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With Darius Garland, the N.B.A.’s ‘Three-Player’ Draft Now Has Four Stars

NY Times: The Vanderbilt point guard has forced his way into a conversation that for months has included just three names: Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and R.J. Barrett.

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NBA draft international scouting: Basketball Without Borders Europe

ESPN: Many of the top 2002-born international prospects assembled in Riga, Latvia, for four days of skill development, scrimmages, life skills panels and more at the Basketball Without Borders Europe camp, a joint initiative of the NBA and FIBA featuring 40 prospects. American NBA players Jonathan Isaac and Sam Dekker joined Latvians Kristaps Porzingis, Davis Bertans, Dairis Bertans and Rodions Kurucs in guiding the players through the camp, aided by NBA coaches including Rick Carlisle, Pablo Prigioni, Jamahl Mosley, Vince Legarza, Cam Hodges and Michael Ruffin.

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Lobos sign highly-touted guard from NBA Academy Africa

Albuquerque Journal: Kurt-Curry Wegscheider, an 18-year-old basketball player from Central African Republic who has trained and studied at the NBA Academy Africa in Senegal, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play this coming season with the UNM Lobos. (Photo courtesy of NBA Academies via GoLobos.com)

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Pensacola State Women’s Basketball Team signs Indian National Team player Vaishnavi Yadav

Sportskeeda: The Pensacola State Women’s Basketball Team is pleased to announce the signing of Vaishnavi Yadav. Yadav is a 5’7 guard from Allahabad, India.

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Pascal Siakam Is the NBA in One Player

Wall Street Journal: He was the best player on the court as the Raptors beat the Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. And it’s because he personifies the changes that have swept basketball.

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W.N.B.A. Rookie Han Xu Brings Hope for a Deeper Connection to China

New York Times: When Yao Ming met Han Xu at the 2018 Asian Games, he learned that they shared an affinity for the Maroon 5 song “Sugar.” Han, a 6-foot-9 rookie center for the Liberty, can relate to Yao — the 7-6 groundbreaker for Chinese players in the N.B.A. — over more than Adam Levine’s crooning. Although Yao, who retired in 2011, did not broach the topic during their conversation, the demands for Han to follow in his footsteps are evident.

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How Oklahoma found and signed a 6-9 recruit with NBA potential who was playing in Australia

CBSSports: Meet Anyang Garang, a Sooners signee who has taken a long, interesting path to get to Norman

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Examining The Three-Pronged Partnership Of USAB, The NBA And NCAA At The Final Four

Forbes: Regardless of who advances to next week’s Final Four, the NBA will be sure to have a presence in Minneapolis.

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NCAA, USA Basketball and NBA to Provide Top National and Global High School-Age Players with Educational and Athletic Opportunities at 2019 Men’s and Women’s Final Fours

NBA PR: NCAA Next Generation program expands to include both male and female players from USA Basketball Junior National Teams and NBA Academies.

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The Best NBA Draft Prospects at 2019 Basketball Without Borders

SI: The Basketball Without Borders Global Camp remains one of the best events on the scouting calendar, moving annually with NBA All-Star Weekend, bringing together personnel from around the league and giving elite young talent from around the world an opportunity to showcase their skills.

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