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Grayson Allen heads group of college basketball's best

College basketball isn't that far off. Really, it isn't. A Duke player still leads our updated rundown of the best players in the land, but it isn't the same one as in April.

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Official visit schedule for five-star PG Trae Young: Oklahoma: Sept. 16 Texas Tech: Sept. 29 Kentucky: Oct. 14 Kansas: Oct. 21 Washington & OK State: TBD Young is No. 15 in the ESPN 100 and the No. 2 point guard.

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With 10th pick in 2017 draft, Bucks would ...

We nearly made it out of the top 10 of this mock iteration without a Kentucky freshman being selected. With our Summer Forecast panel putting Milwaukee in this slot, Chad Ford sees Jason Kidd going point guard with UK newcomer De'Aaron Fox. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Kourtney Kardashian and other notable top-25 alumni

Everyone knows where NBA stars went to school, but what about non-basketball alumni? From Burt Reynolds to Bing Crosby, we looked at a noteworthy person from each top-25 team's school.

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Suns duo needs turnaround season

Different injuries during 2015-16 led to the same thing for guards Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe. Bradford Doolittle notes they missed plenty of games and saw rookie Devin Booker (how many Kentucky players are allowed on one team?) stand out in the backcourt. Top bounce-back players for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Cousins finishes Olympics with a bang

DeMarcus Cousins was a huge factor in Team USA building a large halftime lead in Sunday's gold-medal game vs. Serbia and cruising to a 96-66 win. Cousins had his first double-digit rebounding game of the tournament, with a game-high 15, and added 13 points. Game recap

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How will Boogie close his Rio run?

DeMarcus Cousins fouled out of Friday's Team USA semifinal win over Spain, collecting only two points and three rebounds playing almost 11 minutes. He takes averages of 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds into Sunday's gold-medal game vs. Serbia.

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What will Booker do for an encore?

Devin Booker finished fourth in voting for the rookie of the year in 2015-16. Chad Ford ranks the shooting guard from Kentucky higher than that in his assessment of second-year NBA players. Top sophs for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Can Murray be NBA's rookie of year?

Chad Ford recognizes that Jamal Murray must prove himself worthy of early playing time amid a crowded backcourt in Denver. But Ford writes that the teenager should contribute nicely at both guard positions. Top rookie of the year contenders (Insider)

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.6Tied-29th
Rebounds Per Game38.953rd
Assists Per Game14.5Tied-100th
Points Allowed68.0Tied-82nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours17
Tournament Record123-50
Championship Seasons1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
Tournament Appearances56