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KU's Wayne Selden keeps goals simple, aims to step up as sophomore

An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection as a mere freshman, Wayne Selden Jr. just might make the preseason all-conference team this October. “Just be a better player than last year, that’s my biggest goal, to be a more productive player than I was last year,” Selden said Thursday at Cole Aldrich's basketball camp. By Gary Bedore

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New York 'niche': Cole Aldrich hopes to stick with Knicks

Former Kansas University center Cole Aldrich said goodbye to his 65 basketball campers early Wednesday afternoon in Robinson Gym, leaving today’s final-day duties to his wife, Britt, as well as former KU players Mark Randall, Jeff Gueldner and Sherron Collins. By Gary Bedore

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Report: Naadir Tharpe turning pro

Former Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe isn't transferring to a new college basketball program.

KU forward Black grabs 10 rebounds in NBA summer league action

Former Kansas University big man Tarik Black had seven points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in the Houston Rockets’ 92-71 loss to Philadelphia in NBA summer league action Tuesday in Orlando, Florida.

Former KU guard Andrew White to visit Florida State

Former Kansas University guard/forward Andrew White III will visit Florida State on Friday and Saturday, White said Tuesday in a text message to the Journal-World.

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Hustle guy Jamari Traylor builds toward breakout season

Kansas forward improving offense as junior year approaches

The Jamari Traylor who scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed a personal-best 14 rebounds in Kansas University’s NCAA Tournament victory over Eastern Kentucky last March looked like a guy who might contend for All-Big 12 honors his junior or senior season. By Gary Bedore

KU freshman Cliff Alexander has sprained right ankle, will miss a 'few weeks' of workouts

No surgery required, coach Bill Self says

Cliff Alexander is out a few weeks with a right ankle sprain, coach Bill Self says.

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Cole Aldrich sold on PG Graham

Freshman ‘going to be a good leader’

Cole Aldrich, who provided quite an inside-outside combination with 2010 All-America point guard Sherron Collins at Kansas University, teamed with one of the Jayhawks’ lead guards of the future in 5-on-5 pick-up basketball action Sunday. By Gary Bedore

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Langford spurns 76ers for Russia

Former Kansas University guard Keith Langford has signed a two-year contract with UNICS Kazan, a professional basketball team in Kazan, Russia. By Gary Bedore

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KU basketball walk-on Garrett driven to win

Christian Garrett, a 6-foot-3 senior basketball walk-on at Kansas University, paid his own way to attend one of former NBA coach John Lucas’ camps in Houston and plans to return. By Gary Bedore

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Chasing the Dream: Olajuwon, Embiid inextricably linked

The day Joel Embiid was born, Hakeem Olajuwon was half a world away, in the midst of an MVP season, coming off a 41-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Houston Rockets. By Benton Smith

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Former KU forward Arndt spends retirement watching Jayhawks, eagles

Nearly a half-century ago, Howard Arndt shot baskets, Kansas splashed across his chest, Allen Fieldhouse crowds sparking his adrenaline. Now he shoots eagles. Not on a golf course, but in the wilderness. Not with a 7-iron in his hand, rather a camera. By Tom Keegan

KU’s Ellis, Oubre invited to LeBron James camp

Kansas University junior Perry Ellis and freshman Kelly Oubre, Jr., are two of 30 college basketball players invited to the LeBron James camp, which runs July 9-12 in Las Vegas.

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Wayne who? Simien relatively unknown now

There was a time when Kansas University basketball standout Wayne Simien, an All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year in 2005, couldn’t go anywhere in Lawrence without getting recognized. By Benton Smith

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KU’s Oubre faces off with NBA MVP Durant

Kansas University freshman Kelly Oubre recently spent part of his summer matching up against one of the best players in the world. Oubre returned to Lawrence earlier this week after a three-day stint at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Washington, D.C. By Matt Tait