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Danny Manning encouraged by Morris twins’ pro destinations

There are a lot of reasons for former Kansas University forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris to be encouraged about the fit associated with them being taken 13th by Phoenix and 14th by Houston, respectively, in Thursday night’s NBA Draft in Newark, N.J.

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Five KU track athletes compete at nationals

Five Kansas University track and field athletes saw action on Friday at the Senior and Junior USA Championships at Hayward Field.

College fund set up for KU softball coach’s son

A college scholarship fund has been established for the 3-year-old son of Kansas University softball coach Megan Smith, whose husband, Paul Buske, passed away earlier this week after a battle with cancer.

Markieff Morris to team up with Suns point guard Nash

Markieff Morris was born seven minutes ahead of twin brother Marcus. He was first in the NBA, too, selected by the Phoenix Suns at No. 13 overall, five minutes before the Houston Rockets made Marcus the No. 14 pick.

Josh Selby gets emotional upon draft selection

Former Kansas University combo guard Josh Selby said he broke down and cried on Thursday night when selected in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Rockets beef up frontcourt with Marcus Morris pick

The Houston Rockets hired a Hall of Fame power forward to coach the team, then added more big men to play for him during Thursday night’s NBA Draft.

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Danny Manning encouraged by Morris twins’ pro destinations

There are a lot of reasons for former Kansas University forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris to be encouraged about the fit associated with them being taken 13th by Phoenix and 14th by Houston, respectively, in Thursday night’s NBA Draft in Newark, N.J.