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NCAA hoops: Love, Kansas duo declare

Associated Press
LOS ANGELES ó UCLAís Kevin Love is NBA-bound.
Less than two weeks after leading the Bruins to the Final Four, Love announced Thursday that heíll skip his final three college seasons and enter the NBA draft.
iI feel like Iím in the right spot to take my game to the next level,î Love said. iSince I was 5 years old this has been a dream of mine.î
KANSAS
LAWRENCE, Kan. ó Brandon Rush is headed to the NBA for sure this time. Darrell Arthur may be going with him.
Mario Chalmers? He hasnít made up his mind.
Two of Kansasí three biggest stars declared themselves eligible for the draft less than two weeks after leading the Jayhawks to the national title.
Rush lost his college eligibility by declaring for the draft a second time.
Arthur has yet to hire an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to Kansas.
Chalmers is still debating whether to declare for the draft or come back for his senior season.
iWe knew going into the season … this particular day was coming,î Kansas coach Bill Self said. iBrandon is at a point that itís time for him to move on, and Shady (Arthur) owes it to himself to investigate. Thereís no surprises on what transpired today.î
USC
LOS ANGELES ó Freshman guard O.J. Mayo spoke to reporters for the first time since announcing he would forgo his college eligibility last week.
iAll my life Iíve worked to be an NBA player, that was my ultimate dream so Iím happy I get this opportunity,î Mayo said. iI just feel like this year, why pass it up when youíve been waiting all your life.î
LOUISVILLE
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ó Forward Earl Clark will return to the Cardinals next season rather than enter the draft.
OKLAHOMA STATE
STILLWATER, Okla. ó Travis Ford was officially introduced as OSUís coach.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
CHARLESTON, S.C. ó The Cougars will open the new Carolina First Centerís John Kresse Arena by taking on South Carolina on Nov. 15.
KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON, Ky. ó Guard Derrick Jasper has indicated heís homesick and hasnít decided if heíll return to the Wildcats next year.

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