Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common — both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on the Associated Press' 2014-15 All-America team.
Kaminsky, the 7-foot senior from Wisconsin, was a unanimous choice Monday. Okafor, the 6-11 freshman from Duke, received all but one first-team vote.
Notre Dame senior Jerian Grant, Kentucky junior Willie Cauley-Stein and Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell rounded out the first team.
Utah senior Delon Wright led the second team and was joined by Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns, Northern Iowa senior Seth Tuttle, Arkansas sophomore Bobby Portis and Virginia junior Malcolm Brogdon.
The third team was Gonzaga teammates Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos, Oklahoma junior Buddy Hield, Syracuse senior Rakeem Christmas and Iowa State junior Georges Niang.
St. John's reportedly set to hire Mullin
Chris Mullin, St. John's all-time leading scorer and still the face of its basketball program three decades after his career ended, has reportedly agreed to coach the Red Storm.
Mullin, who led St. John's to the Final Four in 1985, has never coached at any level. He replaces Steve Lavin, who agreed to leave last week, after five seasons during which the Red Storm reached the NCAA tournament twice.
Lavin had an 81-55 record at St. John's and the Red Storm went to the NCAA tournament in his first and last seasons.
Mullin, a New York native, was a five-time All-Star with Golden State, a member of the USA's gold-medal winning "Dream Team" in 1992 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. He was presented for induction by his coach at St. John's, Hall of Famer Lou Carnesecca.
Georgia State's Hunter leaving for NBA
Georgia State junior guard R.J. Hunter is entering the NBA draft after making one of the most memorable shots of the NCAA tournament. In Georgia State's opening tournament game against third-seeded Baylor, Hunter capped a remarkable comeback by hitting a long three-pointer that gave the Panthers a 57-56 victory.
• Texas freshman Myles Turner says he's leaving the Longhorns after one season to enter the NBA draft. … George Mason hired Dave Paulsen and Utah State hired Tim Duryea as their new coaches. … Bearcats coach Mick Cronin was cleared to resume coaching after missing most of the season because of a problem with a blood vessel in the back of his brain.
Paterno's family can't sue NCAA
The family of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can't sue the NCAA and the university for breach of contract for their actions in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, a Pennsylvania judge ruled for a second time.
Judge John Leete said an amended lawsuit filed by Paterno's family repeated the breach-of-contract claim that he had previously dismissed.
"Plaintiffs are not amending their complaint to include a new cause of action or even a new theory of an existing cause of action; rather they are attempting to resurrect a claim on which this court already dismissed," Leete wrote.
• Oklahoma suspended running back Keith Ford indefinitely for academic and team rules violations. … Jim LaRue, who coached Arizona's football team for eight years including an 8-1-1 season in 1961, has died. He was 89.
St. Mary's ends Tommies' streak
Steph Scatassa threw a four-hit shutout with six strikeouts and no walks to lead St. Mary's to a 3-0 victory over St. Thomas in the first game of an MIAC baseball doubleheader Monday at Koch Diamond. That ended UST's 54-game home field winning streak. Ryan Gerber homered twice as the No. 4-ranked Tommies won the second game 13-4.
staff AND wire reports