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Big 12 releases KU men's basketball conference schedule

I happen to think that it is awesome. Watch the 1/11 game at the ESPN Club at the Boardwalk.

August 9, 2013 at 9:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Newest King has new digits

So Ben ended up choosing Blackstock as his agent and he sat at the draft table with Ben McLemore and Bill Self. Talk about something very uncomfortable.

July 2, 2013 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Freshman Frankamp brings hot shot to KU

The next few years may be some of KU's best 3 point shooting years in a while. Frankamp, Greene, Selden are all outstanding shooters. Andrew White was already a good 3 point shooter. I am sure that Andrew Wiggins can drain some 3s too. I think that is an edge that we will have against other teams.

June 18, 2013 at 8:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Top shots: A look at Bill Self’s best shooting guards

Pure Roy recruits vs. Pure Self recruits:

Roy Williams:
PG Vaughn
SG Hinrich
SF Pierce
PF Collison
C LaFrentz
BENCH Miles, Boschee, Langford, Simien, Gooden

Bill Self
PG: Collins
SG: Chalmers
SF: Rush
PF: Robinson
C: Withey
BENCH: Taylor, McLemore, Henry, Mc Morris, Aldrich

June 11, 2013 at 11:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Top shots: A look at Bill Self’s best shooting guards

SF is a little tricky. Brandon Rush is the clear #1. I couldn't put JR Giddens #2. Travis Releford would probably be #2. He was very efficient his senior year and trumped Xavier, Brady, and JR. Also, a great defender. #3 would probably have to be Xavier Henry. Although he failed his high expectations, he still had a decent freshmen year averaging 13pts a game and the second leading scorer on the team in 2010. #4 I would have to say Brady Morningstar. He was a two year starter 09 and 11, a great defender, and very efficient. #5 JR Giddens, this is tough. I can easily put him over Xavier or Brady, but I feel like a transfer is a little 'tainted'.

When Andrew Wiggins steps foot into Lawrence the SF ranking will be tricky. If he reaches anywhere near his expectations, he should be hands down the best SF even over Brandon Rush. I also believe Brannen Greene will make some noise in the SF rankings and even Andrew White. The problem is that Andrew White might have a hard time to get the opportunity with the depth at SF over the next few years. I am assumming that Brannen Greene is at least a 3 year player.

June 11, 2013 at 11:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Top shots: A look at Bill Self’s best shooting guards

Kirk was under Roy Williams only

June 11, 2013 at 9:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Top shots: A look at Bill Self’s best shooting guards

Seriously, I am sorry I follow these articles pretty well. I know it is hard to define what position some of these guards play. For example, Elijah Johnson started as a 2 in 2012 and a 1 in 2013; Tyshawn Taylor started as a 2 in 2009 and 2010 and a 1 in 2011 and 2012. But for the Bill Self era, Keith Langford started at the 2. He was the 3 for the Roy Williams teams. JR Giddens was a 3. I know people knock down JR Giddens for his attitude and obviously the Moon Bar incident, but he still started for two seasons for KU. He probably contributed more in his career then Xavier Henry and Josh Selby. Regardless, Keith Langford is a 2 and JR Giddens is a 3. With that said, here are my rankings for the 2 guards under Self.

After reevaluating my PG Top 5. I decided to consider Elijah Johnson a 2 instead of a 1.

1. Mario Chalmers 2. Keith Langford 3. Ben McLemore 4. Elijah Johnson 5. Tyrel Reed

From the PG article, here was my top 5 PG

1. Sherron Collins 2. Aaron Miles 3. Tyshawn Taylor 4. Russell Robinson 5. Nadir Tharpe

June 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Good point(s): A look at best point guards in Bill Self era

I think I can consider throwing Elijah off the PG list and put him on the SG list and put Nadir Tharpe in my top 5 for PG. Clearly, Elijah was playing out of position and should be considered a 2. This does not mean that Jeff Hawkins cracks the top 5.

June 11, 2013 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Good point(s): A look at best point guards in Bill Self era

The SG will be tough. Keith Langford was an amazing scorer. Mario Chalmers was pretty clutch. Ben McLemore was awesome his one year at KU.

June 3, 2013 at 9:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Good point(s): A look at best point guards in Bill Self era

KU's starting PG during the Bill Self era: 2004-2005: Aaron Miles, 2006-2008: Russell Robinson, 2009-2010: Sherron Collins, 2011-2012: Tyshawn Taylor, 2013: Elijah Johnson. Although Elijah Johnson started one year at the 2, and would primarily play the 2 off the bench in 2010 and 2011, he still played the 1 for one year. I think Elijah Johnson's 1 year starting at PG was better then like Jeff Hawkins 2 years (under Self) or Selby's 1 bomb year.

Sherron was by far the best PG under Self. Aaron Miles was a dish master. Tyshawn Taylor over Russell Robinson on the fact that he contributed more to a National Championship Runner Up run more then Russell Robinson on a National Championship run.

Most likely after this year, Nadir Tharpe will trump Elijah Johnson as the 5th best PG under Bill Self.

1. Sherron Collins 2. Aaron Miles 3. Tyshawn Taylor 4. Russell Robinson 5. Elijah Johnson

June 3, 2013 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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