It pays to be greedy when assembling a college basketball roster, so even though Kansas University coach Bill Self already has the best collection of Big 12 perimeter players and the best post players, there is no such thing as an embarrassment of riches in sports. The more talent, the better. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis on Thursday was named the 2016 Big 12 men’s basketball scholar-athlete of the year for the second straight season. By Gary Bedore
Bill Self stood behind a podium on the stage at Abe and Jake’s Landing on Wednesday night and told several hundred Kansas University basketball banquet-goers that he “knew what the situation would be with all our returning guys with the exception of one player.” That individual — freshman forward Carlton Bragg, who had been considering a jump to the pros since the end of the season on March 26 — took care of any remaining uncertainty by yelling from his seat, “I’m coming back.” By Gary Bedore
Kansas University freshman forward Carlton Bragg Jr., said Wednesday at the Jayhawks’ basketball banquet he would return to KU for his sophomore season.
Twitter is quickly becoming a friend of Kansas University’s basketball program.
No. 1 in his class. Slender. Explosive dunker. Best suited to play on the wing. In those ways, Josh Jackson is similar to former Kansas University one-and-done sensation Andrew Wiggins.
Josh Jackson, the country’s No. 1-ranked high school basketball player who vowed to keep his impending college commitment low-key, delivered on his pledge at 7:34 p.m. on Monday.
According to multiple national college basketball analysts, the exact time of today's expected college decision from top-rated Class of 2016 recruit Josh Jackson is set for 7:30 p.m. Jackson is expected to inform his family of his decision shortly before 7:30 and then reveal his choice on Twitter at 7:30.
Today, for the second time in four years, Kansas University’s basketball program is in position to land a commitment from the country’s No. 1-rated high school player. By Gary Bedore
Josh Jackson, the top-rated high school basketball player in the country, scored seven points off 3-of-7 shooting and grabbed four rebounds as Team USA clobbered the World Select team, 101-67, in Saturday’s Nike Hoop Summit in Portland. By Gary Bedore
Josh Jackson, a 6-foot-7 senior shooting guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., who will play in today’s Nike Hoops Summit (2 p.m., ESPN2) in Portland, tells USA Today he will announce for either Kansas University, Michigan State or Arizona at a yet-to-be-determined time on Monday.
Future Kansas University basketball forward Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-foot-8, 217-pound senior from Gilbert Christian High School in Arizona, has accepted an invitation to play in the Ball is Life All-America game April 30, at Long Beach City College in California. By Gary Bedore
L.J. Goolsby, who as head coach of KC Run GMC (formerly Pump N Run) the last 13 years has established himself as one of the top youth basketball coaches in the country, this week tries to turn a star-studded group of blue-chip high school basketball players into a true team. By Gary Bedore
Former Robert Morris shooting guard Rodney Pryor, who averaged 18.5 points and 8.0 rebounds a game for the (10-22) Colonials last season, tells cbssports.com and Rivals.com he is planning on making a recruiting visit to Kansas University.
The answer to what happened to Kansas University in the NCAA basketball tournament as in what went wrong elicits a very easy four-word response: Villanova happened, that’s what.