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St. Mary's guard Patty Mills will declare for the NBA draft but not sign with an agent. He averaged 18.7 points, 4 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game last season, but missed the last five weeks of the regular season with a broken hand. He has two years of college eligibility remaining should he return to the Gaels. NBADraft.net has Mills, a 5-foot-11 point guard, going 23rd to the Sacramento Kings in its latest mock draft.

Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody also is declaring but not hiring an agent. One pro scout thinks not hiring an agent is a good move, telling the South Bend Tribune: "He should go back and play his senior year, I think it's that simple. He doesn't have the kind of upside NBA people get excited about." Ouch.

The Charlotte Observer's Caulton Tudor notes that the NCAA could block Greg Paulus from playing football at Michigan or any other college. The governing body would have to give the former Duke guard a waiver because of a medical condition or some other extenuating circumstance. Also, the NCAA would require that Paulus pursue a graduate degree in a subject that isn't offered at Duke.

Appalachian State is making another run at former coach Buzz Peterson, now the director of player personnel for the Charlotte Bobcats. Peterson coached the Mountaineers from 1996 to 2000, winning 20 games three times and making one NCAA tournament appearance before moving on to Tulsa and then Tennessee.

SI.com's Luke Winn gives a thorough breakdown of the John Wall saga. No, the heralded point guard recruit won't test the NBA's age limit by entering the draft (he's in his fifth year of high school). And yes, he's still being recruited by a plethora of teams, all of them powerhouses.

Hey look, someone has good things to say about Isiah Thomas. No, really!

By Matt Bonesteel  |  April 17, 2009; 9:12 AM ET
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