In an interesting recruiting twist, Class of 2015 blue-chip prospects Stephen Zimmerman, Jaylen Brown, Carlton Bragg and Brandon Ingram will visit both Kansas University and Kentucky as a Fab Four group.
Clean-cut Kansas University basketball walk-on Josh Pollard appears to be a bit more conservative than his uncle — always-outspoken Scot Pollard, who painted his fingernails and toenails in college and wore a mohawk and mutton chops in the NBA. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University freshman shooting guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored three points off 1-of-4 shooting (1-of-2 from three) while playing 11 minutes in Ukraine’s 95-71 loss to the United States in FIBA World Cup play on Thursday in Spain. By Gary Bedore
Josh Pollard averaged 8.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game with 12 blocked shots and 54 steals in helping Orem High to a 24-1 record and state title in 2011-12. He has joined Kansas University as a walk-on. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self announced Wednesday that guard Josh Pollard has joined the program as a walk-on.
Kansas University is seeking permission from the state to build its upscale apartments near Allen Fieldhouse for student-athletes in two phases. Phase 1 will be for members of the men's basketball team and other students. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas University freshman Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk had zero points, one assist, one turnover and one rebound while playing nine minutes in Ukraine’s 64-58 victory over Turkey on Tuesday at the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound senior power forward from Villa Angela St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, on Monday cut his list of schools to five. They are: Kansas University, Kentucky, Illinois, Arizona and UCLA. By Gary Bedore
Brandon Ingram, a 6-foot-8, 180-pound senior small forward from Kinston (North Carolina) High, on Sunday night cut his list of schools to six: Kansas University, Kentucky, UCLA, North Carolina, Duke and North Carolina State. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University is one of six finalists for Tyler Dorsey, a 6-foot-4 senior shooting guard from Maranatha High School in Pasadena, California. By Gary Bedore
Diamond Stone, a 6-foot-10 senior center from Milwaukee Dominican High, has cut Kansas University and Kentucky from his list of prospective schools. By Gary Bedore
Basketball notebook. ... Former Kansas University center Tarik Black has signed a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with the NBA’s Houston Rockets, the Houston Chronicle reported on Wednesday night.
Tarik Black has signed a two-year partially guaranteed contract with Houston.
Andrew Wiggins is definitely feeling appreciated following his trade from Cleveland. By Gary Bedore
The FIBA World Cup basketball tournament starts Saturday in Spain — five days after the opening bell of Kansas University’s academic school year. The fact KU freshman Sviatoslav “Svi” Mykhailiuk is entered in the Cup as a member of Ukraine’s national team makes some wonder how he’ll be able to pass the 12 hours of schoolwork he’s required to take first semester at KU. By Gary Bedore