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Mickelson provides KU with energy

Kansas University coach Bill Self told his players at halftime that he wanted to see more energy on the court Friday. Senior Hunter Mickelson took the message to heart.

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Canadian coach raves over KU crowd in Kansas City

Team Canada basketball coach Barnaby Craddock now knows why fellow countryman/former Kansas University guard Andrew Wiggins speaks so highly of the Jayhawks’ storied hoops program.By Gary Bedore

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Column: Jayhawks’ Traylor develops maturity

Too often, Jamari Traylor looked like a young man whose emotions were residing in a cave, dark and damp. He didn’t look that way Tuesday night at Sprint Center, where he helped Team KU/USA to an entertaining 91-83 victory against Canada.

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Notebook: All 12 play in first summer exhibition

In its first tuneup for the World University Games this summer in South Korea, Kansas University went with a starting lineup of Perry Ellis, Frank Mason III, Wayne Selden Jr., Nic Moore and Hunter Mickelson. By Gary Bedore

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Frank Mason III delivers fireworks in KU's victory over Canada

Frank Mason III gave Bill Self’s basketball campers a taste of his new-found offensive prowess by scoring 31 and 30 points in a pair of intra-squad games contested the past two Wednesdays in Horejsi Center. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior point guard from Petersburg, Virginia continued his June scoring spree in a World University Games tuneup versus Canada. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Jayhawks provide glimpse of priceless experience

It was just a sparring session in advance of a tournament that won’t budge the Kansas University basketball team’s 2015-16 record from 0-0. Consequently, heading into the night, it didn’t feel as if it meant anything. Then the players started diving for loose balls and exchanging the lead by answering clutch shots with clutch shots and it felt for a while as if the gold medal was at stake. Column by Tom Keegan

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Bill Self: KU freshmen 'pretty good' vs. Canada

Only a few months removed from playing against high school opponents, Kansas University freshmen Carlton Bragg and Lagerald Vick made the most of their Jayhawk debuts in Team USA’s 91-83 victory over Canada on Tuesday at the Sprint Center. By Bobby Nightengale Jr.

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Team Canada arrived in K.C. familiar with KU brand

When Canadian guard Adika Peter-McNeilly first heard that he and his countrymen were going to face Kansas University in an exhibition game at Sprint Center, his mind immediately flashed back to a former Jayhawk with whom he was pretty familiar. By Matt Tait

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USA: Uniforms for World University Games have distinct Kansas look

Kansas University’s athletic department and adidas unveiled the Jayhawks’ World University Games uniforms on Monday, a day before today’s 7 p.m., KU-Canada exhibition contest in Kansas City’s Sprint Center.

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Jayhawks (plus two) ready for World University Games tuneup at Sprint Center

Absence of air conditioning in Allen Fieldhouse has made it necessary to play today’s KU-Canada World University Games exhibition in Kansas City’s Sprint Center. Tipoff is 7 p.m.By Gary Bedore

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KU releases uniforms for World Games in South Korea

The Kansas University athletic department on Monday released several photographs of the uniforms the men's basketball team will wear while representing the United States in the World University Games in early July in South Korea.

Notes: Joe Dooley briefs Julian DeBose on what to expect from Bill Self

Florida Gulf Coast senior guard Julian DeBose was briefed by his coach, Joe Dooley, on Saturday on what to expect in playing for Kansas University’s Bill Self the next several weeks. By Gary Bedore

Florida Gulf Coast's Julian DeBose impressed with what he's seen at KU so far

Player hopes to win a gold medal with Jayhawks at World University Games

Julian DeBose is on campus working out with KU's basketball team in preparation for the World University Games.

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FGCU loaner Julian DeBose familiar with KU

Kansas University’s World University Games basketball team roster now consists of 10 Jayhawks, one SMU Mustang and a Florida Gulf Coast Eagle. By Gary Bedore

Florida Gulf Coast guard Julian DeBose added to KU's World University Games team

Washington, D.C., senior plays for former KU assistant Joe Dooley at FGCU

Julian DeBose has been added to KU's World University Games roster.

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Hoops notes: Bill Self goes shopping for a guard

Down a returning point guard just more than a week before his team leaves the country for the World University Games, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self finds himself scrambling, in search of a replacement. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Jamari Traylor 'fine' after missing practices

Even though Kansas University will have to play in the World University Games without sophomore point guard Devonté Graham, the Jayhawks aren’t worried about an injury to post player Jamari Traylor. By Benton Smith

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Bill Self searching for Devonté Graham's summer replacement

KU hopes to add guard to World University Games roster by Saturday

Down a returning point guard just more than a week before his team leaves the country for the World University Games, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self finds himself scrambling, in search of a replacement. By Benton Smith

KU basketball notebook: Landen Lucas puts clubs away for now

Busy practicing for the World University Games, Landen Lucas has put one of his hobbies on hold this summer — golf. By Gary Bedore

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Devonté Graham injures quad, will miss World University Games

Point guard won't need surgery

Kansas University sophomore guard Devonté Graham suffered a partially torn quad tendon above the knee in Wednesday’s KU campers game and will have his knee immobilized three weeks, coach Bill Self said Thursday night.

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New look, same Perry Ellis

Though Perry Ellis looks a bit different, his effort and productivity at World University Games practices have closely resembled that of last season, when Ellis led the Jayhawks in scoring (13.8) and rebounding (6.9). By Gary Bedore

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Fast talk: Jayhawks practice fast to play fast

The pace of play has been fast and furious at Kansas University’s World University Games basketball practices the past nine days. By Gary Bedore

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Short-timer: KU pick-up ‘honor’ for SMU’s Nic Moore

Kansas University coach/Basketball Boogie emcee/comedian Bill Self on Saturday roasted a current KU player and one the Jayhawks have borrowed from SMU for the 2015 World University Games. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks’ Mason turning heads

Bill Self’s 600 basketball campers chanted “MVP, MVP” as Frank Mason III hustled back on defense after hitting his fifth three-pointer in Wednesday’s 30-minute Red-Blue scrimmage in Horejsi Center.

Jayhawks learning about Korea

KU’s basketball players are taking a course for credit this semester on South Korea.