Perry Ellis has received his first taste of professional basketball. His experience in the Las Vegas summer league was not quite as sweet as the pastries in the 23rd Street Hy-Vee Bakery, where he signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans Saturday afternoon. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University basketball players Carlton Bragg Jr., Devonté Graham and Frank Mason III are working as college counselors at this weekend’s adidas Nations camp in Los Angeles.
Troy Brown, a 6-foot-6 senior combo guard from Centennial High in Las Vegas who is ranked No. 10 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, on Thursday cut his list of prospective colleges to eight. By Gary Bedore
Trae Young, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior guard from Norman (Okla.) North High who is ranked No. 14 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, listed Kansas University among his six finalists Wednesday night on Twitter. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University senior basketball guard Tyler Self and recent KU graduates Perry Ellis and Evan Manning have been named to the 2015-16 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, the NABC announced Tuesday.
Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 21 points off 7-of-14 shooting in Ukraine’s 105-103 loss to Czech Republic in the final consolation game of the FIBA Under 20 world championships on Sunday in Finland. By Gary Bedore
Sasha Kaun, one of only two Kansas University basketball players, along with Hall of Famer Clyde Lovellette, to win an NCAA title (2008), NBA title (2016) and medal in the Olympic Games (2012 bronze), has decided to retire from pro ball at the age of 31.
Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 12 points off 5-of-21 shooting in Ukraine’s 64-52 loss to Germany on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Under 20 FIBA European Championships in Finland.
Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk’s Ukrainian national team will meet Germany in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Under 20 world championships today in Finland. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University’s men’s basketball exhibition game against Emporia State, initially set for Nov. 7, now will be played at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6 in Allen Fieldhouse, KU announced Tuesday.
Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 12 points off 5-of-9 shooting and grabbed three rebounds in Ukraine’s 90-69 victory over Serbia in the second pool play game of the FIBA Under 20 European Championships on Sunday in Helsinki, Finland.
Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 14 points off 5-of-22 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds in Ukraine’s 70-68 loss to Slovenia in the first game of the FIBA Under 20 European Championships on Saturday in Helsinki, Finland.
The all-time assist leader in Kansas University and Big 12 basketball history on Monday begins a coaching career meant to help others develop their games. By Gary Bedore
Andrew Wiggins, who spent just one year in college, figures to be a walking, talking advertisement for Kansas University’s basketball program for some time to come.
Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, who has been working diligently on his game this summer as he prepares to complete the final year of his first NBA contract (four years, $13,087,722), has developed a reputation as a guy who spreads his wealth around. By Gary Bedore
Former Goddard High football and basketball player Tucker Vang will be joining the KU basketball team as a walk-on.
DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1-rated basketball player in the recruiting Class of 2017 according to Rivals.com who has a final list of Kansas University, Kentucky and Arizona, says he’ll definitely attend college one year. By Gary Bedore
Former Kansas University forward Cheick Diallo has made a good first impression on his New Orleans Pelicans teammates. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University basketball assistant Jerrance Howard, who had spent two years recruiting Mississippi high school phenom Malik Newman, remembers the disappointment felt on April 24, 2015 — the day Rivals.com’s No. 8-rated player announced for Mississippi State over KU and Kentucky.
Former Mississippi State basketball guard Malik Newman, who admittedly was in a great mood Friday after announcing plans to transfer to Kansas University, laughed into his cell phone upon hearing a question he particularly embraced. “Did you ask if this was a great marriage? I like that. I think it’ll be a perfect marriage. Can I use that?” Newman asked a Journal-World reporter after making what he called at least a two-year commitment to KU. By Gary Bedore
Malik Newman says 'arrows' were pointing to KU not once, but twice.
Former Mississippi State guard Malik Newman, who made an official recruiting visit to Kansas University on Tuesday and Wednesday, is expected to announce his transfer destination today.
Kansas University’s basketball players can work up quite a sweat during the two hours of official practice time per week that’s allotted by the NCAA while summer school is in session. By Gary Bedore
Bill Self spoke on a variety of topics on Wednesday's Big 12 summer coaches call.
Former Kansas University guard Brannen Greene will play NBA summer league for the Memphis Grizzlies, while forward Jamari Traylor will compete for the Indiana Pacers, it was revealed Tuesday.
As expected, five-star guard Malik Newman ended up being a one-and-done at Mississippi State, just not the way the basketball world envisioned. By Gary Bedore
Former Kansas University small forward Travis Releford has been on the go since turning professional after the 2012-13 season. By Gary Bedore
Several Kansas University basketball players past and present paraded through a door connecting the Jayhawks’ practice facility to Horejsi Center, home of Bill Self’s weekly basketball campers games.
Cheick Diallo, 19, who averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 7.5 minutes a game during his one-and-done season at KU, on Thursday night told NBA.com he was not pleased about the first-round snub. By Gary Bedore
Former Kansas University forward Cheick Diallo, who had been projected as a likely first-round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, went in the second round, while possible draft picks Wayne Selden Jr., Perry Ellis and Brannen Greene were not selected during Thursday’s proceedings in Brooklyn, N.Y. By Gary Bedore
Perry Ellis, who played four seasons of college basketball, and Wayne Selden Jr., who played three, enter Thursday's NBA Draft viewed as possible, yet not certain, second-round selections, while Cheick Diallo is expected to go in the first round.By Gary Bedore
Perry Ellis worked out for the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, then returned to his hometown of Wichita to relax a bit before Thursday’s NBA Draft. He’ll watch the proceedings on TV with family and close friends in Wichita. By Gary Bedore
Those individuals who release NBA mock drafts in anticipation of Thursday's two-round, 60-pick extravaganza in New York certainly do not compare notes when prognosticating. Proof of that is the difference of opinion regarding 19-year-old former Kansas University forward Cheick Diallo. By Gary Bedore
Fearless forecaster Bill Self isn’t backing down from his pre-2016 NBA Finals prediction that the Cleveland Cavaliers will emerge as world champions.
The setting happened to be sunny, scenic Eagle Bend GC, and the event the Bill Self/Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department Golf Classic, but the subject after lunch and right before 1 p.m. tee time Friday was basketball, of course. By Gary Bedore
Former Kansas University guard Ben McLemore was determined to give a sellout crowd something to talk about Thursday night at Free State High. By Gary Bedore
Several hundred Bill Self campers watched Udoka Azubuike, the advanced 16-year-old big man, abuse the rims to the tune of 26 points in his Blue team’s 111-88 victory over the Red squad. By Gary Bedore
Carlton Bragg Jr., remembers the day he made his own fashion statement on the basketball court, discarding long, saggy shorts for the kind basketball players wore before Michael Jordan dropped the seam in the 1980s.
It should come as no surprise that Kansas University junior Devonté Graham, who coach Bill Self has been told by his players is “the most popular kid on campus,” charmed several hundred of Self’s basketball campers on Monday in Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore
He has spent a lot of time with McCarthy Hall roommate Devonté Graham and also bonded a bit with fellow freshmen Udoka Azubuike and Josh Jackson. Mitch Lightfoot in his first two weeks on Kansas University’s campus also has made the acquaintance of some key athletic-department personnel. By Gary Bedore
Blue chip basketball point guard prospect Trae Young has decided to remain at Norman (Okla.) North High School for his senior year, the Oklahoman newspaper has reported.
Bill Self was mighty happy to see one of his former Kansas University basketball players, Wayne Simien, and one of Roy Williams’ KU players, Ryan Robertson, bring their children to his Parent/Child camp Friday in Allen Fieldhouse and Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore
Former Kansas University basketball forward Kevin Young, who just recently returned from Puerto Rico, where he played this past season for Indios de Mayaguez of the Baloncesto Superior National League, fit right in with the current Jayhawks during Wednesday’s Bill Self campers game in Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore
Josh Jackson scored 21 points in his KU 'debut' on Wednesday in Horejsi Center.
Josh Jackson and the rest of Kansas University’s perimeter players ran through shooting drills on one end of the court, while fellow freshman Udoka Azubuike and the other Jayhawk big men roamed the other side, thrilling several hundred Bill Self basketball campers during a 30-minute exercise on Tuesday at Horejsi Center.
Mario Little, a 28-year-old success story from the mean streets of Chicago’s Far South Side, bleeds emotionally for his city — one infested with violence to the tune of six deaths and 58 others wounded in shootings over Memorial Day weekend. By Gary Bedore
Rugged Landen Lucas, who led Kansas University’s 33-5 basketball team in rebounding during his breakout junior season, plans to improve his “offensive game” the next few months. By Gary Bedore
NBA players Thomas Robinson and the Morris twins, who were at The Oread Hotel on Saturday for the launch of their new “FOE” line of snapbacks, beanies, dad hats, shirts and pins, plan to play some pick-up basketball with current members of Kansas University’s team this week. By Gary Bedore
Steady, reliable, non-controversial Nick Collison needed no time this offseason to decide whether he had a 14th NBA season left in his tank. By Gary Bedore
Speaking before the start of Game One of the 2016 NBA Finals, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self peered into his crystal ball and deemed Cleveland’s Cavaliers the winner of what he predicts will be “a great series.” By Gary Bedore