HawkTrax - Jeff Withey

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Jeff Withey finally makes his pro debut

Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey of the New Orleans Pelicans scored four points and grabbed five rebounds in his NBA debut. By Gary Bedore

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Thomas Robinson basks in glow of Trail Blazers’ praises

Thomas Robinson admits it was nice to hear words of praise from Portland Trail Blazers’ coach Terry Stotts and general manager Neil Olshey at Robinson’s introductory news conference Thursday in Oregon. By Gary Bedore

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Report: Portland trades rookie Jeff Withey to New Orleans

Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey, who was a second-round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in last week’s NBA draft, has been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, various NBA writers reported Thursday. By Gary Bedore

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Standing tall: A look at the top centers in the Bill Self era

For the fifth installment of our summer series, which looks back at the top players and moments of the Bill Self era thus far, we size up the big guys who protected the rim and made life miserable for opposing offenses.

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On 'stressful' night, Jeff Withey relieved to be taken by Portland with 39th pick

Surrounded by family and friends in San Diego, Kansas University center Jeff Withey needed something to break the tension of a stressful draft night, finally deciding to play pool with some of his old high school coaches during the second round. He was still at the table when the Portland Trail Blazers made him the 39th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night.By Jesse Newell

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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 reunion in Phoenix among draft possibilities for Withey

Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey's whirlwind draft workout tour continued Thursday in Phoenix, the current NBA home of former teammates Marcus and Markieff Morris. By Gary Bedore

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Jeff Withey works out with Boston Celtics

Former Kansas University basketball center Jeff Withey worked out for the Boston Celtics, who have the No. 16 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, on Friday in Boston. By Gary Bedore

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McLemore shows off athleticism at NBA combine

Friday's NBA’s pre-draft combine featured former Kansas star Ben McLemore and dozens of other draft hopefuls working through a series of on-the-court tests that will in some small way help determine where they are slotted in the June 27 draft. By Matt Tait

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KU's Jeff Withey named co-defensive player of the year by NABC

Jeff Withey on Sunday was named co-defensive player of the year by the NABC. By Gary Bedore

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KU freshman Ben McLemore earns All-America honors

Kansas University freshman Ben McLemore was named to the Wooden All-America team and Associated Press All-America second team on Monday, while Jeff Withey was named to the AP third team. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Jeff Withey capable scorer, also

America’s fascination with the shot-blocking sensation whose foundation was built by playing volleyball has overshadowed another aspect of Kansas University senior center Jeff Withey’s ever-improving game. Withey not only can keep others from scoring, he can be tough to keep from scoring, too. By Tom Keegan

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Opinion: Jeff Withey helps save day

How did the Jayhawks overcome themselves on a night they couldn’t hold onto the ball and didn’t make a single three-pointer? Well, it never hurts to have the best big man on the floor. By Tom Keegan• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

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Wildcats: Jeff Withey 'changed the game on defense'

Despite not letting Kansas senior Jeff Withey get his mitts on very many of their 60 shots on Saturday, the Kansas State Wildcats said they felt Withey's presence just about every time they tried to drive to the rim on Saturday. By Matt Tait• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

McLemore, Withey named to all-district team

Kansas University men’s basketball players Ben McLemore and Jeff Withey were named to the 10-member USBWA All-District VI team on Tuesday.

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