Today in the Morning Rumble, Kris Dunn needs to fix a couple of flaws, a St. John's prospect continues to dominate, Tony Carr is headed to Penn State and Deng Deng won't be playing for the Bears this season.
Many college basketball fanatics were shocked when Providence point guard Kris Dunn decided to return to school for his redshirt junior season after being projected as a possible lottery selection in the 2015 NBA Draft.
But could Dunn become even more dangerous of a product following next season? In a fantastic breakdown from Rob Dauster, it's certainly possible if he can lower his turnover rate and improve his inconsistent outside jump shot.
Rawle Alkins continues to light up the Adidas circuit this summer as he dropped 26 points (18 in the second half) in the Adidas Nations Final, capturing MVP honors. Alkins, who played alongside AAU teammate Mustapha Heron on Team Rose, was tremendous. The former Christ The King athlete showed terrific range on his jump shot, effective handles to attack the hoop and impressive strength defensively.
St. John's has made him a priority in 2016 and now we all know why.
Great news for Penn State and Pat Chambers as the Nittany Lions received a commitment from 2016 top 50 guard Tony Carr on Monday. Carr is the highest ranked recruit to join the team since 2007, which was the first year that recruiting rankings were actually produced.
Deng Deng only averaged 2.9 points per game and 2.0 rebounds last season for the Baylor Bears but he was projected to play a larger role off the bench come November. Unfortunately for Scott Drew the opportunity won't be there for the 23-year old as he has officially "exhausted" his eligibility due to his time in Australia.
Want some entertaining basketball? Virginia has won the ACC regular season title two years in a row while California has one of the top recruiting classes in the nation with the additions of Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown. Now, the two high quality programs will match-up in a home-and-home series.
The first game will be in Charlottesville with the return game headed to Berkeley in 2016-17.
The preseason NIT match-ups were released on Monday afternoon by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and it doesn't look like the Villanova Wildcats will have much competition. Nova' faces Stanford, who lost a ton of production from last season's NIT finalist, in the opening round while Georgia Tech will face Arkansas.
After John Calipari sees this Twitter picture from 5-star rising freshman Isaiah Briscoe, he will be especially excited for the season. Through his great work ethic, the confidence and border-line cocky Briscoe is proving that his NBA goal is no joke.