It has been six months since UConn became the national champions after winning against San Diego State. However, college basketball has changed a lot since then. Here are some of the top college basketball news during the offseason.

First, Rick Pitino returns to NCAA basketball. On the other hand, Bob Huggins is out of work. Arizona joined the Big 12, and the Pac-12 lost members. Sports betting platform reports show hundreds of college basketball players turned pro. In addition, over 1,800 players entered the transfer portal.

Let us take stock of the last half year before we flip the page and completely look forward to the 2023-24 season that begins on November 6.

Top College Basketball News

Top College Basketball News during the Offseason RecapThe cardiac event involving Bronny James has been one of the most talked-about topics of the previous half year. The kid of LeBron James, a 5-star prospect, fell and died during a team exercise in July. According to bookie PPH sources, James is doing well and is back in school. However, according to a recent statement from the school, his future in basketball is uncertain, even though his father has expressed a desire to play alongside Bronny in the NBA.

Hunter Dickinson selected Kansas University as his preferred school in the transfer portal. Interviews suggested that name, image, and likeness (NIL) opportunities played a role in Dickinson’s final choice. His addition will undoubtedly boost Kansas to the top of the preseason rankings, where they will join a returning Dajuan Harris Jr. and K.J. Adams Jr.

The return of three All-American big men is also great news for college basketball fans. According to the best sports betting software, three starters from last season—Donovan Clingan, Kyle Filipowski, and Zach Edey—are back for more. Edey, last year’s Wooden Award winner for Purdue, is back to help the Boilermakers recover from their shocking 2023 NCAA tournament loss to No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson. UConn will look to win its second straight national championship behind Clingan, a 7-footer who averaged 1.8 blocks in just 13.1 minutes per game. While healing from hip surgery, Filipowski will aim to lead Duke back to the Final Four for the second time in three years.

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