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Last Tuesday high school hoops phenom Andrew Wiggins shocked the nation when he announced that he was going to attend Kansas over heavy favorites Florida State, and Kentucky.
The normally quiet Wiggins doesn’t conduct himself with much fanfare, so his announcement wasn’t huge or most importantly, nationally televised.
The story of Kansas being able to nab Wiggins is incredible in its own right, but even more crazy is the fact that Kansas head coach Bill Self and his staff didn’t learn of Wiggins choice until Twitter exploded according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.
n Huntington, Fulford was coordinating final logistics and making sure no uninvited media had infiltrated the school. Wiggins sat down a few minutes early, looked at his coach and realized there was no point in waiting.
In Lawrence, video coordinator Jeff Forbes popped in the room with the tweet indicating the announcement was only minutes away. Townsend got a call from a Rivals.com reporter who’d received first word and...
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A few weeks ago, Kansas head coach Bill Self advised reporters that Kansas wasn’t done loading up on talent for the 2013-14 season. He said they still were hoping to add not one, but as many as two more players
Kansas was initially considered a longshot to receive a commitment from Andrew Wiggins, even internally.
Wiggins visited the campus for Senior Night on March 4, where the Jayhawks also honored likely one-and-done redshirt freshman Ben McLemore.
“We always thought that our sell to him was, ‘You could step right in here and fill in and do exactly what Ben was doing last year, at...
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LAWRENCE, Kan. Kansas head coach Bill Self announced Tarik Black will transfer from Memphis and has signed a grant-in-aid agreement to play mens basketball at KU.
Black, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound front court player from Memphis, Tenn., received his bachelors degree in organizational leadership from Memphis earlier this month and will have one year of eligibility at KU.