Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self will meet with blue-chip high school prospect Myles Turner today in Texas, several recruiting sites have reported. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University basketball signee Cliff Alexander earned most valuable player honors for the West team during Friday night’s Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center in New York City.
Devonte Graham, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior point guard from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., today begins his official recruiting trip to Kansas University. Recruiting notes by Gary Bedore
Myles Turner will announce his college choice on April 30. By Gary Bedore
The United States Junior National Select Basketball Team will try to snap a two-year losing streak against a collection of international high school players 19 and under during tonight’s Nike Hoops Summit, set for a 6 p.m. tip on ESPN2, in Portland, Ore. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University signees Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre have been named first-team All-America by USA Today, the paper announced this week. Notes by Gary Bedore
ESPN’s Reggie Rankin proclaimed Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre as “best finishers” of the 24 high schoolers who competed, and others raved about the two future KU players, who took part in Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Game. Notes by Gary Bedore
Myles Turner has heard the talk that his college choices are down to Kansas University or Texas. Not so, the highly ranked basketball recruit said. Tuesday was Media Day leading up to tonight’s McDonald’s High School All-American Games, and it came as no surprise the cameras and notebooks flocked to the only uncommitted player in the group.
Even before he ceremoniously grabbed an Illinois hat off a table, then dropped it and declared himself a Jayhawk, Cliff Alexander spoke openly about his one-and-done intention to help his family financially. On the same day Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft, the next big thing changed his tune following McDonald’s All-American Games practice Monday morning.
Former Kansas University combo guard Jeff Boschee is a college head basketball coach at the age of 34. “I’m full of energy,” Boschee said Saturday, asked about his first few days as successor to Robert Corn as head coach at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. By Gary Bedore
After a wild morning of reports and Twitter comments about Joel Embiid's future, Kansas University coach Bill Self told the Journal-World late Thursday morning that "positively no decision has been made regarding Joel Embiid's future." By Gary Bedore
Kansas University senior pivot Tarik Black, who will start tonight's Senior Night game against Texas Tech and possibly beyond, says he's had a great time at KU since transferring from Memphis. “I learned so much about basketball, life and myself in this one year being in this program than I have ever learned playing the game of basketball leading to this point,” Black said. By Gary Bedore
The proposed $17.5 million apartment building for Kansas University basketball players was endorsed Wednesday by the Kansas Board of Regents. By Scott Rothschild
A proposed $17.5 million apartment complex, to be located on the west side of Naismith Drive, will house up to 32 Kansas University men’s and women’s basketball players as well as 34 other students, who will not be athletes and must have at least 30 credit hours, KU associate AD Jim Marchiony confirmed on Tuesday. By Gary Bedore
Rashad Vaughn, a 6-foot-5 senior shooting guard from Findlay Prep High in Henderson, Nev., on Friday sliced his list of prospective colleges to five. “Blessed to say my final 5: Kansas, UNLV, Kentucky, Iowa St, North Carolina #NoOrder,” Vaughn, Rivals.com’s No. 7-ranked player in the Class of 2014, wrote on Twitter. By Gary Bedore