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 (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)
(Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

John Calipari apparently hasn't given up on Harry Giles just yet.

The Kentucky coach watched the 6-foot-10 Giles on Tuesday night as Oak Hill Academy (Va.) beat Moravian Prep (N.C.), 88-43 in their season-opener at Galax High School (Va.)

Giles is the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2016 and the projected No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He's considering Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest, with Duke the overwhelming favorite.

Tags: Harry Giles, John Calipari, Adam Zagoria
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Bam Adebayo Tweeted that he had a "sensational experience" on his official visit to N.C. State this weekend.

He also Retweeted a picture of himself with a fan and an Instagram of himself at the football game, a 56-41 loss to Clemson.

"It was exciting," Eric Peartree, Adebayo's mentor, told Scout.com. "I think he had a great time. It was electric, with Clemson in town and just being able for him to interact with the fanbase. Bam's mom was able to come for the weekend and so overall it was a great experience.

Tags: Bam Adebayo, John Calipari, Recruiting, Adam Zagoria
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If you hear the name John Calipari continuously surface as a possible replacement for Mike D'Antoni, my educated guess is that it's because he's getting antsy in Lexington. Why would he leave one of the top college basketball jobs in the country to risk failing again in the NBA?

If Donnie Walsh returns, which is up in the air at this point, then you'd expect Mike D'Antoni to return. With the state of today's NBA, where agencies like CAA, which represents Calipari control things like never before, it's easy to speculate that the former Nets coach could find his way to NY if both Walsh and D'Antoni don't return and the Knicks find themselves with thin sideline options.

Calipari is a great recruiter, but hasn't won anything despite constantly loading up teams with NBA talent. He also had 2 Final Four appearances stripped while the coach at UMASS and Memphis. His one effort in East Rutherford was an utter disaster.

Tags: 2011 off season, Donnie Walsh, John Calipari, Mike D'Antoni
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