Trending in the wrong direction: June 23, 2019


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These movers-and-shakers in the college basketball world had themselves a bad week. Our college basketball writer explains why:


To be clear, Arizona will be fine even with 2019 four-star wing Terry Armstrong deciding he'd rather pursue a pro contract somewhere than play for the Wildcats. Sean Miller still has a top-three class, but he'll be down one legitimate scorer for the 2019-20 season.


Romeo Langford (expected) and Jordan Poole (a surprise) gave the Big Ten a pair of first-round NBA draft picks. Still, the Big Ten paled in comparison to the ACC's 10 and SEC's six — something that's become a fairly regular occurrence in the last several years.


The list of undrafted players following Thursday's big night for the NBA reads like a who's who of college stars. It's a group including Big Ten standouts like Amir Coffey and Tyler Cook with eligibility remaining that also represents a talent drain for college hoops.

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