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Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe pumps his fist after forcing an Iowa State timeout during a Jayhawk run in the second half on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

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Basketball notebook: Tharpe draws interest from New England schools

Providence and UMass have emerged as possible transfer destinations of former Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe. CBSsports.com’s Jeff Borzello tweeted on Tuesday that the 5-foot-11 Worcester, Massachusetts, native is being pursued by both schools. Playing overseas also was listed as an option for Tharpe, who announced his decision to transfer from KU on May 1. Basketball notes by Gary Bedore

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Self confirms Naadir Tharpe transfer

Veteran guard cites desire to be closer to daughter as reason

Kansas University junior point guard Naadir Tharpe will not return for his senior season, he and head coach Bill Self announced on Thursday.

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Column: Tharpe rising above peers

A question about Naadir Tharpe echoed through his first two seasons at KU: Was this a Kansas-caliber point guard capable of running a perennial college basketball powerhouse, or a shooting guard trapped in a point guard’s body struggling to find his shot? Finally, the doubt has vanished. Column by Tom Keegan

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Leaders: Tharpe's big night keeps KU unbeaten in Big 12

He didn’t quite match Elijah Johnson’s 39-point outing of a year ago. But Kansas University junior Naadir Tharpe continued a two-year tradition of scoring from the point guard position in Hilton Coliseum, exploding for a career-high 23 points in Monday’s 77-70 victory over Iowa State. By Gary Bedore

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