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2017 Five-Star PF Wendell Carter Signs With Duke

Class of 2017 Pace Academy (GA) five-star post Wendell Carter has signed to play his college basketball for Duke.

Carter, a 6’10 power forward, is generally considered a top 5 prospect nationally in the 2017 recruiting class.

Carter selected Duke over Georgia, Georgia Tech and Harvard.

Carter competed on the Nike EYBL circuit with Team CP3.

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Morehead State Suspends Sean Woods Indefinitely

Morehead State has suspended head coach Sean Woods indefinitely with pay while the school conducts an investigation resulting from complaints received.

Assistant coach Preston Spradlin will serve as interim head coach during the investigation.

Woods is in his fifth year at Morehead State and has compiled a record of 77-65 as head coach at the school.

Woods agreed to a contract extension through 2020 this summer after guiding the team to a runner-up finish in the College Basketball Invitational last year.

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Virginia Dismisses Austin Nichols From Basketball Team

Virginia has dismissed Austin Nichols from the basketball team. Nichols sat out last season after transferring into the program from Memphis.

Nichols played in one game for Virginia, and scored 11 points in a win over St. Francis. Nichols did not play in either of Virginia’s exhibition games, nor the season-opener due to being suspended for violating team rules.

"It's a privilege to be a part of, this program, and Austin has lost that privilege," head coach Tony Bennett said. "We have standards for our student-athletes, and when those standards aren't met there are consequences. ... This is the unfortunate consequence."

Nichols, a 6’9 forward, averaged 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Memphis.

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2017 Five-Star F Billy Preston Signs With Kansas

Class of 2017 Oak Hill Academy (VA) five-star prospect Billy Preston has signed to play his college basketball for head coach Bill Self and Kansas.

Preston is a skilled and athletic 6’10 forward who can score the basketball in a variety of ways.

Preston selected Kansas over Syracuse, Indiana, USC and North Carolina State.

Preston joins Marcus Garrett in a 2017 Kansas recruiting class that figures to grow to as many as six pledges this spring.

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