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Gary Bedore

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Still battling: Ellis fighting for spot in pro ranks

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

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Three Jayhawks working at camp

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.

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Kansas on list of Vegas prep Brown

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

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Kansas still on Oklahoma prep Young’s list

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

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Ellis, Self, Manning named to Honors Court

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.

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Mykhailiuk scores 21 in final loss

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

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Former Jayhawk Kaun reveals retirement

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.

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Svi scores 12 in setback

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.

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Svi, Ukraine meet German team today

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

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Emporia State game moved to Nov. 6

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.

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Mykhailiuk nets 12 in win

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.

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Mykhailiuk unloads for 14 in U-20 tourney

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.

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Miles to join Dooley at Florida Gulf Coast

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

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Wiggins recalls time at KU with fondness

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.

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'For the kids': McLemore in town for youth camp

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

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Goddard's Tucker Vang to join KU basketball team as walk-on

Former Goddard High football and basketball player Tucker Vang will be joining the KU basketball team as a walk-on.

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Self says recruiting may get harder

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

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Diallo plays, talks a good game

Former Kansas University forward Cheick Diallo has made a good first impression on his New Orleans Pelicans teammates. By Gary Bedore

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Howard happy to welcome Newman

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.

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Second chance: MSU transfer Malik Newman, KU ‘perfect marriage’

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

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Malik Newman: Arrows were pointing toward KU

Former Mississippi State guard praises coaches Self, Howard, says he'll definitely 'play in a Kansas jersey'

Malik Newman says 'arrows' were pointing to KU not once, but twice.

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Newman will make choice public today

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.

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Self says summer ‘serious’ time

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

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Bill Self says Jayhawks' June workouts have been intense, productive

KU basketball coach discusses Josh Jackson hype on Big 12 summer teleconference

Bill Self spoke on a variety of topics on Wednesday's Big 12 summer coaches call.

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Greene, Traylor to play in summer league

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.

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Malik Newman, formerly of Mississippi State, visits Lawrence today

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

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Releford relishes chance to play overseas

Former Kansas University small forward Travis Releford has been on the go since turning professional after the 2012-13 season. By Gary Bedore

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Vick making strides

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.

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Something to prove: Diallo driven by fall to 2nd round

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

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Second best: Kansas players shut out of first round

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

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D-day arrives: Jayhawks to learn draft fate tonight

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

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Ellis completes final workout before draft

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

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Pundits mixed on Diallo's draft outlook

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

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Self excited about NBA Finals matchup

Fearless forecaster Bill Self isn’t backing down from his pre-2016 NBA Finals prediction that the Cleveland Cavaliers will emerge as world champions.

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Breath of fresh air: Self takes swing at sizing up freshman class

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

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Classic Ben: McLemore says it’s great to be in Lawrence

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

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'Monster' game: Azubuike abuses rims in scrimmage

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

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Bragg making fashion statement

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.

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Graham charms campers

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

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Lightfoot planning to ‘put on some weight’

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

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Prospect Young to remain in Oklahoma

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.

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Self singles out Simien, Robertson at Parent/Child Camp

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

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Young runs with new Jayhawks at camp

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

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Josh Jackson survives hard fall unscathed, thrills campers with 21-point outing

Country's No. 1 recruit jokes that he's already talked to teammate about physical play

Josh Jackson scored 21 points in his KU 'debut' on Wednesday in Horejsi Center.

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Jackson, Azubuike draw raves during Self’s basketball camp

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.

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Little hopes to bring hope to hometown

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

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A good sign: Landen Lucas to work on offense with Wayne Simien

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

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Friends and FOE: Former Jayhawks launch line of merchandise

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

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Nick Collison to return for 14th season

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

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Self picks Cleveland Cavs in NBA finals

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

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