Villanova is still celebrating its win against North Carolina in one of the best NCAA Tournament title games of all time, but we're looking ahead to 2016-17 and there's only one thing coming to mind: Duke will be loaded.
The Blue Devils are No. 1 on [CBS'] early Top 25 (and one) for next season, officially returning four of the top five scorers from this year's 25-win team now that Grayson Allen has announced his decision to return to Durham for his junior year.
"I talked with my parents and prayed about this decision, and I had the feeling that it was right," Allen said.
Mike Kryzyzewski, unsurprisingly, is "thrilled" with the news, and thinks there is still some "untapped potential" for the All-ACC guard.
Allen averaged 21.6 points per game this season and ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in scoring (2nd), minutes played (3rd), 3-point percentage (41.7 percent, 4th), free throw percentage (83.7 percent, 5th), steals (1.31 per game, 8th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.76, 10th).
After compiling one of the best seasons by a point guard in Kentucky history, Tyler Ulis announced Wednesday he will enter the NBA Draft.
Ullis said quote - "I’m ready to take on the challenge of playing at the next level and have declared for the NBA Draft. I will be hiring an agent."
After averaging 17.3 points and 7.0 assists as a sophomore, Ulis earned consensus first-team All-American honors, the 21st UK player to accomplish the feat. He won Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, joining Anthony Davis as the only two players to do so. He rewrote record books, eclipsing John Wall’s single-season assist mark and rocketing up to No. 10 all-time in UK history after just two seasons. He had 14 20-point, five-assist games, a Kentucky record, and his three 20-point, 10-assist games are the most by any SEC player in the last 20 seasons.
Ulis scored or assisted on 42.6 percent of UK's field goals and played 92 percent of minutes possible last season.