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Standing tall: A look at the top centers in the Bill Self era

NC even though Jackson was usually the starter that year. Cole had one pretty good game as a freshman against UNC and a good sophomore year. Mk gave us a couple of good years so I gave him a slight edge over Jackson who clearly was not a natural at the 5. .

July 2, 2013 at 8:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Standing tall: A look at the top centers in the Bill Self era

I agree and it factors into my rankings: Withey, Kaun, Aldrich, MkMorris, Jackson. Sasha was a 4-year, hard-working guy who did not need to be able to shoot given the other shooters on the floor. So he played his role very well and was a key contributor to the 2008

July 2, 2013 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Teams will regret passing on McLemore

Well said. I'm concerned about his maturity and judgment after the issues with his family/advisers, selection of an agent, and not staying in shape for the workouts.

June 28, 2013 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Power struggle: Four spot well-stocked during Bill Self decade

Thanks for the memories, and for providing the evidence to those who have forgotten that Wayne is clearly no. 1 at the 4.

June 24, 2013 at 3:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Power struggle: Four spot well-stocked during Bill Self decade

Was thinking about that myself. Sasha also a clear 5 but beyond that we had Darnell and Kief who were combo players but apparently will be featured next week since they were not included today.

June 24, 2013 at 9:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Power struggle: Four spot well-stocked during Bill Self decade

Just a technical point: The banner would not have been hanging anywhere since the NCAA would have taken it away from Memphis and presumably filed it away under "cheaters."

June 24, 2013 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Power struggle: Four spot well-stocked during Bill Self decade

Have to go with Newell. In spite of lost time with injuries his total body of work over 4 years at KU earned Simien the top spot. While Thomas had one truly great year, Marcus had a decent freshman year and then a solid 2 more years so he gets no. 2. Darrel two good years and the NC trump Julian. While Julian played the 4 out of necessity, I never felt he was really a Power Forward.

June 24, 2013 at 8:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Perry Ellis studying game of ex-Jayhawk Marcus Morris

I'm not big on the bigs taking the 3 especially with the shooters we will have on the perimeter next year. But I agree Perry needs to develop the turnaround jumper both off the dribble and catch and shoot. It would be sweet to see him hit 65% of those.

June 23, 2013 at 9:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Terrific threes: A look at KU’s top small forwards in the Self era

Rush hands down no. 1. And, Wiggins will truly have to be outstanding to replace Brandon in only one year. Of course I'm pulling for him to do so.
Those who bash Brady must not like outstanding D. And he could play adequate O as well. Definitely belongs on the list. Little, not so much--his 2 nonconsecutive years were just not consistent enough to earn a top 5 partly due to games missed due to offcourt issues. Releford earned his way to no. 2 his senior year. I gotta go with Keegan's list all the way.

June 18, 2013 at 8:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former KU guard Sherron Collins working on pro comeback

While I agree with those who doubt his ability to make it in the NBA, Sherron certainly has more natural talent than most, if not all, former Jayhawks who make a good living overseas. Many people battle their weight but few have the financial incentive that he has to win the fight. C'mon Sherron, show a little character and self restraint. You are still young enough to get this thing done!

June 16, 2013 at 7:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )