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Gonzaga basketball scoring leader Kyle Wiltjer considers declaring for NBA draft

Kyle Wiltjer is considering skipping his senior basketball season and declaring for the NBA Draft, a Gonzaga source said. Wiltjer led the Zags in scoring at 16.8 points and was …


Kyle Wiltjer ponders future: GU or NBA?

Kyle Wiltjer is considering skipping his senior basketball season and declaring for the NBA Draft, a Gonzaga source said.


EWU’s Harvey weighs NBA option

Eastern Washington star Tyler Harvey is expected to decide this week whether to stay in school or leave a year early for the NBA draft.


Isaiah Austin dreams again after health keeps him from NBA

WACO, Texas – Isaiah Austin has gone from potential first-round NBA draft pick to getting on his hands and knees during Baylor practices, wiping up sweat when players fall to …


Record overnight rating for NBA draft on ESPN

The NBA draft delivered its highest rating on ESPN, surpassing the mark set 11 years ago when LeBron James was the No. 1 pick. The telecast Thursday night from Brooklyn, …


Durant impresses Thunder draft picks

OKLAHOMA CITY – Kevin Durant’s emotional MVP speech made an impression on Mitch McGary and Josh Huestis long before the NBA draft. During the now-famous address, Durant mentioned specific details …


Andrew Wiggins is No. 1, Shabazz Napier to Miami in NBA draft

NEW YORK – Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, so he got to make the first pitch. What would he say to LeBron James about joining him in Cleveland?


Cavs make Wiggins No. 1 pick in draft

Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, so he got to make the first pitch. What would he say to LeBron James about joining him in Cleveland? “I want to win,” Wiggins …


76ers thinking big with No. 3, 10 picks in NBA draft

The Philadelphia 76ers scorched their roster and abandoned a competitive season all for one reason, the chance to turn the NBA draft into a cornerstone for a championship run. The …


Heart issue derails former Baylor player’s NBA bid

WACO, Texas – Isaiah Austin’s attempt to play in the NBA despite only having vision in one eye has ended because of a rare genetic disorder that affects his heart. …


Parker undecided

Jabari Parker said he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., today, and will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft …


76ers start from scratch after Holiday trade

PHILADELPHIA – With one shocking trade, the 76ers may finally be contenders in the East. In 2016.


Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK – Anthony Bennett was stunned at the start. David Stern had a big surprise at the finish. In between, Nerlens Noel and a number of others experienced wild …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2013, 9:41 p.m.

Olynyk’s stellar season pays off as he lands with Celtics

Kelly Olynyk ended up with the Boston Celtics after being taken by the Dallas Mavericks with the 13th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.


Nadal wins eighth Barcelona Open title

Tennis: Despite the drizzle, Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open in Barcelona, Spain, for the eighth time Sunday, defeating Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 for his fourth title of the year. …


Gonzaga’s Olynyk opts for NBA draft

Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk sought advice from a “plethora of people,” from family to coaches to ex-Zag Adam Morrison to NBA guard and fellow Canadian Steve Nash. Olynyk made pro-con lists, …


Gonzaga’s Olynyk opts for NBA draft

Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk has decided to bypass his senior season and declare for the NBA draft. The 7-foot junior informed coach Mark Few and his teammates Thursday night and made …


Six Kentucky players taken in NBA draft

NEWARK, N.J. – Best in the country and No. 1 and 2 in the NBA draft. The celebration goes on for Kentucky’s kids. The Wildcats became the first school to …


Stats add up to star

AKRON, Ohio – Only one player in Kansas basketball history amassed more rebounds in one season than the 463 Thomas Robinson pulled down last year. That was Wilt Chamberlain.


Newsmakers

Hired TCU has hired Trent Johnson as its new men’s basketball coach. Johnson replaces Jim Christian and will lead the Frogs into the Big 12 Conference next season. Johnson’s introduction …


Warriors draft Klay Thompson with 11th overall pick

The Golden State Warriors have drafted Washington State shooting guard Klay Thompson with the 11th pick in the NBA draft.


WSU’s Thompson could go as high as No. 10 in today’s NBA draft

Believe it or not, there was a time when University of Washington men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar could just kick up his feet, turn on the NBA draft and watch …


Will Jazz grab Jimmer?

Jimmer Fredette has his own reality show, a song that’s amassed nearly a million YouTube views and a legion of followers. He also has a legion of detractors, making him …


Ranking the top 20 NBA draft prospects

Ranking the players in the NBA draft (Thursday, 4 p.m., ESPN) is risky business. There aren’t a lot of stars, but there is depth. The player you’ll get at No. …


WSU’s Thompson remaining in draft

PULLMAN – Washington State’s Klay Thompson will forego his senior season and remain in the NBA draft, it was announced Sunday. “After taking the last few weeks to make my …


Potential NBA lockout could leave marginal draft picks in cold

PHOENIX – Derrick Williams only briefly considered the NBA’s murky labor situation when deciding to leave Arizona after his sophomore season. The way the agile power forward looked at it, …


Bouldin gets opportunity

Former Gonzaga guard Matt Bouldin didn’t hear his name called during the NBA draft on Thursday, but there was plenty of activity behind the scenes. Late in the second round, …


Wall, Wildcats dominate draft

NEW YORK – John Wall is heading to Washington, and a record number of Kentucky teammates are following him to the NBA. Wall went to the Wizards with the No. …


Wall, Turner top two

NEW YORK – Like a president-elect awaiting inauguration, John Wall is seemingly just biding his time until he can officially begin cleaning up Washington. Life hasn’t been so simple for …


Omar looking for some love

MINNEAPOLIS – Omar Samhan’s throwback drop-steps in the post and new-age candor with the media made him one of the breakout stars of the NCAA tournament in March. The outspoken …