kyle Wiltjer has decided to return for his senior basketball season at Gonzaga University, according to a GU source. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward had been considering the possibility of declaring for the NBA Draft but informed coaches and teammates he’ll be back. The early entry NBA Draft deadline is Sunday. Spokesman-Review

April 20, 2015 Updates
April 19, 2015 Updates

Former University of Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein has signed with Roc Nation, the same agency that represents Celtics swingman James Young. Young said he plans to work out with Cauley-Stein in Los Angeles before the June draft. Cauley-Stein is a projected top 10 pick . Boston Globe

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