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Fast riser 

Good news for Xavier coach Travis Steele. The final 247Sports ranking update for the 2019 class saw future Musketeers guard KyKy Tandy make the biggest leap of any prospect among the top 100 — a full 48 spots to No. 76 overall.

Taller Terps

Chol Marial was once considered the top center in the 2019 class. Then he basically disappeared for two years between a mix of injuries and academics. Maryland will see if its 7-foot-2 lottery ticket hits after he signed Monday.

Standout sons 

Former coach Bryce Drew was able to add one son of a former NBA All-Star to Vanderbilt's 2019 class in Scotty Pippen Jr. New coach Jerry Stackhouse doubled down by landing Pippen's Sierra Canyon (Calif.) teammate in Kenyon Martin Jr.


College/Prep Sports Reporter

Scott Richey is a reporter covering college basketball at The News-Gazette. His email is, and you can follow him on Twitter (@srrichey).