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USC commit Cherry injures ankle.

Taeshon Cherry, the No. 20 player in the 2018 ESPN 100, lands awkwardly on a rebound attempt and is forced to leave The 8 Bracket Championship. He will undergo X-rays on his left ankle.

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Ball says ref that gave him technical isn't qualified.

After being given a technical foul while coaching a game Friday, LaVar Ball says the woman who gave him the foul was trying to make a name for herself.

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CP3 goes wild for UNC commit's throwdown.

Future Tar Heel Rechon "Leaky" Black elevates for a posterizing jam, much to the delight of Chris Paul.

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What's the hype around AAU ball?

The SportsNation crew analyzes whether over-the-top coach personalities and crazy dunks is all there is in AAU basketball.

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LaMelo and Zion take center stage in AAU showdown.

LaMelo Ball and Zion Williamson both put up monster performances in front of a monster-sized crowd.

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LaVar is great for basketball.

Bomani Jones reflects on LaVar Ball's appeal that turned an AAU game into a full-blown spectacle.

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Ball T'd up for arguing with refs.

A few days after pulling his AAU team off the court after receiving a technical foul, LaVar Ball finds beef with the officials yet again.

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LaVar Ball continues to ooze confidence.

In a wide-ranging chat, LaVar Ball proclaims himself the best coach ever and calls his son LaMelo the most famous high school athlete ever.

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The perfect team

  • Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
  • Assembling the absolutely perfect college basketball team

    We're not talking All-America teams or the 10 best players. We are talking the best "team" from the first five on the floor to the subs off the bench. Plus, they need to be coached. So just imagine this: John Calipari and Rick Pitino on the same staff.

Holiday tournaments

  • Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire
  • A full guide to holiday hoops tournaments

    The brackets are out for six of college basketball's most recognizable holiday basketball tournaments. Take a look at the matchups and start planning your holiday viewing schedule now.

Big names out of work

  • AP Photo/Jay LaPrete
  • Figuring out what's next for Matta, Crean, JT3 and more

    The names are recognizable: Thad Matta, Tom Crean, John Thompson III. All were successful, and now all are unemployed. What happens next? Here is a look at whether they deserve jobs and whether they will get them