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Tom Keegan: Devonte' Graham even impresses NBA exec Pat Riley, who's seen it all

It takes a lot to impress Miami Heat team president Pat Riley. He coached Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and James Worthy with the Lakers, Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade with the Heat and Patrick Ewing with the Knicks. He also signed LeBron James with the Heat. Riley’s seen it all, so to catch his attention a college basketball player must do something pretty special. By Tom Keegan

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Kopatich nets career-high 26 points to lead KU past Arkansas

Kansas junior Kylee Kopatich scored a career-high 26 points to power the Kansas women's basketball team past Arkansas, 71-60, on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at Allen Fieldhouse. Christalah Lyons and Tyler Johnson joined Kopatich in double figures with 15 and 10 points, respectively, to help the Jayhawks improve to 7-0.

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Tom Keegan: Lagerald Vick's game and confidence steadily growing

If the Big 12 had a most improved basketball player award, Kansas junior Lagerald Vick would be nominated for the second consecutive year.

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New Orleans WR Devonta Jason drawing interest from another SEC program

A new suitor has emerged on the Devonta Jason recruiting front. The five-star receiver from Louisiana, who committed to the University of Kansas back in February, revealed in an interview this weekend with Pelican Preps his top choices for the upcoming Dec. 20 signing day include not only KU, LSU and Mississippi State, but also Florida. By Benton Smith

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Clay Young's 'MVP' performance helps KU over Syracuse

If Clay Young doesn’t want MVP honors, he’ll have to settle for president. After all, that was the honor bestowed upon him by a teammate after his previous career-best outing. By Scott Chasen