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Morning Rumble: Dyshawn Pierre suspended, Kris Dunn named preseason Player of Year by Blue Ribbon

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Today in the Morning Rumble, Dyshawn Pierre has been suspended, Kris Dunn has a strong honor to live up to and Rhode Island lands another big man recruit for 2016.

Dayton's best and most experience player, Dyshawn Pierre, has been suspended for the fall semester due to a rape allegation brought against him. Pierre will fight the ban, according to his attorney, as the charges were dropped in the spring.

Without Pierre, who averaged 12.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game last year, the Flyers will have their fair share of struggles with a very tedious non-conference schedule on slate to begin the season.

Providence's Kris Dunn was projected as a lottery pick in this year's NBA Draft but instead, the point guard decided to stay in school for one more season. Now, Dunn has been hit with major expectations as Blue Ribbon, one of the best college basketball guides, has selected the New London native as the preseason National Player of the Year.

Dan Hurley is doing a tremendous job of improving the Rhode Island program and he continues to build his front court in order to compete in the Atlantic 10 in 2016. On Thursday, Hurley landed Cyril Langevine, an underrated power forward from St. Patrick's (New Jersey), to go along with Mike Layssard and Michael Tertsea.

Last year, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said he would retire in three years but now he's singing a different tune. Boeheim says he takes things year by year and that "this might be the last year."

The good news for the Orange is that they have a plan in place just in case Boeheim does hang it up following the 2015-16 season. Mike Hopkins, who is recovering from a neck injury this offseason, has been Boeheim's right hand man since 1996 and is capable of leading one of the best ACC programs in the country.

Is there anywhere John Calipari doesn't go? It seems like he has been everywhere this offseason from his multiple interviews with ESPN, his Hall of Fame induction, Yankee games and now Washington, DC to see Pope Francis.

I'm sure this isn't hurting him on the recruiting trail.

Five-star power forward Jarrett Allen released his top eight schools on Wednesday afternoon. Kentucky, Houston, Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, Indiana, Notre Dame and Kansas State remain in the mix for a player who is ranked 19th overall on ESPN's top 100 recruiting list for the class of 2016.