KANSAS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid declares for the draft

Following in the footsteps of his Kansas teammate Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid has formally declared for the 2014 NBA Draft: With Jayhawks coach Bill Self by his side, Embiid announced Wednesday at a news conference that he’ll enter the NBA Draft, closing his college career after 28 games. Embiid said he came to the decision on Sunday. “I just want to thank God first for giving...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid likely declaring for the NBA Draft today

Kansas freshman Joel Embiid has is holding a news conference at 3 PM CST. It is largely expected that he will declare his intentions to enter the NBA Draft; where he very well could be the #1 overall pick. As long as he passes his physical and his health checks out. His teammate Andrew Wiggins could also be the #1 pick, and both face stiff competition from Duke Forward Jabari Parker...
Via The Sports Bank
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart’s Transfer To Kansas Jayhawks Is Cruel April Fool’s Prank

The Kansas Jayhawks student newspaper had an April Fool's Day prank that Marcus Smart had transferred to the school.
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Declares for NBA Draft

Kansas Jayhawks star freshmen Andrew Wiggins declared for the NBA Draft in a press conference on Monday. This came as no surprise, as he was expected to be a one and done player from the time he joined the Jayhawks. He was one of the most hyped freshmen this season, and he made no secret of his plans to stay only one season.  Wiggins is also a strong candidate for the number one...
Via Pass The Pill
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas sets news conference with Wiggins, Self

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas has scheduled a news conference Monday at Allen Fieldhouse with freshman star Andrew Wiggins and coach Bill Self. Wiggins has already said he plans to enter the NBA Draft, though Kansas would not say what the news will be. The 6-foot-8 Wiggins led Kansas in scoring at 17.1 points per game and averaged 5.9 rebounds. The Canadian was the Big 12 Freshman of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources say Kansas star Joel Embiid will enter NBA Draft

Joel Embiid, the Kansas Jayhawks’ 7-foot freshman center from Cameroon, has made his decision, according to Yahoo. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting this morning that sources say the possible No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft will leave Lawrence after one injury-shortened season. In declaring for the draft, a decision that the Yahoo report states will be formalized with an announcement...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas C Joel Embiid: 'I could have played today'

In wake of the Kansas Jayhawks' upset loss to the Stanford Cardinal, ESPN's Jeff Goodman spoke with center Joel Embiid, who sat out Sunday's game with a back injury. Despite reports from earlier in the week that Embiid's status for the Sweet 16 was up in the air, the freshman seemed pretty certain, saying he could have played against Stanford. "I would have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Kansas Fan Brought To Tears During Loss To Stanford (GIF)

One young Kansas fan got his first taste of heartbreak when the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks fell to tenth-seeded Stanford in the round of 32 on Sunday afternoon. CBS cut to a shot of the youngster during the waning moments of KU’s shocking loss and it didn’t take long for the crying Kansas fan to go viral. CBS made sure of that actually, panning to the poor kid several times as the...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Crying Kansas Fan Sums Up Jayhawks’ Loss To Stanford

Kansas fans had to be salivating heading into today’s third round game with Stanford. Atlantic-10 at-large team Dayton knocked off Syracuse for a Sweet 16 berth, and a tough New Mexico team had already fallen, giving Kansas 10 and 11 seeds ahead of them before a possible Elite Eight match-up with Florida. And then they laid an egg. The Cardinals’ balanced scoring and long 1-3...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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