Oklahoma State will have a one-year postseason ban and the Cowboys are set to bring in the No. 1 player in the country in Cade Cunningham.
It will be interesting to see whether Cunningham still plays in Stillwater, goes to another school or opts for the new G-League program.
Jonathan Kuminga, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2021, is reclassifying to the Class of 2020 and considering playing in the developmental G League, according to multiple reports Sunday.
The 6-foot-8 forward graduated Sunday from The Patrick School in Hillside, N.J. Both the 247Sports composite and ESPN list him as the top player in the 2021 class. He’ll be near the top of the 2020 class, too.
The 17-year-old Kuminga previously said he was considering four colleges — Kentucky, Auburn, Texas Tech and Duke — but it is widely believed he will go the G League route and bypass college.
Andrew Nembhard, the nation's top available transfer, announced Tuesday he was committing to Gonzaga.
Nembhard, who left Florida in late May, also considered Duke, Memphis, USC, Stanford and Georgetown.
Ukrainian power forward Pavlo Dziuba has committed to Arizona State, he told ESPN on Wednesday. The 16-year-old played for European powerhouse Barcelona's junior team in Spain last season.
"My goal to make it to the NBA," Dziuba said. "If not at Barcelona, I didn't want to play for another European club. I want to test myself at the top level and I think college basketball and specifically the Pac-12 will give me the best opportunity to show myself."
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"It's good for certain players. That's a lot of money," he said. "... I don't think I'll do it. It's good for some people, but I don't think I'll head that route."
Bates added that he would rather play college basketball than go to the G League.
ESPN 100 prospect Alex Tchikou committed to play for Alabama on Sunday.
Tchikou, ranked No. 56 in the 2020 ESPN 100, made the announcement in a statement posted to Twitter.
Five-star guard Max Christie told ESPN on Tuesday that he has committed to Michigan State basketball.
A 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Rolling Meadows (Illinois) High School, Christie is ranked No. 12 in the ESPN 100 for 2021. He's the No. 3 shooting guard.
Texas Tech has signed 7-foot-1 Russian center Vladislav Goldin.
Coach Chris Beard announced Goldin's signing Thursday. Goldin is from Nalchik, Russia.
Goldin played last season at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut. He also played for Russia's U18 and U19 national teams and for three seasons with CSKA Moscow's Junior Team.
Top-five prospect Jonathan Kuminga announced Wednesday night that he is bypassing college and joining the new G League professional pathway program.
Kuminga cut his list to five options in May, with Texas Tech, Auburn, Duke and Kentucky joining the G League. But the G League program, which will provide one-year development outside of the minor league's traditional team structure, was always the clear favorite. Texas Tech remained in the mix because Kuminga's brother, Joel Ntambwe, plays for the Red Raiders.
"If it wasn't the G League, I was going to play with my brother," Kuminga told The Athletic.
Kuminga is the fifth ESPN 100 prospect in the 2020 class to choose the G League over college, following Jalen Green (No. 1), Isaiah Todd (No. 15), Daishen Nix (No. 21) and Kai Sotto (No. 65).