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Five-star recruit J.D. Davison, ESPN’s No. 2 point guard, picks Alabama Crimson Tide

Five-star guard J.D. Davison announced his commitment to Alabama on Saturday, giving Nate Oats his first five-star recruit since taking over in Tuscaloosa. Davison chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn, LSU, Memphis, Michigan and Kansas. Davison, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Calhoun High School (Alabama), had been the top target for in-state Alabama for most …

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Rutgers guard Caleb McConnell (back) taking medical redshirt

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers guard Caleb McConnell is going to take a medical redshirt for the basketball season. The junior disclosed his intention Friday, saying he has not recovered from injuries, including a back problem. McConnell made 21 starts last season, averaging 6.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. He has played in 62 games, averaging 6.1 …

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Louisville Cardinals basketball players, coach Chris Mack lead march, call for unity after Breonna Taylor ruling

Louisville men’s basketball coach Chris Mack and players David Johnson, Charles Minlend and Malik Williams gave speeches calling for unity, tolerance and equality on Friday, two days after a grand jury in the city decided to not move forward with charges against any police officers for their roles in the death of Breonna Taylor. The …

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NCAA health guidelines suggest testing basketball players three times per week for coronavirus

The NCAA released health and safety guidelines for the college basketball season on Friday, including a suggestion to test players, coaches and officials three times per week during the season. The guidelines were created by the NCAA Sport Science Institute in partnership with the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group and are supported by the NCAA …

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Kentucky coach John Calipari won’t play this season’s basketball game against Louisville at neutral site

In a surprising preseason development, Louisville and Kentucky don’t agree on something. Kentucky coach John Calipari released a statement Friday signaling that he will not budge on playing a rivalry game at Louisville during the 2020-21 season after Cardinals coach Chris Mack recently said he’d prefer a neutral site and questioned whether the contest will …

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Official who worked CAA men’s tourney game has coronavirus

The Colonial Athletic Association said Thursday that a game official who worked this week’s CAA men’s basketball tournament in Washington, D.C., has tested positive for the coronavirus. The official worked the UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel first-round game on Saturday, multiple sources told ESPN. According to the CAA, the official did not exhibit symptoms until 72 …

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