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Bill Self Canceled Today’s Kansas Basketball Workout So He And His Players Could Watch USA-Belgium

The majority of America will likely pause whatever they’re doing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. E.T. today. The United State’s men’s national soccer team is in the knockout stage of the World Cup and it takes on Belgium this afternoon in Brazil.  Bars and homes across the country will be packed with working professionals and students who’ve put their responsibilities on hold to watch...
Via College Spun
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Heir Up There: Can Andrew Wiggins pick up where his father abruptly left off?

Andrew Wiggins already has world-class athleticism—he hit the jackpot of all genetic lotteries. The anticipation surrounding his ascension and arrival to the NBA rivals few others. But he also carries with him the one device that others who have come before him did not have—his father’s past. Mitchell Wiggins had seen better days. His eyes are tired. His head is bald. A gold...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tarik Black to play with Houston Rockets in NBA Summer League

While 60 names were called on Thursday night, Tarik Black knew his opportunity would come. Despite not getting picked in the 2014 NBA Draft, Black knew he’d land on the team that gave him the best place for him to succeed. Early Friday, Tarik Black tweeted out the following, letting his fans know that a deal was on the way. For those worried or wondering, I can’t announce anything...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins went No. 1 to Cleveland, and this Time the Cavs got it Right

The Cleveland Cavaliers took Kansas’ guard Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick – Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports via Bleacher Report The NBA Draft is now over, and – I can’t believe I’m saying this – but the Cleveland Cavaliers made the right decision at No. 1. Kansas Jayhawks’ guard Andrew Wiggins is going to Cleveland, and, in the long run, will be recognized...
Via The Sports Journal
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft Recap

We’ve put up quite a bit of content on the website following the 2014 NBA Draft so I felt it was necessary to have a one-stop post to help you get up to speed with our coverage, as well as others. First off, check out our NBA Draft Live Blog, which includes lots of great pictures, tweets and more from Draft Night.  Wiggins was picked first overall: Wiggins wore a snazzy suit...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tarik Black tweets that no one should be worried about him

Sixty names were called Thursday night in the 2014 NBA Draft. While two Jayhawks were picked in the first three, none were drafted in the last 57. Tarik Black still remains hopeful he’ll end up with an NBA squad. Early Friday, Tarik Black tweeted out the following, letting his fans know that he couldn’t announce anything yet. For those worried or wondering, I can’t announce...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Self on Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid

Kansas coach Bill Self talks to Campus Insiders’ Shae Peppler about former Jayhawks Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid joining the NBA.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Wiggins do more for KU by LEAVING than he did by showing up in the first place?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- He was the trophy wife, the bling. Andrew Wiggins did more for Kansas basketball in five minutes on Thursday night than he did in the previous five months combined. National championship? Done that. Final Fours? Twice over, son. Big 12 titles? Ten in a row, baby. But there was one thing missing in the Bill Self pamphlet, one notable unsaid in the media guide...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wiggins goes No. 1 in NBA Draft, to Cavs; Embiid No. 3, to 76ers

A year ago, everyone said Andrew Wiggins would be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. On Thursday night, Andrew’s dream became reality and was selected No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft. Wiggins becomes the first No. 1 pick out of Kansas since Danny Manning in 1988 (Los Angeles Clippers). Joel Embiid was the definite No. 1 pick in the 2014...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Self On Joel Embiid Comparisons To Hakeem Olajuwon: “They’re Very Fair”

IG/joelembiid On its face, it is a bit outrageous to compare any college player to an all-time great like Hakeem Olajuwon, but many have made that comparison for new Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid. Interestingly, his coach at Kansas, Bill Self, is not shying away from that lofty comparison. According to ZagBlog’s Josh Newman, he told reporters at Barclays Center that the...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins first overall

TweetThe Cleveland Cavaliers have selected Andrew Wiggins — the uber-athletic forward from the Kansas Jayhawks — first overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. Wiggins averaged 17.1 points per game for the Jayhawks last season after being hyped as the best NBA prospect since Kevin Durant. wiggins is the second Canada-born player to be selected first overall; the Cavs took Anthony Bennett...
Via Los That Sports Blog
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins has the best jacket at the NBA Draft

Is it possible that Andrew Wiggins may have already won before being selected in the NBA Draft Thursday? I think so. The former Kansas Jayhawks star will be wearing this gorgeous outfit at the draft and I just love it. Look at those colors. Look at that floral pattern. He’s got a full smoking jacket […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid Credits Bill Self With Putting Him In Position “To Realize His Dreams” In Instagram Post

Most basketball fans could safely assume that Andrew Wiggins would be a one-and-done player for Kansas after all of the hype that was heaped on him as a high school player. Joel Embiid wasn’t expected to have the same instant impact, but if not for an unfortunate string of injuries, he may very well be going ahead of Wiggins in tonight’s NBA Draft. Embiid seems incredibly grateful...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is Andrew Wiggins and why he may/may not by the No. 1 pick

A look at Andrew Wiggins, one of the two strongest candidates to be the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft... Why he might be No. 1: Wiggins isn't just a great athlete - he has a chance to instantly be one of the top athletes in the NBA. He has a 7-foot wingspan, (at least) a 40-inch vertical and his highlight reel is full of breathtaking dunks and explosive...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Kansas guard Andrew White III to visit Nebraska

After playing an average of 5.5 minutes per game in two seasons at Kansas, 6-foot-6 guard Andrew White III made the decision to leave the program with an eye towards earning more playing time at his new school. Wednesday afternoon White tweeted where he’ll be taking his first visit, with Nebraska being the destination. White will be on the Lincoln campus June 26 and 27, per his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Weis Doesn’t Know What ‘Huge Turnout’ Actually Means

It seems that the Kansas Jayhawks were having a practice at Arrowhead Stadium and a handful of fans showed up. Charlie Weis seemed pretty happy with it though calling the turnout “huge” Huge turnout at Arrowhead. Much greater than expected. Boys are ready to compete. This should be fun. Rock Chalk. pic.twitter.com/k79MXEExWD — Coach Charlie […] The post Charlie Weis Doesn’t...
Via Diehardsport
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: You’re missing out if you don’t draft JoJo

I really doubt any NBA team will listen to word I have to say in this… But if I know they would, I’d tell them they’re missing out on not drafting Joel Embiid. JoJo is special and outside of Andrew Wiggins and maybe Jabari Parker, no one in this draft has a chance to be half as special as Embiid in this year’s draft. If JoJo slips out of the top four picks of the draft, I’ll...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sporting News thinks highly of 2014-15 Jayhawks

It doesn’t come as any surprise that the national media thinks highly of the Kansas Jayhawks.  Still, losing two first round picks and ending up with four top 10 players at their position. Wayne Selden — No. 5 Shooting Guard Perry Ellis — No. 3 Power Forward Kelly Oubre — No. 9 Small Forward Cliff Alexander — No. 3 Center The only position where Kansas didn’t come...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 20, 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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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