William Weissbeck WWWW

Comment history

Self will ‘take the win,’ but that’s all

Can somebody work on Brannen Greene's hands? He gets good inside position and touches many rebounds, but grabs very few of them.

January 30, 2015 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Frank Mason III leads Kansas vs. TCU

That was ugly. Ugly like the end of the Michigan game. KU gets the lead and then loses focus. Come tournament and other on the road games, you can't throw away 4 possessions (two charges, a missed one and one, and missed free throw) and seem to look, "Oh well." Brannen needs stronger hands - you don't touch the rebound, you grab it. Missed defensive rebounds too often lead to put backs and shooting fouls. Rebounding isn't all length and height - it's also position.

January 29, 2015 at 8:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

It smells like a skunking on the way for Big 12

What this points out is "why are we playing these other bowls?" And, the Big 12 sure gets second fiddle to a lot of crappy bowls.

December 7, 2014 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: Jayhawks plagued by lack of size

Yes and no. We did get Alexander while Duke got the best big man (we got the second best out of Illinois). Would Anthony Davis have been as good at UK had Patterson not stayed the extra year? We had a big kid out of Texas a few years back, but concussions ended his career. I tend to recall that the big at AZ was also high on KU's list. And if I recall, Withey de-committed from AZ and that's how we got him. Yes, it is a recruiting war of one and dones, but if we had some serviceable guards, we'd also have a couple more final fours. For god's sake, it was a 10 second count.

November 20, 2014 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: Jayhawks plagued by lack of size

I still remember I think it was Dick Vitale's (or Billy Packer's) comments long ago before the KU-VA NCAA game. I believe it was Ostertag, as a shot blocker. VA's big men were much smaller. The advice - get into the chest of the shot blocker to neutralize him. Traylor and Alexander can take up space, and they need to.

November 20, 2014 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: Jayhawks plagued by lack of size

The VCU game comes to mind?

November 20, 2014 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Olathe native Cauley-Stein not heavily recruited by KU

Sometimes you just miss one. If WSU had him, they'd have gotten by UK and then? It was Stein that altered the last shot. I'm more upset losing in-state guys to Duke and not recruiting guard pairs that can play together.

November 19, 2014 at 8:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas basketball recruiting target Zimmerman nets MVP

I agree with Larry Brown. Why do the NBA players want the one and done? What's in it for them? You'd think they'd prefer to play with seasoned players.

August 18, 2014 at 1:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NBA’s one-and-done rule draws mixed reviews

So this is a players' union doing? I'm confused. Also, I fail to see how a one-and-done thinks he has a right to "use" a college team for exposure and not be obligated to the rules that the NCAA and NBA adopt. The player can always go to Europe, continue to play on his
AAU teams or develop his own league to give him exposure. Seems like he's taking the good graces of ESPN for granted.

June 24, 2014 at 8:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Top basketball preps ‘package deal’

Apparently no one is bothered by this AAU "team" straight to college trend.

May 27, 2014 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )