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Four Big Ten stars named among top players in college hoops next season

The Big Ten is expected to be loaded from top to bottom in basketball next season. ESPN Insider Josh Gasaway recently updated his rankings of the top 25 players in college basketball for 2015-16, and the list features four Big Ten stars.

Big Ten Links: MSU vs. Florida hoops, projected bowl landing spots & more

Looks like Michigan State is talking to Florida about playing some hoops. This is good news. Mlive.com points out that the two schools have met six times, including in the 2000 national championship game—when MSU won the Big Ten’s last title. Each team has won three times, including the Gators taking the last matchup in 2009. Who will be coaching the Gators? *** OK, Penn State A.D. Sandy Barbour offers her take on satellite camps. And, I like it. She says everyone should be able to do them … or no one should. She also recently went on to say:

14 Big Ten prospects land in Scout's 2015 Top 100 hoops rankings

When it comes to college recruiting, our friends over at Scout.com do a phenomenal job. [ MORE: BTN.com’s 2015-16 Big Ten hoops power rankings ] Scout’s basketball recruiting team recently released their final rankings for the 2015 class, and it is loaded with future Big Ten stars from top to bottom. A total of 14 Big Ten prospects land on the top-100 list, highlighted by Maryland five-star signee Diamond Stone, who is the No. 6-ranked prospect in the class. Here is a complete look at where all 14 Big Ten signees appear in the rankings. 6. Diamond Stone, Maryland Measurables:

Video: Indiana recruit O.G. Anunoby shows off impressive athleticism

A post shared by OG Anunoby (@oanunoby) on May 3, 2015 at 6:16pm PDT O.G. Anunoby has yet to don the famed Candy Stripe pants, but Indiana basketball fans are oohing and aahing over the recruit’s athleticism. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out all of our Gone Viral posts ] For good reason, too. Anunoby, a wing player out of Missouri, recently posted a video on Instagram of him throwing down a 180, through-the-legs dunk in slow motion. It was really nice; in fact, it looked like something Victor Oladipo would do. Watch the dunk in the video at

James Blackmon Jr. to return to Indiana for sophomore season

Another Big Ten star has announced he will return to school for the 2015-16 college basketball season. Just two days after Michigan’s Caris LeVert made his official announcement to return to school, Indiana’s James Blackmon Jr. announced he will do the same. Blackmon Jr., who was named All-Big Ten honorable mention as a freshman this past season, averaged 15.7 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Hoosiers. His return ensures IU will be one of the top-ranked teams in the Big Ten heading into next season. “I just felt the best situation for me was to come back and play my

Four Big Ten stars in SI.com's first round NBA Mock Draft

The 2015 NBA Draft is more than two months away, but it’s never too early to speculate. Chris Mannix of SI.com recently released his 2015 NBA Mock Draft 1.0, which features four Big Ten names. [ MORE: Terran Petteway to enter the 2015 NBA Draft ] Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell is the first name to appear on the list, going No. 6 overall to the Sacramento Kings. “Questions about Russell’s athleticism are drowned out by praise for his playmaking and brilliance in the pick-and-roll,” Mannix says. “Russell is an ideal complement to DeMarcus Cousins.” Russell has not formally declared for