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Jayhawks in the NBA: Final week of the season

Now that college basketball is over, it’s time to focus in on the NBA to get our basketball fix. We’re a week away from the regular season ending and that means that for some teams, they’re resting starters and/or playing reserves more.  And because of this, quite a few Jayhawks are getting increased playing time. I figured I’d let KU fans know about some upcoming games...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Withey Surprised Trail Blazers Drafted Him After No Prior Contact With Portland Before NBA Draft

Jeff Withey was expecting his name to be called during the 2013 NBA draft, but not by the Portland Trail Blazers. The former Kansas Jayhawks center was surprised by the selection because he never worked out for the Trail Blazers before the draft. But after the 16 teams he did try out for passed him up, Portland decided to take a chance on someone it had never even contacted before...
Via NESN.com
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Waiting pays off for KU's McLemore, Withey on draft night

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Well, whattaya know? Tom Petty was right. The waiting really is the hardest part. "Watching the draft was a very stressful thing on the TV," ex-Kansas center Jeff Withey, now of the Portland Trailblazers, said late Thursday, roughly a half-hour after they'd finally stuck a fork in the 2013 NBA Draft. "So my whole thought process was, Maybe...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Throwback Jeff Withey waits to see where he'll fit in NBA

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The biggest knock on Jeff Withey is that he was born too late, which, even Withey admits, is more than a little humorous, given that the decision was basically out of his hands. The kinder draftniks sometimes refer to the former Kansas center as a "throwback," and what a darned shame that he missed out on the golden age of the bigs, the salad days of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Withey Displays Shooting Skills For Jazz In Pre-Draft Workout

Jeff Withey put his shooting skills on display Wednesday for the Utah Jazz in a tryout that included forwards Christian Watford and Jackie Carmichael. "I thought it went really well," Withey said. "I shot the ball very well. We went up and down (the floor) a little bit; the air's pretty thin up here and I'm not used to that. But overall I felt pretty good about...
Via RealGM
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Kansas C highlights latest Clips' draft workout

The Clippers' slate of draft workouts continued on Monday, when the team brought in four players: two big men and two guards. Jeff Withey, a center out of Kansas, highlights the group, which also includes forward Kenny Kadji (Miami) and guards Matthew Dellavedova (St. Mary's) and Rodney McGruder (Kansas State.) The Clippers hold the 25th pick in the June 27 draft, and before...
Via Fox Sports West
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Knicks Draft Prospect Profile: Jeff Withey

Turn On The Knicks is happy to welcome our newest writer Chris Connolly…make sure to give him a follow right here. Today he continues our Draft Prospect series by looking at Jeff Withey from Kansas.  “I like to model my game after Tyson Chandler defensively. It would be awesome to come here and learn from him, get some stuff from him, and mentor underneath him.” These were...
Via Turn On The Knicks
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

A Few More Names Surface from Celtics' Workouts

There hasn't been any official reports from the Celtics about their workouts with draft prospects, but there has been tidbits of information coming out from tweets and other sources. The Celtics had more workouts this weekend with players including Jeff Withey, Tyler Brown, Troy Daniels, Jon Lee and Trevor Mbakwe. Jeff Withey might be the most intriguing among this group...
Via Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The future is now: breaking down potential Celtics draftee Jeff Withey

So this is going to be a new feature on CelticsLife in the coming weeks leading up to the June 27th draft, just taking a closer look at guys who are projected to be drafted in the mid-first round when the Celtics make their pick (#16 overall). Going to start with the big guys, and one of my personal favorites, Jeff Withey of Kansas. We've taken a brief look at Withey before,...
Via Celtics Life
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Knicks Draft Look In: Jeff Withey

The New York Knicks are need of many positions to add to their roster next year. New York is limited in acquisitions, so the draft is one of their ways to add young talent at an affordable price. One of the positions the Knicks need to get younger at is the center position.  Jeff Withey should be in their sights at the 24th pick. Jeff, at 7 foot 222 pounds, is coming off a very...
Via Knickswag
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

KU duo named to AP All-America Team

LOS ANGELES Kansas redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore and senior center Jeff Withey have been named to the Associated Press All-America Team announced Monday. Three teams of five were named plus an honorable mention list by Associated Press (AP). McLemore was named to the AP Second Team, while Withey was a third-team selection by the 65-member media panel which votes on the All...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Withey Provoked "the Monster"

After notching 25 points and 14 rebounds and thoroughly outplaying Kansas center, Jeff Withey, Michigan freshman Mitch McGary discussed the pregame slight that provoked him, the belief that the Wolverines maintained late, Trey Burke's performance, and more.
Via michigan.scout.com
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Preview Part One: Michigan vs. Kansas

GoBlueWolverine's Sam Webb and Kyle Bogenschutz break down Michigan's matchup with Kansas inside 'Jerry's World,' the key to the Wolverine's success in Auburn Hills, Mitch McGary against Jeff Withey, and the guys go into the locker room for insight from LaVall Jordan and Jeff Meyer.
Via michigan.scout.com
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan game plan hinges on McGary, transition game

Bryan Fuller It’s been addressed exhaustively throughout the week leading up to Michigan’s Sweet Sixteen meeting with Kansas on Friday evening: the battle between Mitch McGary and Kansas senior center Jeff Withey. Withey is an experienced seven-footer and arguably the best shot blocker in the country. McGary is a frenetic, 6-foot-11 freshman energy man that enters the Sweet Sixteen...
Via UM Hoops
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Notebook: Michigan prepping for experienced Jayhawk defense

Two words ought to inspire trepidation in the heart of any player driving to the basket: Jeff Withey. Kansas’s senior center is the defensive stopper for the Jayhawks, the last line in a defense that often doesn’t allow opposing offenses to get that far. But when they do, when an opposing player reaches the rim, he has Withey to deal with. And it’s no picnic. Withey has blocked...
Via UM Hoops
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 3 Kansas 70, North Carolina 58

Kansas got the best of `ol Roy and his Tar Heels once again. Behind the impassioned play of Travis Releford and Jeff Withey, the top-seeded Jayhawks shook themselves out of a first-half slumber and blitzed No. 8 seed North Carolina down the stretch for a 70-58 victory Sunday in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Withey had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Releford finished with...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas ousts UNC from NCAAs with second-half run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas got the best of ol Roy and his Tar Heels once again. Behind the impassioned play of Travis Releford and Jeff Withey, the top-seeded Jayhawks shook themselves out of a first-half slumber and blitzed No. 8 seed North Carolina down the stretch for a 70-58 victory Sunday in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Withey had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss
SAD, SAD DAY

UNC fan sad during loss to Kansas

No. 8 seed North Carolina had a 30-21 lead on No. 1 seed Kansas in the first half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament action in Kansas City... and then it all fell apart in the second half. Kansas would go on to win the game 70-58, to land themselves in the Sweet 16. And after one block in the final minutes from Jayhawks senior center Jeff Withey, the CBS cameras caught one Tar Heels...
Via Sharapova's Thigh
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Missouri Guard Kim English Hates On Kansas’ Jeff Withey

Jeff Withey put on an amazing performance for the Kansas Jayhawks today against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Withey finished with 16 points, 16 rebounds, and 5 blocks, plus a victory that takes Kansas to the Sweet Sixteen. However, not everyone was impressed. Former Missouri guard Kim English, now with the Detroit Pistons, was baffled by...
Via College Spun
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Withey block makes North Carolina kid cry, Tar Heels hurt so bad

Kansas Jayhawks' big man Jeff Withey blocks so hard he makes North Carolina Tar Heels fans cry.
Via Gamedayr
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Second half lifts Kansas to Sweet 16

Kansas got the best of `ol Roy and his Tar Heels once again. Behind the impassioned play of Travis Releford and Jeff Withey, the top-seeded Jayhawks shook themselves out of a first-half slumber and blitzed No. 8 seed North Carolina down the stretch for a 70-58 victory Sunday in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Withey had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Releford finished with...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Jayhawks hang on vs. WKU

Jeff Withey scored 17 points and top-seeded Kansas struggled to put away scrappy Western Kentucky in a 64-57 victory Friday night that avoided what would have been the biggest upset on a day full of them in the NCAA tournament. The Jayhawks (30-5), flummoxed by the Hilltoppers' full-court pressure, trailed 31-30 at halftime. Kansas eventually built an 11-point lead in the second...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 1 Kansas survives WKU's upset bid

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jeff Withey scored 17 points and top-seeded Kansas struggled to put away scrappy Western Kentucky in a 64-57 victory Friday night that avoided what would have been the biggest upset on a day full of them in the NCAA tournament. The Jayhawks (30-5), flummoxed by the Hilltoppers' full-court pressure, trailed 31-30 at halftime. Kansas eventually built an...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Hudy, high-tech weight room KU secret weapon

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Jeff Withey arrived at Kansas with a volleyball player's body, a lanky 7-foot frame that was developed over years of playing on the beaches of his native San Diego. Ben McLemore arrived with a more prototypical basketball player's body, one that he honed while playing on the summer AAU circuit and at Christian Life Center in Humble, Texas. Two entirely...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas leads the pack in wide-open South

Kansas was one of the best teams in the country for much of the season, using the inside-out combo of Jeff Withey and Ben McLemore to post big numbers on the scoreboard and run many opponents off the floor. The Jayhawks might be the most surprising of the No. 1 seeds, though, because they also suffered maybe the season's most inexplicable loss at TCU in February and just last...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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