‘Round the world

Player news:

Senior Ivory Crawford is ready to lead Illinois back to their winning ways.

Avyanna Young has rejoined Wisconsin.

Siena senior forward Kelsey Booth will miss the season with a hip injury.

Deanna Weaver is taking the reins at Boise State.

New Mexico has suspended team captain Ebony Walker indefinitely following a domestic violence incident.

ESPN has named its top 25 players for the year. Agree or disagree?

Coach news:

Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio is making an impact on her hometown basketball scene.

Lauren Hill:

The terminally ill Mount St. Joseph’s freshman is on a Wheaties box.

Pro news:

Sparks forward Candace Parker is back to form after knee surgery earlier this fall: yesterday she lead her Russian team to a win with a double-double.

High school news:

Class of 2015 #11 Kalani Brown is the most sought-after recruit in the country at the moment.

So far, the top 20 college recruiting classes look like this:

1. Louisville
2. Connecticut
3. Duke
4. Texas
5. Notre Dame
6. North Carolina
7. Purdue
8. Nebraska
10. Maryland
11. Penn State
12. Tennessee
13. Kentucky
14. Baylor
15. Michigan
16. North Carolina State
17. California
18. Iowa
19. Kansas
20. Virginia Tech