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Kansas hoops banquet tonight

Saw this on ESPN's Men's BBall "Rumors" section:

Since Tarik Black announced that he was transferring from Memphis last week, several schools have emerged as possible landing spots. Here's more on that.

Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com tweeted last week that Duke, Kansas, Marquette, Miami, Tennessee, Florida State, UMass, and 20 others have shown interest in senior big man, per his AAU coach Eric Robinson. One of those others appears to be Minnesota, which is looking for a one-year fix in its frontcourt to soften the blow of of Trevor Mbakwe's departure.

If Tarik Black walked past me today, I wouldn't know who he was and couldn't tell you the first thing about his game. That said, HCBS said he was looking for "immediate impact" from another recruit or two for next year. This guy qualifies with the "already graduated-->can play right away as a senior" clause. Does anyone see this as possible? Positive?

April 15, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Staying the course: Bill Self, Jayhawks not panicking over skid

Couple thoughts...

--With no PG who can break down a defense and create shots for himself or others...and without someone down low who can score with their back to the basket...this team will struggle to score. Can anyone remember the last time KU didn't have either one of these, much less both of them?

--Their best offense is scoring in transition and defense feeds that. TCU didn't allow transition baskets and kansas' defense didn't create many chances to score that way. If they defend well and get out in transition, they're offense will improve.

--Kansas isn't playing their best but I'm with HCBS here...before the season, I think most of us would have taken 19-3 and I'll take it now

February 8, 2013 at 12:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ostertag OK with Withey breaking his KU blocks record

Anyone else in the house for "REEVES HAS ZE-RO, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP/CLAP/CLAP"? I think Randy Rutherford had like 45 on KU that day, but the "REEVES HAS ZERO" chant was all time.

February 1, 2013 at 10:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prep guard Selden to visit KU for Late Night

Honest question about Late Night...anyone have info on how many kids who've been to "Late Night" the last few years actually playing at KU? I LOVED "Late Night" when I was a student. Unsure about whether it helps land prospects. Anyone have the lowdown?

September 26, 2012 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Milton Doyle spoke with Self on phone before deciding to transfer

on a different note...

maybe i'm late to the party on this one, but anyone else see the ESPN 30 for 30 promo for what's coming in october?...

http://vimeo.com/47737324

should be sweet. RCJHGKU!

August 21, 2012 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Elite forces: KU dispatches ’Pack; UNC next

couple thoughts...

--It says something that KU can play sub-standard ball 2 games in a row and still win. Means this team is different than past teams b/c that hasn't been the case in recent years. Credit where credit is due.

--I remember coaches growing up constantly preaching to big men to keep the ball up when in the post and not put it on the floor. Seems like Withey/TRob get themselves in trouble when they put the ball on the floor and it seems to happen with some frequency. Any thoughts from a "big man" on this thread?

Excited for tomorrow. Hopeful Zeller doesn't get coddled when he flails around like Hansbrough used to when he did. Should be a good one

March 24, 2012 at 10:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

No mercy: Kansas avoids upset

solid win. KU gives up 50 points and moves on. mizzou gives up 86 (86!) to my new 2nd favorite team and goes home. love it

March 17, 2012 at 11:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks go 1-1-1 on D-Day

saw this on ESPN insider...know nothing about the kid, but something to watch...

Now that we know definitely that Kansas has missed on Trevor Lacey (Huntsville, Ala./S. R. Butler), the Jayhawks could look to a transfer from the Pac-12 for help at the shooting guard position.

The Las Vegas Sun reported last week that former USC guard Bryce Jones has KU on his list of possibilities. Jones was the Trojans top recruit in 2010 -- rated by ESPNU as the No. 69 recruit in the nation -- but ran into trouble on coach Kevin O'Neill's team and elected to transfer midway through his freshman season.

Jones has already taken recruiting trips to UNLV, San Diego State and Gonzaga, and the Jayhawks are probably a long-shot at this point, but he remains one possibility that would make up for losing the Lacey sweepstakes.

With Jones being a native of Woodland Hills, Calif. and Gonzaga adding JuCo swingman Guy Landry to its class, UNLV and San Diego State could be the two teams to beat at this point.

May 19, 2011 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A real tearjerker: Rams put end to Jayhawks’ run

didn't say other teams had no issues. leadership and character matter. that's what i said. call me judgmental if you want...this team lacked in those 2 areas and it showed in far more games than just the big one they lost. is that so off base?

March 29, 2011 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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