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Bill Self compares star recruit Josh Jackson to Andrew Wiggins

Despite losing the seemingly ageless (or is it "aging") Perry Ellis to graduation, as well as Wayne Selden, Brannen Greene and Cheick Diallo (likely) to the NBA Draft, the Kansas Jayhawks are still amongst the favorites in Vegas to win the National Championship next season.Part of that is due to returnees like Frank Mason and Devontae Graham, but quite a bit of it is thanks to incoming...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas basketball: The future looks bright with Josh Jackson

If you were to ask any past, present, or future University of Kansas student what they thought the best part about being a Jayhawk was, they would probably mention something about the steadfast basketball culture. In Lawrence, Kansas basketball isn’t just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. Head coach Bill Self has instilled a winning tradition at KU, and this past week, that tradition...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Derryck Thornton meets with Bill Self

The biggest news of the college basketball world the last few weeks was that star Duke freshman Derryck Thornton would be transferring out of Durham to continue his career. It looks like he could be taking his talents to another premiere basketball program in the very near future. According to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, the point guard met with Kansas head coach Bill Self in Durham...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self reportedly met with Duke transfer Derryck Thornton on Monday

Former five-star point guard Derryck Thornton is looking for a new home after announcing he was transferring from Duke. After a rocky freshmen season, Thornton didn’t like the way he was being used and his uncle had some choice words for the way Duke treated his nephew. After a few weeks removed from Duke, one national powerhouse is already knocking at Thornton’s door. According...
Via No Guts, No Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Duke Point Guard Transfer Derryck Thornton Met With Kansas Coach Bill Self Today

Derryck Thornton may be going from one blue blood program to another. The former five-star guard is transferring from Duke after an up-and-down freshman season, and according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, spoke with Kansas’ Bill Self today. Kansas coach Bill Self met with Duke transfer Derryck Thornton Jr. in Durham today, source told ESPN. https://t.co/cHDSbGyE95 ...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The importance of being Tubby Smith: A coaching career unlike any other

Tubby Smith agreed to become the new head basketball coach at the University of Memphis on Thursday morning. One day earlier, when his name surfaced as the likely replacement for Josh Pastner, reaction from local fans — while hardly unanimous — acquired some rather eye-popping expressions. This one was my favorite: @geoff_calkins Clownshow on Normal Avenue. They literally...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas gets commitment from No. 1 recruit Josh Jackson

The college basketball season ended last week, but the recruiting wars are ongoing. Just ask the Kansas Jayhawks, who landed the top-ranked player in the Class of 2016.Josh Jackson, a 6-7 shooting guard from Detroit, verbally committed to Kansas on Monday.
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 Recruit Josh Jackson Picks Kansas

Josh Jackson, the top player in the 2016 class, will play his college basketball at Phog Allen for Bill Self and Kansas. The Detroit, Michigan native announced his pledge over Twitter on Monday. Next year I will be attending Kansas University
Via Diehardsport
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 2016 recruit Josh Jackson commits to Kansas

On Monday night, coach Bill Self and the entire Kansas fanbase received some thrilling news for next season. SG Josh Jackson, ranked as the No. 1 player in the 2016 high school class by 247 Sports,... The post Top 2016 recruit Josh Jackson commits to Kansas appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-2017 Way Too Early Preseason Top 25

Two seasons ago I had Wisconsin and Duke 1-2 in my way too early preseason top 25. Last year I pegged North Carolina as the No. 2 team, but Villanova as the No. 11 team, so clearly I have some work to do this year to redeem myself. It is very college basketball that the day after the national championship game we already turn our eyes towards next season, but I suppose it does make...
Via The Student Section
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas' Selden Jr. declares for NBA Draft, bids farewell to KU

If you were to ask any basketball player to come out of the University of Kansas what their experience was like, they’d probably say there is nothing like it. Whether it’s the fans, the historic Allen Fieldhouse, or playing for Bill Self, Kansas basketball is as iconic as it gets in the college sports world. The most recent Jayhawk standout to make such comments about his experience...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Self Names AP Coach of the Year

Bill Self, who led Kansas to the No. 1 ranking in the final weekly poll and its 12th straight Big 12 title, is The Associated Press Coach of the Year.The Jayhawks (33-5) were the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and lost to Villanova in the regional final.Self received 21 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly poll. Chris Mack of Xavier was...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

KU's Self named AP Coach of the Year

HOUSTON -- The names Denzel Valentine and Buddy Hield have been virtually inseparable during college basketball's postseason.The national player of the year awards have gone to one or the other without anybody else getting any hardware.Valentine was selected Thursday as The Associated Press' Player of the Year, taking it in a close vote over Hield.Bill Self of Kansas was chosen the...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Denzel Valentine Wins AP Player Of The Year, Bill Self Wins Coach Of The Year

Denzel Valentine’s Michigan State Spartans suffered the NCAA Tournament’s biggest upset, losing to 15-seed Middle Tennessee in the first round, but the dynamic MSU wing is still taking home some valuable hardware. Valentine is the winner of the AP Player of the Year award. Kansas’ Bill Self won the Coach of the Year award. AP Player of the Year is Denzel Valentine and Coach...
Via College Spun
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

MSU's Valentine, Kansas' Self win AP player, coach of year

HOUSTON (AP) Denzel Valentine of Michigan State is The Associated Press Player of the Year, edging out Oklahoma's Buddy Hield by three votes. Valentine is the first Spartans player to win the award. Bill Self of Kansas won Coach of the Year after leading the Jayhawks to a 12th straight Big 12 title and the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Self and Valentine accepted the...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas' Bill Self wins AP Coach of the Year

HOUSTON (AP) Bill Self, who led Kansas to the No. 1 ranking in the final weekly poll and its 12th straight Big 12 title, is The Associated Press Coach of the Year. The Jayhawks (33-5) were the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and lost to Villanova in the regional final. Self received 21 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly poll. Chris...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas' Bill Self wins AP Coach of the Year

HOUSTON (AP) — Bill Self, who led Kansas to the No. 1 ranking in the final weekly poll and its 12th straight Big 12 title, is The Associated Press Coach of the Year.

KU's Selden decides to skip senior season and go pro

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. is skipping his senior season to enter the NBA draft.Selden and Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced his decision in a statement Tuesday, three days after a season-ending loss to Villanova in the NCAA Tournament. Selden plans to hire representation in the coming weeks, which means he won't be able to pull his name out of the draft.Selden...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Jayhawks guard Selden to skip senior season for NBA Draft

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. is skipping his senior season to enter the NBA draft. Selden and Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced his decision in a statement Tuesday, three days after a season-ending loss to Villanova in the NCAA Tournament. Selden plans to hire representation in the coming weeks, which means he won't be able to pull his name out of the draft...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

One, not done: North Carolina becomes the only top seed in the Final Four

Business before pleasure: The North Carolina Tar Heels — an embattled program with an embattled coach facing an uncertain future in the face of an NCAA investigation — felt an uncommonly large weight as they took the court for Sunday’s East Regional final in Philadelphia. Staring at the possibility of postseason ineligibility in 2017, and bereft of a single Final Four appearance...
Via The Comeback
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

TIPPING OFF: Big 12 can't match ACC

The Big 12 lost its shot at landing two teams in the Final Four when Villanova beat overall No. 1 seed Kansas. Oklahoma did its part earlier Saturday, beating Oregon in the Elite Eight. The Atlantic Coast Conference, on the other hand, has guaranteed itself two of the Final Four teams before the final legs of the Elite Eight even begin. Sunday's ACC mini-tournament will pit Virginia...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

The 7-year itch is over: Villanova makes its first Final Four since 2009

The Villanova Wildcats know what the Kansas Jayhawks are feeling on Saturday night in Louisville, but they’ll still revel in their accomplishment. They damn well deserve to. Kansas and Bill Self have turned in yet another conference championship season, excelling for the better part of four months, only to fall short of the Final Four. Everyone knows what the prize is in college...
Via The Comeback
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Mike Greenberg Stands Up For Bill Self, Kansas

Kansas fell to Villanova Saturday night, which means that for the fourth straight year, the Jayhawks will not be playing in the Final Four. While KU had an incredible year, there are many – especially on social media – who think that Bill Self’s team underachieved. Self himself is also facing criticism because he now has a 2-6 record in Elite Eight contests. It doesn’t look...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Kansas coach Bill Self goes to Ellis early

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament regional finals between Oregon and Oklahoma in Anaheim, California, and Kansas and Villanova in Louisville, Kentucky (all times Eastern): 10:00 p.m. Kansas coach Bill Self lamented his team's turnovers and said the Jayhawks planned to go to Perry Ellis early in the second half during an interview at halftime with CBS. He delivered on the promise...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

What a Second NCAA Title would do for Bill Self’s Legacy

Bill Self is a future Hall-of-Famer, and there’s no denying it. Self has built quite the reputation of success at Kansas. He has accomplished the illustrious landmark of 12 consecutive Big 12 regular-season titles (which... The post What a Second NCAA Title would do for Bill Self’s Legacy appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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