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Friday News and Notes

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

The NBA Global Camp was cancelled about a week before it was scheduled to begin. The NBA is saying it is due to “logistical reasons”, and that it will be continuing in the future. Apparently the reason is that the arena the league had booked for the event could be unavailable do to a contract with AS Monaco who be playing a game in the venue should they advance in their playoffs. An interesting note is that he team started 8-9 but won 16 of their last 17 games making it a realistic possibility they will be advancing.

Tacko Fall worked out for the Kings. As one of the more interesting prospects in the draft class, there will be many teams wanting to get a look at the 7’7″ center, and his performance at the NBA combine helped his case to teams that he could possibly help a team going forward.

The Warriors worked out Terence Davis. A player like Davis with his play making abilities would make sense for the Warriors as a second round option.

Jacob Toppin committed to Rhode Island. Toppin is a 6’7″ small forward and the younger brother of Dayton freshman Obi Toppin who has declared for the draft but is expected to return for his sophomore season.

RJ Hampton cut his list to Texas Tech, Memphis, and Kansas but he has said that he will be waiting on NBA draft decisions to make his final decision. Whatever school picks up Hampton will be getting a dynamic play maker who can score the ball with ease, and if he chooses Memphis they will be considered a legitimate threat to challenge for a championship next season.

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