Monday, April 19, 2010

Full-Court Press: Singler returning to Duke

According to Jeff Goodman of, Duke junior forward Kyle Singler will forgo entering the NBA Draft and return to the Blue Devils for his senior season.

Singler was projected to be chosen in the late first round of this year's draft, but his return makes Duke the clear-cut preseason No. 1 in the country next season.

He averaged 17.7 points and 7.0 rebounds this past season, helping lead the Blue Devils to a national championship. 

Samuels going pro?

According to a release from the Jamaican Basketball Association, Louisville sophomore forward Samardo Samuels has entered his name into the NBA Draft.

“I am looking forward to showing GM’s across the NBA my total repertoire of skills as a power forward and passion for the game,” Samuels stated in the release.

However, Adam Zagoria of said that sources at Louisville are saying that Samuels is just testing the waters and the release is not true.

Samuels averaged 15.3 points and 7.0 rebounds this past season, and is projected as a second-round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by

Appalachian State hires Jason Capel

According to Jeff Goodman of, Appalachian State has hired assistant coach Jason Capel as its next head coach.

Capel has only been coaching in college for one season, but still won the job over veteran assistant Matt McMahon.

Capel, who is the younger brother of Oklahoma head coach Jeff Capel, will replace newly-hired UNC-Wilmington coach Buzz Peterson.

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