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Oral Roberts' Abmas declares for draft

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oral Roberts basketball star Max Abmas has declared for the NBA draft but has not hired an agent, making him eligible to return to school if he withdraws.

Abmas made the announcement on Twitter.

Abmas led the nation with 24.5 points per game last season and led the 15th-seeded Golden Eagles to the Sweet 16. The 6-foot-1 guard made a splash during the NCAA Tournament when he scored 29 points in a first-round upset of No. 2-seed Ohio State. He followed that by scoring 26 points in a win over No. 7 seed Florida and 25 in a loss to Arkansas.

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Cent. Connecticut tabs Sellers as coach

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Fairfield University assistant coach Patrick Sellers has been hired as the head men's basketball coach at Central Connecticut, his alma mater.

Sellers returns to school where he was a team captain as a player in 1991 and began his coaching career as an assistant in 1999, helping the Blue Devils to NCAA Tournament bids in 2000 and 2002.

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Hartford drops to D-III after NCAA berth

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) University of Hartford sports are dropping from Division I to Division III.

The decision comes after the Hartford men's basketball team this season won its first America East championship and played in the NCAA Tournament for the first time, losing to eventual national champion Baylor in the first round.

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TCU adds 2 transfers from Texas A&M

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU's roster rebuild is up to seven Division I transfers with the additions of two players from Texas A&M, including the Aggies' scoring and rebounding leader, Emanuel Miller.

The Horned Frogs announced Friday the signings of 6-foot-7 sophomore forward Miller and 6-4 freshman guard Cashius McNeilly, both natives of Scarborough, Ontario. They join an incoming class of eight that also includes a top junior college center but no high school signees.

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F Hyatt transfers to Rutgers from LSU

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Forward Aundre Hyatt is transferring to Rutgers from LSU.

Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell announced the move Thursday, saying the New York City native will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. The Scarlet Knights posted a 16-12 record this past season and made the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1991.

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UK adds 2 Illini assistants to staff

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky has added former Illinois assistants Orlando Antigua and Ron Coleman to the coaching staff.

Antigua, who served five years with the Wildcats before becoming head coach at South Florida for 2+ seasons, will be an associate coach while Coleman will be an assistant. In his previous stint at Kentucky, Antigua was praised for his skills as a recruiter and developer of talent along with forging relationships with players on and off the court.

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Iowa State adds Brockington from PSU

AMES, Iowa (AP) Izaiah Brockington has transferred from Penn State to Iowa State and will have two years of eligibility, Cyclones coach T.J. Otzelberger announced Thursday.

Brockington spent the last three seasons at Penn State after playing his freshman year at St. Bonaventure. The 6-foot-4 guard from Philadelphia started 24 of 25 games last season and was the Nittany Lions' second-leading scorer with 12.6 points per game. He also shot a team-best 84.1% on free throws and averaged 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

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Wagner leaving Michigan to turn pro

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Franz Wagner is entering the NBA draft.

The Michigan sophomore made the announcement Tuesday.

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Auburn signs Arkansas transfer Sills

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Former Arkansas guard Desi Sills is heading to Southeastern Conference rival Auburn.

Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Wednesday Sills has signed an athletics financial aid agreement.

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Minnesota adds Sutherlin from UNH

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has added another graduate transfer in former New Hampshire guard Sean Sutherlin, the Gophers announced Wednesday.

The 6-foot-5 Sutherlin is a Minnesota native who played at Irondale High School, just 12 miles north of Williams Arena. He played his first two seasons at the junior college level, before two years at New Hampshire. He sat out the 2020-21 season with an injury.

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