COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS-VILLANOVA-LOUISVILLE-RECRUITING

Let the record show that if Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman return to Villanova I will have the Wildcats ranked No. 1 in the CBS Sports preseason Top 25 (and one). But both are probably going to remain in the NBA Draft, I’m told. So the Wildcats are more like a borderline top-10 team than an obvious No. 1 team. But, absolutely, Jay Wright’s program should win the Big East. By 

With the early entry withdrawal deadline looming, former agent Matt Babcock breaks down the business components prospects face if they remain in the NBA draftBy MATT BABCOCK

As many of college basketball’s best players size up their pro prospects, their schools’ 2018–19 outlooks hang in the balance. By CHRIS JOHNSON

At 4 p.m. Tuesday, New Haven basketball star Romeo Weems will announce his college choice. DePaul, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Oregon and are in his final five.

MSU is considered the favorite to obtain the verbal commitment from the No. 1 player in Michigan for the class of 2019. By , Detroit Free Press

The Commission on College Basketball was always unlikely to prescribe the changes needed for the sport to address its long-standing problems, but its ultimate conclusions made it clear that the NCAA has no idea how to police its own membership or protect ‘the best interests of student-athletes’. By DAN GREENE

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With Anas Mahmoud out of eligibility and Ray Spalding having made the decision to enter the 2018 NBA Draft, new Louisville head coach Chris Mack had some holes to fill in the front court ahead of his first season at the helm. There’s now another departure to account for, as it was announced Tuesday afternoon that 6-foot-8 forward Lance Thomas has decided to transfer. By Raphielle Johnson

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