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Mannion, who recently reclassified and is ESPN's No.11 overall player in the class of 2019, chose Arizona over Marquette.
He'll fit in with Sean Miller's plans for a faster tempo on offense.
The cream of the crop of American high school basketball will congregate in Colorado Springs from Oct. 5-7, as USA Basketball unveils its newly expanded Junior National Team minicamp in collaboration with the NBA, NCAA and NBPA.
Top recruits are starting to take their official visits, meaning it's time to make some predictions about where they're leaning.
Missouri guard Cullen VanLeer is retiring from basketball after tearing his ACL in the Tigers' final regular-season game last season.
BPI Off Leader
BPI Def Leader
7-Day RK CHG Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI Off||BPI Def||BPI||7-Day RK CHG|
|2||N ColoradoUNCO||Big Sky||26-12||1.2||1.5||2.7||2|
|3||Portland StPRST||Big Sky||20-14||2.0||-0.7||1.2||1|
|5||Weber StateWEB||Big Sky||20-11||2.0||-1.0||1.0||3|
|6||Eastern WashingtonEWU||Big Sky||20-15||1.9||-1.4||0.6||1|
|7||Idaho StateIDST||Big Sky||14-16||-2.6||-3.4||-6.0||--|
|8||North DakotaUND||Big Sky||12-20||-2.2||-3.9||-6.2||--|
|9||Montana StMTST||Big Sky||13-19||-1.9||-4.4||-6.4||1|
|10||Southern UtahSUU||Big Sky||13-19||-2.7||-5.0||-7.7||4|
|11||Sacramento StSAC||Big Sky||7-25||-3.8||-4.2||-8.0||--|
|12||Northern ArizonaNAU||Big Sky||5-27||-8.9||-5.1||-14.0||--|
- BPI Off: BPI Offense measures a team's offensive strength compared an average offense on a scale of points per 70 possessions.
- BPI Def: BPI Defense measures a team's defensive strength compared an average defense on a scale of points per 70 possessions.
- BPI: Basketball Power Index measures a team's true strength going forward; expected point margin per 70 possessions vs an average opponent on a neutral court. BPI = BPI OFF + BPI DEF.
- 7-Day RK CHG: Team's BPI rank change from seven days ago.