HoopsHype NCAA rumors

April 15, 2014 Updates

But the former coach of the New Jersey Nets also believes that he'd be a better NBA coach the second time around. "I think I would be (better than my previous NBA stint) if I did it, but that's not the point for me," Calipari said on ESPN's "Numbers Never Lie" on Tuesday. "Can I say this in a humble way? I don't need the money. If I stop coaching today at Kentucky, my toes are up and I'm eating Cheetos and I'm fine. But here's my point: What's happening for me, what I'm feeling about coaching, goes beyond wins, goes beyond building a franchise. Can I do that in the NBA? If there was someplace that I felt that it would be more than just coaching and trying to win ... I'm not there to help you build your franchise value or help sell tickets. That doesn't move me. What moves me now is what I'm doing, and how I'm helping families." ESPN.com

April 14, 2014 Updates

Willie Cauley-Stein: I'm proud to say I'm coming back for my junior year. I still have an empty spot to fulfill and in no rush to leave the best fans in the USA! Twitter

Michigan State sophomore guard Gary Harris is leaving for the NBA, sources told ESPN.com on Monday. An announcement is expected later Monday. The 6-foot-4 Harris averaged 16.7 points and four rebounds per game this past season. He's considered one of the top shooting guards available in the June 27 NBA draft and is expected to be taken somewhere in the Top 20 picks, according to several NBA executives. ESPN.com

After receiving encouraging feedback and deliberating for weeks, point guard Nigel Williams-Goss informs CSNNW.com that he has made what has been one of the most difficult decisions of his life: the freshman standout has elected not to enter the 2014 NBA Draft and will return to the University of Washington for his sophomore season. CSNNW.com

Arizona will lose Aaron Gordon to the NBA draft, and the Wildcats are also likely to watch junior guard Nick Johnson leave school early, sources told ESPN.com. ESPN.com

In addition, freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and sophomore 7-footer Kaleb Tarczewski have been contemplating whether to return to school. However, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that both players are leaning toward returning to Tucson. ESPN.com

April 13, 2014 Updates

Former NBA coach Eric Musselman recently interviewed for the head coach opening at California, a person with knowledge of the process said. Musselman met with athletic director Sandy Barbour about replacing Mike Montgomery, who announced his retirement last month. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the school hasn't released details of its search since Montgomery's announcement on March 31. Musselman, 49, spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Arizona State, with the goal of landing a head coaching job in college. He has a proven track record of developing young players. SI.com

April 12, 2014 Updates

DarrenWolfson: Heard James Young (Kentucky) is a name that intrigues them, @cosmicatomic @HeHateMN. But I do like Gary Harris like you. #twolves Twitter @DarrenWolfson

Former Louisville guard Kevin Ware, who left the Cardinals last month, is heading to Georgia State. Ware, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, announced he was departing Louisville in late March, one year after he suffered a gruesome broken leg against Duke in the 2013 Elite Eight. He injured his right leg again in December, and is seeking a medical redshirt after playing just nine games this season. As soon as the news broke, Auburn and Georgia State seemed to be the primary options, as they are closer to Ware's family in Atlanta. CBSSports.com

April 10, 2014 Updates

Tennessee junior Jarnell Stokes has scheduled a press conference on campus for Friday afternoon, at which point he's planning to announce that he'll enter the 2014 NBA Draft, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Thursday night. Stokes averaged 15.1 points and 10.6 rebounds this season while earning First Team All-SEC honors and leading the Vols to the Sweet 16. The 6-foot-8 forward is expected to be drafted late in the first round or somewhere in the second round. He'll likely be the first Tennessee player selected since Tobias Harris went 19th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft. CBSSports.com

Josh Richardson will be UT's leading returning scorer next season. The junior guard averaged 10.3 points and 2.9 rebounds this season. CBSSports.com

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