Yet another basketball big man became available to colleges Wednesday when Kentucky junior Marcus Lee, a 6-foot-9, 225-pounder from Antioch, Calif., not only dropped out of the 2016 NBA Draft but also announced plans to transfer from the SEC powerhouse school. By Gary Bedore
Kentucky and Kansas University, the two winningest programs in college basketball history with 2,205 and 2,186 victories respectively, will meet for the second straight season in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the two conferences announced Tuesday.
The SEC and Big 12 conferences announced Tuesday that Kansas and Kentucky would meet again in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, this time on Jan. 28, 2017, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
Good college basketball coaches/recruiters have connections in the sport all over the country. One of those relationships helped Kansas University’s basketball program become aware of the availability of former Liberty University forward Evan Maxwell, a 6-foot-10, 235-pound sophomore who committed to KU on May 13 and on Monday officially was introduced as a Jayhawk signee by head coach Bill Self.
Before he announces his college choice, blue-chip basketball prospect Trae Young still has to announce where he’ll be playing his senior year of high school. By Gary Bedore
A look at the statistical profiles of past highly recruited power forwards who played for Bill Self at Kansas University forecasts a season of significant improvement for sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., who showed promise in limited action as a freshman. By Tom Keegan
The opening tip of the marquee game of the KC Classic basketball tournament went to MoKan Elite point guard Trae Young, who after a couple dribbles, launched a deep lob pass to fellow blue-chip college prospect Michael Porter, Jr., who flushed it — one-handed of course.
Former Kansas University basketball guard Brannen Greene, who has been based in White Plains, N.Y., the past six weeks as he trains for the 2016 NBA Draft, barely escaped a blazing car accident late Friday night in N.Y., and survived the ordeal with what appear to be only minor injuries, his dad, Jeffrey, said Saturday.
The inaugural “Border War Legends Basketball game,” which will be run by private individuals not Kansas University and Missouri officials, will be played at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 16, at Shawnee Mission South High School, event organizers said Friday.
Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young, two of the top basketball prospects in the recruiting Class of 2017, will be playing for Mokan Elite EYBL at this weekend’s KC Classic at Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 247Sports reports. By Gary Bedore
Three teams that participated in the 2016 NIT, including tourney champion George Washington University, will join Kansas University in the 2016 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, Nov. 21-22, in Sprint Center, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Tuesday. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University freshman Cheick Diallo issued a “thank you” letter in announcing on Twitter on Monday he’d officially decided to sign with an agent and enter the June 23 NBA Draft. By Gary Bedore
After playing well, measuring well and interviewing well at last week’s NBA Combine, Kansas University freshman Cheick Diallo proclaimed to ESPN.com and CBSSports.com reporters he would be signing with an agent and keeping his name in the June 23 draft. The 6-foot-9 Mali native’s decision to turn pro certainly did not surprise Jayhawk coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore
Future Kansas University basketball center Evan Maxwell never had to worry about losing his competitive edge — or his conditioning — during breaks in the school calendar the past two years at Liberty University. By Gary Bedore
Evan Maxwell chose KU over Virginia Tech and Baylor.