Arthur's case in Dallas
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is awaiting the results of a Dallas school district investigation into a former South Oak Cliff High teacher's allegation that KU's Darrell Arthur had grades changed to remain eligible during his high school days.
"You are concerned anytime there are allegations against your players," Self said Tuesday. "Talking to respective people : I'm not saying I know positively what transpired, but from what I can gather, if there are issues, they are South Oak Cliff issues or (school district) issues, not college issues."
It's believed Arthur, like his former high school coach, will file a lawsuit against the teacher alleging impropriety.
"I was told 'Shady' will not make a public announcement or say what is going on until down the road," Self said.
Twins not qualified yet
Self said incoming freshmen Marcus and Markieff Morris will not be in town for the start of the first of two sessions of summer school Tuesday.
"They may miss the first session," Self said. "All the others (incoming and returning players) will be here. Mario Little will be here a week later. He has to finish a couple of things (at Chipola CC in Florida)."
Though the Morris twins have not yet qualified for scholarship, Self believes they will be eligible in coming weeks.
Asked if he was worried about their impending eligibility, Self said: "I would not say worried. I know they still have to finish up some stuff."
Rush faring well
Brandon Rush's agent says his client doesn't need to showcase his skills in front of scouts at the Orlando pre-draft camp this week.
"Based on the success he's had and what he has accomplished, there's not the need (to play)," said Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports. "He played in the national championship game in front of all the NBA decision-makers. His body of work speaks for itself."
Bartelstein said Rush is "doing great work," in Chicago. "He's working unbelievably hard, doing everything he's asked. He's been sensational in every way."
Tim Nelson of Watson's, a barber shop on the south side of Ninth Street, just east of Mississippi, while cutting Cole Aldrich's hair Tuesday, urged the KU center to reveal his new nickname.
"Fly Swatter," Aldrich said. "These guys right here came up with it."
Nelson said that next year in the shop the mascot of KU's next opponent would be taped to a fly swatter. Aldrich had 34 blocked shots in 330 minutes as a freshman. In 17 minutes against North Carolina, Aldrich totaled eight points, seven rebounds, and four blocked shots.