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NCAA extends recruiting dead period through July 31

Cue the virtual visits and keep those cell phones charged. It’s going to be a quiet summer on the in-person college athletics recruiting front. That much was learned Wednesday, when the NCAA’s Division I Council Coordination Committee announced that the current recruiting dead period had been extended ... Continue reading

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NCAA extends recruiting dead period through July 31

Cue the virtual visits and keep those cell phones charged. It’s going to be a quiet summer on the in-person college athletics recruiting front. That much was learned Wednesday, when the NCAA’s Division I Council Coordination Committee announced that the current recruiting dead period had been extended ... Continue reading

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Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti turning pro in Italy, Georgetown transfer commits to Tech in his place

Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti is skipping his final season of college to turn pro with Olimpia Milano is his home country of Italy, and the Red Raiders already have found someone to take his spot on the roster. The EuroLeague club announced the signing of Moretti ... Continue reading

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‘Hawks in the NBA: Joel Embiid continuing to elevate his stardom in Philly

*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 continue to look at ways to resume play, but whether they’ll reach a point where the season ... Continue reading

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KU freshman Gethro Muscadin to wear No. 35 with the Jayhawks

The Kansas basketball program on Saturday announced that incoming freshman Gethro Muscadin, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound forward from Aspire Academy, in Louisville, Ky., will wear No. 35 with the Jayhawks during the 2020-21 season. The move, in some ways, is reminiscent of the one made by a young ... Continue reading

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Juco transfer Tyon Grant-Foster to wear No. 1 with Kansas

Newcomer Tyon Grant-Foster will become the latest Jayhawk to wear No. 1, the Kansas basketball program announced recently. Rated by some analysts as the top junior college prospect in the country out of Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, Grant-Foster, appropriately, was the first player in ... Continue reading

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2013 Kansas recruiting class cracked ESPN’s Top 25 hauls of the one-and-done era

ESPN’s Jeff Borzello and John Gasaway recently put together a list of the top 25 recruiting classes in the 15-year one-and-done era of college basketball. And while Duke and Kentucky dominated the list — combining to take the top seven spots and holding down 17 of the ... Continue reading

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Kansas basketball ‘wunderkind’ Isaac Henderson takes home first RCST Trivia title

One round. Five measly questions. That was all it took for “Rock Chalk Sports Talk” host Nick Schwerdt to completely change his opinion about which competitors had the best shot to win the recently wrapped, 64-person trivia bracket that played out on Schwerdt’s show on KLWN during ... Continue reading

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KU cracks top 10 for 5-star wing Kendall Brown

The Kansas men’s basketball program made the first cut for class of 2021 small forward Kendall Brown over the weekend. Brown, a senior-to-be at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, is a five-star prospect and the No. 14-ranked player in the 2021 class, according to Rivals.com. He’s ... Continue reading

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Extension of college basketball’s dead period would add even more challenges to odd time for recruiting

Tuesday afternoon, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced its recommendation that the current recruiting dead period for college basketball be extended through July 31. With the recruiting scene already scheduled to remain quiet through May 31, extending it two more months would certainly change the landscape ... Continue reading

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KU assistant Jerrance Howard one of ESPN’s top 40 under 40

As college basketball’s veteran coaches continue to get up there in years, people are always on the look out for the next group of coaching talent that one day will take their place. Not necessarily by replacing them at any particular school, but by moving into their ... Continue reading

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NCAA indefinitely pushes back withdrawal date for college basketball’s NBA draft prospects

It is unlikely to impact the Kansas men’s basketball program, but the NCAA on Wednesday announced it was pushing back the date for college basketball players to withdraw from the NBA draft and still return to school. The deadline for underclassmen who retained their college eligibility to ... Continue reading

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Buzz & Battles: A 2-part breakdown of Kansas basketball’s 2020-21 nonconference schedule

The Kansas men’s basketball program’s [nonconference schedule was released Wednesday][1] and, as usual, it was packed with notable names and high-profile games. While that has become rather common around the program since head coach Bill Self's arrival in Lawrence 17 years ago, it has resulted in KU ... Continue reading

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Former Jayhawk Naadir Tharpe joins Philly-based TBT squad; Self Made not yet registered

It remains to be seen if this year’s version of the 2-million-dollar hoops competition known as “The Basketball Tournament” is able to be played. But teams and tourney organizers are making preparations like the games will go on. For former Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe, that meant ... Continue reading

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Breaking down how new KU commitment Zach Clemence fits at Kansas

While talking with [new Kansas basketball commitment Zach Clemence on Monday morning about his decision to pick KU,][1] I asked him if his game compared to any player that Kansas fans might know. His answer? “I don’t think it’s just one person,” he said. “I see it ... Continue reading

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Ranking the 2020-21 Kansas Jayhawks heading into college basketball’s offseason

The Kansas men’s basketball team is losing two All-Americans this offseason, but ESPN.com’s John Gasaway still believes the Jayhawks will have one of the best players in college basketball next season. Gone are Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson, heading to the NBA to see how and where ... Continue reading

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Local class of 2021 prospect and KU target Tamar Bates heading to IMG Academy for senior season

KU recruiting target Tamar Bates, a standout senior-to-be at nearby Piper High outside of Kansas City, announced Tuesday that he will play his senior year at IMG Academy, one of the biggest stages in prep basketball. Bates, who is rated as a four-star prospect in the class ... Continue reading

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Mamba Mentality: Incoming Jayhawk Bryce Thompson to wear No. 24 at Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program announced last week that incoming freshman Bryce Thompson will wear No. 24 with the Jayhawks. A single-digit wearer throughout his senior season at Booker T. Washington High in Tulsa, Okla., Thompson is making the move to double digits as a way to ... Continue reading

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Eight class of 2021 and 2022 basketball prospects report new offers from Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program has been busy passing out scholarship offers to players in the next two prep classes this week, according to several Twitter accounts. After receiving offers, many prospects typically post messages to their social media accounts, complete with photos of past players or ... Continue reading

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Mr. Louisiana: Kansas running back Pooka Williams wins online vote as best back in home state’s prep history

According to a series of online polls [by Varsity Sports Now Louisiana,][1] Kansas junior Pooka Williams Jr. is the greatest high school running back in Louisiana history. A former four-star prospect in the class of 2018 who attended Hahnville High in Boutte, La., Williams won five rounds ... Continue reading

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