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No. 1 overall recruit DeAndre Ayton picks Arizona over Kansas, Kentucky

50/50 he ends up at Zona on Day 1

September 7, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

No. 1 overall recruit DeAndre Ayton picks Arizona over Kansas, Kentucky

Good Post Aaron P. As Aaron stated, Ayton is most definitely a PF 4 in center's body. This wasn't a case of Udoka vs Ayton or Ayton vs Udoka. Always have to love the "belittling" of a recruit that doesn't choose Kansas. No post moves or face up game and he's too raw to be a OAD? Too soft? Always love the "Raw" commentary on a kid. He would be the #1 player picked in the 2017 or 2018 NBA draft. Take your pick.

Despite choosing Zona, Ayton may be my favorite recruit of all time. The manner in which he held his recruitment was top notch. It was classic. Less than 3 hours before his announcement he had everyone and I mean all the recruiting "experts" completely scrambling and at a loss when it came to updates and social media updates right up to his announcement. The fact nobody knew anything was refreshing to see for this big of a recruit in this day of technology.

Lastly, Big 12 and SEC have stricter policies on the admittance of "Partial Qualifiers" so UK and KU may not have been able to admit even if he wanted to go to either school. It will be interesting to see if he qualifies.

Regardless, one of the better shock announcement recruitments in quite sometime. Chalk one up to the kid. That was great.

September 7, 2016 at 5:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What if Kansas paid its basketball players? It already does, sort of

You don't think the $600,000 is fair market value for a Kansas basketball player?

July 24, 2016 at 12:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What if Kansas paid its basketball players? It already does, sort of

Very good story! Finally, someone in the media is starting to talk about this and actually break down the numbers. Kudos to the athletes. Long overdue!

Still a lot of gray areas that need to be worked out but it's a step in the right direction. More percentage of the $$$ still needs to be increased for these athletes but it's a process.

I've been advocating this for years and I'm finally glad to see it come to fruition. Baby Steps!

July 24, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report: Diallo agrees to three-year deal

Apparently, "he has a nice left- and right-hand jump hook."

July 21, 2016 at 12:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report: Diallo agrees to three-year deal

At least your analogies are spot on today. Couple days rest seems to have gotten you back on track.

July 21, 2016 at 11:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report: Diallo agrees to three-year deal

KFC, wouldnt almost anybody be considered more mentally stable than Dennis Rodman?

July 21, 2016 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mykhailiuk nets 12 in win

My apologies, Dirk. I got lazy and just assumed since I said Ukranian and then shortened it to UK thereafter people would know that I was still talking about Ukraine. I will abbreviate properly with UKR from here on out. Wish I had an editor. Anyway, back to basketball.

July 18, 2016 at 7:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mykhailiuk nets 12 in win

His role will be different for one thing. On the Ukranian team he's having to do all the work so from one stance that is good, but from another perspective it can be bad. You would hope that maybe him trying new things and being more aggressive offensively, as he's one of the main guys on the UK team, would help him going forward. Key word there is "Hope".

The good thing about playing with Mason, Graham, and Jackson this next season is that is should take all pressure off of Svi to perform. Between those 3 and their ball handling abilities and abilities to get in the gaps of the defense...it will help guys like SVI, Lucas, and Bragg.

My only fear is that SVI becomes too complacent again and "Settles" because Mason, Graham, and Jackson are doing all the work.

I think somehow though Vick is gonna find himself in the lineup somewhere. I think Vick spells Mason and Graham at times and Svi will spell Jackson and anytime Self decides to go small ball with Jackson and Svi at the 4.

I think Vick is gonna be a big surprise this season.

July 18, 2016 at 4:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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