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Former KU Star Joel Embiid Welcomes Cheick Diallo To The Jayhawks Family

Tuesday afternoon, Kansas scored a big-time get, nabbing five-star power forward Cheick Diallo over Kentucky, Pitt, St. John’s and Iowa State. Diallo, at 6-foot-9, 225 pounds, is expected to have an immediate impact for the Jayhawks, and, as many assume, he’s a likely candidate for the 2016 NBA Draft. Shortly after the news hit, a former KU star who faced great expectations in...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Kansas Star Joel Embiid Trolls Iowa State For Losing To UAB

Joel Embiid spent just one year at Kansas, but the 7-footer appears to have developed quite a distaste for Iowa State during his time with the Jayhawks.  Following the No. 3-seeded Cyclones upset loss to No. 14 UAB in the NCAA Tournament’s Second Round Thursday afternoon, Embiid, now with the Philadelphia 76ers, sent out a tweet trolling ISU.  Check it out:  Well at least they...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid Is Not Worried About Kansas After Its Blowout Loss To Kentucky: “Trust The Process”

Last night was not quite a marquee one for Kansas basketball. The team, which is ranked No. 5 in the country, was thoroughly and systematically throttled by the polls’ top team, Kentucky. While the bigger takeaway from the game is that Kentucky seems to be as good as we all thought it could be, Kansas fans cannot feel great about the 72-40 defeat. Not everyone is overly worried...
Via College Spun
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Joel Embiid's latest injury be enough to trump his endless potential on draft night?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Joel Embiid didn't even want to be here. Not really. That's the part about Thursday's little knife-twist that breaks your heart. You can't shake the feeling that this whole "NBA Draft" thing was everybody's idea but his. You can't shake the feeling that if Big No. 21 had his druthers, he'd still be in Lawrence, dunking on freshmen, smiling, laughing, snatching...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Embiid injury not career-threatening

Potential No. 1 NBA Draft pick Joel Embiid has a stress fracture in his right foot that will require surgery, his agent confirmed in a written statement Thursday. "Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot," Arn Tellem, Embiid's agent, wrote. "He is scheduled to have surgery (Friday). Joel will be unable to participate in additional workouts,...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas Jayhawks: Out with the New, In with the Newer

This past season was not one to celebrate for the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team. Although they claimed the Big 12 regular season title for the tenth consecutive season, they failed to make it to the elite eight (much less the final four) for the second consecutive season. Their freshmen stars did not deliver as expected: Wiggins (although averaging about 17 points and 6...
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid enters NBA Draft

On Wednesday afternoon, Joel Embiid announced his intentions of entering the 2014 NBA Draft. “After thinking a lot, I decided to declare for the NBA Draft.” Joel Embiid said. “I love this place. They showed me nothing but love. I will miss this place,” continued Embiid. Embiid, expected to be a top three pick in the upcoming draft, averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Yahoo Sports reports Joel Embiid will enter draft

Yahoo Sports is reporting that Joel Embiid will enter the 2014 NBA Draft. We’ll keep you updated as more information comes out and if Embiid has a press conference at KU. Here’s the story from Yahoo Sports: Kansas star Joel Embiid – a possible No. 1 overall choice – has decided to enter the June NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports. Embiid, a 20-year-old, 7-foot freshman...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid out for Sunday’s matchup against Stanford

Kansas will remain Joel Embiid-less tomorrow as they face No. 10 Stanford, Bill Self told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman today. Self also told ESPN that Embiid is questionable to return next week for a possible Sweet 16 matchup, if they beat Stanford. Embiid is averaging 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game this season. Embiid has missed the last five games (two regular season...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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