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Wednesday News and Notes

Highlighting the latest news in college basketball and around the NBA draft

Cole Anthony committed to UNC giving the Tar Heels the point guard they needed with the departure of Coby White. Anthony is viewed by most analysts as a top five pick in next years draft, with obviously a lot of basketball to be played before that becomes a reality, but he should be a star as a freshman. He can shoot it, drive to the basket, and pass, which he has shown off during the all star games and Nike hoop summit. Anthony Harris also committed, who was headed to Virginia Tech before Buzz Williams left, is a 6’3″ guard who can make plays in many of the same ways as Cole Anthony. They should be able to co-exist on the floor so that shouldn’t be a problem. Harris is ranked as a 4 star by ESPN, Rivals, and 247 sports.

Michigan announced Jordan Poole will be remaining in draft. His decision could have gone either way, but he is receiving solid feedback from teams and has decided to take the step towards making a roster. We have had Poole in our 2020 mock draft throughout the year thinking he may return to try and go in the first round, and as of now he is viewed as a second round pick in this years draft.

Charlie Moore has transferred to Depaul. The 5’11” guard started his career at California before transferring to Kansas where he received limited playing time, leading to his decision to play for his hometown Depual. Moore is expected to apply for a hardship waiver and be able to play this upcoming season.

Sam and Joey Hauser set visits to Wisconsin, Michigan State and Virginia. All three landing spots make sense for the brothers and fit their game, so it would not be a surprise to see any of the three land the duo. Whatever school wins out will be getting two players with size and the ability to score, and if they went to Virginia it could help speed up their rebuilding process after they sit out next season.

Indiana had four players put their names in the draft, with Romeo Langford being the only one expected to not return after receiving feedback. Langford is a projected potential lottery pick with good size at 6’6″ and the ability to put up points, but his shot need works. With solid play in the pre-draft process, it would not be a surprise if a team that wants a shooting guard selected the freshman in the top ten.

Graduate transfer Jake Toolson will be joining BYU for next season. Toolson began his career at BYU, not receiving much time on the floor before transferring to Utah Valley State, and played well after the transfer. At 6’5″ he can shoot the ball at high level from deep and should immediately provide scoring to the Cougars.

Chase Jeter announced he will be returning to Arizona, which was a surprise with most believing that he would at least enter the draft to get feedback. Playing in his first season for the Wildcats after transferring from Duke, Jeter averaged 10.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in 24 minutes of action, and all of those numbers should increase as in his senior season. s

Darrin Horn has been hired at Northern Kentucky to replace John Brannen. Horn has been the coach of Western Kentucky and South Carolina with a career record of 282-171.

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