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Medcalf: Looking ahead at Northern Iowa

Northern Iowa has lost key players from last season, and the Panthers will lean on their returning veterans to help reshape the program.

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Five observations: Nike Basketball Academy

Paul Biancardi was on hand in Santa Monica to check out the top talent, including Maverick Rowan and Omari Spellman, at the Nike Basketball Academy.

3-Point Shot: SCAR, MSU, IU previews (2:38)
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Vitale: Roundball chatter

St. John's learned shot-blocker extraordinaire Chris Opekpa will transfer, and longtime assistant Mike Hopkins will officially take over for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse.

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O'Neil: Looking ahead at Wichita State

Wichita State's rise to college basketball prominence has been tied to the play of Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet. Now they're ready for their final act.

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Summer targets: Georgia Bulldogs

Mark Fox and Georgia have a good start on 2016-17, thanks to the commitments of Tyree Crump and Jordan Harris. What other big names could take the Bulldogs' lone remaining scholarship?


ESPNU CBB - Bo Ryan's Legacy

Indiana's Tom Crean and Michigan State's Tom Izzo join Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg to discuss Bo Ryan's legacy and what he's meant to Wisconsin and the Big Ten.

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Looking ahead: Xavier Musketeers

Xavier made it to the Sweet 16 on the strength of its efficient offense. The Musketeers could be better this season if they can find a point guard.

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Seth Greenberg @SethOnHoops

July evaluation period begins on the 8th. Evaluate in relation to your culture and system. Not just on talent. It must be a fit.

Paul Biancardi @PaulBiancardi

Improve your game W/ this simple & effective concept.DEVELOP THE TALENT YOU HAVE-NOT THE TALENT YOU WANT. Know who you are!@CoachJohnLucas1

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Cronin said he won't need anymore checkups going forward. Has had a big last day with medical clearance and also three key additions.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Mick Cronin told me he had 6-month check up today. Great news. "I am totally 100%. Zero restrictions. Dissected artery healed totally."

Seth Greenberg @SethOnHoops

Do you know who your best recruiters are.Sometimes it is not you best player.The owner, GM and coach need to be on the same page. 1 message!

Seth Greenberg @SethOnHoops

Free agency.Cultivate the decision makers. Who is in the circle of influence?What is the most important thing in the decision making process

Seth Greenberg @SethOnHoops

Free Agency is about recruiting. It would make sense for teams to consult college coaches on the art of recruiting. Who is working for you?