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Monday / May 21.

    The 16th annual Pangos All-American Camp has been certified by the NBA, meaning NBA scouts can attend and observe some of the top high school players in the Classes of 2019, ’20 and ’21, a source told ZAGSBLOG.

    An official memo to NBA teams will be released on Tuesday.

    The camp runs June 1-3 at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif.

    “I think they just want to give us more access,” one NBA scout said.

    The move comes as the NBA’s one-and-done rule seems destined to end sometime in the coming years. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski recently reported there was movement to end the rule “but not before 2020.”

    “I think you’ll see more events get sanctioned that are worthy of [the NBA’s] attention, whether they’re shoe-related or not,” the source said.


    PARIS — Serena Williams’ return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher.

    French Open organizers announced on Monday they will not give Williams a seeding.

    “This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the women’s seeds based on the WTA ranking,” the French Tennis Federation said in a statement to The Associated Press. “Consequently, (the seeds) will reflect this week’s world ranking.”

    Williams, a three-time French Open champion, is expected to play in her first major since giving birth to her daughter in September.

    While Williams can enter Roland Garros under the WTA’s protected or “special” ranking rule, it’s up to Grand Slam organizers to give her a seed.