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Saturday, August 2, 2014

KU’s Mykhailiuk lifts Ukraine to Euro tourney final

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk of Ukraine competes during the U16 Eurobasket 2013 first-round match between Ukraine and Latvia at Palace of Sport in Kiev, Ukraine, on Aug. 8, 2013.

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk of Ukraine competes during the U16 Eurobasket 2013 first-round match between Ukraine and Latvia at Palace of Sport in Kiev, Ukraine, on Aug. 8, 2013.

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Basketball notebook. ...

Incoming Kansas University freshman Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 22 points off 8-of-18 shooting to lead Ukraine to a 65-64 victory over Finland in Saturday’s semifinals of the Under-18 European Championship Div. B tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The 6-foot-8 shooting guard hit two of six three-pointers and four of six free throws. He had 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and four turnovers in 29 minutes.

Ukraine today will play Germany, a 64-59 semifinal winner over Sweden, in the finals.

Mykhailiuk has averaged 17.0 points off 42.1 percent shooting (13 of 47 threes for 27.7 percent) and 4.8 rebounds per game for (7-1) Ukraine. He’s made 35 of 67 two-point shot attempts for 52.2 percent. He’s also canned 27 of 36 free throws for 75 percent.

Ingram to attend Late Night: Brandon Ingram, a 6-8 senior small forward from Kinston (N.C.) High, will make a recruiting visit to KU for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog.

Ingram, who is ranked No. 25 nationally in the Class of 2015, tells JayhawkSlant.com he will also visit UCLA (Aug. 5) and Duke (Aug. 7-9).

Ingram is also considering Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, North Carolina, N.C. State, UCLA, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and others.

Also visiting KU for Late Night: No. 7-ranked Stephen Zimmerman, 7-foot senior center from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas and No. 9-ranked Carlton Bragg, 6-9 senior forward from Villa Angela St. Joseph High in Cleveland.

Brown update: Jaylen Brown, a 6-7 small forward from Wheeler High in Marietta, Georgia, tells NBCsports.com he plans on taking an unofficial visit to UCLA during a break in the action at the adidas Nations event, which started Friday and runs through Monday at Long Beach City College in Garden Grove, California.

The No. 3-ranked Brown is considering UCLA, Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Florida, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Georgia, Georgia Tech and others.

Jeter update: Rivals.com’s Eric Bossi reports that Chase Jeter is down to four schools — Duke, UNLV, UCLA and Arizona — heading into Monday’s announcement of his college choice (6 p.m., ESPNU).

KU and Oregon earlier had also been listed as finalists for the 6-10 senior from Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High. He’s ranked No. 8 nationally by Rivals.com.

“I made my decision last week,” Jeter told analyst Scott Phillips of NBCsports.com. “I’m 100 percent positive in my decision and I feel comfortable. I talked about it with my family. They said I should go wherever I feel most comfortable and that’s what I did.”

As far as Duke ... the Blue Devils’ entire staff watched Jeter play in his final AAU game last week in Las Vegas. Also, he’s made one official visit — to Duke.

Wiggins deal imminent?: The NBA’s online store has discontinued the sale of Andrew Wiggins’ Cleveland Cavaliers’ jersey, leading to speculation that the former KU standout indeed will soon be traded from the Cavs to Minnesota (for Kevin Love).

NBCsports.com’s ProBasketballTalk reports that the jerseys of other top draft picks — Joel Embiid, Julius Randle and Dante Exum — remain on sale.

ProBasketballTalk’s Brett Pollakoff writes: “It could be that the league doesn’t want to be stuck having to deal with a bunch of refunds for sold jerseys that may become obsolete before they can be printed, and is taking the more cautious approach. But whether Wiggins ends up staying with the Cavaliers or leaving in trade before the season begins, fans will have to wait a while before they’re able to purchase one of his jerseys.”

Comments

Dirk Medema 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The composite stats for Svi are definitely better than the per game stats I've recalled seeing in the past few weeks. Looks much better.

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Robert Brock 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Bedore loves to bring forth recruiting news about kids who are not seriously considering Kansas. Recently, he had an article about Allonzo Trier - a player who has been soley considering Arizona.

He just committed to Arizona. Somebody needs to tell Bedore...

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Jack Wilson 1 month, 2 weeks ago

You seem to make cryptic comments pretty regularly about recruiting, and claiming we're not in on certain guys.

Why don't you give us your predictions and the guys we're supposedly really in on, and guys that have been discussed that we aren't?

We can then look back and check you accuracy. I'm interested.

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Curtis Stutz 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I don't think it's bad for KU to make note of all the guys that have mentioned KU as a possibility. The important thing to me is we no longer have a bunch of people posting how upset they are KU isn't getting 5 star talent. KU is on the short list of a lot of good players these days and that's a nice feeling in and of itself.

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Greg Lux 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Obviously Wiggins summer league play didn't impress the Cavs enough to believe he would be able to start at the 2. If the trade does go through I feel sorry for Andrew not getting to play with James. But I believe he will do well and although it may take riding out his first contract to get a chance at a legitimate contender, his second contract should be with a contender if he can improve and become the player he wants to be in the league. Best wishes AW I believe in you.

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Curtis Stutz 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I don't know that it's about him not impressing the Cavs, but obviously they need a quality big more than a quality 2 or 3 with the players they have. Definitely doesn't sound good for him in the short run, but a lot of NBA success comes down to getting the ball in your hands and he should get plenty of opportunities if he is dealt to the T'Wolves.

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Brett McCabe 1 month, 2 weeks ago

It's about LeBron getting what LeBron wants. There are no other factors.

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Jonathan Allison 1 month, 2 weeks ago

"There are no other factors."

Minnesota IS another factor, and they supposedly aren't going to accept any deal from the Cavaliers that doesn't include Wiggins. Based on all of the speculation in the media, it would seem that Cleveland was willing to offer several other players including Waiters in hope of keeping Wiggins, but Minnesota wasn't interested.

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Mark Lindrud 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Wiggins had a solid summer and impressed everyone with his athleticism. Possibly the best 4 is there to be had. I'd rather they traded waiters, but LeBron wants to win and love is proven while Wiggins needs to develop.

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