Thursday, September 27, 2012

KU basketball notebook: Ex-Jayhawk Arthur injured again


Former Kansas University basketball forward Darrell Arthur of the Memphis Grizzlies, who sat out last season because of a torn right Achilles tendon, may miss some games during the upcoming 2012-13 campaign because of a broken bone in his left leg.

The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that the 6-foot-9, 24-year-old Arthur will be out of action four to six weeks after suffering a small, non-displaced fracture in his left fibula while working out Monday. The fifth-year pro will be evaluated on a weekly basis. The team said he could return ahead of schedule if symptom-free.

Arthur averaged 9.1 points and 4.2 rebounds a game while playing in 80 games during the 2010-11 season, his last injury-free season in the league.

Jackson in Jazz camp: The Utah Jazz announced the signing of former KU forward Darnell Jackson to a free agent contract on Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. It’s a non-guaranteed contract, contingent on his making the team. Currently, the roster stands at 19 players. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Jackson spent the 2011-12 season with BC Donetsk of the Ukraine-Superleague. He appeared in 14 games in the Eurocup averaging 8.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 57.1 percent from the field. In 35 games in the Ukrainian League, he averaged 7.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 17.7 minutes. Jackson also attended the 2012 NBA Las Vegas Summer League with the Sacramento Kings. He averaged 3.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in five games.

Another Late Night visitor?: Joel Embiid, a 7-foot senior center from Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., tells he will likely attend the Oct. 12 Late Night in the Phog. Embiid, who is unranked nationally, is considering KU, UCLA, Florida, Louisville and others.

Other seniors expected for Late Night: No. 23-rated Wayne Selden, 6-5 combo guard, Tilton (N.H.) School; No. 5-rated Aaron Gordon, 6-8 forward, Archibishop Mitty High, San Jose, Calif.; No. 29 Tyler Roberson, 6-8 forward, Roselle (N.J.) Catholic; and No. 43 Karviar Shepherd, 6-10 center, Dallas Prime Prep Academy.

Peters update: No. 39-rated Roddy Peters, a 6-4 senior point guard from Suitland High in District Heights, Md., will visit UCLA on Oct. 5-7, reports. Peters, who visited Rutgers last weekend, also lists KU, Maryland, Xavier and Georgetown.

Videos wanted: KU fans are asked to submit videos of their reaction to the end of any KU men’s game last season. The videos can be reactions from home, a relative or friend’s house, or at a sports bar. KU asks fans to upload their videos to YouTube, and send KU the links at Videos will be played at Late Night. Information is available at


jaybate 8 years, 5 months ago

Joel Embiid coming to late night, too?

What an impressive list?

If my hypothesis that Self were getting the Norm Roberts treatment were wrong, then Self ought to at the least sign Karviar, Joel Embiid and maybe Selden from this group.

That would certainly consign my hypothesis to the ash heap.

And put us in ringville once again.

Go, Bill, Go!!!!!

Alohahawk 8 years, 5 months ago

Agree, Jaybate. That's a very impressive list for Late Night in the Phog! And Embiid attending? That's news. I hadn't heard anything that Self had been in contact enough to make a positive impression. He would be a work in progress but a great get for the future because of his size, alone. Problem is, how much influence UCLA already has since the former Bruin, Moute .... ... .... (Never can remember his name) was the one that discovered him (I believe) and convinced him to attend one of his camps. Also, believe Florida was involved early. And being from Africa, Embiid may not like cold weather. KU's best chance will have to be his Late Night visit. Without that, I'd think it'd be a hopeless sell.

Can't remember where they're being kept, but if possible, keep "Naismith's Original BB Rules" handy as a selling point. It wouldn't hurt and would be bound to make a positive impression with this group of visitors.

Jeremy Bolinger 8 years, 5 months ago

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Marcia Parsons 8 years, 5 months ago

I don't remember him ever being hurt in college. Wonder what's going on.

Michael Pannacciulli 8 years, 5 months ago

When will one of the recent retired guys join forces with Bill...and be a big man assistant. Wayne Simeon would be ideal...but Pollard also? In terms of big men, we really need that rep to continue to get these guys to the center of the US.

Michael Pannacciulli 8 years, 5 months ago

All good suggestions. Tyrel Reed? Brady is a Lawrence guy too. about Jacque Vaughn. I wish him ALL the best in the NBA but lets face it he will not retire as the head coach of the Magic.


HomerJay20 8 years, 5 months ago

Get well soon Shady! And to, can you please stop using the prefix "Ex". Darrell Arthur may be a former player, but he's still a Jayhawk.

domino 8 years, 5 months ago

Thank you for saying that!! I was thinking the same thing!

clevelandjayhawker 8 years, 5 months ago

Wow Late Night in 2 weeks....

My reaction to the missery/ohio state games was not filmed, but its pretty much me jumping around then doing some shots.

KGphoto 8 years, 5 months ago

Embild is considering KU, UCLA, Florida, Louisville and others, but is unranked.

The system is FUBAR!

REHawk 8 years, 5 months ago

KG, didn't we read a post a couple of weeks ago mentioning that Embiid was ranked #100 in one of the national polls?

REHawk 8 years, 5 months ago

p.s. I also remember reading that he is a volleyball player, a la Jeff Withey.

KGphoto 8 years, 5 months ago

Oh, I'm not sure. I don't really know anything about the guy. Another volleyball player sounds good to me though. Just wondering how those schools have interest and yet he is (per this article) unranked.

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