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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Former KU guard Collins to play pro ball in Turkey

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Former Kansas University point guard Sherron Collins will play professional basketball for Turkish League team Hacettepe Universitesi during the 2011-12 season, Eurobasket.com reported this week.

The 5-foot-11 Chicago native reportedly reached an agreement on a one-year deal.

Collins, 24, who was not selected in the 2010 NBA Draft, opened last season with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. He also played for the NBADL’s Maine Red Claws, Lithuanian pro team Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and Puerto Rican team Quebradillas Pirates. He reportedly was cut by the Puerto Rican team after reporting out of shape.

Tarczewski waiting for now: Kaleb Tarczewski, a 7-foot senior from St. Mark’s High in Southborough, Mass., is expected to announce for KU, Arizona or North Carolina by the start of school on Sept. 9. He’s Rivals.com’s No. 12-rated player nationally.

“I really don’t think anything’s changed from earlier this summer,” New England Playaz AAU coach John Carroll told the Arizona Daily Star. “His plan was to play in July, go to Adidas Nations, then go home, decompress, and enjoy being a kid. Then start thinking about his decision in the later part of August.”

Muhammad to visit: The country’s No. 1 prospect, Shabazz Muhammad, on Tuesday told jayhawkslant.com he “will visit Kansas” at some point this school year.

Muhammad, a 6-6 senior wing from Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High, is considering KU, Arizona, Kentucky, Duke, UCLA, UNLV and Texas.

Comments

WilburNether 2 years, 8 months ago

It's time for the mindless fanbois who idolized Collins to admit that they were totally wrong about him being an NBA-caliber player, and to apologize for the nasty comments directed toward the realists who assess talent objectively, not in the mindless fanboi style, and who said Collins would not make it in the NBA.

The realists were right, the Collins-idolizing fanbois were wrong. Deal with it.

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finally4hawks 2 years, 8 months ago

T. Reed in going to play in Belgium ???? What team?? Where is the home court. What league? What salary?? Another Hawk in the Pros !!!

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William Blake 2 years, 8 months ago

Go Sherron! Make it stick this time!

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Jeeveshawk 2 years, 8 months ago

Im glad to hear that Sherron will be playing in Turkey. There he will be the next great star. Many KU greats have been very successful overseas. Such as Keith Langford and Sasha Kaun. Jacob Pullen of KSU could also play overseas and he and Sherron would be ledgends of that league (I have no idea what it is called.)

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jhox 2 years, 8 months ago

Is Shabazz just playing us for a free trip? Am I dreaming, or did he not even mention us on one of his recent lists of schools.

I'm hoping we land Kaleb instead of Roy. I doubt Zona is seriously int he mix of him. We need talented big men in a bad way.

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kushaw 2 years, 8 months ago

Turkey for you, Turkey for me, let's eat Turkey in a big brown shoe......Turkey, Turkey, Turkey.....nice and juicy!

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jaybate 2 years, 8 months ago

Sherronatron, if u r seeing, be good in Turkey. Their prisons are the worst. T.E. Lawrence found out the hard way. Don't u.

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REHawk 2 years, 8 months ago

Gotta hope that Sherron's mental wiring has connected with reality. A tremendous talent buried beneath blubber. I am patiently waiting to read good things about his game. He offered the Jayhawk Nation some playing months of absolute gold, though at times he punished himself by showing up overweight. If he had maintained topnotch conditioning he might well have been drafted in the top 40, even at 5'11". I wish him the best.

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Tony Bandle 2 years, 8 months ago

If you had to pick one, which one would pick, Perry or Kaleb and why??

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kushaw 2 years, 8 months ago

My confidence in landing Tarc has declined considerably. Maybe this is a good thing. It's still 50/50 for the most part, but I'm still getting an uneasy feeling he may head West to Zona. This is why I hate having a hobby in the recruiting world of college basketball.

In regards to Shabazz, I can't even get caught up in his recruitment. He has so many options the likelyhood of him choosing Kansas is like less than 10 percent.

Note: I'm hoping this half empty type of attitude will draw in these recruits. My optimisum in the recent past has not proved successful.

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hawksince51 2 years, 8 months ago

I always figured Sherron's best chance at being paid to play was Europe--or is that part of Turkey in Asia? I hope he learned from his Puerto Rican experience that he needs to take his profession seriously and stay in shape. At under 6 ft., he needs to be quick to make the team. Too bad he won't get to Turkey until near the end of Ramadan.

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Tony Bandle 2 years, 8 months ago

Question: How bad can a coach be who cheats and his teams are still lousy?

Just ask Missouri's BBall Coach Heath who has come under NCAA investigation for his tenure at Miami!!

Nothing better than being a Missouri native who is a Jayhawk!!! :) :) :)

It's kind of like having an air-conditioned, luxury condo with angelic room service in the middle of Hell!!!

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rwhawk 2 years, 8 months ago

We all know he's 5-11, what we really want to know is his weight, "The 248 pound Chicago native reportedly..."

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TraditionRich 2 years, 8 months ago

Shabazz visit: mark this one down, big time! Can't wait for Shabazz to take in Allen Fieldhouse firsthand... we all know there is nowhere else in America that resembles this atmosphere... I am thinking the Ohio State game would serve nicely.

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Martin Rosenblum 2 years, 8 months ago

Leave it to Sherron to go to a country named after food!

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LAJayhawk 2 years, 8 months ago

Sherron, get to the airport early.

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KEITHMILES05 2 years, 8 months ago

Sherron has a long history of not making the tough decisions to prolong his career. Can he do it this time?

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KULA 2 years, 8 months ago

Good for you Sherron! Make some money playing basketball!

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