Jacob Toppin is weighing his options. And keeping them …

Jacob Toppin is weighing his options. And keeping them open. The Kentucky forward will enter the NBA Draft, the school announced Tuesday, but won’t hire an agent, retaining his eligibility to return to school for his senior season. The younger brother of former New York Knicks first-round pick Obi Toppin, Jacob showed significant progress from Year 1 to Year 2 at Kentucky.

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Colin Post: BREAKING: @Mike Miles Jr has decided to return to TCU for a third year. Miles had previously declared for the 2022 NBA Draft, but he will now return to a Frog squad that is returning nearly everyone.
Daily Trojan Sports: #Breaking: @USC_Hoops senior guard Drew Peterson declares for the NBA Draft, he announced in a Twitter post. Peterson will maintain his college eligibility with the Trojans to possibly return next season. He averaged 12.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season.
Serbian forward Nikola Jovic, French shooting guard Malcolm Cazalon and Croatian/Bosnian big man Karlo Matkovic have submitted paperwork to the NBA office to make themselves eligible for the 2022 draft, according to the agent Misko Raznatovic.

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Former Peabody graduate and current Ohio State guard Cedric Russell has declared for the 2022 NBA draft. Russell made that announcement on his social media.
Anthony Gharib: As expected @Isaiah Mobley declares for the NBA Draft, according to a post on his Instagram. Mobley led the Trojans in points, rebounds and blocks per game last season.
Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis has put his name in the 2022 NBA Draft, he announced on his social media pages Saturday. The 6-foot-9 All-Big Ten performer will leave the door open for a return to Indiana.
On Thursday, former Duquesne guard Sincere Carry declared for the NBA draft after winning MAC Player of the Year with the Kent State Golden Flashes this year.
The VCU Rams Men’s Basketball team’s greatest scoring threat this year hopes to take his talents to the next level on the biggest stage in basketball. In a tweet posted Thursday afternoon, senior forward Vince Williams, Jr., who led the Rams in scoring last season, announced that he plans to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft.
Shams Charania: Toledo sophomore Ryan Rollins – a rising prospect – is declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft and hiring an agent: “I look up to CJ McCollum…guys who come from mid-majors.” pic.twitter.com/rVIHzxqr0h

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Jeff Borzello: UTEP guard Souley Boum announces he’s entering the transfer portal (and the NBA draft). Averaged 19.8 points and shot 36.8% from 3. 6-foot-3 Oakland native.
Arkansas wing Au'Diese Toney has announced his decision to declare for the NBA Draft and sign with an agency. He announced the decision on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.
After claiming the Atlantic 10 tournament championship and an impressive NCAA tournament first-round win against the Iowa Hawkeyes, Richmond Spiders’ Tyler Burton has announced he will be declaring for the 2022 NBA draft.
Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball star point guard Malachi Smith will enter his name in the 2022 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining eligibility after announcing his intentions on Tuesday.
Stanford graduate transfer Jaiden Delaire has declared for the NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility, he tells On3. The 6-foot-9 forward entered the transfer portal last month after spending four seasons with the Cardinal.
Kentucky men's basketball junior forward Keion Brooks Jr. plans to submit his name for the 2022 NBA Draft and go through the NBA's evaluation process, he announced Monday. Brooks does not plan to hire an agent at this time, although he can sign with an NCAA-certified agent, receive feedback and still return to school.
Arkansas senior guard JD Notae will sign with an agent and enter the NBA Draft, bringing an end to his terrific career as a Razorback. He announced his intentions via his personal Instagram Sunday morning.
Drew Tineo: UTA F Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu has decided to enter his name into the 2022 NBA Draft. He is the second player from UTA to enter his name, along David Azore. If he is out, the rangy 6-9 forward will finish third all-time in school history in blocks, with 74 this past season.
Spartans freshman Max Christie will enter his name into the 2022 NBA Draft, he announced on Friday on his Instagram. He will maintain his college eligibility while doing so, he said.
Memphis basketball guard Lester Quinones has declared for the NBA Draft, a source with direct knowledge of his decision confirmed to The Commercial Appeal on Friday.
Sean Paul: Wake Forest guard Daivien Williamson will test the NBA Draft waters while maintaining his eligibility for his super senior season, per source. He averaged 11.8 points, and shot 44% from deep in ACC play.
Xavier Sanchez: Javon Freeman-Liberty (Whitney Young/DePaul) is declaring for the NBA Draft. In 24 games for the 2021-22 Blue Demons, he averaged 21.7 points on 43 percent, 7.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.7 steals in 34.9 minutes per game. Also, shot 36.8 percent from three-points range.
TCU basketball standout Mike Miles made his decision to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 sophomore will forego the remainder of his eligibility and depart as the team’s leading scorer from the 2021-22 season.
Jeff Borzello: Morehead State star Johni Broome declares for the NBA draft, but is not signing with an agent. Averaged 16.8 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.9 blocks this season, had 32 points in the OVC title game vs. Murray State.
Baylor guard James Akinjo will enter the 2022 NBA draft. Akinjo made the announcement on social media on Wednesday evening. Akinjo stated he plans to hire an agent, but will continue working toward earning a Baylor degree.
After a standout freshman year at Georgetown, one of the best players in southwest Missouri basketball history is declaring for the NBA Draft. Former Greenwood star Aminu Mohammed will declare for the 2022 NBA Draft, according to a report by Stockrisers' Jake Weingarten. Mohammed's guardian re-shared the news on his personal social media account.
David Roddy is dipping his toes into the NBA draft pool. Colorado State’s star forward on Wednesday declared for the NBA draft via Twitter but added he will retain his eligibility to return to the school next year if he decides to not go pro.
Jonathan Wasserman: Jaden Ivey officially announces he'll be entering the draft. From under 40% shooting as a freshman to practically a lock top-five pick as a sophomore. Incredible jump with so much room to improve.
Wesley announced in a six-paragraph statement that he posted on social media and addressed to Irish Nation that he is “entering his name in the 2022 NBA draft.” In doing so, he would become the first Notre Dame player in program history to be a one-and-done — one year of college, then professional basketball. “Playing for the Notre Dame family and the South Bend community has made this year an incredible experience,” Wesley wrote. “It has been a dream and a goal for me to play at the next level. God has a plan for me and I trust him.”
A source close to Wesley offered some clarification, saying that the Irish guard is totally committed to chasing his NBA dream. He will leave open the option of returning to school. For now — stress, now — that is not something that Wesley believes he will do.
Tyler Bischoff: Donovan Williams announces he is entering his name in the NBA draft (but is still eligible to come back to UNLV). As of now, UNLV’s returning leading scorer is Jordan McCabe at 6.4 points per game.
Lenny Padilla: Lamar Norman Jr. has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft. The guard spent this past season with Western Michigan University where he averaged 19.8 points. Norman, who graduated from Wyoming Godwin Heights High School, spent his first three seasons at Duquesne.
In a testament to how far the 6-foot-6 wing has come in his two seasons with the Wichita State men’s basketball team, Ricky Council announced on his social media accounts on Monday night that he plans to test the 2022 NBA Draft waters.
Isabel Gonzalez: UNLV senior guard Bryce Hamilton is entering the 2022 NBA Draft. One of the most talented Mountain West players. He led the Rebels with 21.8 ppg this season.
Wofford Man’s Basketball: All-Southern Conference forward B.J. Mack will take the opportunity to enter the 2022 NBA Draft evaluation process, while maintaining his eligibility to return to Wofford for the 2022-23 season.
Jon Rothstein: Fordham's Chuba Ohams tells me that he will enter the 2022 NBA Draft. Averaged 14.8 PPG and 11.6 RPG last season.
Michael Devoe, Georgia Tech's leading scorer in 2021-22, is entering the NBA draft, CBS Sports reported Monday. A four-year starter for the Yellow Jackets, the 6-foot-5 guard averaged 17.9 points, a team-high 3.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds this past season.
Izaiah Brockington’s college career is over after he told ESPN on Monday he’ll declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. This follows a senior season that saw Brockington average 16.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and first-team All-Big 12 honors as Iowa State returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018.
Texas Tech guard Kevin McCullar announced Sunday that he was declaring for the NBA Draft. In a post on Twitter, McCullar also said, “I will be maintaining my 2 years of NCAA eligibility and exploring those options if the time comes.”
Jeff Goodman: New Mexico State’s Teddy Allen tells @Stadium he has declared for the NBA Draft. Was eligible to do another year in college, but will definitely go pro.
TCU star Mike Miles has not made a decision on his basketball future. Miles told the Star-Telegram that he’s still mulling whether to return for his junior season at TCU, or pursue a professional career. “I’ve thought about it, obviously,” Miles said as the basketball team had a meet-and-greet with fans before the baseball team’s 14-5 victory over Kansas State on Saturday at Lupton Stadium.
“If I do decide to go that (NBA) path, I want to be all-in with both feet,” Miles said. “I do think my game is ready for the next level. I work hard, and I believe in my talent. If I do make that decision to go that way, I’d be fully confident in my abilities. We’ll see which one I choose.”
Michigan point guard DeVante’ Jones announced today that he is declaring for the NBA Draft. Jones spent the last year at Michigan as a transfer and technically had the option for one more year of eligibility if he chose.
App State basketball’s Adrian Delph has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft March 21. Delph, senior guard, was given first team All-Sun Belt honors after averaging 17.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Black and Gold. “I have made the decision to enter my name into the 2022 NBA Draft while maintaining my eligibility to return to App State,” Delph said in a Twitter post Monday.
Drew Tineo: According to his Instagram, UTA guard David Azore has announced his intention to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. He averaged 19.8 points per game and 4.5 rebounds, while also earning first team All-Sun Belt honors in 2021
LSU forward Tari Eason has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft, the forward announced via Twitter on Friday, March 25. Eason a transfer from Cincinnati had his best season his first year in Baton Rouge.
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August 7, 2022 | 4:31 pm EDT Update
Goran Dragic talked to the Slovenian press before Saturday’s prep game against Montenegro and explained his motivation about his return to the Slovenian national team. “I predict the semi-finals, but then anything is possible”, said a smiling Dragic, who is ready to defend the title he won together with a young Luka Doncic back in 2017. However, after five years things are different and Dragic understands it: “In my opinion, I will play a little less minutes, it will not be at that level. I don’t know how much I played, 36 minutes per game? Everything will depend on how I feel. The role will definitely be different. I was Batman, but now I’ll be Robin. The most important thing will be to make sure we have good chemistry and be a leader on the court and lift guys up when it’s most difficult. My role remains the same, Luka’s may have changed a bit more, but I believe that everyone has their own role in the national team and that there will be no problems. We all understand each other, we are one big team, and that’s why we can make a good result. That chemistry is what other teams don’t have.”
Dragic had also to convince the Chicago Bulls to let him play, something that was not ideal for them: “When I had a medical exam with Chicago and sat down with them, they said I’d rather not play. I said I’d rather and in the end it’s the player who decides. I had to go to Chicago, undergo a medical examination and everything else. When you go to a medical examination, you always wait for the results, because you never know what can happen”.
August 7, 2022 | 3:16 am EDT Update

Christian Wood talks trade to Dallas

Make no mistake, though: Much as Wood seemed to revel in the chance to take a breather and hang with young fans, he said he’s wholly focused on the possibilities that lie ahead with his tenure on the Mavs. “It’s a great opportunity for me and for this organization to try and take that next step,” Christian Wood said. “I just want to win games. My main objective is to try and get to the Finals.”
“I’m still counting my blessings and happy to be here,” he said. Specifically, the 6-foot-9 center was speaking about being a Maverick. But on Thursday, that gratitude could also extend to his time with the kids he got to work out with in Plano.  “I was once that little kid that would look up to NBA players and hope that he would sign my shoe or hope that I would be able to meet him in person,” he said. “With kids, I can be myself and I can be a kid myself. So it’s fun.”