Men's Basketball Recruiting

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Ukrainian signee has 17 vs. Sweden

Incoming Kansas University freshman guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored a game-high 17 points off 7-of-17 shooting in Ukraine’s 61-53 victory over Sweden on Wednesday at the Under 18 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. By Gary Bedore

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Another big plans to visit Late Night

So far, two high school basketball players have said they’ll be attending the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog. They’ll be able to visit with another accomplished big man — former KU center Joel Embiid. By Gary Bedore

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Big Vegas prep Zimmerman to visit for Late Night

Stephen Zimmerman, a 7-foot, 240-pound senior center from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore

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KU basketball recruit Allonzo Trier takes court at area tournament

Camera flashes were popping and phones were out to record every move as the Okun Fieldhouse crowd watched Kansas University recruit Allonzo Trier in his first game at the Sunflower Showcase national youth basketball tournament on Thursday. By Bobby Nightengale

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KU basketball target Trier among players at Lawrence-bound Showcase

The Sunflower Showcase national youth basketball tournament — which runs today through Sunday at Okun Fieldhouse in Shawnee — is headed to Sport Pavilion Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park in July of 2015. By Gary Bedore

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Ben McLemore relishes NBA hardware

Hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy, it was not. But second-year guard Ben McLemore and his Sacramento teammates did get a trophy and on-court presentation after winning the 24-team Las Vegas Summer League tournament this week. By Benton Smith

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KU hoops recruit Bragg plans to attend Late Night

Another top recruit in the Class of 2015 plans to experience Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 10, according to Carlton Bragg, a 6-9 power forward from Cleveland (Villa Angela-St. Joseph) said he will attend the annual season kickoff event on the heels of 7-footer Stephen Zimmerman (No. 7 senior in the country) confirming the same.

KU basketball notebook: Coach K says Cavs should trade Wiggins

If Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski were running the Cleveland Cavaliers, Andrew Wiggins would already be wearing Timberwolves gear. By Benton Smith

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Former KU guard Sherron Collins still has plans to play as pro

Former Kansas University point guard Sherron Collins says his basketball career is far from over at the still-young age of 27. By Gary Bedore

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Cleveland continues Kevin Love chase, reignites Andrew Wiggins rumors

Andrew Wiggins better wait a bit before buying or renting a condo in Cleveland. Several Cavaliers beat writers — as well as ESPN — reported Thursday that the Cavs are now willing to trade former Kansas University wing Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a package for three-time All-Star forward Kevin Love. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas recruit Trier set for area AAU tourney

One of Kansas University’s targets for the recruiting class of 2015 will headline the 2014 Sunflower Showcase youth basketball tournament a week from Thursday through Sunday (July 24-27) at Okun Fieldhouse in Shawnee. By Gary Bedore

KU's Ellis, Oubre mentioned among top collegians at LeBron James camp

ESPN analyst Miles Simon was the latest to tweet praise about Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis’ play at the LeBron James camp in Las Vegas. “Perry Ellis has been so consistent all week. Jumper falling. Attacking from perimeter. Quietly doing his thing. Should have a good year,” Simon wrote. Notes by Gary Bedore

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Tarik Black to play for Houston Rockets in NBA summer leagues

Former Kansas University basketball center Tarik Black will be playing for the Houston Rockets’ summer league teams in both Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, he confirmed on Saturday. By Gary Bedore

Self: Having two of NBA draft's top picks 'means a lot' for KU

Kansas University’s domination of the 2014 NBA draft had coach Bill Self beaming in the Big Apple on Thursday night. By Gary Bedore

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Basketball notebook: Embiid soccer tweet draws ire

Former Kansas University center Joel Embiid stirred up United States soccer fans Sunday by tweeting congratulations to Portugal soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo for setting up the tying goal in Portugal’s draw with the United States on Sunday. Basketball notes by Gary Bedore

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