RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The first NBA deadline college coaches had circled on their calendars was Sunday -- the last date players could declare for the draft. The next date they have circled is May 24. That's when players who have entered the draft but not hired an agent have can withdraw and return to school if they aren't comfortable with the feedback they're getting from NBA teams.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona guard Allonzo Trier is returning for his junior season, bolstering what was already going to be a strong team. Trier's decision was first reported by ESPN on Thursday. Trier considered leaving early for the NBA after his freshman season and was suspended the first 19 games in 2016-17 for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Trier ended up being the team's leading scorer at 17.
The college basketball season came to a close Monday night with North Carolina's grinding victory over Gonzaga in the desert. Now it's time to start looking ahead to the next season and to do that, we're going to -- you guessed it -- take an early look at what the preseason AP Top 25 might look like.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The 2016-17 season is over, with North Carolina holding off Gonzaga to win the national championship for the program's sixth NCAA title. The win for the Tar Heels wrapped up the season's biggest story line: How North Carolina would bounce back from a buzzer-beating loss in last year's finale. Let's take an early look at some of the threads to watch leading into next season.