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Originally published September 9, 2014 at 10:59a.m., updated September 10, 2014 at 12:16a.m.

KU releases ticket info for 60 years of Allen Fieldhouse celebration; mock NBA drafts; Embiid dances

The four most recent Kansas University men’s basketball coaches — from left, Ted Owens, Bill Self, Larry Brown and Roy Williams — will take part in a program marking Allen Fieldhouse’s 60-year celebration on Oct. 27.

The four most recent Kansas University men’s basketball coaches — from left, Ted Owens, Bill Self, Larry Brown and Roy Williams — will take part in a program marking Allen Fieldhouse’s 60-year celebration on Oct. 27.

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ESPN announcer Jay Bilas will serve as master of ceremonies for “Celebrating 60 Years,” an Oct. 27 gathering in Allen Fieldhouse to feature KU coach Bill Self plus former Jayhawk coaches Larry Brown, Ted Owens and Roy Williams.

Members of the Williams Fund at the Hall of Fame, Champion and All-American levels, plus members of the K-Club and current KU students, may purchase tickets starting Monday. Tickets for the remaining Williams Fund levels will go on sale a week from today. Tickets for the general public will be on sale Monday, Sept. 22.

Ten-seat tables, placed on James Naismith Court, will be sold for $5,000 each. Packages include food, beer and wine, two parking passes, one 60th Celebration logo chair autographed by the four coaches, one 2014-15 autographed team basketball and a commemorative piece of the Allen Fieldhouse floor for all table guests.

Seating in the stands is available with a maximum order of 10 tickets per account. Tier 1 seats are $60 each (limited lower level and chairback seating); Tier 2 is $40 (2nd level bench seating); and Tier 3 is $25 (3rd level bench seating). K-Club member tickets are available at $25 (located in Tier 2 seating). Seat locations will later be allocated according to WEF membership level. Tickets will be mailed in advance.

KU students may purchase a maximum of two tickets at $15. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the show to start at 7:30. To purchase tickets, go to KUathletics.com or call 1-800-34Hawks.

More on coming drafts: Draftexpress.com recently updated its 2015 and 2016 mock NBA drafts. The website has KU’s Kelly Oubre and Cliff Alexander being picked Nos. 4 and 5 and Wayne Selden No. 24 in the first round of next June’s Draft. Also, Perry Ellis is listed as a late-second-round pick at No. 55 overall. The 2016 Draft has Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk being selected No. 14 in the first round.

Recruiting: Self was to hold an in-home visit with Rivals.com’s No. 3-rated senior, Malik Newman, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Callaway High in Jackson, Mississippi, on Tuesday. Today, Self will visit No. 2 Jaylen Brown, a 6-7 small forward from Wheeler High in Marietta, Georgia, and No. 18 Brandon Ingram, a 6-8 forward from Kinston (North Carolina) High.

Embiid dances: Former KU center Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers broke into the “Shmoney Dance” on the streets of Philadelphia and posted it on Instagram, Bleacher Report reports. He was wearing a KU hat. Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas performed the dance after scoring a TD against Indianapolis on Sunday night. For the video of Embiid go to http://ljw.bz/1wdnrHK

Comments

John Myers 3 years, 1 month ago

Wondering if this is something that will be recorded and made available in DVD format? Seems like the sort of thing that should be made available to the entire Jayhawk Nation.

Joe Ross 3 years, 1 month ago

I understand the importance of fundraising. But I also understand what will happen if the stellar moments of Kansas basketball are put on sale. These moments should be shared with all KU fans. For free.

Scott Yessen 3 years, 1 month ago

Completely off subject, and probably not appropriate for this read, but has anyone else seen what Cal is doing at UK. Setting up a combine for nba executives to come check out his players. Its set for Oct 11-12 I believe.

Bryce Landon 3 years, 1 month ago

If you have to preface your comment with "probably not appropriate for this [th]read", then it definitely is not appropriate for this thread. Just sayin'...

Jonathan Allison 3 years, 1 month ago

Scott, next time just don't say that it's off-subject and Bryce will leave you alone.

There are no other basketball related articles to comment on right now, so this is the only thread to talk about this topic!

Jonathan Allison 3 years, 1 month ago

It's an interesting move by Cal. One that certainly has recruiting in mind. I'm sure that his legal team already cleared it by the NCAA as to what kind of contact with the scouts and execs is appropriate at this time. He could become a trend setter if other coaches really feel like giving his players more access to to NBA scouts is a recruiting advantage.

My first thought is that it's kinda strange to have a scouting combine before the season, but there's really not much chance after the season for a team that could be in the FF. It should be good in the sense that all NBA execs already have a list of prospects to watch before each season, be it freshman or returning players. This will give them a chance to see the athleticism of those guys before they see whether or not the players produce on the floor. There are always players who can put up huge numbers but not translate to the NBA and there are always players who are under-the-radar type teammates who have all the NBA ability, but it's not their role on the team to dominate.

For the most part though, everyone already knows the players on the Kentucky roster. They're sophomores and juniors and the scouts have been watching them since they were sophomores and juniors in HS. So it's probably not going to change much of anything for the scouts, but it will appeal to recruits.

Titus Canby 3 years, 1 month ago

What's going to happen at this event? Are the coaches just giving speeches?

Bryce Landon 3 years, 1 month ago

For the 60th anniversary, they should have repainted the court with a design akin to what was used when AFH debuted in 1955 - you know, with the "K" at center court and all that...

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