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Carlton Bragg Jr. leaving Kansas

Wally Judge 2.6. Amazing the same trajectory of their careers .

April 6, 2017 at 11:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hall of Fame Material: Bill Self has 'perfect DNA for the job,' per Roger Morningstar

I don't doubt anything you've said. I hope you're right that he's here for a long time. With that said, I'm of the stance that I never faulted Roy for leaving. I don't blame him for leaving. Much respect for what he's done at UNC during the same time Self has been at KU.

Having said all that, I loathe UNC and everything about the institution. Living here certainly makes it worse I'm sure and quite possibly distorts my opinion but it does sting from my perspective seeing Roy win his 3rd. Nice response though, Hobbs.

April 5, 2017 at 12:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hall of Fame Material: Bill Self has 'perfect DNA for the job,' per Roger Morningstar

Brett, i agree with most of what you said and also agree that Kansas has the right coach in Bill Self. I certainly wouldn't want any other coach representing Kansas.

With that said, how many fluff pieces is the LJW gonna write since the Elite 8 loss? I hope you're right and Mr Morningstar is right about Self's best year's ahead of him. You say he's about to kick it in overdrive. I think he's already there and that's the concerning part.

Bill Self, while deserving of every accolade he receives and has done a tremendous job, although imo he isn't open to ridicule, being criticized, and questioned with his decision making by the LJW when it's warranted.

We get the fluff pieces. Just make them stop. Roy Williams is getting all the fluff pieces right now and deservedly so by the national media.

April 5, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks take over No. 1 spot in latest AP rankings

I've said for the last couple weeks that we as fans should want Duke to keep winning so they don't stay on the 4/5 seed line. Duke is the only team I don't want to see in the country before The Final 4. Beating a team twice is so hard. Especially the caliber of a Duke program coached by K.

February 27, 2017 at 1:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ranking KU's top perimeter trios of the past 25 seasons

Definitely a lot of flaws with this list. I agree with the poster that involved Cedric Hunter, Calvin Thompson, and Ron Kellogg towards the top.

I don't have an exact ranking but Mario, Sherron, and Russ Rob with B-Rush has to be at the top.

Also, I love me some Paul Pierce but Jacque Vaughn and Jerod Haase should be towards the bottom of that list. Jacque Vaughn is the only PG in the last 30 years that hasn't guided his team to the Final 4.

I love me some Mason, Graham, and Jackson, but they need a Final 4 to cement their legacy imo.

Also, as much weight that is put on Adonis Jordan and Rex Walter...the same amount of weight should be put on Adonis Jordan and Downtown Terry Brown. Yes, Adonis Jordan is one of my all time fav KU pg's.

I also believe TT, EJ and Relly should get their due. And miles, Hinrich, and Langford as well as Miles, Hinrich, and boschee get their due.

February 9, 2017 at 4:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball at Oklahoma

Mason also has 1431 career points. He sits just two points behind the great Wilt Chamberlain (1433 career points) for 24th on the All-Time Scoring list.

Here is a mind blowing fact. Wilt Chamberlain has 1433 career points in just 48 career Jayhawk games (29.3 ppg). Not to take anything away from Mason but tonight will be Mason's 125th career game. Can we please have 4 more years of Frank Mason?

January 10, 2017 at 4:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball at Oklahoma

Those stats are insane for Mason. Field Goal percentage was mentioned twice (52.3 percent and 53 percent). I think you met to say that Mason leads the Big 12 in 3 point FG percentage st 52.3.

Good stuff by Mason! What's crazy is that he's shooting 61 percent from the 3 point line Big 12 games (8-13).

January 10, 2017 at 4:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: Jackson 'lost composure' during technical foul; Jayhawks make key free throws

I actually think Jackson deserved the technical. Slamming or not slamming the basketball isn't the issue. It's the intent and the behavior where Jackson showed up the official. IMO it's an easy call. I have no issue with the Technical being called by the official.

December 31, 2016 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opening Act: Mason, Lucas lift Jayhawks to 86-80 win in Big 12 opener

Fun Fact: With Mason's 22 career points he finishes 2016 with 1390 career points. He passed Marcus Morris (1371 career points), Adonis Jordan (1373 career points) and Richard Scott for 25th on the all time scoring list at Kansas. Next on the list is none other than the great Wilt Chamberlain with 1433 career points.

If Mason were to only score 241 more points on the season (he currently has 258 total points this season) and tie his total of last season with 489 points...he would wind up with 1631 career points. Good enough for 13th all-time and sandwiched between Mark Randall and Kevin Pritchard.

Personally, barring injury and a full compliment of games with a deep NCAA run...I think Mason has a shot at 1800 plus career total points and somewhere in the #6-#9 all time scoring list. David Robisch is #10 with 1754 career points followed by Paul Pierce with 1768 career points, followed by Perry Ellis with 1798 career points, followed by Keith Langford with 1812 career points and Darnell Valentine at #6 with 1821 career points. Mason IMO won't catch Sherron Collins at #5 with 1888 career points.

Observation: I know that Josh Jackson had a nice 4 game stretch before this TCU game but I don't understand why Self and Staff dont half post Jackson to find him some different looks and isolate his skill set so he can exploit that mid range game? It just doesn't make any sense to me.

Svi, Vick, and Jackson...who are bigger guards try to play like Graham and Mason as constant slashers. That's fine part of the time but why not expand on Jasckson's skill set and rare talent level to take advantage of some of these matchups. When Jackson was struggling slashing last night, isolate him in the half post and use him like Marcus Morris.

IMO Self has never completely fully exploited the talents of guys like Xavier Henry, Andrew Wiggins, and or Kelly Oubre. All those guys are 6'8 and Self always has them playing like they are 6'3" guards. Jackson included. What's Jackson's go to if his slashing is cut off? His hustle? His defensive prowess? His athleticism? Well, I saw what happened in 2014 when Andrew Wiggins disappeared and was a non factor in the third round (round of 32) against Stanford.

Get Jackson comfortable in other spots on the floor. We know he can drive and get to the basket. What happens when he's struggling and not making those runners?

December 31, 2016 at 9:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Big second-half scoring burst lifts Jayhawks past Davidson

Key Stat: Mason passed Mario Chalmers (1341 points) for 28th on the All-Time Scoring list. With his 18 points he has 1355 career points and is looking to pass Marcus Morris (1371), Adonis Jordan (1373), and Richard Scott (1375) to move into the Top 25 all time scoring at Kansas.

December 18, 2016 at 6:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )