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3dJohn Gasaway

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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Updated ESPN 60 for the Class of 2018

No one was able to unseat Marvin Bagley III or Romeo Langord from the top two spots in the Class of 2018, but there was some shuffling in the top 10.

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Coach K's Olympic tenure was an infomercial for Duke (1:52)
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Boeheim on Carmelo: 'He's unlikely to win an NBA title' (0:53)
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Maya A. Jones

Avery Johnson lends helping hand to flood victims

Southern University grad and current Alabama head coach Avery Johnson, who suffered losses during Hurricane Katrina, sent a truckload of supplies to those in need after recent flooding in Louisiana.

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13dEamonn Brennan

Duke's freshman duo leads ACC newcomers

Duke has Harry Giles, the No. 1 overall freshman, but don't forget about Jayson Tatum, another top-three prospect who's ready to excel in Durham. They are both among the ACC's best newcomers.

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10dMyron Medcalf

Can UCLA's freshmen save Steve Alford?

Who's new to the Pac-12? The conversation begins with UCLA's top-5 recruiting class. Can point guard Lonzo Ball get coach Steve Alford off the hot seat and coexist with his son, Bryce?

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Syracuse has landed grad transfer Andrew White, he told ESPN. Big addition for Jim Boeheim and the ‘Cuse. Can really shoot it.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Kevin Keatts & UNC Wilmington get commitment from athletic big man Evan Cole (South Forsyth, Ga) source told ESPN. Nice pickup for Seahawks.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 No. 88 Alex O'Connell announced his commitment to Duke. The Blue Devils offered the summer stock-riser on Wednesday and it only took him two days to join the fold. He's the first commitment in the 2017 class for Duke.

Phil Steele @philsteele042

Western Kentucky tabs USF transfer Mike White (PS#78) as starting QB vs Rice. He fills the large shoes of Brandon Doughty.

Big 12 expansion from a basketball perspective

It is clear that football drives Big 12 expansion, but which schools should the conference be looking at if it wants to raise its profile on the basketball court? Top picks

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