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Kansas senior center Landen Lucas walks out onto the floor at the BOK Center ahead of Sunday's game against Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Landen Lucas to join Boston Celtics’ summer league squad

Ellis to play with Minnesota during NBA summer league action

Friday afternoon, former Kansas center Landen Lucas revealed on Twitter that he was joining the Celtics’ summer league squad for sessions that run July 3-6 and July 7-17. By Matt Tait

June 23, 2017

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Suns, Josh Jackson share mutual excitement over KU freshman falling to Phoenix

It did not take long for former Kansas freshman Josh Jackson to find reasons to be thrilled about landing in Phoenix after being picked fourth overall in Thursday night's NBA Draft. And the Suns were quick to become equally as enamored with their new rookie. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: NBA draft packed with suspenseful moments

Two suspenseful moments in the NBA draft came and went without hearing the name of a Kansas basketball player. By Tom Keegan

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Self says recent NBA draft pick Frank Mason III can impact Sacramento culture in a positive way

The Sacramento Kings struck again, selecting yet another Kansas basketball player, this time reigning national player of the year Frank Mason III at No. 34 overall in the second round of Thursday's NBA Draft. By Matt Tait

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Phoenix Suns snag driven Josh Jackson with 4th pick in NBA Draft

Frank Mason III scooped up 34th by Sacramento

Former Kansas basketball standout Josh Jackson, who delivered one of the most impressive freshman seasons in the storied history of the KU program, on Thursday night became the fourth player in the Bill Self era to be selected in the Top 5 of the NBA Draft. By Matt Tait

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Jackson, Mason on the brink of becoming latest Jayhawks drafted into NBA

Thursday night in New York City, former Kansas basketball stars Josh Jackson and Frank Mason III will find out a little more about their futures than they know when they wake up. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Josh Jackson attractive trade bait

This year’s NBA draft makes for a particularly interesting guessing game, thanks to a deep pool of one-and-done prospects and to the presence of a team near the top of the draft closer to contending for a title than is typical for lottery participants. By Tom Keegan

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More than a few to follow: Former KU stars enjoy keeping tabs on Jayhawks in the NBA

Already busy enough with trying to balance his own overseas playing career with time to watch his beloved alma mater at crazy hours, former Kansas point guard Russell Robinson is bracing for things to get even tougher this week. By Matt Tait

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As NBA trends smaller, former KU center Jeff Withey remains optimistic entering free agency

Watch an NBA game these days and, especially in crunch time, you will see more teams than ever leaving their traditional 7-foot centers on the bench, favoring a small lineup instead. The league is trending toward a pace-and-space, perimeter-oriented game with as many shooters and creators as possible. So where does that leave a good, old-fashioned rim protector, such as Jeff Withey, the all-time leading shot-blocker (311) at the University of Kansas? By Benton Smith

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Self will attend NBA Draft, hopeful Mason can sneak into 1st round

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will travel to New York for the NBA Draft next week and he’s hopeful that two KU players will be selected in the first round. By Bobby Nightengale

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On the rise? Wayne Selden Jr. plenty pleased, motivated by NBA career path thus far

Playing a good chunk of his Kansas career in the shadows of All-American talents like Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Perry Ellis, former KU guard Wayne Selden put up good numbers, started a ton of games but never was deemed a can’t-miss NBA contributor. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Four-deep frontcourt not too shallow, per Mitch Lightfoot

Combined, KU's four frontcourt players have 49 minutes of playing time vs. Big 12 competition, all from Mitch Lightfoot.

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Freshman Billy Preston learns quickly to assert himself on court for KU

A McDonald’s All-American from prep powerhouse Oak Hill Academy (Va.), and a top-10 player in the Class of 2017, Billy Preston didn’t stand out much in his first scrimmage at the University of Kansas. Preston realized shortly thereafter his jitters got the best of him and resolved not to play like that again. KU’s latest touted freshman made the most of a second chance Wednesday afternoon. By Benton Smith

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Elijah Johnson sees big season ahead for Devonté Graham and Malik Newman

Over the past couple of weeks, with basketball’s offseason allotting him time to return to the University of Kansas campus where he spent four years, former Jayhawks guard Elijah Johnson has seen a lot of KU’s newest backcourt combination. It’s been enough for Johnson to envision senior Devonte’ Graham and sophomore Malik Newman collaborating to form a dynamic perimeter attack, typical of head coach Bill Self’s teams. By Benton Smith

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KU freshman Marcus Garrett as confident as ever

In playing his way to Gatorade Texas Boys Basketball Player of the Year honors during the 2016-17 prep season, Kansas freshman Marcus Garrett's monster numbers were the result of elevated confidence that came from signing with the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

June 2017

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