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Bill Self comments on point guard / bigs

Yesterday, Bill Self spoke with the media about the point guard position. In addition, he gave some insight into how he might play small and how he’ll use his bigs. This is what he said: “Really, we’re probably the deepest we’ve been at point guard. Last year, I kind of screwed it up and didn’t play Frank there as much as I should have. I probably didn’t put enough on...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas basketball players take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Kansas basketball players are back on campus, as Bill Self said earlier this week in his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They accepted Bill Self’s challenge and nominated the rest of the Big 12 to take it. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, ...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Men’s basketball schedule revealed for 2014-15 season

As expected, Kansas released the entire 2014-15 schedule today. Earlier this week, the Big Monday schedule was posted. You can download and view the schedule here. Here’s the full release from Kansas Athletics: Kansas’ 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule potentially includes 13 opponents which advanced to the 2014 postseason (10 NCAA, three NIT), including five foes that won...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas to hold Allen Fieldhouse 60th anniversary celebration

Image via KU Athletics On Tuesday night, Kansas announced that they would celebrate 60 years of Jayhawk Basketball in Allen Fieldhouse. To help pay respect to one of college basketball’s greatest venues, former Jayhawk head coaches Ted Owens, Larry Brown and Roy Williams will be in attendance. Of course, Bill Self will also be there. The event, which will occur on October 27th...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins tells Bill Self he wanted to be traded

According to Bill Self, Andrew Wiggins told him that he wanted to be traded to the Timberwolves. Check out his reasoning below. This story was originally posted on ESPN.com: Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future. Wiggins joined his former...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruit Talk: Zimmerman, Maker and more

It appears Kansas will head into 2014-2015 with just 12 scholarship players after Ray Kasongo will not come to Kansas, as reported this weekend. It is widely believed that Kasongo is looking for immediate playing time and Kansas didn’t offer that. Additionally, a player like Christian Garrett will most likely get the remaining scholarship as he finishes his last year at Kansas...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Minnesota a better place for Wiggins?

When Bill Self revealed that Andrew Wiggins wanted to be traded to Minnesota, most people probably thought the kid was crazy. After all, who wants to play in Minnesota? Who in their right mind would rather play with the lowly Timberwolves than play with Lebron James? Even Self thought it was a crazy notion when he first heard it, but Wiggins cited the situation in Minnesota would...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Wants To Be Rostered With The Timberwolves?

Andrew Wiggins (21) wouldn’t mind a move to Minnesota – Mandatory Credit: Getty Images via CBS Sports While a Kevin Love to Cleveland deal seems to be a foregone transaction, one of the pieces involved doesn’t mind if he’s relocated to Minnesota. According to ESPN.com, Cavs’ No. 1 overall pick, Andrew Wiggins, reportedly told his college coach at Kansas, Bill Self, that...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self: Cavaliers’ Andrew Wiggins Said He Wanted Trade To Timberwolves

Andrew Wiggins is expected to be just the third No. 1 overall draft pick — and the first since Chris Webber in 1993 — to be traded before he plays a single NBA game. Wiggins was taken No. 1 by the Cleveland Cavaliers in June, but he’s reportedly part of a trade agreed in principle that will send him to Minnesota along with 2013 first overall pick Anthony Bennett and a protected...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Wants To Be Traded To The Timberwolves

Bill Self, Andrew Wiggins former coach at Kansas, said that the rookie wants to go to the Wolves so he can start his own legacy in the NBA.
Via Gamedayr
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Told Bill Self He Wanted to be Traded

Andrew Wiggins has seen his name dart around NBA trade circles since LeBron announced his return to Cleveland and barring a shocking twist, the No. 1 pick will finally be in Minneapolis by the end of the month in the Kevin Love deal. As the former Kansas star sat in limbo for weeks, it appears he was hoping to be traded, something he shared with his former coach Bill Self. Wiggins...
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins told former coach he wants to be traded to Timberwolves

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future. Wiggins joined his former coach as a guest instructor at Self's basketball camp in suburban Kansas City on Sunday. And while Wiggins declined to speak to the few reporters...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self says Andrew Wiggins wants to play for Wolves

A reported deal between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers will send No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and according to Wiggins’ former collegiate coach, it’s what the rookie wants. Kansas coach Bill Self, who coached Wiggins for his only year in college said on Sunday that Wiggins wants to go to Minnesota over Cleveland. […]
Via Full Scale Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas coach Bill Self says Wiggins wants to be traded to Minnesota

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future. Wiggins joined his former coach as a guest instructor at Self's basketball camp in suburban Kansas City on Sunday. And while Wiggins declined to speak to the few reporters at...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self: Cavs' Trade Will Really Motivate Andrew Wiggins

Bill Self believes the pending move from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Minnesota Timberwolves will be best for Andrew Wiggins. “I know Andrew,” Self said, “and this is the type of thing that really motivates him, the fact that someone else -- even though it’s a business -- didn’t want him as badly as they should have.’’ “That’s the way he sees it. He’s happy...
Via RealGM
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Self: Wiggins wants to be traded to Minnesota

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future. Wiggins joined his former coach as a guest instructor at Self's basketball camp in suburban Kansas City on Sunday. And while Wiggins declined to speak to the few reporters...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jalen Brunson Adds Fifth Official Visit

2015 Point Guard Jalen Brunson has scheduled a fifth official visit. PG Jalen Brunson will take an official visit to #MSU on Sept 19th, per @joehoopsreport. Brunson will take #Illini visit on August 29th. — Derek Piper (@DerekPiperBSH) August 9, 2014 His official visit timeline now pans out like this: Illinois – August 29th-31st Villanova – September 4th-6th Temple – September...
Via Sports Mockery
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Kasongo to visit Kansas this weekend

Thought Bill Self was done adding players to his roster? Think again. Ray Kosongo, a 6-foot-9 power forward, will visit the Kansas campus this weekend before making another college decision. Kosongo was recently denied admission to the University of Oregon after not qualifying. Despite not qualifying for Oregon, he appears to be in good shape academically to qualify at other schools...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Classic bracket revealed

The Orlando Classic bracket has been officially released. The Orlando Classic is this year’s holiday tournament for the Jayhawks, which will take place in Orlando, Florida over Thanskgiving break. Here is the press release from KUAthletics.com and the full schedule is below the press release: LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball will play Rhode Island Thanksgiving Day...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self

Bill Self spent the last day of July using basketball to help teach science, technology, engineering and match to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City. Check out the video and press release from Kansas Athletics below: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wayne Selden Jr. posts motivational Instagram message

Kansas’ men’s basketball team didn’t end the 2013-14 season in spectacular fashion. The Jayhawks, a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, were upset by No. 10 seed Stanford in the 3rd Round.  Jayhawk guard Wayne Selden Jr. says that won’t happen again.  Kansas lost Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, but Bill Self brought another top recruiting class to Lawrence and brings back...
Via College Spun
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Self admits the Cavaliers pursued him for their coaching vacancy

Bill Self's been entertained by job offers over the course of his tenure at Kansas. But in all likelihood, nothing will bring the what-if daydreams for Self like his passing on the Cleveland Cavaliers job. Some discussion has been made in recent days on what John Calipari must be thinking, since he turned down a lucrative offer (reportedly $60 million total) by the Cavs this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Self talked to Cavaliers about head coaching vacancy

Before they hired David Blatt as their new head coach, before they drafted Andrew Wiggins with the top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, and before LeBron James returned to Cleveland, the Cavaliers were talking to Bill Self. The Kansas Jayhawks head coach told the Lawrence Journal-World that he had discussions about the vacant Cavaliers head coaching […]
Via Full Scale Sports
July 15, 2014  |  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
July 09, 2014  |  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
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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