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Former five-star Juzang transferring from Kentucky (CBB News)

Former five-star forward Johnny Juzang announced he was leaving Kentucky via the transfer portal. He averaged almost three points in his lone season in Lexington.

Texas Athletic Direct Chris Del Conte announced that men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart will remain as Texas Head Coach, stating “Shaka’s our coach.”

AP co-SEC Player of the Year Mason Jones announced he would be entering the 2020 NBA Draft. While the Arkansas guard did not sign with an agent it seems evident he will not be back in Fayetteville next season.

Sacred Heart grad transfer Forward EJ Anosike announced he was committing to play his final year of elgibility at Tennessee. The 6-6 forward averaged sixteen points and twelve rebounds in his final season at Sacred Heart.

Canada’s top high school basketball prospect Josh Primo announced his commitment to Alabama on Friday. Primo is a six-five guard with a six-nine wingspan.

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Former Ivy League Player of the Year Towns chooses to transfer to Ohio State (CBB News)

Harvard standout forward Seth Towns announced he was grad transferring to Ohio State over a list that included Duke among many others. Towns announced his decision on SportsCenter a couple nights ago.

Duke Guard Tre Jones is headed to the NBA Draft according to multiple sources. Jones was the ACC Player of the Year, as he averaged sixteen points and almost seven assists. He is a projected first round pick. Veteran Duke Guard Alex O’Connell could be leaving Duke via the transfer portal but nothing is official yet.

Georgia Guard Anthony Edwards announced he is headed to the 2020 draft as well. Edwards is considered at the very least a top three pick and likely will fall within the top two selections according to most mock drafts. He averaged nineteen points, five rebounds, and three assists during his lone season at Georgia. He signed its Octagon Basketball, which also represents NBA superstars Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo among many other NBA players.

Here’s the 2020 College Basketball AP All American Team:
G:Payton Pritchard,Oregon
G:Myles Powell,Seton Hall
G:Markus Howard,Marquette
F:Obi Toppin,Dayton
F:Luka Garza,Iowa

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We have to wait until March 14,2021…

It was confirmed that both the 2020 men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament Brackets will not be released this “Selection Sunday” March 15,2020. The NCAA said that while the men’s committee started working on a bracket, the women’s committee had not started working to complete a tournament bracket out. They also stated that the bracket would not be up to its full standard due to the cancellations of all of the major conference tournaments. We will have to wait until Sunday March 14,2021 to have our next Selection Sunday. And before that we will get the fifth edition of the “bracket preview” on CBS, five Sundays before the sixty-eight are selected with the top sixteen teams announced in the committees eyes on February 7,2021.

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2020 PG Eric Gaines commits to LSU

2020 four-star point guard Eric Gaines committed to LSU during his official visit. With Gaines being a late bloomer, he took his official visits to other schools like Dayton, Georgia State, and Saint Louis. Gaines has a chance to play immediately at LSU next season.

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Looking at each conference’s teams who have a shot at the top seed line

Here are the teams with a chance at a one seed by conference entering the weekend of February 28-March 1. Just a note that not all conferences have a chance to get a one seed so they won’t all be listed.All bracketology references will be referring to Joe Lunardi’s latest ESPN Bracketology on February 28,2020.

Atlantic-10
Looking at the top of the Atlantic-10 Standings
1.Dayton 27-2 (16-0)
2.Rhode Island 20-7 (12-3)

Dayton
Led by potential player of the year Obi Toppin, the Flyers have to win out to even have a chance on the one line. With even a single loss, Dayton not be on the one line but likely as a three seed. Dayton is seeded on the two line currently.

ACC
Looking at the top of the ACC Standings
1.Florida State 24-4 (14-3)
2.Louisville 23-6 (14-4)
3.Duke 23-5 (13-4)

Florida State
The number six ranked team in the AP Polls last Monday, strengthened their case for a top seed with a comeback win over number eleven ranked Louisville who Joe Lunardi had as a three seed entering the week. With a loss by current four overall seed San Diego State, Florida State can make a move onto the top line depending on what happens with the lone two seed ahead of them in Maryland.

Duke
Duke has had a rough February discluding their dominant win over Virginia Tech and a game that they shouldn’t have won at the buzzer against North Carolina. Duke has lost to Wake Forest and NC State, two teams that are on or around the NCAA Tournament bubble. Duke needs to heat up because if they want to play in New York and the east region, they need to start winning some games.

Louisville
With a loss to Florida State on Monday, Louisville is putting themselves in a bad position. But like the other two contending ACC squads, a strong finish to the regular season and an ACC Tournament Championship.

Big 12
Looking at the top of the Big 12 Standings
1.Baylor 25-2 (14-1)
1.Kansas 25-3 (14-1)
3.Texas Tech 18-10 (9-6)

Kansas
The top overall seed according to ESPN, Kansas has to hope that Baylor loses so that they can easily land the top seed in the Big 12 Tournament. But the only thing that matters is the likely match up between them and the bears in the conference tournament championship. That game will likely determine the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Baylor
After the loss to Kansas, ESPN has dropped Baylor from the top overall seed line to the number two overall seed line. But the only thing that matters is the likely match up between them and the jayhawks in the conference tournament championship. That game will likely determine the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Big East
Looking at the top of the Big Ten Standings
1.Seton Hall 20-7 (12-3)
2.Creighton 22-6 (11-4)
2.Villanova 22-6 (11-4)

Seton Hall
Seton Hall is the lone team in the Big East with a mostly clear path to get to the top line. They have to hope many teams falter on the top two lines and they have to win out and then win the Big East Tournament title.

Creighton and Villanova
Both teams have to pray that red hot Seton Hall loses to get the top seed in the Big East. Both teams don’t have great shots on the one seed line, though.

Big Ten
Looking at the top of the Big Ten Standings
1.Maryland 23-5 (13-4)
2.Illinois 19-9 (11-6)
2.Wisconsin 18-10 (11-6)
2.Penn State 21-7 (11-6)
2.Michigan State 19-9 (11-6)

Maryland
With a win over Michigan State tonight, Maryland clinches no less than a share of the Big Ten title, their first since 2002. But with a Big Ten Tournament Title, they have a real shot of getting to the one line.

Mountain West
Looking at the top of the Mountain West Standings
1.San Diego State 27-1 (16-1)
2.Utah State 23-7 (12-5)
2.Nevada 19-10 (12-5)

San Diego State
Despite their first loss of the season a week ago, they remained a one seed. One loss, though, a major conference team could steal it from them.

SEC
Looking at the top of the SEC Standings
1.Kentucky 23-5 (13-2)
2.Auburn 24-4 (11-4)
3.LSU 19-9 (10-5)

Kentucky
With a win over Auburn today, Kentucky clinches an SEC regular season title. A loss at home versus the tigers today, will totally take them out of the picture to be on one of those top two seed lines.

Auburn
With a win over Kentucky and an SEC Tournament championship, this team has a shot at a two seed.

WCC
Looking at the top of the WCC Standings
1.Gonzaga 28-2 (14-1)
2.BYU 23-7 (12-3)

Gonzaga
Despite the loss to BYU last Saturday, Gonzaga controls their destiny in getting a top seed.

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Junior Point Guard Lander commits to Indiana, possible to reclassify

2021 five-star point guard Khristian Lander announced his commitment to Indiana on Tuesday night. Louisville, Michigan, and Memphis were the other schools involved in his final recruitment. Lander is currently a junior but the option of reclassifying is not out of the question. Lander said “I’m thinking about going 2020 very strongly but I’m not for sure yet” on an article reported by espn. Lander is currently ranked number twelve overall in the junior rankings in the href=”http://www.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings/_/class/2021/order/true”>2021 ESPN 60.

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Forward Shareef O’Neal announces move to LSU

Like father like son. Former UCLA Forward Shareef O’Neal is transferring to his dad’s alma mater, LSU. Shareef will play for his father, Shaq’s old school LSU. In an ESPN article, Shareef said that the death of his father’s old teammate, Kobe Bryant, made “him focus more.” This is after Shareef was diagnosed with “a right anomalous coronary artery and undergoing open-heart surgery to correct the issue” thus missing his first season on campus in Los Angeles. O’Neal was averaging over two points and almost three rebounds per game before his move. Shareef was ranked as the no. 32 prospect in the 2018 ESPN 100.

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2020 SF Jalen Suggs commits to Gonzaga

ESPN’s number six ranked senior Jalen Suggs committed to Gonzaga on Saturday night. Suggs is the highest ranked commit in Gonzaga’s history. Suggs said, “I think Mark Few (Gonzaga’s coach) is the best coach in the country.” Suggs chose the zags over Florida, Florida State, Iowa State, and Minnesota. Suggs is also considering a season overseas instead of a college basketball career but is still fully committed to be in Spokane at Gonzaga next fall.

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cbhsports 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis Preview

When:November 27-29
Location:Nassau, Bahamas

Bracket
Michigan
Iowa State

North Carolina
Alabama

Gonzaga
Southern Miss

Seton Hall
Oregon

Synopsis:Four teams that could be top three seeds in the NCAA Tournament-North Carolina, Gonzaga, Seton Hall, and Oregon are here for this tournament. This should be the best tournament we see.

Predicted Championship:Gonzaga vs. North Carolina

Predicted Champion:Gonzaga

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2020 Post Early Signing Period MBB Class Rankings

Let’s take a look at the top ten college basketball classes according to ESPN after the early signing period.

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1.Kentucky
Top three signees/commits
9.BJ Boston (3SF) Chatsworth,CA (Sierra Canyon)
13.Terrence Clark (4SF) Wolfeboro,NH (Brewster Academy)
22.Isaiah Jackson (4PF) Pontiac,MI (Waterford Mott)

2.Duke
Top three signees/commitments
4.Jalen Johnson (1SF) Glendale,WS (IMG Academy)
15.Jeremy Roach (3PG) Leesburg,VA (Paul VI)
23.Jaemyn Brakefield (5PF) Huntington,WV (Huntington Prep)

3.North Carolina
Top three signees/commits
14.Walker Kessler (3C) Fairburn,GA (Woodward Academy)
20.Day’Ron Sharpe (4C) Winterville,NC (Montverde Academy)
24.Caleb Love (6PG) Saint Louis,MO (CHristian Brothers College)

4.Tennessee
Top three signees/commits
16.Jaden Spriner (3SG) Charlotte,NC (IMG Academy)
34.Keon Johnson (8SF) Bell Buckle,TN (The Webb School)
40.Corey Walker (7PF) Jacksonville,FL (Hargrave Military Academy)

5.Oklahoma State
Top three signees/commits
2.Cade Cunnigham (1PG) Arlington,TX (Montverde Academy)
47.Rondel Walker (10PG) Oklahoma City,OK (Putnam City West)
NR.Montreal Pena (NR) Arlington,TX (James Martin)

6.NC State
Top three signees/commits
54.Josh Hall (12PF) Hickory,NC (Moravian Prep)
69.Cam Hayes (15PG) Greesboro,NC (Greensboro Day)
NR.Shakeel Moore (NR) Greensboro,NC (Moravian Prep)

7.Texas Tech
Top three signees/commits
19.Nimari Barnett (5SG) Chicago,IL (Prolific Prep)
33.Micah Peavy (7SF) Houston,TX (Duncanville)
NR.Chibuzo Agbo (NR) San Diego,CA (Saint Augustine)

8.Virginia
Top three signees/commits
32.Jabri Abdur-Rahim (6SF) Short Hills,NJ (Blair Academy)
42.Reece Beekman (9PG) Baton Rouge,LA (Scotlandville Magnet)
NR.Carson McCorkle (NR) Greensboro,NC (Greensboro Day)

9.Michigan
Top three signees/commits
7.Isaiah Tood (1PF) Richmond,VA (Word of God Christian Academy)
75.Zeb Jackson (15SG) Toldeo,OH (Montverde Academy)
(only two signees for Michigan)

10.Iowa State
Top three signees/commits
52.Xavier Foster Oskaloosa,IA (Oskaloosa)
91.DUdley Blalckwell (21SF) Huntington,WV (Huntington Prep)
NR.Jaden Walker (23PG) Lawrenceville,GA (Discovery)