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Stock watch: Early draft projections vary on Kelly Oubre Jr. and Cliff Alexander

I'm still trying to figure out how this is anything but a black eye for the NCAA. Cliff wasn't/isn't Maurice Clarett. I suppose the argument from the NCAA is that Cliff can always go to Europe to learn his skills, that the NCAA isn't there to assist him in developing his skills for the NBA. And I suppose they can say that they didn't cause him to lose his scholarship - he technically has it unless KU pulls it. Still, is this how the NCAA should treat the kids?

May 6, 2015 at 2:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cheick Diallo might be the next great Kansas big man

Did Chamberlain where No. 13 at KU? I know he did in the pros.

April 28, 2015 at 10:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cheick Diallo announces decision to play at KU

The sky is blue again. Oh by the way, no one mentioned whether Jo-Jo could have helped with recruiting. Similar backgrounds from West Africa. But is that even permitted by the NCAA to have NBA players communicate?

April 28, 2015 at 4:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brandon Ingram chooses Duke over KU, others

Compare Mason and Selden with say Tyus Jones. Granted Jones had maybe more an outside shot that needed to be honored. But what Jones did well was to get the ball high on the glass when he drove to avoid potential blocks. There are some guys that shoot an NBA layup, and those that do it conventionally. I've felt for years that our guys are too often soft at the rim. We don't get enough baskets and ones.

April 28, 2015 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brandon Ingram chooses Duke over KU, others

That's a hard nut to crack. Given that Self was himself a guard, it always seems like KU's guards don't play with intensity at critical times. Either pushing the issue on offense or on defense. It makes the whole team appear to play slow and allows the other teams to dictate the pace. The UNI game is the one that stands out. We should always have the athletes that can either operate in half court or run the entire 90 feet. Coach K's former players make the point that no team out conditioned Duke.

April 28, 2015 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Coveted recruit Ingram to declare Monday

That may be the karma that did in Alexander.

April 27, 2015 at 4:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Coveted recruit Ingram to declare Monday

No it wasn't fun to watch. Okafor was the equivalent of Wilt Chamberlain. There is a real shortage of agile big men in college. There was no one that could defend him. He only beat himself. What K has figured out is that most college teams do not have the guards that can defend the drive. Late in the games this year, he simply unleashed Tyus Jones. Replay the last minutes of the UNC-Duke game at Duke. Okafor simply clears the lane. This is what Self should be doing with Mason and Selden. Also, K has figured out that you must have 5 scorers. You can take your chances on whether they play defense. K figures out who you can't guard and then goes after you. Duke was the first non top 25 defensive team to win the title in decades. They weren't even in the top 50 I think.

April 27, 2015 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Coveted recruit Ingram to declare Monday

Explain Willy Cauley Stein then. And wasn't there a KC area kid in the last few years that went to Duke? Too bad that Conner didn't work out. There is something to be said about recruiting the top KS HS kids. Maybe he was expected to be more like Grayson Allen(sp?), but he just didn't gain enough physically to compete.

April 27, 2015 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prep Ingram to pick Monday

The fact is that we need to secure our local talent. In the recent past, we've overlooked a few. The names are well known. This year there seems to be fewer big names in the Midwest, or Texas for that matter. It's always going to be KU up against a kid's region schools when we recruit.

April 25, 2015 at 12:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Top prospects to meet at Summit

But it's getting to be that you recruit in bulk, like UK, or recruit the AAU team, like Duke. Will anyone remember Wisconsin? Or that Izzo molded a 7 seed to the Final Four? Or that Gonzaga is fun to watch because they play like a team? Or that ND had its best season in decades with a team with only one NBA caliber player? It's clear that if we are going the OAD route, we need two impact players - THAT PLAY. Or you better have 4 seasoned players that all can score and hold onto the ball. The days of having a winning team with the just the same 2-3 scorers every night are over. You've got to have 5 guys each capable of double figures on any given night, and you have to have 3 of them produce.

April 10, 2015 at 3:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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