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1424dDave Telep

Starting 5: Top PGs left on the board

Each week, Starting 5 takes you on a tour of the recruiting landscape. It delves into topics, recruiting trends and stories. This edition focuses on the pressure of drawing out your commitment, the Elite 24, Indiana's busy weekend, the five best uncommitted point guards and No.

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1425dJeff Goodman

How SMU rattled UK, MSU and KU

While Larry Brown celebrated moments after Emmanuel Mudiay gave his SMU Mustangs a verbal commitment Saturday night on national television, Tom Izzo likely went into full-fledged panic mode.

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1431dJeff Goodman

Key roles for under-the-radar players

Marcus Smart and Doug McDermott are already on the map. Ditto for guys like the Michigan duo of Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III, who both passed on the opportunity to go to the NBA after last season.

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1431dDave Telep

Starting 5: Point guard debate

Editor's note: Every week in "Starting 5," we'll roll out five stories, themes and nuggets from the basketball recruiting world to set the table with the stories that need to be told and give you a leg up on the watercooler conversations around the office.

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1431dJason King

Top 10 Tuesday: Under-the-radar storylines

Brad Stevens left Butler for the Boston Celtics, P.J. Hairston’s future is in jeopardy at North Carolina and the ACC is bigger and better than ever thanks to the addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame.

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1432dJeff Goodman

Handicapping the race for Cliff Alexander

Cliff Alexander has lived in the shadow of fellow Illinois big man Jahlil Okafor. Until recently. Now the 6-foot-9, 240-pound power forward has made his way into the conversation for the top spot in the Class of 2014 -- currently held by Okafor.

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1437dJeff Goodman

Handicapping the race for Myles Turner

Myles Turner (Bedford, Texas/Euless Trinity) was unknown and anonymous just a few months ago, heading into the April recruiting period. A broken ankle kept him off the summer circuit last season and kept him off the radar for most of the elite college programs.

1437dMyron Medcalf

College GameDay's road trip revealed

So ESPN’s College GameDay slate for 2013-14 is a beast.There’s nostalgia, a chance at history, a few classic rivalries and a couple of meetings that could determine the hierarchy in top conferences.

1442dAndy Katz

3-point shot: Obama honors UNC's Smith

1. The Presidential Medal of Freedom award for former North Carolina coach Dean Smith was an honor well deserved. The recognition by President Barack Obama, like those before him since President John F.

1444dReggie Rankin

Myles Turner trims list to 8 schools

Five-star center Myles Turner (Bedford, Texas/Trinity) has confirmed that he has trimmed his list to eight schools. In no particular order, the finalists for high school basketball’s hottest prospect are Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Arizona, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas.

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1445dEamonn Brennan

Bill Self not closing any NBA doors

For college coaches, the National Basketball Association is an irresistible siren. It's not hard to figure out why: Coaches are insanely competitive people with a burning desire to take on and conquer new and ever larger challenges.


ESPN 100 SG Rashad Vaughn names 11

Shooting guard Rashad Vaughn (Golden Valley, Minn./Findlay Prep) has narrowed his school list down to 11, according to a tweet from the ESPN 100 prospect.

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1465dJeff Goodman

Kansas' Final Four potential

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Bill Self sat in the restaurant at the Augusta Marriott and couldn’t stop smiling. It was one of those smirks you see from someone who has gotten away with something.

1466dMatt Giles

Jones a high-major target

Derrick Jones was far from unknown when the July evaluation period tipped last week, but the 6-foot-6 wing firmly ensconced himself as one of the top prospects in the class of 2015.

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1466dAdam Finkelstein

ESPN 60 SF picks up UK, KU offers

Derrick Jones (Philadelphia/Archbishop Carroll) had the type of week most kids can only dream about last week. The 6-foot-6 rising junior swingman was already a top national prospect -- ranked No.

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1467dJeff Goodman

Who will get the ultimate package deal?

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- We hear it just about every year. A couple of players mention they want to play together in college, a package deal of sorts. Then it gets down to crunch time and they realize it’s just not practical, so they go their separate ways.

1471dNic Reiner

Perkins, Vaughn thinking package?

2014 ESPN 100 five-star guards Rashad Vaughn (Golden Valley, Minn./Findlay Prep) and Josh Perkins (Denver, Co./Huntington Prep) are discussing playing together in college, SNY.

1473dJoe Kaiser

Rashad Vaughn's top suitors

Last month, Recruiting Nation's Dave Telep noted that North Carolina's next big target in 2014 was very likely Rashad Vaughn (Minneapolis, Minn./Findlay College Prep), the top-ranked shooting guard in the class.

1479dJoe Kaiser

Malik Pope's list

Six-foot-eight small forward Malik Pope (Elk Grove, Calif./Laguna Creek) is ranked ESPN's No. 30 recruit in the class of 2014, and on Tuesday he cut down his list of schools.

1480dDavid Ubben

Predicting the 2013 season: Week 4

Last season we began this exercise. Here's how we did last season. Not terrible, but certainly some room for improvement. We'll move forward again this offseason by making preseason picks for every single game on the Big 12 schedule.

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1480dJeff Goodman

Prospect-loaded teams for 2013-14

NBA general managers have become accustomed to flocking to Lexington, Ky., and next season will be no different. In fact, John Calipari will have as many legitimate NBA prospects on the Wildcats' 2013-14 roster than at any point since his arrival in 2009.

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1481dAdam Finkelstein

Five college coaches to watch in July

The busy July in basketball recruiting isn’t just about the players -- it’s about the college coaches, too. Specifically, with three open evaluation periods (July 10-14, July 17-21 and July 24-28) and more than a dozen major events throughout the country, it’s about where those coaches are and which prospects they are watching. staff

Video: Bill Self reprimanded and fined

Jason King discusses the news that Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has been reprimanded by the NCAA for striking a scorer's table during the NCAA tournament.

1487dMatt Giles

Ellis' soph breakthrough

Perry Ellis was fortuitous to play behind Jeff Withey and Kevin Young during his first season in Lawrence. The 6-foot-7 forward did not have to fill a large role in either the Jayhawks' offense or defense, using roughly a third of Kansas' available minutes and providing solid scoring off the bench -- a perfect scenario for a freshman.

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