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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.

UNC freshman phenom dunks on student (0:19)
Coach K's Olympic tenure was an infomercial for Duke (1:52)
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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.

Duval and Washington impress in Elite 24 action (2:08)
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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.

Does Indiana have the talent to replace Yogi Ferrell? (1:36)
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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?

On this date: Happy birthday Christian Laettner (0:30)
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Cuse to honor late Washington at Hoyas game

The tribute to Dwayne "Pearl" Washington will include a "31" logo affixed to a sideline, at approximately the same distance from where Washington made his memorable half-court shot in 1984.

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Vitale on his relationship with John Saunders

ESPN CBB analyst Dick Vitale shares his thoughts on John Saunders' death, his friendship with Saunders, what Saunders was like and his influence on others.

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Scout's Take: ESPN 100 PF Isaiah Livers to Michigan

Four-star power forward Isaiah Livers committed to the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday after also considering Michigan State, Butler, Minnesota, California and Boston College, among others.

Incoming Washington player makes flawless one-handed dunk (0:20)
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Jeff Borzello

ESPN 100 No. 78 Derek Culver picks WVU

West Virginia landed a commitment from ESPN 100 prospect Derek Culver, giving the Mountaineers a mobile big man for their "Press Virginia" style.


UNC freshman phenom dunks on student

North Carolina freshman Seventh Woods puts down a windmill dunk over a UNC student.


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Cool deal by Pat Chambers. Penn St will play Michigan St in Big Ten game on Jan. 7, 2017 at Palestra. Will count as home game for Penn St.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Tom Izzo has played on an aircraft carrier and at military bases. He's visited Rupp Arena and the Dean Dome. In fact the coach who says he will play anyone anywhere has played just about everywhere. But when Penn State coach Patrick Chambers texted Izzo with a pseudo-neutral site league game, Izzo realized he'd never played at the Palestra. Now with the Big Ten signing off on it, Izzo can check the historic gym off his bucket list. Penn State, with six Philly guys on its roster, will host Michigan State on January 7 at the Palestra. "It was a no brainier," Izzo said.

Michael Couzens ESPN College Football 

Tremendous atmosphere at the Elite 24. A perfect way to wrap up the summer hoops season.


Michael Couzens ESPN College Football 

Here's the view from Brooklyn Bridge Park for tonight's Under Armour Elite 24 Slam Dunk Contest. ESPNU at 7:30ET

Michael Couzens ESPN College Football 

Watching Elite 24 practice at the Gauchos gym in the Bronx. Under Armour Slam Dunk contest tonight at 7:30 ET on ESPNU

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

There are execs from many NBA teams on hand at the Under Armor Elite 24 practice at Guachos Gym in the Bronx. ESPN's Fran Fraschilla is running drills.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Georgetown forward Paul White is transferring.

When Dad's away . . .

Mike Krzyzewski has spent the summer with the Team USA men's basketball team. So what happens at Duke when he's off searching for gold? Someone else is minding the store

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 point guard Darius Perry tells ESPN he has committed to Louisville. No. 48 in the 2017 class.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star forward Kris Wilkes tells ESPN he's down to Indiana, Illinois, Xavier, UCLA and UConn.

ESPN loses first ballot Hall of Famer in Saunders

Bob Ryan takes a look back at John Saunders' run at ESPN that spanned 30 years.