Originally published April 6, 2011 at 03:27p.m., updated April 7, 2011 at 12:00a.m.

Tyshawn Taylor, Thomas Robinson to return to KU

More decisions to come

Kansas players Tyshawn Taylor, left, Josh Selby and Thomas Robinson celebrate a bucket and a foul created by teammate Mario Little against Oklahoma State with time dwindling in the second half on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Kansas players Tyshawn Taylor, left, Josh Selby and Thomas Robinson celebrate a bucket and a foul created by teammate Mario Little against Oklahoma State with time dwindling in the second half on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.


Thomas Robinson, who was considered a possible first-round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, and Tyshawn Taylor, a second-rounder at best according to various websites, have decided to return to Kansas University for the 2011-12 school year.

Robinson, a 6-foot-9 junior-to-be from Washington, D.C., and Taylor, a 6-3 senior-to-be from Hoboken, N.J., made their intentions known Wednesday afternoon.

“This is certainly not any new news to us, but I felt it was unfair for us to make a statement until I got back from the Final Four and visited with them individually,” KU coach Bill Self said.

He was given no reason to believe either player was seriously considering turning pro.

“To be quite candid, we’re still smarting over the fact that we lost in the Elite Eight and were so close to putting ourselves in a position to win another (national) championship. We’re disappointed, but one thing about it, the season is officially over for everybody. Even if we played in the championship and even if we played in the Final Four, the season would be over now.

“With that, it’s a new team, a new season and a fresh start. I’m real excited about these two commitments to putting us in a situation to having great success again,” Self added.

KU now is assured of returning its starting point guard in Taylor, who averaged 9.3 points and dished 4.6 assists per game for the Jayhawks, who went 35-3 and won the Big 12 regular-season and postseason tourney titles before falling to VCU in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.

“We had a great year,” Taylor said. “But since the season ended disappointingly, there has been a lot of speculation with fans and on the Internet on what we were going to do. The bottom line is, we’re going to work very hard this offseason and put ourselves in a position to play in that game again and come out with a different result.

“The year was up and down for me, but I feel like I finished on a strong note, and I am ready to carry that momentum into the summer and next year try to have a better season than we had this year,” added Taylor, a Bob Cousy Award finalist who scored in double figures in five of his last six games.

Robinson averaged 7.6 points (off 60.1 percent shooting) and 6.4 rebounds a game his sophomore season.

“This was the most trying year of my life,” said Robinson, whose mom, grandmother and grandfather died during the season. “I want to thank everybody, and I can’t wait to run up and down the court in a packed Allen Fieldhouse next year. I plan on busting my butt this summer to improve my game. I want to take more of a leadership role in us moving forward and winning another league championship and getting to the Final Four.”

The 237-pound Robinson actually plans on adding bulk.

“I don’t know how much bigger I can get, but I’m going to try in the offseason to get bigger. I wouldn’t call it perfect,” he said of his frame. “LeBron (James) is my height, and he’s, like, 250.

“I can add some more weight,” added Robinson, who recorded four double-doubles, including 12 points and 14 rebounds in the Sweet 16 against Richmond.

Self believes Robinson has a tremendous upside.

“I think Thomas has to improve just as much as anybody, because when he plays well, he’s terrific. He can be very inconsistent. He needs to take a step like Markieff (Morris) took this year,” Self said. “His skill set is going to continue to improve. It’s amazing to me the type of year he had considering all of the stuff he went through, just amazing. Hopefully he can play with a free mind and be able to just play as opposed to think and have so many different things going on in his head. He had a great year and will continue to get better.”

‘A great decision’

Jason Smith, who coached Robinson at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., is pleased Robinson will be at KU a third season.

“I think it’s a great decision,” Smith said. “Thomas needs to be in position where he earns more minutes and contributes more playing time in college.”

Smith thinks Robinson may have been a first-round pick this year.

“No question Thomas has NBA upside. It all depends on how he fared in workouts,” Smith said of individual workouts with NBA teams.

Smith said he has been contacted by various “agents and runners and NBA people who do background checks” concerning his former pupil.

“More than I would care,” Smith said. “Absolutely it is crazy what is going on in our game. They may call and say, ‘Do you still have a relationship with Thomas? Is he thinking about entering the draft?’ I direct all questions to his current coaches.”

Smith said Robinson never really seemed all that interested in leaving KU after just two seasons.

“I spoke briefly with him Monday. It was more that his mind was made up, but had a few questions. He wanted to hear from as many people as possible that he was making the right decision. He wants to compete for, and win, a national championship and have a chance to hopefully earn a bigger role next year. He absolutely loves Kansas,” Smith said.

Buddies to be reunited

Robinson is now assured of playing on the same college team with his former Brewster teammate, Naadir Tharpe. The 6-foot Tharpe averaged 14.5 points and 6.0 assists in leading Brewster to a 31-3 record and spot in the national prep school semifinals. He also started at point for last year’s national title team.

“Naadir gets a chance to play with Thomas again. Both are excited about it,” Smith said. “Thomas, like most of our alums, said he would be coming back for a visit to our school this spring (where he and Tharpe can work out).”

Tharpe said Robinson is “one of my good friends. When I committed, he texted me and said, ‘Welcome to the Jayhawks.’ I have a friend at KU in Thomas. We are real close and talk a lot.”

Tharpe, the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council player of the year, scored 10 points and dished seven assists against no turnovers in the recent East-West All-America game in Houston.

“He played very well,” said Smith, who coached the East team to victory.

More decisions coming

KU’s Marcus and Markieff Morris and Josh Selby have yet to announce whether they will return to KU or turn pro. Players have until April 24 to enter their names in the draft. They have until May 8 to withdraw if they do not sign with an agent.

According to, Marcus Morris will be taken 15th, Markieff 19th and Selby 27th in Round One of this year’s draft. Robinson is now listed as No. 13 pick in the first round of the 2012 draft. Taylor is No. 5 and Elijah Johnson No. 15 in Round Two in ’12.


atexasjhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Congratulations! Your medal and certificate will come in the mail.

100 10 years, 6 months ago

Great news.

The only questions I have is for our Morris twins:

Do you guys really want to miss the best year of your life together?

Are you really gonna let VCU be your last college memory?

It's gonna be a party in the Phog next year....

We'd like you along for some Twinilla Spice...

The art class is already working on the the Twinomination posters. To make the Twinilla Spice posters, due to a low spring budget, the art class first needs to hear from you about your plans for next year.

Separate or together?

We love you guys either way. But man we don't want you to miss the Jayhawk ride next year that kicks off with the Champions Classic & a Madison Square Garden matchup against the University of Kalipari!!!!

If our votes count..... We want you together next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fareasthawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Yeah. Do it for the art class? What dude want's be called Twinilla Spice?

100 10 years, 6 months ago

FarEast: Let me guess. You're a twin & have a brother you've been with since birth 24 hours a day 7 days a week.... And both of your games are spicy.

Since you are an expert, and Twinilla Spice is challenging a man's mancard or skill in your estimation, can you please give us a more appropriate knickname for our favorite twins?

JayHawkFanToo 10 years, 6 months ago

I agree with fareasthawk; Twinilla Spice sounds un-dude like. How about:

The Slim and Slam Show...

Mick and Mack Attack...

Just Twin Baby...

The Twin-minators...

The Twin-timedators

Just Twin and Grin...


The Goal: Twin-it-all...

Want more? I expect full credit (and royalties)...LOL.

Tim Bingaman 10 years, 6 months ago

I was in Houston for the Final 4 and saw Rodman. T-Rob can be the next WORM with another year in Larry!

Tyshawn was the Jayhawk of the Tourney in my Opinion. I LOVE the fact that he is going to be cutting and slashing for us next year

ROCK CHALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John Sheehan 10 years, 6 months ago

Solid - T-Rob's statement says it all about what to root for next year.

TT has chance to be special if he plays like he did after suspension.

Mark Wooden 10 years, 6 months ago

Thanks Thomas. You have had to become a man way to soon in your life. You are the rock that this team needs next year.

DXJhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Great news - I think both players have a chance to play themselves into decent draft positions with great years. Definately want to see TRob succeed with a monster year.

kltbadboyz 10 years, 6 months ago

Thank goodness TRob will be back. If the twins leave, the team needs to build around TRob. Josh Selby would be a fool to leave. No one has been drafted first round shooting 37% fg. He needs to learn a lesson from TRob.

Hank Cross 10 years, 6 months ago

Great news. Even if Selby leaves, there are still the fixings for a S16 team if we can get another big.

d_prowess 10 years, 6 months ago

I think this means the Twins are gone. They would have announced together (FOE after all) if they were all staying. The twins probably announce their entrance in the draft tomorrow so Taylor and TRob have their day in the media today.

BewareOfThePhogOnTheWater 10 years, 6 months ago

Not necessarily. The Morri may want their own announcement on another day regardless of what they are going to do. Personally, I wouldn't hire an agent in any case until after the lockout issue has been resolved. But, I'm not a 20 year old kid either.

KU_alum_2001 10 years, 6 months ago

The lockout issue won't be resolved by the time the deadline arrives so...

But your point may be valid. I hope they return but agree that the commentary above would give the impression that they're leaving.

Gregor Southard 10 years, 6 months ago

agreed, I think the twins desire to play together may win out. However, they're ready for the NBA. Selby on the otherhand, I hope he doesn't become the next Julian Wright. Who is playing for anyway?

akl6593 10 years, 6 months ago

I thought just the opposite! I thought this for sure meant the Morri would stay...the drama! We will have to wait and see!

akl6593 10 years, 6 months ago we know! So long Big of luck to both of you!

akl6593 10 years, 6 months ago

Don't get me wrong...I am thrilled Trob is staying...I am happy TT is too but didn't really expect him to leave so don't have as strong a reaction to his news...if that makes sense. When I read the news though I thought I bet the twins are staying too because of Trob, their Mother, Jayla, to play together one more year, make another run and to get their degrees. I thought it was funny that someone else had the exact opposite take. FOE!!!

Dan Pawlowski 10 years, 6 months ago

Really, after all that has happened to TRob and him having to worry about his sister , you did not think he would go pro? I love having him back but I would not have been surprised or blamed him if he left to pursue some security for him and his sister. I am also wondering if the potential lockout had a lot to do with it.

Jonathan Allison 10 years, 6 months ago

it looks like the "didn't expect him to leave" comment was only in regard to Taylor.

LAJayhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

I think it means the twins need more time to decide. And they do. Both are very, very likely to be 1st round picks. They need to get a better feel for where they will be and weigh that against not being able to play together anymore. Very tough decision, I am sure.

From the sound of this article, it was basically understood by the coaching staff and those close to the two of them that TRob and TT would be back. Twins have much more to consider.

While I'm guessing Morii are both going to go, I don't expect them to make up their minds and announce for a couple of weeks.

My $.02

KUlancer 10 years, 6 months ago

Really glad about this decision, even if it's not a surprise. I'm excited to see how Tyshawn performs next year, considering how much he improved after returning from suspension. TRob will be a monster - good opportunity to polish his offensive game and (somehow) get bigger. RCJH

hawksfan08 10 years, 6 months ago

Call me crazy but I think the way taylor finished the season, if he keeps his head on (big if) he can contend for all big 12 honors. And robinson will obviously improve even more under Manning.

The twins not being mentioned in here, and Trob saying he's assuming a leadership role makes me think they're gone.

Jonathan Allison 10 years, 6 months ago

I thought the same thing about Robinson's statement about taking a leadership role.

We've got our core for next season, now let's add a little depth.

Jabez Harlan 10 years, 6 months ago

Taylor will also have surgery on his finger this offseason so he won't have to wear the tape on his shooting hand next season. Taylor is going to have a monster senior year!

kufankam 10 years, 6 months ago

not disagreeing with you that we could/should read TROB's sentiments about leadership as foreshadowing that the twins are gone. however, i think it should be stated - TROB, and anyone else for that matter, is sorely mistaken if they ever mistook the twins for leaders. they were, no doubt our go-to guys on the floor and our best players. yet, i would contend that if they were looked to as our leaders, it is no wonder we did not play for the title. i think they possess the qualities to be leaders, but your leaders can't be numero uno on every official in the country's "hit" list. while i think that some of the "intentional fouls" were a bit circumstantial based on the "new elbow rule", there is no denying there were far too many extra-curricular boneheaded moves at the hands of the twins. the tourney is a prime example. a leader shuts up and lets their play do the talking. i, for one, hope the twins come back and show that they can grow up as men as much as they grew as players last year!

Dick Murdock 10 years, 6 months ago

Dude! Those were longest sentences I've ever seen together in the same paragraph!

Jonathan Allison 10 years, 6 months ago

It only appears as though they are long sentences, due to the lack of capitalization.

kufankam 10 years, 6 months ago

Sorry about that :) I rarely capitalize in informal settings such as these. I guess, looking back, it could have helped break it up a bit. My bad...

kufankam 10 years, 6 months ago

Sorry about that :) I rarely capitalize in informal settings such as these. I guess, looking back, it could have helped break it up a bit. My bad...

Jacobpaul81 10 years, 6 months ago

Selby won't leave. Markieff and Marcus will not hurt themselves with one more year of college. If anything, they could improve their draft number. It's still very likely they will return, especially with this announcement. Add Releford, EJ, Royce and the new recruits, and KU will enter the season #1. If Marcus or Markieff or both jump, that just opens up another spot or two for Bill to recruit bigs. He already has 2 spots to fill and a list of 7-8 players he's trying to get to fill them.

KU_alum_2001 10 years, 6 months ago

You're probably smoking crack but if ever I wanted someone on crack to be right, it's now.

However... the idea that they'll improve their draft number and that it's "still very likely they will return" are both a bit of a stretch. At best, I'd say there's "still a chance" they return.

And with Sullinger and Hamilton staying and this being a weak draft, I doubt their draft position moves up with another year.

KU_alum_2001 10 years, 6 months ago

Turdferguson!!! Point for you. Great reference and username.

Jabez Harlan 10 years, 6 months ago

I agree on the Morris twins leaving for th NBA. Selby's draft stock could not be lower at this point. has him pegged at 38th.

He will stay one more year and be a lottery pick next year after he helps KU wins an NC.

Dirk Medema 10 years, 6 months ago

The top half is fairly solid. The Selby half is steeped in frustration and blame. Josh has Coach's blessing to go and workout, especially since he has taken care of his responsibilities on campus. It means he is getting evaluated, which just helps focus and motivate him for the off season. Josh will fit into Self's system just fine. He just went through a frustrating end of the year and pressed way too hard. He will make a fabulous 3 man rotation at the 1-2 with TT & EJ - especially if he can settle in with his (50%) 3-ball again, and help the other 2 in the process.

The 3 could play together, but I'm guessing we have more wings besides Travis & BMac by the time camp gets here. It will be interesting to see who else joins TRob and Withey up front.

David Howell 10 years, 6 months ago

Chance of Twins returning - 0.001% / Chance of a new tattoo - 100% ! Clue in ........ Those bozos supposedly went out on the town in LA (?) with a new agent looking for clients. Something tells me they didn't have $$ to pay for the airfare, lodging, and the night on the town.

Fred Davis 10 years, 6 months ago

I'm happy for both of these young men, and while I think most expect T-Rob to be even more of a beast next season, the real question is what kind of Tyshawn are we going to get next year. If he keeps his head on straight, the kid could have a special year... But I think we've been asking for a full season of a level-headed Tyshawn for three years now... Maybe the fourth year - after getting embarrassed by VCU on National TV - will be the charm...

Dirk Medema 10 years, 6 months ago

TT had a solid game. The others got embarrased, and TT has played better, but not embarrased.

BewareOfThePhogOnTheWater 10 years, 6 months ago

This is great news! We are really happy to have you both back next year. Can't wait to watch you in AFH and the tournament. Rock Chalk Jayhawk F.O.E.

JRandall 10 years, 6 months ago

Some Great News.. Thanks TT and TRob.

bg_duck1 10 years, 6 months ago

Man I thought Tyshawn was going to the draft for sure

Theutus 10 years, 6 months ago

Was he even on any draft boards? I don't think he had much choice...

I hope he keeps his head on straight going into next season, he played great post suspension...

Dale Kroening 10 years, 6 months ago

Yeah, he was on a few, but all mid to late 2nd round.

blackhawkjayhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

If I were the Morris twins......return for your senior year and win an NC.....make a package deal with a European team for 1 or 2 years - live large, travel overseas, see the world....return to the NBA post-draft and negotiate another package your money....pick a great community in which to play and the dream

justinryman 10 years, 6 months ago

Funny stuff right there, I think that pretty much summed up 3/4's of MU's fan base and their feelings. Oh well be the laughing stalk you are.

NotWiller 10 years, 6 months ago

Just wet myself. Funniest thing I've seen in a long, long time!!!

Jeff Coffman 10 years, 6 months ago

Instant Classic...hopefully will be seen on the new KU network during commercials.

Andy Tweedy 10 years, 6 months ago

Hitler wants Quin back? That's the funniest thing I've heard all day!!!

Jeremy Bolinger 10 years, 6 months ago

Way to step the F up and finally be a leader Taylor. I love the comment he made about being pissed off. You can tell this team next season, as well as coach Self, will play with a huge chip on their shoulder. Good Lord I wish late night were tomorrow. This would be awesome!

burnedout 10 years, 6 months ago

You bet!! Next year they will go 34-0 into the tournament and be the first number one seed in the history of the tournament to get beat by a 16 seed!! That would pretty much cement our place in history. Rock Choke, Baby!!! Next year maybe we can put some other obscure team on the basketball map, like the Hartford Hawks or possibly the UMBC Retrievers. Bring it on...

Dale Kroening 10 years, 6 months ago

Another TROLL, hate on loser..................

John Boyle 10 years, 6 months ago

Classy!.........not!!!!!!! what a pathetic loser.

JayhawkBigXII 10 years, 6 months ago

Proof that Mizzery is slipping even further into irrelivance... and that therapy doesn't work on a petrified turd.

jayhawkinATL 10 years, 6 months ago

Welcome back, guys!!! TRob - may you truly have an enjoyable college experience next so deserve it!!!

Thomas Michaud 10 years, 6 months ago

There's a good score for Self and the team as a whole ... not recruiting a homerun, but a huge score nonetheless in returning experience and to be mentors for the incoming recruits.

irussell 10 years, 6 months ago

So glad to have you back for another great season! You give your fans so much!

bradynsdad 10 years, 6 months ago

I think with all the love the jayhawk nation showed trob this year he felt he needed to come back as a thank you. With the twins probably leaving Taylor knew he would be the voice of this team. Lets hope he makes even bigger strides then when he came back from suspension. I would like to see the effort he gave during the Texas title game everytime on the court.

justinryman 10 years, 6 months ago

This is great news not only for KU fans but for coach Self, Thomas and Tyshawn. This team will grow with them leading it and they too will grow from it being around the program one more year.

Glad to see things looking up.

Jayhawk For Life (J.F.L.)

Trey Hohman 10 years, 6 months ago

TRob's dedication to KU given the year he's had is akin to Bo Kimble's Left Handed Tribute to Hank Gathers. My prediction is that he will be a TOP 5 Pick in the next NBA Draft if he plays like he is capable of --- and Tyshawn will be a late-first rounder.....Best news I've heard all week. COME BACK SELBY!!!! WE NEED YOU TOO!!!!

misfire 10 years, 6 months ago

A great nucleus to build on for next year! Thanks, Tyshawn and TRob!

KEITHMILES05 10 years, 6 months ago

These two young men have grown up to be men's men. I'm proud of them! TRob has gone through so much this year it's difficult to understand how he has continued to go forward. Bless his heart.........AND.....Tyshawn has had his problems but tackled them head on to the point of learning the hard way and being a man again. Keep on going guys!

milehighhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

The hell are you talking about? Did you even watch him the last several games of the season?

Jabez Harlan 10 years, 6 months ago

You may be able to peg some of the blame for the loss to UNI on Taylor but you really need to open your eyes on the VCU game. Morningstar and Reed were the biggest letdowns in that game. Neither one of them could hit a shot.

Taylor was arguably the best player for KU against VCU. He was definitely the best guard. He was the only perimeter player that would drive to the rim either to shoot or to dish.

Also, Taylor may be immature, but I don't see arrogance in him and I have no idea where you can find evidence that he is a thug! I would like to see you back that statement up or shut up!!

waywardJay 10 years, 6 months ago

I think he just reads theutus and High Elite major and draws off their cocky cynicism.

Tyshawn now = Senior.

Senior floor leader, from the upper northeast returned with a chance to show his mettle in the clutch. As guards, unless Selby comes back.... which would be the best decision of his life.... Tyshawn becomes the vocal lead guard. Fresh with the painful memories of goodbyes to sherron, brady, and tyrel in his backcourt. Eventually all that loss has to add up to a win.

Speaking of Loss, No one deserves a title more than Robinson. My simple abilities do not do his legacy at Kansas justice quite yet. If half of us could be the man he is going to become, it would be a lot better world. That being said, we are a witness to one of the worst basketball games ever played ( not played in the big 10-11-12 ), specifically for such a meaningful game. Let the NCAA be learnt to how pimping you next up and comer ( yeah I'm talking about you Smart ) one round too far cost you the chance of an elite championship game.... L'est you not make that mistake again when Kansas gets dumped in the mid-major bracket AGAIN. If Ever you fixed a tournament because of it's side stories..... At least do this one right.

BCRavenJHawkfan 10 years, 6 months ago

Please forgive me regarding what I'm thinking about all this "news'. Those thoughts involve Julian Wright.

Jonathan Allison 10 years, 6 months ago

not gonna happen with Robinson.

I remember Julian promising that he was going to come back to KU for his junior year and earn his degree. What I don't remember is whether that was before of after the end of the season.

Either way, Julian was a lottery pick. Robinson is mid to late first round at best. He's a top 10 pick next year though if he improves his footwork underneath, increases his range out to 15-18 ft, improves his FT shooting to at least 65%, and stays out of early foul trouble consistently.

Jocelyn Kennedy 10 years, 6 months ago

Pretty sure Julian declared the week after the Final Four and hired an agent right away so there was no hope of his backing out - I was so disappointed.

Kevin Studer 10 years, 6 months ago

With TRob, plus the wings and backcourt we'll have next year, this will be another great year!

SNOWWIS 10 years, 6 months ago


I have a HUGE Man-Crush on T-ROB. I have been waiting on this news all week. He is going to be a major stud this year.

Tyshaun was looking great at the end of the year. Keep working on that drive and dish TT.

Justin Carlson 10 years, 6 months ago

Sweet T-ROB is the center of this team points rebounds and emotional leader!!

TT will have is best year yet!!!

And by the way, HEY BILL CAN Travis Releford play next year? I was just wondering if you could find a way to get him in the rotation now that we got rid of 3 seniors you felt like you had to play all 3 even though TR should have played in front both BM and ML!

PhogAdvisory 10 years, 6 months ago

I'd be lying if I said I didn't do a little computer-chair-dance when I read the headline. No real surprise about TT, but I was a bit nervous about TRob, given his family situation. Glad to have them both back and already excited about next season.

Now guys, for your first off-season workout: get some FOE magic goin' and talk the others into sticking around, too. It's bad enough that we're losing our Kansas guards, don't make us lose our twins, too!

In other news: Approx. 191 days till Late Night. XD

woodscolt 10 years, 6 months ago

There isn't a guard in the country we could bring in that would be more valuable to us than taylor. There isn't a better big (than Robinson) available in the country . Selby is just praying that he can do well in workouts and improve his stock into the first round. Bet the thought of coming back to KU after his disastrous year is terrorizing to him. The twins are long gone. They are just taken care of some business before they say farewell.

Only thing that would change things is if the NBA has a lockout. The timing on that will be bad. Won't happen soon enough to make a difference.

Hawks will have less depth but will put a formidable 6 or 7 on the court. Withey needs to have a morris twins summer or he will just be a good role player but not a force. Gohawks

Dale Kroening 10 years, 6 months ago

No ifs about it, there will be a lockout.

KU_alum_2001 10 years, 6 months ago

TRob and TT, thank you! You can rest easy knowing that Jayhawks everywhere will be in your corner again next year with far better support than any other program's fans.

As for the Morris Bros, I believe they will leave and the wording above would suggest that... BUT...



Sullinger has said he'll stay; Hamilton and Thompson have said they'll stay; and now Zeller and Henson say they're staying so...

anything is possible. I mean I still doubt they stay but... After all, they'll be the Top 2 picks in the draft at the rate things are going now. Ha ha... but seriously, who thought that Sullinger, Hamilton, and Henson would stick around??? It does kind of suck, though, because if we lose the twins and other teams keep their stars, it's going to make it that much more of an uphill battle next year. Then again, UNC, UT, and OSU aren't mid-majors so maybe we'll be just fine. Sighhhh....

tomkeegslovechild 10 years, 6 months ago

Worst scenario possible: The twins do come back, we win the title, oooops! they took improper benefits from a wanna-be agent.

MimiHawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Another year of watching T-Rob - THE best looking man in college hoops !!!

Troll_or_AntiTroll 10 years, 6 months ago

How come nobody's listed a projected starting 5 yet? I love it when you guys do that.

Kevin Huffman 10 years, 6 months ago

This goes on the assumption that Selby and both Morris's leave.....

Taylor McLemore Releford Tho. Robinson Withey

First one off the bench = E.Johnson to play 1,2, or 3 even Tharpe = next off the bench to run the point. As I said before Woolridge should see more time....mostly at the 2. Teahen will see some time even next year unless we really reload...mostly at the 3.

I suspect any more recruits we get should be in the frontcourt. DEFINITELY, don't need any more G's.....did need McLemore though with the losses of Reed, Morningstar, Little & likely Selby all.

Spencer Goff 10 years, 6 months ago

One of two things needs to happen to that lineup.

  1. Withey gains about 20 lbs of muscle in the off -season.

  2. Withey gains about 30 lbs of muscle in the off -season.

That is all.

sreigle 10 years, 6 months ago

Excellent! Two good "keeps" that will represent our University well!

jayhawkbymarriage 10 years, 6 months ago

Great news! Thanks T-Rob and TT. I would love to see the twins back but it is unlikely to happen. I am anxious to see if Selby can do more than he did this season. But wonder if his Vegas workouts and such will put him at risk for another suspension. We need him all season or not at all. If the twins were already out and about possibly on an agent's dime in California, as has been reported, they are already done.

No matter what I am a Jayhawk fan! I trust HCBS will put together a great team.

tomkeegslovechild 10 years, 6 months ago

Glad T-Rob and Tyshawn are coming back... we are still in trouble unless we get some depth down low. We need D. Daniels and maybe a juco big to help out.

Greg Lux 10 years, 6 months ago

The Lord works in mysterious ways .. Now let's see if he has another special gift for us

Rock Chalk

Alohahawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Yee, Gawds, Shades of Jaybate!

Great news. Self just need to fill in some bulk in the middle, if the Morri both leave early.

Assuming Mk, Mc and Selby leave - starting five will be TT, EJ, BMc, TRob and ? (Withey, if puts in the effort this summer, or Releford. Possibly, a new big.) Off the bench: Tharpe, Teahan, Woolridge, and Wesley.

Jabez Harlan 10 years, 6 months ago

Gotta say, I don't think God cares about collegiate sports.

Page Butler 10 years, 6 months ago

When you all are thinking about next year don't forget we have Conner Teahan coming back from his redshirt year. We are gonna win it all next year.

treed14ku 10 years, 6 months ago

I see Conner made himself a LJW account. HAHA

Dyrk Dugan 10 years, 6 months ago

excellent news! they sound like they're very committed....TT was outstanding after his's kicked in...and TRob just needs to develop consistency....but with all he went through this year, it definitely is a tribute to him, to have as much production as he had.

now, we just need the twins to commit to another more year of more year to get to that Final 4 and a chance for the title!

Go Jayhawks!

Robert Robinson 10 years, 6 months ago

These are my favorite type if players. No offense to the Morris twins, Aldrich and so on, but the guys that stick around and keep suiting up in the crimson and blue are what I love about jayhawk basketball. I don't blame 20 year old kids for leaving for millions but remember guys, these are the best years of your life. Take as much in as you can. Its very easy to go from college hero to NBA zero.

That being said. Thanks for the commitment to your team and your fans fellas!

Hail_To_Thee 10 years, 6 months ago

TRob will have given the same amount of years next year that the Twins have given. They've payed their dues. If they leave, much love and respect to them. If they stay, LTFO (look the f**k out).

GabrielMichael 10 years, 6 months ago

Great news guys! We are thrilled to have you back!

Now call your buddy Josh and tell him' we are getting the band back together'!!!

Dale Kroening 10 years, 6 months ago

Pretty smart to enter the draft if your a lock for the 1st round, and thats what the twins are looking at. Id love for them to stay, and actually think they could improve, but that wouldnt necessarily improve their stock for next season as it will be a much deeper and talented draft. The only concern would be the pending lockout, but if they feel they will get through the lockout ok, so be it, good luck guys.

Spencer Goff 10 years, 6 months ago

I'm stoked now baby.

Have to say that TT was probably the most improved of any player I can remember, and it sounds like he and TRob are stoked for next season.

Off topic, I just jogged home from work for like the first time in what feels like seventy years. I think I coughed up a lung somewhere. But this news made it aaaaaaall better.

treed14ku 10 years, 6 months ago

I thought Bonnie was going to get fired. Did any of you see the women's national title? The two star players for A&M were from KC. Bonnie can't even recruit her own backyard. Zenger needs to get it together.

Dan Harris 10 years, 6 months ago

Thought the same thing watching the game last night.

treed14ku 10 years, 6 months ago

I thought Bonnie was going to get fired. Did any of you see the women's national title? The two star players for A&M were from KC. Bonnie can't even recruit her own backyard. Zenger needs to get it together.

Steve Gantz 10 years, 6 months ago

Now if TT can visit a shrink during the offseason so his head is right. Glad about TRob, really thought he needed another year. As for the Twins, I think they're gone, but maybe this will inspire them to come back and change the bad memories of UNI and VCU.

Ashwin Rao 10 years, 6 months ago

I won't mind if the Morris Bros decide to leave. They did their share (Thanks, BTW), and somehow, even though we won games, we were not the usual Kansas side while they were in the team. It is nice to have a chip on your shoulder, but first order of business is to win games the right way. We were into so many distractions (mugging players during games, verbally attacking opponents before and during the game etc... I am not blaming Morris Brothers solely because that spread to others as well, including Morningstar). I agree that this is a competitive game, but good teams, with talent don't resort to those tactics. I am very excited with what the next year will bring us. With TROB & Tyshawn back, and with a true PG... we will be hard to beat!

Ed Brown 10 years, 6 months ago


Saw it early in the season and reappear often. Not typical Kansas hoops behavior. We always play with enthusiasm but some of the blatant fouls and bullying not only took the twins out of their game but brough the team down. TRob was the real inspiration this year and now will be THE MAN next year.

Ashwin Rao 10 years, 6 months ago

Raiser, I appreciate your viewpoint, but I still feel that "toughness" does not have to show up as trash talking and elbowing. It needs to show up during the game, against other great teams.

Great teams (both NBA & College) show good clean basketball on the court. We have had too many "incidents" to ignore. I have never doubted Self, who has played his hand that he was dealt with in an admiring manner. I personally (and I agree, that it is MY opinion, and mine alone) feel that at KU we needs to rise above that and be a cleaner program. I agree with you that no elbows were thrown during the post-season, but the "chippyness" during the NCAA games were also not necessary.

rwhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Agreed. It was pretty "tough" to tell VCU that their "run ends here"...I'd prefer them to have a chip on their shoulders and their yappers shut. But that's just me.

Jocelyn Kennedy 10 years, 6 months ago

Yay!!! Woohoo!!!! Yippeeeee!!!! Wise move, men. T-Rob's my hero and I was just waiting to see what decision Tyshawn made to see how mature he is. I have every confidence both will work hard this summer and make us all proud next year running up and down AFH!!! Can't wait!

Phogz 10 years, 6 months ago

Good job TT and TR!

Excited to watch you guys for another season!

James Hagedorn 10 years, 6 months ago

Great news guys!!! Now lets at least talk Selby into comin back... the kids got outstanding potential and I'd love to see him live up to it, and then head out and make his money! Maybe the morris twins too if they haven't got all their stuff bought for em in LA, which I'm sure they have... Haha, Thanks again, and can't wait to wo watch next year... RCJH!

Tony Bandle 10 years, 6 months ago

1] Regarding the twins, has anyone asked Angel? Something tells me she may have something to say about whatever her boys want to do. 2] A previous poster asked for a starting line-up: Easier said than done but I'll give it a shot. TRob and TT for sure. Travis after a good summer's workout. Since I have seen him play, Ben-Mac will surprise you all [if we can get him to actually be a little more selfish and dominate.] That leaves either Withey or Daniels if he comes. 3] I am sure all of you can come up with any number of variations. 4] Then again, let's go guard- TT,Elijah,Josh, Ben-Mac and TRob. :}

Joe Baker 10 years, 6 months ago

I hate the whole DD and dook thing. I don't like it. I'm really afraid ol' Coach K nabs him. I can't believe a recruit would go with a team at the very last minute. Dook came in really late with DD and they have a real need for him with Singlar gone.

I hope I'm wrong and overreacting, but since they came into the pic, Coachk K's dookie influence is really strong.

NotWiller 10 years, 6 months ago

Great, great news! TT made major, major gains in the late season. Props to him and Self's handling of what looked like a volatile but necessary episode. I'm hopeful and positive about his senior campaign, despite being a regular critic in the past.

TRob will dominate. I get goose bumps thinking about him w/ even quicker feet after another off season of working with Manning. Remember how, even in the early season this year, he was just a bit too slow w/ his hands? Hands were twice as fast at the end of the season as they were at the beginning, and I think we're going to see that w/ the feet next year.

Is anyone else looking forward to seeing Releford in action next year? I can't wait!!

My starting 5 is a smaller line up than we're used to, but it would be hella fast: 1: TT 2: Selby (he went to Vegas to gather info, he'll get what he went for, and he'll do the smart thing and come back) 3: Ben 4: Releford (favoring mid-range and longer jumpers over posting up) 5: Trob

This leaves EJ coming off the bench, which I'm not crazy about. EJ did a great job, and I would love to see him play a bigger role next year.

We're definitely loaded on the perimeter.

WITHEY: rock out w/ your #$%^^ out this off season!!! Hudy and Manning are the first two in your speed dial. Protein is your friend. Drills for hand and foot speed are your your destiny!!

Trey Hohman 10 years, 6 months ago

TRob is going to lead the Nation in rebounding @ 16.5 per game. Last year he was # 3 Nationally in both Offensive & Defensive Rebound Percentage.

shinguard 10 years, 6 months ago

Perhaps there is more to TT than meets the eye. I was not going to be surprised if he decided to transfer. After all, that would have been the logical thing for a person with an over-inflated ego and a self-centered attitude to do. He could have transferred and found a lessor program that would worship him regardless of if he earns that respect. That way he would never have to heard about his own short comings.

As a father of 3, I am always more interested in how my kids react to their own mistakes. Do they ignore them and blame them on something else? Or, do they own up to them and work to improve upon them. What do you do when you get knocked down? ....

Since the suspension, we all noticed a positive change in TT's game. I think he has grown up a ton in the last month. He seems to have learned that when you smell blood, don't try to be a hero. Continue to run the team in manor that got you there.

KU got knocked down in the NCAA all too early. TT spent this whole year getting knocked down (by his own doing - I know). He will be a senior next year and based on his track record of getting back up facing his mistakes, I think he will emerge as a rock and leader.

It does take courage for TT to come back after all his mishaps but I can tell he feels like he can be the leader we all hope to see.

Congrats TT we are proud of you!

jayhawkliz 10 years, 6 months ago

Thrilled T. Rob. and T.T. are staying. Could care less about Selby!

Jeff Kilgore 10 years, 6 months ago

Because of his special circumstance, it's very humbling to see Robinson make this decision. It's also heartening to see the number of Jayhawks here on the board who have put the VCU loss to rest and are excited about next year.

I also agree with one poster above about Tyshawn Taylor's finishing strong. He plays with tremendous heart. Even though he doesn't show his emotions, his hustle is there. Sometimes I think our fanbase misses what he brings to the game.

I know that I am as excited about the future of KU basketball as I have ever been, and that's been awhile. As a boy in the 1960s, I remember getting out of bed before surnrise (in my undies) to fetch the Hutch News to find out late KU scores and other bball scores. I would've gotten dressed, but I was just to excited to know the scores!

RCJH!! Here's to next year!

redlegger 10 years, 6 months ago

Tyshawn is the Man!

Words can't describe TRob!

You two are some bad-ass Jayhawks!


ny05ks08 10 years, 6 months ago

I am so glad TRob returning, not so sure about what TT will be next year, given the instability and poor shooting of him the last 3 yrs. I hope Selby will be back. Anyway, whatever team we have, it will be better than VCU this year, so we should expect them to play into at least FF next season.

HawkKlaw 10 years, 6 months ago

I'm glad they'll both be back at KU next season. Tyshawn will bring senior leadership at the point (hopefully he's learned from his mistakes) and TRob will dominate in the paint. That makes losing the twins a little less devastating, if they do go pro. Rock chalk!

eslice 10 years, 6 months ago

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jayhawker_97 10 years, 6 months ago

absolutely wise decisions, guys!! fans really appreciated what you just did here. we have faith you won't disappoint us next season!!

mispay4ku 10 years, 6 months ago

:) Great news!! So happy TRob is sticking around; I think he has everything it takes to be a leader. And TT coming back is icing on the already sweet cake! RCJH.

ny05ks08 10 years, 6 months ago

I have the uneasy feeling that TT will cost us a game in the tournament, like Collins did in 2010. Hopefully it will just be a feeling...

David Howell 10 years, 6 months ago

If TRob can stay out of foul trouble most games, he has the true potential to be an all-time rebounding champion. If Taylor improves as much as he did in the 2nd half of the season we are only missing more BIGS at this point for another run. Withey showed zero improvement this year so I know we can't count on him ..............

Thanks for one more years guys !!

jmartens007 10 years, 6 months ago

It's funny that Taylor thought he had to make a formal announcement that he was going to come back for his senior season. What else was he going to do? Go and skip his senior season to enter the Draft into Turkey's league? He sure as hell wasn't getting drafted into the NBA this year.

KUbsee69 10 years, 6 months ago

I believe that he was just responding to media hype. Right after the VCU game, he was asked about the NBA and said that he was not one of the players with that decision to make. But the media, and others, like web-posters, wouldn't quit asking and speculating. Therefore, I think he felt obligated to put it to bed.

jmuench 10 years, 6 months ago

I really find the crap that Marc Spears wrote about the twins being in Los Angeles, quite funny. I follow both the twins on twitter, and Marcus was in Houston for the Wooden All American dinner all weekend when the story came out, and then he was back to class on the fourth. I also have a buddy in a class of theirs and he said that Marcus was in class on thursday So I do not know how Marcus was out partyin' in LA, and then hitched a flight to Houston for the dinner. I think if they do come back, then it will have to do with them having never been seperated before; still I think them coming back is quite a long shot. But, I'm prayin for some good news here in the next few days!

fareasthawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Getting TRob back is the best news of the offseason. We would be hurting in the post w/o him. He's set for a breakout yr. He has the potential to dominate a la Derrick Williams. With one more yr under Manning, it should happen.
The Twins really need to go. I would love for them to stay and maybe playing together for one more year is worth it to them. But their draft stock isn't going to get much higher. Plus, they've done what they needed to do in college (well, minus the degree and NC). They have improved greatly since their freshman yr and done so much for the team. It's time. I wish them well.
I hope TT can play all year like he did in the post season. He was so inconsistent for most of the season and now that we have seen he how he can play I hope he doesn't regress. He needs to nail those floaters. During the year people made references to him playing like Rondo. It's a stretch, but he's shown glimpses of greatness. I'm not sure what to think about Selby. I don't think it's a for sure sign that he's leaving by working out in Vegas. He's just trying to get an idea where he stands. If anything it gets him more familiar with the scouts for the future. I really don't see how any scout could watch any of his game film from this year and think he's ready for the NBA. However, they draft so many people on potential. He does have tremendous potential, but will it be realized? With one more year where he's healthy, plays every game, and is used to the college game he could be great. I think he has the potential to be a lottery pick in the future. I'm not saying he will...but there's potential. If he leaves I am not really sure it will hurt us as a team. We have enough guards. That being said, I do hope he stays and shows us why he was such a high recruit. He needs to do whatever Kemba did last summer.

hawkmaster 10 years, 6 months ago

KU's post presence will be a big issue next season. Assuming the twins are gone, Withey will almost be a starter by default (unless BS elects to go with 4 guards), along with TRob. I'm not sure why KU had such a weak recruiting class for next 2011 season (only #91 rated PG Tharpe and recent signee #17 McLemore). KU is not ranked in Rivals top 30 2011 recruiting classes, but estimated to be around #45 in recruiting class among all NCAA teams. KU whiffed on most of the guys it went after. There is not much left out there now, the best 2011 recruits have been committed for a long time. Out of the top 150 recruits for 2011, only 12 remain uncommitted (and most of those are guards). KU is still after #9 rated Daniels (6'8", 180 lbs), Duke is now recruiting him hard at the last minute. But if he comes to KU he will not be thick enough to start on the blocks his freshmen year. Lets face it, even if KU lands McLemore and Daniels, these were two recruits that most of the major teams did not want because of attitude, grades eligibility, they are a risk - - there is a reason they were still available this late. Of the remaining 150 top recruits, the only big men left besides Daniels are #84 rated Henry from Dallas (6'8", 195 lb, again undersized in weight and KU has not offered him and is not on his list), #97 rated Otto Porter 6'8, 190 lbs (out of Sikeston, Missouri - list of KU,Mizzou and Georgetown, probably undersized to start next year for KU), #131 rated Hubert out of NJ, but KU is not recruiting him. In the past 8 weeks KU has started recruiting Braeden Anderson hard (6'8", 220 lbs), probably the only guy big enough to start for KU immediately, he is a sleeper and came on his senior year but now has KU, AZ, KY, and others after him (reportedly very interested in KY also). He is a Canadian attending Wilbraham Academy in Mass. He is not rated by, but clear he is a major recruit. That is it pretty much for big men. If KU can land Anderson, KU will have met an immediate need for next year, but without him KU will have to play small next year unless Withey develops over the summer or KU can steal some minutes with last year transfer 6'8" Justin Wesley (brother of Keith Langford who played at KU) playing down low.

Ashwin Rao 10 years, 6 months ago

I feel that we need more role players than stars at this point. I am quite confident that some of the current players will develop into reliable role players. So I am not worried at all for next year. It is obviously great to have multiple stars (like UK), but teams with a good balance (of role players & stars) win championships.

Kevin Huffman 10 years, 6 months ago

Don't forget the Juco route. Lots of talk out there about 6'-10 Stan Simpson (from out of Chicago)...think he knows Mario Little.

Michael Auchard 10 years, 6 months ago

ESPN just updated their Top 100 either today or yesterday (though, I think it's inferior to Rivals' version) and Otto Porter is now ranked, I believe (too lazy to go look again), 31st. I agree with you 100% about him being undersized, though. Luckily we have the best strength trainer in the country at KU.

JHawk74 10 years, 6 months ago

I think it is good that Selby is in Las Vegas. It may show him that he is not NBA ready and come back to Kansas to be motivated to work hard and get better. He has good skills but very unpredictable. He reminds me of Taylor. Both are very athletic and game changers but never consistent. I would like Selby to return but he is also replaceable. Morris Twins should go. Not sure they will increase their draft status.

Martin Rosenblum 10 years, 6 months ago

This just in.....

I would like to formally announce that I ,Memhawk, am not entering the NBA draft. I will continue in my current status for another year.

Just to clear up any questions.

SaulGood 10 years, 6 months ago

This is fantastic news on both counts. I was really impressed, like a lot of people, at Tyshawn's turnaround. Thomas will wreak some serious havoc in the paint. I hope he and Withey spend a lot of time working out in the paint for Withey's aggressiveness.

See you on the Naismith floor next season! Work hard this summer!

RockChalk26 10 years, 6 months ago

Wow! What great news to start my Thursday!

Andrew Moore 10 years, 6 months ago

Next seasons starters assuming no more commitments:

Tyshawn Taylor Elijah Johnson Travis Releford Thomas Robinson Jeff Withey

key subs: Naadir Tharpe Ben McLemore Justin Wesley (the post is a big-time weakness)

Now, lets think about the scenario in which the twins + selby come back:

Tyshawn, Selby, Releford, Morrii --- Trob, Elijah, Tharpe, McLemore and Withey off the bench. Don't forget we have Teahan and Royce Woolridge just hanging out on the bench.

That lineup smells like a national champion ---> not likely to happen! The more likely scenario is we pick up a few more recruits. Which may or may not include Deandre Daniels and Otto Porter. Daniels is a 3 guard, not a PF. He is a tall shooter (think Jordan Hamilton). Porter is a PF, though a little skinny, he is the more important target in my opinion.

I think we play small a lot next season. Tyshawn, Elijah, McLemore, (hopefully) Daniels and Tharpe in the backcourt and Releford, Robinson and Withey in the frontcourt. Its all speculation but its fun to think about.

REHawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Tyshawn, play with the focus and intensity which you displayed after the suspension, and the sky is the limit for your professional future! It is tremendously reassuring to Kansas fans to read that you and Thomas are returning. Without the twins, the two of you represent a solid nucleus on which Coach Self can build another league and endofseason run.

BigTimeJayhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Can anyone see TROB having a year kind of similar to the one Derrick Williams had this year? Minus the 3-pt range?

Sally Presson 10 years, 6 months ago

I was really afraid T-Rob and Tyshawn were gone, thank you guys so much for deciding to come back, you won't regret it!!! 100 said it all, it's going to be a great year next year, hope we have everybody back!!!

David Hewitt 10 years, 6 months ago

Just having fun here, but say everyone comes back... say you want to give Marcus, Markieff and Robinson all 30+ minutes a game. That would mean they'd have to play together... starting lineup of TT, Selby, Marcus, Markieff & T-Rob? Say that lineup of bigs is out there for 10 minutes per game, and the rest of the time you have 2 out of 3 on the floor. EJ as a sixth, with TT, Selby, EJ and 2 of the bigs on the floor very frequently. And tons of additional talent pushing to break in and grab minutes.

Don't think it's likely to happen, but it sounds like a fun team to watch!

eway12 10 years, 6 months ago

We will always have good post play with Manning. Withey will be a taller, skinnier version of Cole next year who will provide a defensive presence we did not have this year. By the end of next season, Wesley will look like the Morris' at the end of Sophomore season, unpolished with flashes of brilliance. Robinson will punish opposing teams on the boards and will shoot 68% since half his shots will be dunks. It may not be a dominant front-court nationally but will be one of the best in the Big10/12.

100 10 years, 6 months ago

Quote from Lexington, Kentucky:

"Marcus and his brother don't like Bill Self enough to stay another year. They couldn't even beat VCU. They dont care about a degree. They have no idea what it can do for a person later in life, when the knees cant pull in millions every year. They are clueless, they seriously think an NBA GM can get them on the same team with the way the draft works! Can't wait to smash their little Jayhawk teammates in Madison Square Garden in the Champions Classic and laugh at their ex Jayhawk brothers sitting on the end of two different NBA benches in two different cities crying to their mom on a cellphone. FOE? Ha! Try NBAOE."

Michael Auchard 10 years, 6 months ago

Have to admit, that last sentence about NBAOE has briefly crossed my mind, too.

Kevin Huffman 10 years, 6 months ago

Just my gut feeling that Tho. Robinson back LIKELY means that the Morris's are gone and that he feels like he can get more pub. & elevate his stock by coming back with no longer being in their shadow.....which is likely very true...especially with the lack of depth up front, he'll have to be "the man" along with Tyshawn, McLemore, Elijah & Releford (assuming Selby boneheadedly leaves). Of course, I think we'll have to see some progression from Woolridge & Withey and Tharpe sounds good enough to get some P.T. as well. Now still need frontcourt depth in recruiting.

Kevin Huffman 10 years, 6 months ago

According to, Marcus Morris will be taken 15th, Markieff 19th and Selby 27th in Round One of this year’s draft. Robinson is now listed as No. 13 pick in the first round of the 2012 draft. Taylor is No. 5 and Elijah Johnson No. 15 in Round Two in ’12.

**This is the most aininely friendly to Selby source I've seen thus far.

Chad Ford on's Top 100 has Marcus Morris 25th (NOT 15th), Markieff Morris 28th (NOT 19th) and Selby 44th!!!!...which is even less than it was last week (was 40th then) (NOT 27th!!!)

Tho. Robinson was his highest rated Jayhawk at 21st....still I think if Thomas develops next year like Coach Self said, similar to how much Markieff leapt up from Sophomore Year to Junior Year, he'll be a Lottery Pick and from what I remember hearing that's a huge difference $-wise.

knottshawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Good info khuff80... the problem is that people, especially young, potentially-soon-to-be-rich, people, tend to hear what they want to hear. They hear the enticing whispers of their friends you the man and the whispers of agents You'll be rich and the whispers of NBA teams we might take you with our first pick!

The problem is that only their friends, agents and NBA teams benefit from these whispers... Friends might have a rich NBA player buddy, Agents might get a new cut, and NBA teams get a larger pool from which to choose (in case their REAL first pick gets taken before they get to him).

I just hope they listen to people like Self when they say "listen, you MIGHT go 15th... and you might go in the second round."

knottshawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Anyone have ESPN INsider subscription? There's a headline saying "Rumors: KU's 2012 roster is taking shape" I don't expect anyone to paste the article here, but what's the gist?

rwhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Well, this actually gives next season hope. If Robinson left we were completely done (assuming the twins are leaving). With him, we have some hope, but it will take a big decision from the twins, a big time recruit, or a big time improvement in Withey's game...and I'd bet on the first two before the last! Hope I'm wrong.

Scott Smetana 10 years, 6 months ago

Hey Twins... D. Williams, Zeller, Hansen, ?Kemba, Tristian Thompson, etc.. are all staying. They're calling your names. Stay one more year and be with your brother, mom, coach, and teammates. Senior year is gonna be a blast... ask Brandon Rush! The collective bargaining will be over, you'll both be lottery picks, and have a national championship trophy/ring to be proud of forever!!

1 - TT 2 - Selby 3 - Releford 4 - Marcus 5 - Markieff

EJ, BMac, TRob off the bench.. wow

37-0 and one of the best year of your lives!!

Please surprise us all!! I know you guys like surprises.

hawksquawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Wait! Rush left after his Junior year! Don't listen to Rush! ;)

AsadZ 10 years, 6 months ago

ESPN is reporting that TWINS are entering the draft. Not a surprise though.

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