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Anderson, LaVine leaving UCLA for draft

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LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA guards Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine are leaving early for the NBA draft.

Anderson, a sophomore from Fairview, N.J., and LaVine, a freshman from Seattle, each said Wednesday that they will forego their remaining eligibility with the Bruins to start pro careers.

Anderson averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists this season, closer to a triple-double than any player in the nation.

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ASU's Carson declares for NBA draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Jahii Carson has made it official: He's headed to the NBA.

The Arizona State point guard said before his sophomore season that it would be his last with the Sun Devils and he stayed true to his word by declaring for the NBA draft on Wednesday.

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Vols AD: Hoops job extremely attractive

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart believes the criticism former men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin encountered this season won't hinder the Volunteers' search for a successor.

Martin led Tennessee to an NCAA regional semifinal during a season in which disgruntled fans circulated a petition calling for the return of former coach Bruce Pearl, now at Auburn. Martin left Tuesday to take over California's program. Hart acknowledged Martin faced plenty of "distractions" this season.

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K-State extends Weber 1 year to 2018-19

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 school year after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons, the most victories by any coach in his first two years in school history.

Kansas State athletic director John Currie announced the extension Wednesday, citing Weber's 47-21 record since taking the helm in March 2012, including two straight NCAA tournament appearances. Lon Kruger is the only other Wildcats coach to have led the team to NCAA appearances in his first two seasons.

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Manning completes coaching staff at Wake

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) New Wake Forest basketball coach Danny Manning is bringing three members of his Tulsa coaching staff with him.

Manning filled out his staff Wednesday by adding Steve Woodberry, Brett Ballard and Justin Bauman.

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Wojciechowski settling in at Marquette

MILWAUKEE (AP) New Marquette basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski says he thinks the underclassmen that he inherited will all stay with the program.

Wojciechowski spoke to reporters Tuesday night before a team banquet. He says he told players he wanted to develop a relationship, and to see where it led. The former Duke assistant says it's a fresh start for the Golden Eagles two weeks after he took over for Buzz Williams.

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F Clark signs with Michigan State

(AP) -- Michigan State signed a third player to its basketball recruiting class, adding depth with the addition of Marvin Clark Jr.

The 6-foot-7, 219-pound Clark signed a letter of intent Wednesday.

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Cal hires Tennessee's Martin as coach

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) A more relaxed fan base, milder weather and a chance to coach at the top-rated public university in the country added up to Cuonzo Martin making the decision to leave Tennessee for California.

Cal hired Martin as the 16th men's basketball coach in school history Tuesday, a decision that stunned Volunteers administrators and players after he had reaffirmed his commitment to Tennessee just two weeks ago. Martin said it was a difficult move but the opportunity at Cal was too much to pass up.

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Arizona's Gordon, Johnson entering draft

(AP) -- Aaron Gordon's decision was expected. Part of a heralded class of freshmen last season, anything but one and done would have been a surprise.

Nick Johnson had to build toward his move to the NBA.

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Michigan's Stauskas, Robinson going pro

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are skipping their last two seasons at Michigan to enter the NBA draft and chase a dream they've had since they were kids.

Stauskas, who is from Mississauga, Ontario, set his sights on joining in the world's best basketball league when he started playing the game in an organized way at the age of 7.

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