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Spartans' Henry to enter NBA draft

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Aaron Henry has decided to skip his senior season at Michigan State to enter the NBA draft.

Henry said Monday he plans to sign with an agent.

He helped the Spartans push their NCAA Tournament streak to 23, extending the longest run in Big Ten history, which trails only Kansas' 31-year stretch among active streaks.


Purdue F Williams to test NBA waters

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter is bringing back one familiar face and could be losing another.

Just hours after announcing he rehired Paul Lusk as an assistant coach, all-conference forward Trevion Williams announced Monday he would enter the NBA draft but would not hire an agent. Williams' decision means he could still return to school for his final season if he withdraws from the draft by July 19.


CSU's Fleming latest to join Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida landed its fourth transfer in two weeks on Monday when former Charleston Southern guard Phlandrous Fleming Jr. formally committed to the Gators.

The 6-foot-4 Fleming averaged 20.1 points and 7.4 rebounds as a senior last season with the Buccaneers. He was named the Big South's Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year.


Pitt's Johnson transfers to Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) New Indiana coach Mike Woodson spent most of last week trying to persuade his players to stick around.

On Monday, he added a new name - 6-foot-3 guard Xavier Johnson, a transfer from Pitt who could provide the consistent perimeter scoring threat the Hoosiers have lacked for years. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.


Ollie joins new Overtime Elite league

Former UConn coach Kevin Ollie has joined a new basketball league designed to provide elite high school players another potential pathway to the NBA.

Ollie will serve as coach and director of player development for Overtime Elite, which markets itself to players between 16 and 18 years old with promises of academic education and a six-figure salary.


Eastern Michigan hires Heath as coach

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Eastern Michigan has hired Stan Heath as its new men's basketball coach.

The 56-year-old Heath, an EMU alum, returns to the Mid-American Conference. He was previously the coach at Kent State, leading that program to the Elite Eight in 2002. He also guided Arkansas to the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and 2007 and did the same at South Florida in 2012.


Vols' Barnes hires Gainey as assistant

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes has hired veteran Justin Gainey as an assistant coach to fill out his staff.

Barnes announced the hiring Monday and called Gainey a proven national recruiter.


McClung latest to depart from Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech junior guard Mac McClung intends to go through the NBA draft process while the team's leading scorer from last season also has his name in the NCAA transfer portal.

The Georgetown transfer's decision is the latest in the potential exodus of key players since coach Chris Beard took the job at Texas, his alma mater. Texas Tech assistant Mark Adams was promoted to take Beard's place.


Vandy's Pippen Jr. declares for draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. has declared for the NBA draft without signing with an agent to keep his options open.

Pippen announced his intentions Saturday morning with a social media post. He said he was blessed to come to Vanderbilt.


Gophers' Kalscheur transfers to Iowa St.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur announced Saturday he's transferring to Iowa State for his senior season, the first of several expected departures from the Gophers following their coaching change.

Kalscheur said on Twitter he was excited about "the next chapter and fresh start" for his college career with the Cyclones.

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