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HawkTrax - Naadir Tharpe

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Naadir Tharpe making most of opportunity

During Kansas University’s six games in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, then-freshman point guard Naadir Tharpe did not play during the final four games of KU’s run to the national title game and logged just 17 minutes of combined court time against KU’s first two opponents. By Matt Tait

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Bill Self: Naadir Tharpe solid on ‘D

Naadir Tharpe was cited as one of the stars of the game for his defense on Kansas State standout Rodney McGruder. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Naadir Tharpe big reason nightmare stretch is over

On this night, especially in the first half, Kansas sophomore point guard Naadir Tharpe did a brilliant job of doing what point guards are supposed to do, which is to bring out the best in the other four players on the floor, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

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Naadir Tharpe makes most of second chance in KU's comeback win over Texas

After being re-inserted into the game late in the second half, Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe didn't let his team down, knocking down two big shots in the Jayhawks' 64-59 victory over Texas. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

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Self praises KU bench's improved play, confidence

Pleased with Kansas University’s men’s basketball starting lineup, Bill Self has also been impressed with the work of his reserves. By Gary Bedore

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Lately, Naadir Tharpe incomparable

KU backup guard credits brother for his recent emergence

Naadir Tharpe, who has been on quite a roll with 22 assists against no turnovers the last four games, grinned Saturday night when asked if he’d compare himself to another height-challenged point guard, Allen Iverson. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Confident Naadir Tharpe no longer questioning his ability

Remember the Naadir Tharpe that retreated when the opposition attacked? You can forget him now, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says, because the sophomore guard has pushed that timid player into the past.

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Notebook: Naadir Tharpe challenging himself against Elijah Johnson in practice

Kansas University sophomore Naadir Tharpe has some epic 1-on-1 battles with senior point guard Elijah Johnson at Jayhawk basketball practices. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Improved Naadir Tharpe delivers in pressure situation

Though he didn't receiver a perfect grade from his coach, Kansas sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe passed the test with the game on the line, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says.

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Tharpe shooter: Self, Jayhawks counting on sophomore guard for offense

Kansas University guard Naadir Tharpe is a much better shooter than last year’s percentage of .289 would indicate, KU basketball coach Bill Self says. Story by Gary Bedore

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KU’s Naadir Tharpe enamored of his little girl

One of Naadir Tharpe’s tiniest, yet most vocal, fans resides in his hometown of Worcester, Mass. That person is Naadir’s 9-month-old daughter, Amara Grace Tharpe, who voices her pleasure for her papa in an enthusiastic way. By Gary Bedore

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Path to success: Former Jayhawk Russell Robinson shares advice with Naadir Tharpe

Last week, when former Jayhawk point guard Russell Robinson got his first up-close look at current Kansas University sophomore Naadir Tharpe, he liked what he saw.

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Naadir Tharpe’s nadir: Freshman not sulking over lack of court time

When Kansas University freshman point guard Naadir Tharpe is having a bad day, it usually doesn’t last long.

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Towson coach lauds Tharpe, Jayhawks

Towson coach Pat Skerry, who originally recruited Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe when Skerry was a part of the Providence coaching staff, was impressed with the freshman following KU’s 100-54 victory on Friday.

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Naadir Tharpe gives KU yet another jet

Thomas Robinson’s contagious smile starts at Washington, D.C., and travels along I-70 all the way to Lawrence. It’s that wide, and it consumed the room during Tuesday night’s postgame interview session when he was asked about the chemistry he had with high school and current teammate Naadir Tharpe.