HawkTrax - Elijah Johnson

Drive to win: Motivated Mason hits game-winner in camp scrimmage

Kansas University sophomore Frank Mason sped through the lane for a driving layup with 7.8 seconds left in overtime of Wednesday's Bill Self basketball camp game, giving the Red team an 84-83 victory over the Blue squad. “Any game I play, I always want to win. I take pride in it. Today it was just a camp game, but still I just wanted to win it,” Mason said. By Gary Bedore

Undrafted Travis Releford, Elijah Johnson join NBA summer squads

Former Kansas University guard/small forward Travis Releford, who was not selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft, will be playing summer league basketball for both the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets, Releford told the Journal-World on Friday. By Gary Bedore

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McLemore sliding before Thursday’s NBA draft

As it stands today, the experts say Ben McLemore could go as high as No. 2 to Orlando — as low as No. 5 to Phoenix — in Thursday’s NBA Draft, but more than one expert has said McLemore’s stock has been dropping because of sub-par workouts for Cleveland, Orlando and Phoenix. By Gary Bedore

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KU’s Elijah Johnson grows into Jayhawks’ clear leader

Kansas University senior point guard Elijah Johnson has emerged as the Jayhawks' leader after a slow start to his career and turbulent stretches this season. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Elijah Johnson quiet after loss; Jeff Withey, Ben McLemore named Wooden finalists

Kansas University senior point guard Elijah Johnson was a man of precious few words after Saturday’s 81-58 loss to Baylor in Ferrell Center. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Opinion: KU seniors let their play do the talking

On a night that featured what could be remembered as the greatest senior day starting lineup in Kansas history, it became more evident than ever that this team is getting better with age, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• Senior speech videos

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Elijah Johnson, Ben McLemore sweep Big 12 weekly honors

Kansas guards Elijah Johnson and Ben McLemore are the recipients of the Big 12 player of the week and freshman of the week honors, the conference announced Monday morning.

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Finale four: Four KU seniors to say fieldhouse farewell

Elijah Johnson today plays his final game in Allen Fieldhouse with fellow senior starters Travis Releford, Jeff Withey and Kevin Young. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks flocked to Elijah Johnson in victorious locker room

Call from dad most meaningful in wake of 39-point game; Self, Elijah forgive Iowa State

Iowa State's student body president says he was disgusted by tweets sent to Kansas University's Elijah Johnson after the Jayhawks' victory on Monday in Ames. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Elijah Johnson responds to ‘man-up’ talk

Elijah Johnson, the guy who couldn’t shoot straight or dribble great for so much of the season, responded to a couple of “man-up” speeches by delivering a more clutch performance than any Kansas player since ... good question. A long, long time. By Tom Keegan• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

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Notebook: Former KU coach Ted Owens says reunion 'one of those great moments'; Johnson recovering from illness

Former Kansas University basketball coach Ted Owens, who is 83 years old, on occasion shoots his age in golf. By Gary Bedore

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Elijah Johnson reclaiming role as Jayhawks' driving force

Senior guard Elijah Johnson realizes that, whether he’s making shots or not, he’s vitally important to jump-starting Kansas University’s men's basketball team. By Gary Bedore

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KU's Elijah Johnson says Sunday's three-hour team meeting with head coach was productive

Kansas University senior Elijah Johnson is hoping a Sunday pep talk from his coach — during a three-hour team meeting in Allen Fieldhouse — is just what he needs to turn his season around. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Point guard Marcus Smart shows KU what it's missing

Point-guard play becomes more important in mid-March, when Oklahoma State will be in good hands with Marcus Smart at the controls. But what will happen to Kansas, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan asks. • Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Notebook: Elijah Johnson believes shooting will improve; KU will wear alternate unis Monday

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson did not score or dish an assist while playing just nine minutes the first half Saturday. Two quick fouls cut into his playing time. By Gary Bedore

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