Men's Basketball

NCAA relaxes rules of coaches' contacts at camp

College basketball coaches no longer have to shy away from potential recruits during summer camps and clinics on their own campus.

On Tuesday, the NCAA's Legislative Council announced it would allow coaches to have "recruiting discussions" on campus, loosening a rule that was nearly impossible to enforce anyway. The change does not mean coaches can go into full recruiting mode, but they can converse with players they are recruiting.

The changes must still be approved by the NCAA's Board of Directors, which meets later this month.

Bobby Hurley to coach

Former Duke star Bobby Hurley will join his brother's staff at Wagner.

Dan Hurley was hired last week to coach the Seahawks, and the school announced Tuesday his older brother would serve as an assistant.

Bobby Hurley worked as a scout for the Philadelphia 76ers for a year but has no college or pro coaching experience. The 38-year-old former point guard is still the NCAA career assist leader. He led the Blue Devils to consecutive national championships in 1991 and 1992 and was an AP All-American in 1993.

Hurley became a Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder after playing five seasons in the NBA.

Hurley and his Devil Eleven Stables were sued in December by PNC Bank in Lexington for defaulting on a $1 million loan.

Udoh to enter draft

Ekpe Udoh plans to bypass his senior season at Baylor and enter the NBA Draft.

The 6-foot-10 power forward said he hasn't decided on an agent, but does plan to hire one and be available in the June draft. Early projections have Udoh being a possible lottery pick.

Around the nation

Wake Forest: Colorado's Jeff Bzdelik has been selected as the Demon Deacons' new men's basketball coach, a person familiar with the deal said Tuesday.

Bzdelik has been in Winston-Salem since Monday, the person told The Associated Press. The school has a 10 a.m. news conference scheduled for Wednesday to introduce its new coach.

Clemson: New Coach Brad Brownell understands he's not at Wright State anymore.

When his 9-year-old daughter Kaitlyn asked if their new school played football, her dad answered like a longtime Tiger booster. "Do we have football? Yeah, honey, we got about 80,000 (fans) at Death Valley," Brownell said.

Brownell, 41, came to campus Tuesday to meet his players, visit with athletic administrators and take control of a program that's gone to the past three NCAA Tournaments.

He replaced Oliver Purnell, who left after seven successful seasons to rebuild DePaul.

Rick Stansbury of Mississippi State was a candidate for the job, but he said Monday he and his wife decided to remain with the Bulldogs.

Tennessee: Emmanuel Negedu, the forward who suffered sudden cardiac arrest, will not play again with the Volunteers.

Tennessee athletic officials decided not to clear Negedu for play after consulting with medical experts and reviewed medical studies about the sophomore's condition. Negedu did not play during the 2009-10 season. He will be allowed to remain on scholarship if he decides to stay at Tennessee.

Austin Peay: Freshman guard Eric Mosley has left Austin Peay for other opportunities, and Coach Dave Loos says freshman forward Chris Reaves has been dismissed.

Mosley averaged 2.5 points while playing 20 of the Governors' 32 games this season. Reaves played in 26 games this season before being dismissed for what Loos called a "violation of team policy."

New Mexico State: Coach Marvin Menzies says Jahmar Young will not return for his senior season and redshirt freshman Jacoby Patton has been dismissed from the team indefinitely.

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