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UNC F Maye declares for draft, no agent

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina junior Luke Maye has declared for the NBA draft but isn't hiring an agent.

The 6-foot-8 forward was a third-team Associated Press All-American after averaging 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds. He was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's most improved player after increasing his scoring average by 11.4 points from his sophomore to junior seasons.

Coach Roy Williams says in a statement that it's "a great opportunity" for Maye to work out for NBA teams and get feedback on what to improve in his game.


Gamecocks dismiss troubled PG Felder

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina point guard Rakym Felder is no longer part of the Gamecocks basketball team.

Felder, a key freshman reserve for South Carolina's Final Four team two years ago, was dismissed from the program by coach Frank Martin on Monday.


Draft deadline gone - now time to wait

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The deadline has passed for college players to declare early for the NBA draft. Now it's time to wait for the draft entries who didn't hire an agent to decide whether they're staying in or heading back to school.

The early-entry deadline was Sunday night. The next date to watch is May 30 - 10 days after the conclusion of the NBA draft combine - as the last day for draft entrants who didn't hire an agent to withdraw and return to school to keep their remaining eligibility.


Vitale's cancer research set to hit $25M

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Dick Vitale's voice cracked as he discussed his self-described obsession with raising money for pediatric cancer research.

"It's the best thing I've ever done in my life," the longtime college basketball television analyst said.


Memphis F Azab has leukemia lymphoma

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis forward Karim Sameh Azab announced Saturday that he has been diagnosed with cancer and has started treatment.

"I found out a few weeks ago that I had developed leukemia lymphoma (AML, ALL)," Azab wrote in a Twitter post Saturday morning. "I have since started treatment and am working through the process, but I wanted to spread the word and ask for prayers to help strengthen me in this journey."


Michigan's Matthews into draft, no agent

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan standout Charles Matthews is taking a step toward playing professional basketball without giving up on the option of staying in school.

Matthews said Friday he is declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent.


Kansas' Azubuike to test NBA, may return

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (you-DOE'-kuh az-uh-BOO'-kee) is declaring for the NBA draft but is not hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Jayhawks for his junior season.

The 7-foot, 280-pound Azubuike missed most of his freshman season with a wrist injury, but was often dominant in helping the Jayhawks to the Final Four this past year. He averaged 13 points and seven rebounds while shooting 77 percent from the field, the second-best mark in NCAA history.


Syracuse's Battle to test draft status

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Tyus Battle will enter his name in the NBA draft, but he's not hiring an agent.

That's according to the school's official Twitter account.


Kentucky's Vanderbilt enters NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky forward Jarred Vanderbilt will enter the NBA draft but not hire an agent.

That leaves open the opportunity for Vanderbilt to return to school. He has an injury-shortened freshman season with the Wildcats "wasn't easy for me."


Alabama F Key says he'll transfer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama sophomore forward Braxton Key is leaving the team and plans to transfer.

Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson said Friday Key has been granted his release. He says Key "certainly has a bright future, but he has to do what's best for him."

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