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Tom Keegan: Ellis still has shot at long career

Quiet body language can lead to misconceptions that cause talent evaluators to miss badly. Wesley Matthews had quiet body language during his career as a four-year starter at Marquette. By Tom Keegan

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Cheick Diallo taken by Los Angeles Clippers in second round of NBA Draft, then traded to New Orleans

Cheick Diallo was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Draft, but then was dealt to New Orleans.

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D-day arrives: Jayhawks to learn draft fate tonight

Perry Ellis, who played four seasons of college basketball, and Wayne Selden Jr., who played three, enter Thursday's NBA Draft viewed as possible, yet not certain, second-round selections, while Cheick Diallo is expected to go in the first round.By Gary Bedore

Kansas athletes have record GPA

More than half of Kansas University’s student-athletes posted a grade-point average of 3.0 or better during the spring semesters, lifting the cumulative GPA to a record 3.04, according to numbers released Wednesday.

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Tom Keegan: Trusting teammates hallmark of winners

During this year's NBA playoffs, it occurred to me that Kansas coach Bill Self’s stock must be rising in the eyes of NBA executives because he has proven to be terrific at inspiring players trust each other.

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Dream job now a reality for Brian Hanni, the new voice of the Jayhawks

Tuesday proved to be the day a dream came true for Brian Hanni, who learned from Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger via telephone that he was the choice to be the next play-by-play voice of Kansas basketball and football, succeeding Bob Davis, who retired this season after holding the post since 1984. By Matt Tait

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Brian Hanni named new voice of the Jayhawks

Former Lawrence radio personality and current voice of Texas Tech men's basketball, Brian Hanni, has been named the replacement to Bob Davis, who retired from his duties as the voice of Kansas basketball and football following the 2015-16 hoops season.

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Ellis completes final workout before draft

Perry Ellis worked out for the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, then returned to his hometown of Wichita to relax a bit before Thursday’s NBA Draft. He’ll watch the proceedings on TV with family and close friends in Wichita. By Gary Bedore

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Pundits mixed on Diallo's draft outlook

Those individuals who release NBA mock drafts in anticipation of Thursday's two-round, 60-pick extravaganza in New York certainly do not compare notes when prognosticating. Proof of that is the difference of opinion regarding 19-year-old former Kansas University forward Cheick Diallo. By Gary Bedore

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Self excited about NBA Finals matchup

Fearless forecaster Bill Self isn’t backing down from his pre-2016 NBA Finals prediction that the Cleveland Cavaliers will emerge as world champions.

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Matt Tait: On golf course, Bill Self strives to be just one of the guys

Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self has one goal when he trades in his whistle for a driver and heads out to the links for a round of golf: He just wants to be one of the guys. By Matt Tait

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Breath of fresh air: Self takes swing at sizing up freshman class

The setting happened to be sunny, scenic Eagle Bend GC, and the event the Bill Self/Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department Golf Classic, but the subject after lunch and right before 1 p.m. tee time Friday was basketball, of course. By Gary Bedore

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Derryck Thornton picks USC over Kansas, Washington, Miami

Former Duke point guard to sit out season, be eligible in games in 2017-18

Derryck Thornton has chosen USC as his transfer destination.

Bill Self’s tournament tees off today

This afternoon, after wrapping up another week of Kansas University basketball summer camps on campus, KU coach Bill Self will hit the golf course to help young athletes in a different way. By Matt Tait

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Classic Ben: McLemore says it’s great to be in Lawrence

Former Kansas University guard Ben McLemore was determined to give a sellout crowd something to talk about Thursday night at Free State High. By Gary Bedore