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Ex-Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe to turn pro instead of transfer

The final image of Naadir Tharpe's up-and-down college career apparently will be him dejectedly walking off the floor following a nightmarish performance in Kansas' stunning NCAA tournament loss to Stanford this past March. Tharpe told CBSSports.com on Wednesday he will forgo his final year of college eligibility and begin his professional career either in the D-League or...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Basketball Notebook: July 9th

Cliff Alexander has a sprained ankle Bill Self confirmed on Tuesday night that Cliff Alexander has a sprained ankle and will be immobilized for several weeks. Alexander suffered the injury last week during a KU workout and is in a walking boot. Alexander does not need surgery. Andrew Wiggins inks deal with adidas Andrew Wiggins has signed his first endorsement deal, a shoe contract...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Transfer White to Visit Notre Dame

Kansas transfer Andrew White III will visit Notre Dame today (Wednesday) and Thursday, he told SNY.tv. The 6-foot-6 White also visited Nebraska last week. “Great visit,” he said. “I met with a lot of people, saw a lot of places around campus, hooped with the guys and had a good time being around the coaching staff.”
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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
12 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporting News names Perry Ellis the No. 3 power forward

Yesterday, we posted that Sporting News named Wayne Selden the No. 5 shooting guard in the nation. Today, Sporting News picked Perry Ellis as the No. 3 power forward in the 2014-15 season. Here’s what they said about Perry: Size: 6-8, 225 pounds Class: Junior Stats: 13.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg Andrew Wiggins consumed more oxygen among the Jayhawks than a lot of us realized until the whole...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Keeler: Why Mizzou is smart to play hoops games in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hawaii is 3,900 miles from the Power & Light District, give or take a lei. Oklahoma State's campus is 318 miles. So, hey, at least Mizzou is getting ...well, closer. "I choose to believe -- and I think this is accurate," Missouri athletic director Mike Alden said Monday at Sprint Center. "Those (Big 12) folks have a lot of respect for Mizzou...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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