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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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Brimah, Purvis withdraw from draft, will return to UConn

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn center Amida Brimah and guard Rodney Purvis have withdrawn their names from the list of underclassmen eligible for the NBA Draft.

The school says both have submitted the necessary paperwork and will return to UConn for their senior season.

Purvis had already made that decision public. Brimah had not.