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UNC's Berry, Pinson put names in draft

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina juniors Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson will join freshman Tony Bradley in declaring for the NBA draft, though they won't hire agents.

The school announced the moves Monday.

Berry was the Final Four's most outstanding player as the Tar Heels beat Gonzaga for their sixth NCAA championship April 3. The 6-foot point guard averaged 14.7 points.


Louisville F Johnson to hire agent

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville junior forward Jaylen Johnson will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-9 Johnson said Monday in a release that his decision followed a talk with coach Rick Pitino. Johnson added that it was important to help his family and promised to "work incredibly hard to give it my best shot. I'll be rooting for the Ville next year."


Rutgers to dedicate court to Valvano

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers will dedicate its basketball court at the College Ave Gym on Saturday to former Scarlet Knights co-captain and school hall of famer Jim Valvano.

The dedication at what's affectionately referred to as "The Barn" will take place on the university's annual Rutgers Day.


Oklahoma, USC among HOF Classic field

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma will play Southern California and St. John's will take on Arizona State in the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Classic this fall.

The one-day doubleheader will be played Dec. 8 at Staples Center.


Gonzaga F Williams to test NBA waters

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga junior Johnathan Williams has declared for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, leaving open the possibility he will return for his senior season.

By not signing with an agent, Williams has until May 24 to decide whether to remain in the draft or withdraw and return to Gonzaga.


UCLA C Anigbogu to stay in draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ike Anigbogu has hired an agent, ensuring the freshman won't return to UCLA's basketball team.

The 6-foot-10 forward-center has posted a photo of himself with new agent Jason Glushon on Twitter. Anigbogu had declared for the NBA draft two weeks ago, but didn't immediately sign with an agent, which would have allowed him to return to Westwood.


UCLA adds former star Edney as assistant

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tyus Edney has been promoted to assistant under UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford.

He replaces Ed Schilling, who was hired at Indiana last week after four years in Westwood.