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HawkTrax - Joel Embiid

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Joel Embiid's injury could prove costly

Joel Embiid, who missed the 2014 NCAA Tournament because of a stress fracture in his back, today will undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his right foot. News of the foot fracture shook the NBA on Thursday, just seven days before the 2014 Draft in Brooklyn, New York — a draft in which the 7-foot former Kansas University center was expected to be selected No. 1 overall. By Gary Bedore

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Joel Embiid has stress fracture in foot, will undergo surgery Friday

Former KU center will not attend next Thursday's draft in New York

Former Kansas University center Joel Embiid is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, a stunning development that could affect the top choices in next week's NBA draft.

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Possible top pick Embiid kills lyin’ once and for all

Former Kansas University player Joel Embiid is projected to go first overall in the June 26 NBA Draft, according to a five-expert panel in the latest issue of ESPN the Magazine, which also gets to the bottom of the 7-footer's tall tale about a lion in Cameroon. Basketball notes by Gary Bedore

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Self confident Embiid’s back healthy

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self assured a pair of Philadelphia radio talk show audiences last week that Joel Embiid’s once-injured back is healed. Notes by Gary Bedore

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‘Sir McLemore’ brings slam to Lawrence

Former Kansas University basketball standout Ben McLemore of the Sacramento Kings will hold his first “Sir McLemore Summer Slam” from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in Lawrence. The Slam, which will include a variety of events, in McLemore’s words, “will help me raise awareness (and funds) for the fight against childhood hunger.” Notes by Gary Bedore

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Embiid, Wiggins submit to tape

Former Kansas University basketball players Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid — who did not attend the recent NBA Draft combine, where all-important measurements were taken — submitted to such measurements over the past few days. By Gary Bedore

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Healthy-looking Embiid impresses at NBA workouts

Former Kansas University center Joel Embiid appears to have recovered fully from the back injury that forced him to miss the 2014 Big 12 and NCAA Tournaments. “Great workout this morning with lots of influential people in the gym,” Embiid wrote on Twitter after wowing NBA scouts and reporters at an open workout in Santa Monica, Calif. By Gary Bedore

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KU duo’s likely destinations revealed at NBA draft lottery

Barring some big surprise, Kansas University’s Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid will be playing basketball in either Cleveland, Milwaukee or Philadelphia next season. The NBA Draft Lottery revealed Tuesday that the Cavaliers will pick No. 1, the Bucks No. 2 and the Sixers No. 3. By Gary Bedore

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Ainge: Big 3’s NBA Draft stock still solid

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he’s not sure how the absence of Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker at this week’s NBA Combine will affect the three players’ positioning at the top of the draft. By Gary Bedore

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KU's Self plans to attend next month's NBA draft

Look for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self to be in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on June 26 for what could be a historic NBA Draft. The Jayhawks’ Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid will be trying to be the top two overall picks from the same school for the second time in history. By Gary Bedore

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Wiggins, Embiid to skip combine

Former Kansas University basketball players Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, as well as Duke’s Jabari Parker, have decided to not attend the NBA combine Thursday and Friday in Chicago, Yahoo Sports reports. By Gary Bedore

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Wiggins honored with 'Mr. Jayhawk' award at postseason banquet

Kansas University freshman guard Andrew Wiggins was named winner of the 2014 Danny Manning “Mr. Jayhawk” Award, for contributions on and off the court, at the conclusion of Tuesday night’s postseason awards banquet held before 660 fans at the Lawrence Holiday Inn. By Gary Bedore

Self: Embiid would have been focus

Joel Embiid would have been the focal point of Kansas University’s basketball team his sophomore season ... had the 7-footer from Cameroon stuck around for a sophomore season. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Joel Embiid top 5? Puh-lease

Every time I hear someone say that Joel Embiid will be a top-five pick in the next NBA Draft, I wonder if I have missed something. By Tom Keegan

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Playing it 'safe': Embiid chooses NBA’s millions

The decision Joel Embiid slept on for three nights — to be a one-and-done player in college — apparently boiled down to a few simple factors. By Gary Bedore