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Kansas coach Bill Self in no hurry to determine who plays where during 2020-21 season

No matter how many players return or depart from the Kansas basketball roster in a given offseason, each KU team is constructed a little differently than the one before it. That certainly will be the case during the 2020-21 season, when the Jayhawks welcome a handful of ... Continue reading

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Former Jayhawk Tyshawn Taylor fills up the stat sheet in TBT loss with the Stillwater Stars

Despite being decked out in black and orange instead of crimson and blue, former Kansas point guard Tyshawn Taylor filled up the stat sheet in the Stillwater Stars’ opening-round loss at The Basketball Tournament on Saturday. Taylor, [who teamed with fellow former Jayhawk Naadir Tharpe to join ... Continue reading

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The return of the Percentage Wheel, a look at KU’s 2020-21 strengths and weaknesses and a little recruiting

There's no time like the present to get back to our "Ask Us Anything" blog, which will feature questions from readers about KU hoops, KU football and anything else on your minds. We got a bunch of good questions this week and look forward to more in ... Continue reading

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Louisiana WR Keon Coleman picks Kansas over Oklahoma, South Carolina

At an outdoor Fourth of July barbecue on Saturday night in his hometown of Opelousas, Louisiana, Class of 2021 wide receiver Keon Coleman orally committed to play football at Kansas. The two-sport athlete who also hopes to play basketball in college picked KU over Oklahoma and South ... Continue reading

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A couple of options for a Kansas men’s basketball Mount Rushmore

KU asked. So I figured I’d answer. OK, so they didn’t ask me specifically. Instead, the Kansas men's basketball Twitter account recently put out a tweet that asked all of its 930,000 followers one simple question. Who’s on your KU basketball Mount Rushmore? I know people have ... Continue reading

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Kansas gaining serious momentum in pursuit of Class of 2021 WR Keon Coleman

Three-star wide receiver Keon Coleman will announce his college choice on Saturday and it’s not nearly as cut and dry as it once seemed. Down to a final three of Kansas, Oklahoma and South Carolina, some late movement has indicated that the Jayhawks are very much alive ... Continue reading

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Former Jayhawks Tyshawn Taylor, Naadir Tharpe ready to ride with Oklahoma State alums in 2020 TBT

The Self Made KU alumni squad won't be in this year’s field at The Basketball Tournament, but that doesn't mean the Jayhawks won't be represented. Former KU point guards Tyshawn Taylor and Naadir Tharpe have joined a team of Oklahoma State alumni in the annual tournament, which ... Continue reading

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KU cracks final five for 6-foot-6 Class of 2021 SG Matthew Cleveland

The Kansas men’s basketball program recently made the final five for Class of 2021 shooting guard Matthew Cleveland. Cleveland, who announced a top five of KU, Florida State, Michigan, North Carolina State and Stanford on Twitter, is a 6-foot-6, 190-pound, four-star shooting guard from Atlanta’s Pace Academy, ... Continue reading

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‘Hawks in the NBA: Morris twins ready to heat up Los Angeles

*Slated to begin on April 19, the 2020 NBA playoffs and the end of the 2019-20 NBA season were put on hold because of the COVID-19 health crisis.* *League officials recently announced the approval of the NBA’s plan to restart play in July, leaving 22 teams still ... Continue reading

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Two-sport standout Keon Coleman to announce college choice on Saturday

Kansas football target Keon Coleman has entered the final week of his recruitment and plans to make his choice on Saturday. Talk about adding a little extra boom to your Fourth of July. The three-star wide receiver (Coleman is a four-star prospect in the 247 rankings) who ... Continue reading

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KU walk-on Elijah Elliott has entered name into transfer portal

Kansas coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Friday evening that guard Elijah Elliott, a walk-on from Southlake, Texas, has entered the transfer portal. Self said the 6-foot-3 combo guard who was a redshirt freshman during the 2019-20 season, “hasn’t made a decision (about his future) to ... Continue reading

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Recruiting Notes: Dead period extended, KU cracks top 10 for 5-star PG

The NCAA’s Division I Council announced late Thursday that it had extended the recruiting dead period, for all sports, through Aug. 31. The announcement, which included a note about the Council regularly reviewing the college recruiting landscape and making adjustments as necessary, came just one month after ... Continue reading

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KU’s Bill Self says lack of pre-draft workout opportunities could benefit former Jayhawks Devon Dotson, Udoka Azubuike

Toss Kansas basketball coach Bill Self into the camp of those who believe the absence of pre-draft workouts might actually help the two former Jayhawks eligible for this year’s NBA draft. On a special edition of his “Hawk Talk” radio show on Tuesday night, Self said the ... Continue reading

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NCAA President Mark Emmert talks contingencies, preaches caution with The Athletic’s Seth Davis

NCAA President Mark Emmert visited with The Athletic’s Seth Davis this week to discuss the outlook for fall and winter sports in 2020. Like many administrators trying to monitor the pandemic and plan for the upcoming seasons, Emmert made it clear that the key piece of information ... Continue reading

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Three former Jayhawks crack ESPN’s list of the 50 best seasons of the one-and-done era

It’s still too early to know exactly what will come of the one-and-done rule in college basketball, but there is enough talk out there to lead one to believe it is coming to an end. And you know what that means. Lists, lists and more lists. Which ... Continue reading

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KU makes top 3 for two-sport standout Keon Coleman

The Kansas football program made the latest cut for three-star wide receiver Keon Coleman — and if he becomes a Jayhawk, he might play at Allen Fieldhouse as well as on the football field. The 6-foot-4, 188-pound playmaker from Opelousas Catholic in Louisiana announced his final three ... Continue reading

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No. 1-ranked 2020 prospect Cade Cunningham stays committed to Oklahoma State

The Big 12 Conference picked up a big win on Monday, when five-star guard Cade Cunningham announced that he was staying at Oklahoma State instead of searching for somewhere else to play after the Cowboys were banned from the 2021 postseason. Cunningham, the No. 1 overall prospect ... Continue reading

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Kansas mentioned twice in ESPN’s recent draft of college football’s best seasons

While waiting for the 2020 college football season to kick off, three veteran football writers at ESPN recently drafted their favorite college seasons in history — and Kansas was a factor in two of them. Naturally, one of those mentions on the [15-season draft][1] by Bill Connelly, ... Continue reading

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How former Jayhawks Frank Mason III, Josh Jackson could become factors when NBA season resumes in Orlando

While the NBA continues to sort out the details of its 2019-20 season resumption in Orlando later this summer, one key decision sets up potential good news for a couple of former Jayhawks. According to reports, the NBA rosters inside the Orlando bubble starting next month are ... Continue reading

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Rivals pegs 4-star 2021 guard Tamar Bates as ‘must-get’ prospect for Kansas

While Monday marked a big recruiting day for prospects in the class of 2022, the Kansas basketball coaching staff continues to focus its efforts on players in the class of 2021, as well. It remains to be seen how many players will be in KU’s 2021 signing ... Continue reading

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