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It's time! Four Jayhawks hope to hear names called in tonight's NBA draft in New York

I can tell you all of his KU teammates and coaches and many of the fans, as well as history, do and always will consider him a Jayhawk and a former Kansas player, so there's nothing misleading about the headline.

You might not like it or agree with it, which is completely fine, but it's not misleading and is, by way of cold, hard facts, accurate. Billy signed with KU, received a scholarship from KU and attended classes at KU. According to most, with regular students and athletes alike, that makes you a Jayhawk.

No worries, though. Thanks for checking out the article and taking the time to give some feedback!

June 21, 2018 at 12:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU coach Bill Self still plans to meet with Lagerald Vick about future plans

In addition to that, it could have meant Agbaji because February, though not late late, is still after the early signing period and, therefore, could be deemed "late" in the eyes of the coaches and the recruiting cycle.

June 19, 2018 at 6:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU coach Bill Self still plans to meet with Lagerald Vick about future plans

Guessing he means E.J. Elliott, who obviously did not receive a scholarship but was added to the team.

It gets to a point where having too many bodies is not a good thing even in practice and I'm guessing that Elliott would not have been added had they known Vick would be back or landed Romeo Langford or another player like that.

June 19, 2018 at 5:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU coach Bill Self still plans to meet with Lagerald Vick about future plans

Agree with the first part. But Tharpe, for all of his faults, was a way better leader than Vick has shown to be.

I don't think anyone is thinking about leadership if the option to add Vick to the roster is really considered. I think it'd be about 3-point shooting first, athleticism second and experience third.

June 19, 2018 at 5:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU coach Bill Self still plans to meet with Lagerald Vick about future plans

He can. He can also transfer to a D-I school and sit out a year. I've heard Memphis kicked around, but I don't see that as the most likely path. That's two more years of school for a guy who, two months ago, was full-speed-ahead on starting his pro career.

Still think that's the outcome and think he'll end up in the G League for the 2018-19 season. There are certainly worse places to be.

June 19, 2018 at 5:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dedric Lawson says brother, K.J., has 'improved a lot'

Yeah. Evidently I had a rough go keeping it straight. Very sorry for the confusion. It's all clear and correct in there now and I'm guessing this endeavor will help me keep it straight from this point on. Yikes!

Thanks for bearing with me.

June 8, 2018 at 9:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dedric Lawson says brother, K.J., has 'improved a lot'

Here ya go, Allan.

1. True freshman season: K.J. was injured 10 games in and got the year back via red-shirt.

2. Red-shirt freshman season: His first full season at Memphis. He started 31 of 32 games and played as a red-shirt freshman.

3. Transfer to KU. Sit out via red-shirt because of NCAA transfer rules (which means you don't lose the year of eligibility). The reason he was able to get both red-shirt seasons is because the first one was deemed a medical red-shirt.

4. Enter the 2018-19 season as a red-shirt sophomore with three years of eligibility remaining.

Hope that helps clear it up. It's not exactly the most common path.

June 7, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dedric Lawson says brother, K.J., has 'improved a lot'

Older in age, younger in school. Red-shirts will do that for you.

K.J. turned 22 in May and Dedric will turn 21 in October.

June 7, 2018 at 8:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dedric Lawson says brother, K.J., has 'improved a lot'

Dedric is a red-shirt junior and K.J. is a red-shirt sophomore.

I know it's weird because K.J. is actually older, but you have to remember he basically got two freshman years at Memphis and Dedric reclassified to leave high school a year early.

I'll eventually commit it to memory. Still getting used to it myself, though.

Either way, it's fixed now. Thanks for the heads up.

June 7, 2018 at 8:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Quentin Grimes the latest in long line of KU ties to USA Basketball

Thank you. I meant to go back and look up how that team did. Surprisingly, they were 6th. Appreciate the heads up!

June 7, 2018 at 1:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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