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Kansas State G Patrick opts to transfer

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State guard Brian Patrick has announced his decision to transfer.

The sophomore from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, averaged 1.9 points while appearing in 49 games over two seasons with the Wildcats. His best game came against West Virginia late last season, when he scored 11 points.

Playing time has been hard to find on a roster stocked with guards, though. Barry Brown, Kamau Stokes, Mike McGuirl, Xavier Sneed and Cartier Diarra soaked up most of the minutes last season.


Vols AD Fulmer's new deal worth $900K

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer has said all along that his appointment as athletic director at his alma mater wasn't a mere short-term arrangement.

Now he has the contract to back it up.


Ex-Louisville recruit Bowen to test NBA

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina forward and former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen is entering the NBA draft.

Bowen, who transferred to South Carolina after being suspended by Louisville amid a federal investigation into college basketball, won't hire an agent, according to Bowen's attorney, Jason Setchen, and a school spokeswoman.


Texas Tech G Smith goes pro after 1 year

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Zhaire Smith is turning pro after a standout freshman season at Texas Tech that included several highlight dunks and the Red Raiders going to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time.

Smith said in a Twitter post that he is signing with an agent. The 6-foot-5 Smith was no longer listed Wednesday on Texas Tech's roster.


Gabriel fifth from Kentucky off to draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel will enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, remaining eligible to return for his third season with the Wildcats.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore averaged nearly 10 points over the final eight games to rank sixth on the team at 6.8 points with 5.4 rebounds per contest. Gabriel said in a release Wednesday that after talking with John Calipari and other Kentucky coaches, "They believe it's in my best interest to see where I stand in the eyes of the NBA."


Tar Heels G Johnson has hip procedure

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina says guard Cameron Johnson has had an arthroscopic procedure on his hip.

Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Tuesday that Johnson had the procedure Monday in Minneapolis and is expected to make a full recovery for the upcoming season.


Wake Forest C Moore headed to draft

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest center Doral Moore says he will skip his senior season and turn pro.

Moore announced his decision Tuesday through the school, thanking coach Danny Manning and the staff for "preparing me to take this step."


Swofford expects big findings from Rice

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he expects "substantive" recommendations from the committee seeking ways to reform college basketball amid a federal investigation of corruption in the sport.

Speaking Tuesday at a regional Associated Press Sports Editors meeting, Swofford said he doesn't know what the commission led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will conclude next week when it is expected to present its report to the Division I Board of Directors and Board of Governors.


NC State outlines steps taken in probe

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has released a timeline of steps the university has taken to cooperate with investigators since the federal probe into college basketball became public last fall.

The university had essentially responded to inquiries before becoming further entangled in the investigation in recent weeks. Chancellor Randy Woodson was more proactive Tuesday, releasing a statement outlining actions N.C. State has taken.


Gamecocks' Silva enters draft, no agent

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina's top scorer and rebounder, Chris Silva, has decided to enter the NBA draft.

Silva announced his intentions through the school Tuesday. Silva says he won't hire an agent, which allows him to return to the Gamecocks for his senior year if he chooses.

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