It’s not often that Ben McLemore takes a break from basketball. After two seasons with the Sacramento Kings, Kansas University’s former one-year sensation knows he is far from a finished product in the NBA, so his offseason mostly consists of working out and developing more tools and tricks.
The Morris twins — Markieff and Marcus, who both like to talk — figure to be stars of their Media Day festivities today in NBA cities Phoenix and Detroit, respectively. By Gary Bedore
Dressed impeccably in dark suit and gray spotted tie, silk handkerchief in his left pocket, Jo Jo White stood tall and proud Friday night on the stage of the Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts. By Gary Bedore
A spectacular one-handed dunk by former Kansas University/current Team Canada guard Andrew Wiggins at Wednesday’s Tuto Marchand Cup has drawn over 50,000 views on Youtube.com. By Gary Bedore
The Utah Jazz on Monday signed former Kansas University center Jeff Withey to a two-year contract. By Gary Bedore
Former Kansas University center Sasha Kaun has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN reported Saturday.
Former KU guard Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday was one of 13 players named to the Canadian national team’s roster for the Tuto Marchland Continental Cup, Aug. 23-26 in Puerto Rico. By Gary Bedore
Arizonasports.com’s John Gambadoro says things could “get ugly, real ugly,” if the Phoenix Suns don’t trade disgruntled forward Markieff Morris, who is livid the Suns shipped brother Marcus to Detroit. By Gary Bedore
As he prepared to make a Thursday appearance at a youth basketball camp, Mario Chalmers bumped into former teammate Joel Anthony, who had just addressed the group. As Anthony and Chalmers spoke, a member at the front desk of the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center said to the receptionist, “Joel doesn’t play here anymore. And Chalmers might not, either.”
Kenneth Mapp, the 29th governor of the Virgin Islands, declared August 7, 2015 “Milt Newton Day” in the United States territory. By Gary Bedore
Joel Embiid has not yet undergone a second surgery on his right foot, sources close to the situation told CSNPhilly.com, however, that procedure is still scheduled to take place and Embiid is still expected to miss the upcoming 2015-16 season.
Defense attorneys for former Kansas University basketball standouts Marcus and Markieff Morris are seeking a new grand jury for the twin brothers, who are charged with aggravated assault.
Bill Self, who had been too busy coaching his World University Games basketball team and recruiting to play any golf this summer, grabbed an oversized driver and prepared to hit the ceremonial tee shot at the seventh-annual Mario V. Chalmers Foundation Tournament on Monday at Alvamar.
I wish every freshman college basketball player considering leaping to the pros could have been in the Alvamar Country Club fireside room Sunday night to hear Mario Chalmers answer a question about what was a happier feeling, winning a national championship with Kansas University or an NBA title with the Miami Heat. By Tom Keegan
Former Kansas University standout Mario Chalmers watched his alma mater with pride when the Jayhawks won a gold medal at the World University Games in South Korea earlier this month. By Bobby Nightengale
Former Kansas University big man Joel Embiid re-broke the same bone in his foot that caused him to miss his rookie NBA season, according to a published report.