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    • NBA rookies love Kris Dunn, Ben Simmons – not so much
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      NBA rookies love Kris Dunn, Ben Simmons – not so much

      Rookie of the Year, best playmaker, best defender and funniest. Kris Dunn even received a vote for best shooter despite his jumper holding him back in pre-draft evaluations. Dunn – the Timberwolves’ No. 5 pick – cleaned up in the NBA’s annual rookie survey. But when it came to the most important question, Brandon Ingram – the Lakers’ No. 2 pick – claimed the top spot: Which rookie will have the best career? 1. Brandon Ingram, L.A. Lakers — 26.7% 2. Kris Dunn, Minnesota — 16.7% 3. Buddy Hield, New Orleans — 13.3% T-4. Dragan Bender, Phoenix — 6.7% Jaylen Brown, Boston — 6.7% Jamal Murray, Denver — 6.7% Ben Simmons, Philadelphia — 6.7% Others receiving votes: Dejounte Murray, San Antonio; Dario

    • ‘Noles add legacy guard to 2017 class
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      ‘Noles add legacy guard to 2017 class

      Florida State has added another solid member to its 2017 recruiting class. Anthony Polite, a 6-foot-6 guard from Florida, pledged to the Seminoles on Tuesday morning. Polite chose Leonard Hamilton’s program out of a final top-five that also included Pitt, Memphis, Texas Tech and Miami. He also sported offers from TCU, Boston College, Kansas State and Utah, among others. Polite, whose father played for the Seminoles during his college career, averaged 21.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists last year as a junior playing for St. Andrew’s in Boca Raton, Fla. “Anthony Polite is a skilled wing who can handle the ball and distribute a bit,” NBCSports.com recruiting analyst Scott Phillips said. “Florida

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      Report: CBE Hall of Fame Classic headliners set

      The headliners for the 2017 CBE Hall of Fame Classic have been set. The CBE Hall of Fame Classic historically has included on-campus games and a flagship four-team championship round at the Sprint Center. This year’s headliners include Kansas, Georgia, George Washington and UAB. Certainly securing four high-majors is a significant get for the event, which will also likely coincide with the induction of the 2017 class of the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2016 class is highlighted by Mark Aguirre, Doug Collins, Dominique Wilson, Jamal Wilkes and Mike Montgomery.