Former Kansas forward Jamari Traylor’s run with Indiana’s summer league team came to a close Friday in Orlando. Traylor, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound backup big for the Pacers during the past week, played a personal-high 21 minutes in an 85-72 win over the Magic’s Blue squad.
Well traveled basketball coach Larry Brown led SMU to at least 25 wins in each of the past three seasons, but won’t be back for a fifth year with the Mustangs.
Former Kansas University guard Xavier Henry is a member of the Golden State Warriors’ summer-league team, the organization announced. Henry, a 6-foot-6, 220 pounder from Oklahoma City, finished last season with Golden State’s D-League team in Santa Cruz, Calif.
The Portland Trail Blazers waived former Kansas forward Cliff Alexander on Thursday to create salary cap space, according to a tweet from The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Alexander, who played one season at KU, only appeared in eight games for the Blazers last season, scoring 10 points in 36 minutes.
The most famous smile on the Kansas University campus belongs to a student whose listed and seemingly outdated height is 6-foot-9, but he’s well over 7-feet when going from one class to another atop his preferred mode of transportation, a hoverboard. By Tom Keegan
Former Kansas University basketball forward Hunter Mickelson is a member of the Portland Trail Blazers’ NBA summer league team, the squad has announced.
Bill Self ranks “hard to guard” as one of the most important qualities in a basketball player when he wears the general manager’s hat and determines which players to offer scholarships. By Tom Keegan
Before the summer is over, one of the busiest and most sought-after basketball players in the Class of 2017 plans to cut his list of potential schools to 10. By Benton Smith
On a day when the 2017 NBA title was pared down to a race between two teams — Golden State and Cleveland — the constant radar tracking whether Kansas basketball coach Bill Self one day could jump to the NBA himself may have been trimmed to one team.
Malik Newman commits to Kansas University out of high school, and the internet breaks, the Mass Street bars sell out of legal beverages, and every baby boy born in Lawrence for the next six months is named Malik.
Kansas University basketball assistant Jerrance Howard, who had spent two years recruiting Mississippi high school phenom Malik Newman, remembers the disappointment felt on April 24, 2015 — the day Rivals.com’s No. 8-rated player announced for Mississippi State over KU and Kentucky.
Former Mississippi State basketball guard Malik Newman, who admittedly was in a great mood Friday after announcing plans to transfer to Kansas University, laughed into his cell phone upon hearing a question he particularly embraced. “Did you ask if this was a great marriage? I like that. I think it’ll be a perfect marriage. Can I use that?” Newman asked a Journal-World reporter after making what he called at least a two-year commitment to KU. By Gary Bedore
Malik Newman says 'arrows' were pointing to KU not once, but twice.
Malik Newman, a 6-foot-3 combo guard from Mississippi State, has decided to transfer to Kansas, saying "I'm glad they wanted me again."
Former Mississippi State guard Malik Newman, who made an official recruiting visit to Kansas University on Tuesday and Wednesday, is expected to announce his transfer destination today.