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Adel staying at Louisville despite probe

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Coach Rick Pitino got some good news while Louisville awaits its fate after an NCAA investigation into the men's basketball program.

Forward Deng Adel has decided to return to school, withdrawing from consideration in the upcoming NBA draft. The 6-foot-7 junior could help the program weather the aftermath of any penalties along with a bigger-than-expected roster turnover.

Pitino and school officials met last month with the governing body's Committee on Infractions to answer allegations that former Cardinals men's basketball staffer Andre McGee hired escort Katina Powell and other dancers for sex parties in the team's dormitory from 2010-14. Louisville faces four violations, including one against Pitino for failing to monitor McGee.

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