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KU basketball notebook: Reports rolling in about Robinson leaning toward skipping school

Reports are starting to roll in that say 7-foot center Mitchell Robinson, who recently was given a release by Western Kentucky University, may be considering sitting out the 2017-18 season altogether. By Matt Tait

August 22, 2017

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Playing smarter, longer keys for Azubuike entering sophomore season

As was expected, Kansas sophomore Udoka Azubuike returned to Lawrence for the start of the fall semester a couple of days after the rest of his teammates earlier this week, a notable arrival for arguably the most important player on KU coach Bill Self’s roster this season. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks back in town, ready for next step toward 2017-18 season

Kansas coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World on Sunday night that all but one player on the 2017-18 roster had arrived back in town. Self said sophomore center Udoka Azubuike was expected to return to Lawrence sometime today or Tuesday morning. By Matt Tait

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Self lauds KU's culture at annual Traditions Night

When it comes to traditions, one of the most overlooked but one that's still plenty exciting at the University of Kansas is the annual Traditions Night at Memorial Stadium, when incoming freshmen are introduced to the ins and outs of the KU way, with coaches, chancellors and occasionally even celebrities welcoming the new students to KU. By Matt Tait

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KU's Late Night visitor list starting to take shape

The visitor list — official or otherwise — for Kansas basketball's Late Night 2017 is starting to take shape. Here's a look at the prospects expected to visit Lawrence during KU's big weekend. By Matt Tait

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Server accuses KU's Dedric Lawson of skipping out on bar tab; eatery's manager issues statement supporting KU forward

Early Thursday morning, the name of Kansas forward Dedric Lawson appeared in a police report in his hometown of Memphis after a server at a local bar and grill alleged that Lawson skipped out on a tab worth $88.20. But by Thursday night, the general manager of the Bar Louie restaurant had given The Commercial Appeal in Memphis a statement that was sympathetic to the Kansas sophomore. By Matt Tait

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Self calls Dedric Lawson's handling of recent suspension 'very good'

Asked on a radio appearance Wednesday about the recent suspension of transfer forward Dedric Lawson, who missed KU's trip to Italy earlier this month, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said the former Memphis standout was "very good about it" and understood why he was disciplined the way he was. By Matt Tait

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Golf tournament a reminder of strong connection between Lawrence and former KU star Mario Chalmers

There are very few people who can steal the spotlight of an entire golf tournament without ever swinging a club. But that’s exactly what former Kansas star Mario Chalmers, the hero of the 2008 national title game, did on Monday afternoon at The Jayhawk Club, which hosted Chalmers’ ninth annual charity golf tournament benefitting the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation. By Matt Tait

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KU guard Lagerald Vick continuing to emerge

Set to enter his third year with the program, Kansas junior Lagerald Vick continues to make the kind of progress that has transformed him from deep reserve as a rookie to bona fide weapon in Year 3. By Matt Tait

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The Journey Continues: Opportunity to play in Italy meaningful for KU walk-on Clay Young

After starring at Lansing High and moving on to Kansas City Kansas Community College, KU walk-on Clay Young's journey with the Jayhawks has taken him places he never would have imagined he'd go.By Matt Tait

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Mario Chalmers returns to Lawrence for weekend of fundraising fun

Former Kansas guard Mario Chalmers returned to Lawrence late Friday night to kick off a weekend of fundraising events for The Mario V. Chalmers Foundation that will culminate with his annual golf tournament on Monday at The Jayhawk Club Golf Course. By Matt Tait

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Class of 2018 PG Devon Dotson sets August visit to KU

It’s shaping to be a big recruiting month for the Kansas men’s basketball team and that goes far beyond the arrival of Mitchell Robinson, the 7-foot center and former McDonald’s All-American who is expected to make a visit to campus this weekend. By Matt Tait

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Aaron Miles officially introduced as new G League coach

Former Kansas point guard Aaron Miles, who got a crack at the NBA and spent eight years playing overseas and later coaching on KU coach Bill Self’s staff, officially was named the head coach of the NBA G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors on Wednesday. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks grew closer in Italy but still are striving for more

Team bonding and a better understanding of the newcomers was a major point of emphasis for the Kansas men's basketball team during its recent trip to Italy. And while many Jayhawks felt progress was made in that department, they also feel there's still room to do more. By Matt Tait

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Arrivederci: Before heading home, Jayhawks impressed Self with fast pace in Italy

The competition wasn’t great and the games were completely one-sided, but that did not keep Kansas coach Bill Self from learning something about his basketball team during the Jayhawks’ recently completed eight-day, two-city tour of Italy. By Matt Tait

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