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Canisius hires Reggie Witherspoon as basketball coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Reggie Witherspoon is returning home to Buffalo to coach the Canisius College basketball team.

He signed a five-year contract and replaces Jim Baron, who retired May 20. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday.

"Reggie brings with him a proven track record of building strong basketball teams and developing young men," athletic director Bill Maher said Saturday.

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No NBA: Trevon Bluiett staying at Xavier for junior season

CINCINNATI (AP) — Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.

The Musketeers return the nucleus of a team that finished second in the Big East to national champion Villanova. Bluiett has been their leading scorer each of his two seasons, averaging 15.1 points last season. He was their top 3-point shooter and third-leading rebounder at 6.1 per game.