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Gonzaga F Williams to test NBA waters

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga junior Johnathan Williams has declared for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, leaving open the possibility he will return for his senior season.

By not signing with an agent, Williams has until May 24 to decide whether to remain in the draft or withdraw and return to Gonzaga.

Williams averaged 10.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in his first season with Gonzaga after transferring from Missouri. The 6-foot-9 forward shot 59 percent for the season and was named first-team all-West Coast Conference.


UCLA C Anigbogu to stay in draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ike Anigbogu has hired an agent, ensuring the freshman won't return to UCLA's basketball team.

The 6-foot-10 forward-center has posted a photo of himself with new agent Jason Glushon on Twitter. Anigbogu had declared for the NBA draft two weeks ago, but didn't immediately sign with an agent, which would have allowed him to return to Westwood.


UCLA adds former star Edney as assistant

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tyus Edney has been promoted to assistant under UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford.

He replaces Ed Schilling, who was hired at Indiana last week after four years in Westwood.


Keatts to earn $2.2M a year at NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) New North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts has signed his six-year contract with the school worth at least $2.2 million per year.

N.C. State officials released a copy of the contract Friday.


Indiana bans athletes with violent past

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana University will no longer admit athletes with a history of sexual or domestic violence.

The Indianapolis Star ( ) reports that an athletics department policy approved this month bans prospective student-athletes who have been "convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony involving sexual violence."


Louisville expects answers in 6-8 weeks

Louisville's interim president said the school received a "full and fair review of the facts" after meeting Thursday with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions and expects resolution in 6 to 8 weeks of the investigation into an escort's allegations that a former Cardinals men's basketball staffer hired strippers for sex parties with players and recruits.

Greg Postel's statement did not specify where the hearing occurred or whether coach Rick Pitino or athletic director Tom Jurich participated, just that a "group of officials" met with the governing body.


Charles O'Bannon Jr. signs at USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) After a 20-year absence, there is another O'Bannon in the college basketball ranks. This time at Southern California.

Charles O'Bannon Jr., who goes by Chuck, has signed to play for the Trojans starting in the fall. He had 10 points in the McDonald's All-American game in Chicago last month.


Ex-Baylor G Freeman heading to NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has added Baylor graduate transfer Al Freeman to its roster.

Coach Kevin Keatts said Thursday that Freeman has signed his paperwork, and will join the team over the summer after he graduates from Baylor next month.


Ole Miss adds Memphis transfer Crawford

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi has added graduate transfer guard Markel Crawford, who should bolster the Rebels' backcourt next season.

The 6-foot-5 Crawford comes to Ole Miss after three seasons at Memphis. He averaged 12.8 points per game last season and led the team with 42 3-pointers. He will be eligible to play immediately.


Romar ready to recruit for Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) After so many years of trying to beat the Arizona Wildcats, Lorenzo Romar has joined them.

This weekend he will hit the recruiting trail in his new job as associate head coach on Sean Miller's staff.

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