Former Florida State University center Michael Ojo died on Friday after collapsing during training in Serbia, his former team Red Star Belgrade said. ''The sudden and shocking death has deeply shaken everyone in the club,'' Red Star said in a statement. ''In all of my years of coaching, I've never been around a person who captivated the emotions of everybody he came into contact with like Michael,'' Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said in a statement after learning of Ojo's death.
McKinley Wright IV will be back for season No. 4 with the Colorado Buffaloes. It's a big boost for a Buffaloes team that's coming off a 21-11 mark in 2019-20 and was potentially looking at an NCAA Tournament bid before the season was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wright was an All-Pac-12 first team selection a season ago, along with an all-defensive team pick.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama guard John Petty Jr. is staying in school instead of entering the NBA draft.
Forward Yves Pons has informed Tennessee he is returning for his senior season with the Volunteers rather than try his luck with the NBA draft. ''I'm back,'' Pons announced Monday on Twitter. Pons was the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year after tying the Tennessee record with 73 blocked shots.