KANSAS JAYHAWKS NEWS

Potential No. 1 draft pick Joel Embiid is a big fan of Miley Cyrus

Future NBA rookie and ex-Kansas Jayhawks big man Joel Embiid is about to have a "Party in the USA."* Or perhaps he'll take a "Wrecking Ball"* to the league? The potential No. 1 Draft pick will be enjoying "The Climb"* up the NBA ladder next season, but for now, Embiid is on a pre-draft media tour. In a more interesting moment from his interview with...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins would rather be top pick than know where he’s headed

There’s a very good chance that Andrew Wiggins will be the top overall selection in the NBA Draft next month, and this is something he very well knows heading in. Not even skipping the recent NBA Combine in Chicago will hurt that, and in an appearance on NBA Sirius Radio on Tuesday, with the lottery just a few hours away, Wiggins clarified just how much it’ll mean to him to be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas basketball non-conference schedule released

On Tuesday morning, Kansas Athletics announced KU basketball’s non-conference schedule. As usual, it’s packed with tons of fantastic matchups, including a huge matchup with Kentucky in the Champions Classic in the second game of year. Additionally, Kansas will participate in the Orlando Classic from November 27-30, which includes the following teams: Kansas, Michigan State,...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew White III leaving KU basketball team

Before Andrew White White had already sat down with Kansas coach Bill Self, and reality had been spelled out in the form of a roster filled with talented guards and wings. White, a 6-foot-6 sophomore guard, was happy at Kansas. And Self was happy to keep White. But if he stayed, he risked another year stuck on the bench, his minutes limited by competition. So after two years at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas forward Andrew White III leaving program

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Guard Andrew White III is transferring from Kansas in search of more playing time after two seasons in which he failed to break into the regular rotation. Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced White's decision in a statement Thursday night. White played in 25 games as a freshman and showed a deft touch from the perimeter, but he got lost in the mix last season...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew White transferring from Kansas

Junior guard Andrew White is transferring from Kansas, per Rick Lewis, scouting and recruiting director from phenomhoopreport.com. White, who was ranked 48th in the Class of 2012, played 6.3 minutes per game last year and averaged 2.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Early in the season, it was expected that White would be the first guard off the bench for the Jayhawks. However...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas columnist makes fun of Naadir Tharpe’s intelligence for leaving KU to take care of his child

Last week, point guard Naadir Tharpe announced he was leaving Kansas University to be closer to his young daughter who is dealing with various medical issues. Tharpe played for Kansas for three seasons and was a lightning rod for Jayhawks fans. However, no one could fault Tharpe for wanting to be closer to his daughter who was born during his first year at Kansas. Well, let’s say...
Via Awful Announcing
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas Jayhawks Football Gets Sarah McLachlan Treatment

The Kansas Jayhawks football program has gotten the Sarah McLachlan treatment.
Via Gamedayr
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas breaks ground on home for hoops rules

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The original "Rules of Basket Ball" recorded by James Naismith will soon have a permanent home -- just off Naismith Drive, and a couple of traveling calls from Naismith Court. The University of Kansas broke ground Friday on an $18 million facility connected to Allen Fieldhouse that will house the documents, which were purchased by Kansas alumnus David...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas signs guard Graham after Tharpe departs

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas signed touted point guard Devonte' Graham on Friday, one day after starter Naadir Tharpe announced he would be transferring closer to his home in Massachusetts. The 6-foot-2 Graham originally signed with Appalachian State but did not enroll, instead playing at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. His stock skyrocketed during his season at the prep school...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New Kansas Commit Devonte Graham Says That Tharpe’s Transfer May Have Impacted His Decision

Four-star point guard Devonte Graham, one of the few remaining unsigned big names in the 2014 recruiting class, has decided to play his college basketball at Kansas, and news from yesterday may have played a part in his decision. Graham chose the Jayhawks over N.C. State, and it seems like Kansas’ now vacant point guard position may have been a selling point. Devonte Graham told...
Via College Spun
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

PG Naadir Tharpe is transferring out of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The rocky love triangle between Naadir Tharpe, Bill Self and Kansas Jayhawks fans is over. The junior point guard from New England is transferring out of KU, Jayhawk officials announced earlier this afternoon, citing family concerns with his daughter, 2-year-old Amara Grace. "Naadir and I have talked numerous times since he's been here about his role...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kansas PG Naadir Tharpe Expected To Transfer

This sounds more like he was asked to leave, but we’ll refer it they way they’d prefer. Kansas junior point guard Naadir Tharpe is expected to transfer from the university according to Jeff Goodman. Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe is expected to transfer, sources told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 1, 2014 Tharpe of course caught some serious flak when an extremely...
Via Thacover2
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Naadir Tharpe transferring from the program

Naadir Tharpe is reportedly transferring from the University of Kansas, according to multiple sources including Jeff Goodman and Alex Kline. The senior point guard, who averaged 8.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.1 turnovers and 5 assists per game last season, was expected to start next season. In a return text message to the Lawrence Journal-World’s Gary Bedore, Bill Self said on whether...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Naadir Tharpe Expected To Transfer From Kansas

Kansas has lost a number of big players this off-season, with Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid declaring for the NBA Draft. One that fans didn’t think there was much risk of losing a few months ago? Junior point guard Naadir Tharpe. However, it now appears that he will be leaving the Jayhawks program. Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe is expected to transfer, sources told ESPN. —...
Via College Spun
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Even without Myles Turner, the sky ain't falling for KU's Jayhawks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The glass is half-full, still. Don't look at this as a snub, Rock Chalkers. Think of it as a challenge. Myles Turner went on national television Wednesday afternoon to announce he was going to Texas. The 7-foot Texan had been considering Kansas, along with about a half-dozen other bluebloods, before electing to join the Longhorns, the first love of his boyhood...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Mizzou hire makes Bill Self look even better

The recent hire of Kim Anderson by the University of Missouri has proven once again that KU fans are extremely fortunate to have Bill Self as the head of their program. This isn’t a Mizzou-bashing piece at all, by the way. I think Kim Anderson is actually going to do a better job as Mizzou head coach than Frank Haith ever did. But is that really difficult? Haith led Missouri to...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas coach Weis makes Cozart starting QB

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart has won the starting job at Kansas, beating out Jake Heaps and T.J. Millweard after a strong spring game. Cozart was 6 of 10 for 58 yards while running for 70 yards and two touchdowns in leading his blue team to a 20-10 victory over the white team last Saturday. Heaps, who lost the starting job to Cozart last season, was just...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Recruit Talk: Turner, Newman, Graham and more

Lots of recruiting updates today so let’s get to it. Malik Newman Bill Self and Jerrance Howard met with Malik Newman today. Newman is the No. 1 player in the Class of 2015. Newman, who is from Mississippi, is considering Alabama, Kentucky, Arizona, UNC, UCLA and Mississippi State. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard hasn’t set a timetable on when he will commit but is expected to go...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Joel Embiid Officially Declares For The NBA Draft

When it was originally reported a few weeks back that Kansas freshman Joel Embiid would be declaring for the NBA Draft, Embiid himself took to Twitter to deny the news and clarify that he was still undecided. This time around, there is no waffling – Embiid has officially made his decision to leave the Jayhawks after one season for the pros.  THIS JUST IN: Kansas C Joel Embiid...
Via College Spun
April 09, 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...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Joel Embiid declaring for NBA draft today

A couple weeks ago, a report leaked Joel Embiid would declare for the NBA draft. Embiid, likely sensibly, denied making such a decision. But with Embiid holding a news conference at 3 p.m. today, the writing is on the wall – and on ZagsBlog: Joel Embiid will announce his plans to enter the NBA Draft during a press conference with Kansas coach Bill Self on Wednesday at 2 p.m...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly Oubre not trying to replace Andrew Wiggins at Kansas

With Andrew Wiggins expected to be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Kansas Jayhawks have a hole to fill at small forward.  Enter McDonald’s All-American, Kelly Oubre.  The 6-7 Findlay Prep product should start for KU next season at small forward but is trying to be his himself and not replicate what the Jayhawks are losing in Wiggins. “Stepping into that role, I...
Via The Sports Bank
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Myles Turner likely to Kansas if Joel Embiid leaves

Myles Turner or Joel Embiid. That is the quandary facing Kansas Jayhawks college basketball. Not that they have the choice here, it’s not up to Bill Self, nor the fans of his program. It’s up to Joel Embiid first, and then Myles Turner second. There’s only two pieces in this domino theory Euless Trinity High School (Texas) senior center Myles Turner was the only uncommitted...
Via The Sports Bank
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Matt Carlino is KU’s solution

Earlier today, BYU announced that junior point guard Matt Carlino would be transferring from the program. Carlino is set to graduate in June so he’ll be able to play right away. KU’s main issue in the 2013-14 season point guard play and after last weekend’s escapades of Naadir Tharpe,  can Bill Self really trust his most experienced player on his roster next year? Matt Carlino...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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