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Ex-Florida St. C Ojo dies while training

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Former Florida State University center Michael Ojo died on Friday after collapsing during training in Serbia, his former team Red Star Belgrade said. He was 27.

The Nigerian-born basketball player was taken to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors failed to resuscitate him, Belgrade media reported.

"The sudden and shocking death has deeply shaken everyone in the club," Red Star said in a statement.

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Tide G Petty to return for senior season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama guard John Petty Jr. is staying in school instead of entering the NBA draft.

The Crimson Tide junior announced his decision to return for his senior season Monday on Twitter, proclaiming: "I'm back."

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Buffs' Wright IV to return next season

McKinley Wright IV will be back for season No. 4 with the Colorado Buffaloes.

The point guard tested the NBA draft process before announcing a return for his senior year. It's a big boost for a Buffaloes team that's coming off a 21-11 mark in 2019-20 and was potentially looking at an NCAA Tournament bid before the season was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Zags F Kispert returning for senior year

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Corey Kispert will not pursue professional options and is returning to Gonzaga for his senior season.

Kispert's decision, announced by the school Monday, comes two days after guard Joel Ayayi announced he will be back for his junior season in Spokane.

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Seton Hall's Mamukelashvili won't go pro

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) Forward Sandro Mamukelashvili has opted out of the NBA draft and is returning to Seton Hall for his senior year.

Mamukelashvili announced his decision over the weekend after thinking about the draft for months.

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Vols F Pons to return for senior season

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Forward Yves Pons has informed Tennessee he is returning for his senior season with the Volunteers rather than try his luck with the NBA draft.

"I'm back," Pons announced Monday on Twitter.

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All-American Garza rejoins Iowa over NBA

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Big Ten player of the year Luka Garza announced Sunday he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return to Iowa for his senior season.

"My heart is in Iowa City," Garza said. "I love this place too much to leave it. I love my teammates, coaches, community, fans and university. It would have been way too hard to close the book without the last chapter."

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Pac-12 top scorer Martin returns to ASU

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State guard Remy Martin is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season in the desert.

"I'm blessed to have the opportunity to coach Remy Martin for one more season," Sun Devils coach Bobby Hurley said in a statement Sunday. "Remy will be one of the best players in college basketball this year and will be on a mission to lead Arizona State basketball in its pursuit of championships."

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Michigan State's Tillman stays in draft

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State's Xavier Tillman is skipping his senior season and staying in the NBA draft.

Tillman announced Sunday that he would remain in the draft and plans to hire an agent. He'd announced in March that he would test the waters before making a final decision.

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Star freshman Cockburn back to Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Big Ten Freshman of the Year Kofi Cockburn is returning to Illinois for his sophomore season.

The 7-foot, 290-pound Cockburn posted "IM BACK ??" with a graphic on Twitter on Saturday. The announcement means the Illini will have their top two players return from a team that was in line to make the NCAA Tournament last season, after all-conference guard Ayo Dosunmu said Friday he plans to return for his junior year rather than turn pro.

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