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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook: Twins to Green Room

Kansas forwards Marcus (22) and Markieff Morris get the crowd to its feet after a bucket during the second half of KU's 72-59 win against Illinois on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Kansas forwards Marcus (22) and Markieff Morris get the crowd to its feet after a bucket during the second half of KU's 72-59 win against Illinois on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.

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Twins to Green Room

The NBA invited KU’s Marcus and Markieff Morris to sit in the Green Room for Thursday’s NBA Draft in Newark, N.J. The twins will be joined by Alec Burks, Jimmer Fredette, Kyrie Irving, Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Singleton, Klay Thompson, Tristan Thompson, Jonas Valanciunas, Jan Vesely, Kemba Walker and Derrick Williams.

Green Room invites go to players expected to be selected in the top 20.

“I think Marcus and Markieff will both be lottery picks (top 14),” KU coach Bill Self said. “I think Josh (Selby, former KU guard) will be taken in the first round and it will be a great day for Kansas fans. We should be happy and proud of those guys.”

ESPN analyst Chad Ford says Marcus Morris will be selected ninth by Charlotte, Markieff 19th by Charlotte, and Selby 26th by Dallas.

The twins would love to play on the same team. Odds of that happening are slim.

“Yes, they can play apart. It will be good for them to be apart, although I do think they are so good together,” Self said.

Clarke on market

Arkansas junior guard Rotnei Clarke has left Arkansas’ basketball team, CBSsports.com reports. Clarke, who is known for his long-range shooting, had Kansas on his list of schools his senior year at Verdigris (Okla.) High School.

Comments

ahpersecoachingexperience 8 years, 11 months ago

I say we set up tents in the hallways of Allen where all the refugees from other basketball programs can camp out and hope for a spot on our team.

TwistedFish31 8 years, 11 months ago

I say you go back to the school you follow, set up a tent and go back to playing dungons and dragons you tiny loser.

LAJayhawk 8 years, 11 months ago

For some reason "tiny loser" made me giggle... Perfect Weird Al song....

And BTW, he's not a troll on basketball articles, just football. In basketball it's "right on, ahperse!" Football, it's "suck it, apherse!"

To sum:

basketball - apherse = homer football - apherse = troll

waywardJay 8 years, 11 months ago

Apparently Rotnei is not pleased with the Anderson regime. Stayed Tuned.

Chris Bruning 8 years, 11 months ago

kid was ranked 105 nationally....thats pretty darn good. But i don't see KU nowhere on his list according to http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recruiting/player-Rotnei-Clarke-51436

ku1otaku 8 years, 11 months ago

I watched one Arkansas game this past year for the sole purpose of seeing Rotnei Clarke. The kid was defintiely a good shooter. I remember KU recruiting him which is why I was interested in the Arkansas game.

finally4hawks 8 years, 11 months ago

I read TReed is playing overseas, does anyone know where??

ku1otaku 8 years, 11 months ago

I'd love to see him overseas rather than the D-League. He would really thrive overseas where the D-League is more cut-throat (every man for themselves--forget the team).

Martin Rosenblum 8 years, 11 months ago

"ESPN analyst Chad Ford says Marcus Morris will be selected ninth by Charlotte, Markieff 19th by Charlotte, and Selby 26th by Dallas.

The twins would love to play on the same team. Odds of that happening are slim."

....So, is Gary saying that there will be a trade with one of the twins leaving Charlotte or does he not value Chad Ford's prediction of them both being on the same team?

Selby-wise: I'm Dallas and just won the NBA Championship. They need Josh Selby to round out their well-oiled machine? He must have had a heck of a workout with them for them to be coming off the playoffs and thinking he was Maverick material. Or, it's all in Chad Ford's head!

lv_jhwk 8 years, 11 months ago

"...does he not value Chad Ford's prediction of them both being on the same team?"

"Or, it's all in Chad Ford's head! "

I think you might have just answered your own question.

milehighhawk 8 years, 11 months ago

I think Tyrel Reed could be a slot receiver on Sundays!

Michael Auchard 8 years, 11 months ago

Rotnei Clarke would start this year if we got him. He can flat out put in in the hoop from the outside. It would be a definite upgrade if we could get him.

actorman 8 years, 11 months ago

Given how little of an inside presence we appear to have this year, it would be huge to get a shooter of Clarke's ability.

actorman 8 years, 11 months ago

Wow, that's a dumb comment, isn't it? He wouldn't be able to play until next year anyway. But it would still be great to have him for later.

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