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  1. Pac-12: Five Things I Can't Wait To See

    Diamond Leung

    Here are five things I can't wait to see in the Pac-12 this season: 1. How good are the freshman guards? The Pac-12 lost a boatload of talent to the NBA draft, but that doesn't necessarily mean the conference is short on star power. A number of...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  2. 2005 NBA draft entrant turns pro at last

    Diamond Leung

    A California junior college center was the subject of major Division I interest, with coaches at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif., reporting it had received calls from Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Texas...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  3. Portland on a roll with developing pros

    Diamond Leung

    When Portland visits Rupp Arena on Nov. 26, it will go up against a Kentucky program that under John Calipari has produced nine NBA draft picks (counting Enes Kanter) in the past two years. But did you know the Pilots also have an impressive track...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  4. UL preparing for life without Peyton Siva

    Diamond Leung

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino has seen Samardo Samuels and Terrence Jennings unexpectedly depart the team and declare for the NBA draft in consecutive offseasons. Now Pitino is reportedly recruiting point guards in the event that Peyton Siva leaves fo...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  5. Mississippi State loses big man John Riek

    Diamond Leung

    John Riek is well-traveled as he has gone from Sudan to the United States, from Cincinnati signee to Mississippi State, and from NBA draft prospect to bench player in Starkville. Now he's on the move again. According to The Clarion-Ledger, Riek is...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  6. What will the NBA draft picks be wearing?

    Diamond Leung

    The NBA draft has become known as an event where players make fashion statements, stepping onto the runway while meeting commissioner David Stern. Being the best dressed or worst dressed Thursday night has no bearing on the court, but can create a c...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  7. The real reason Isaiah Thomas left UW

    Diamond Leung

    Washington guard Isaiah Thomas made the stunning decision to leave the Huskies behind for the NBA draft after his junior season, and in an interview with gohuskies.com, he elaborated on what the story called "the real reason" he left school. Accor...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  8. U-19 players weigh in on one-and-done

    Diamond Leung

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The upcoming NBA draft could be the last of its kind if the one-and-done era is drawing to a close. With the league and players' union set to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement, up for debate once again is the curr...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  9. Kyrie Irving plans on degree in five years

    Diamond Leung

    Kyrie Irving left Duke after his freshman season and could very well be the top overall pick in the NBA draft, but he still plans on getting his degree as soon as possible. According to the Fayetteville Observer, Irving told reporters today at the...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  10. Texas adds another guard to recruiting class

    Diamond Leung

    Texas was one of the losers at the NBA draft deadline as Jordan Hamilton and Cory Joseph were among the players who decided to leave school. With the Longhorns also losing Dogus Balbay and Jai Lucas, who each completed their eligibility, the team nee...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  11. John Calipari organizes own draft combine

    Diamond Leung

    While there is uproar about the NCAA moving up the NBA draft early entry deadline, Kentucky coach John Calipari is citing an inadequate amount of time for testing the waters in announcing a "first-of-its-kind" combine for his draft-eligible players t...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  12. Ramone Moore changes his mind on draft

    Diamond Leung

    Temple leading scorer Ramone Moore has decided not to enter the NBA draft after a change of heart, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. A day after the 6-foot-4 guard junior guard told the paper he would declare for the draft, he thought better...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  13. Meet UNC Asheville's NBA draft entrant

    Diamond Leung

    There is testing the NBA draft waters, and then there is tiptoeing in, splashing around before scurrying back to shore. The latter is what North Carolina-Asheville junior guard J.P. Primm has done in declaring for the draft without hiring an agent. ...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  14. Klay Thompson of Washington State declares for draft, won't hire ...

    Diamond Leung

    Washington State guard Klay Thompson has announced his intention to enter the NBA draft, but will hold off on hiring an agent until he's certain about his draft position.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2011
  15. Derrick Williams of Arizona Wildcats entering draft, will hire ag...

    Diamond Leung

    Arizona forward Derrick Williams is heading to the NBA after two program-rebuilding seasons in the desert.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  16. Malcolm Lee leaves UCLA question marks

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA coach Ben Howland gets his players to the NBA, and that's one of the selling points when it comes to recruiting future Bruins. So when UCLA players enter early into the NBA draft, Howland has to feel happy for them even if it does leave him wond...

    Blog | April 13, 2011