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Five-star target R.J. Hampton eyeing return visit to Kansas; may join good friend Jalen Wilson later this month

There has been plenty of chatter in the past several days about the possibility of top-tier Class of 2019 prospects [R.J. Hampton][1] and [Jalen Wilson][2] teaming up in Lawrence for the 2019-20 college basketball season. But there’s a chance the two could be on KU’s campus together ... Continue reading

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A deeper look at KU basketball target Jalen Wilson

By now, you’ve probably at least heard the name Jalen Wilson mentioned a time or 20 in connection with Kansas basketball. And, yeah, it appears as if there is mutual interest between the [4-star guard who recently requested his release from Michigan][1] and KU, making a future ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks sitting on the brink of serious recruiting upswing

Recruiting often goes in cycles, and the cycles seem to be never-ending. One year, a program can’t miss on its desired targets and gets just about everybody it wants and, occasionally, even a couple of players it didn’t want but lucked into. A couple of years later, ... Continue reading

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Valuing defense, toughness should ensure Tristan Enaruna of making impact as freshman

Though the state of the Kansas basketball roster remains in a bit of flux roughly six months before the 2019-20 season officially begins, one definite Jayhawk who seems capable of cracking the rotation is freshman Tristan Enaruna. Originally from the Netherlands and more recently a four-star prospect ... Continue reading

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Jayhawk Breakdown: NBA scout sizes up Devon Dotson’s pro prospects

We’re now a week into May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at ... Continue reading

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New KU forward Tristan Enaruna makes commitment to Kansas official

Class of 2019 forward Tristan Enaruna wasted no time making [his commitment to Kansas][1] official, signing his national letter of intent on Wednesday, barely 12 hours after announcing his decision to join the Jayhawks. The 4-star prospect from Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah, chose KU over ... Continue reading

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KU target R.J. Hampton reportedly moves up timeline for college decision

According to ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi, Kansas basketball target R.J. Hampton has moved up the timeline for his college decision. Hampton, a 5-star prospect from Little Elm, Texas, who recently reclassified into the 2019 class from 2020 told Biancardi that he now plans to pick a ... Continue reading

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4-star forward Tristan Enaruna picks Kansas

The Kansas men's basketball program on Tuesday night secured a commitment from the third member of its 2019 recruiting class when 4-star forward Tristan Enaruna announced his commitment on Twitter just before 8 p.m. In a phone conversation with the Journal-World, the 6-foot-9 forward from Wasatch Academy ... Continue reading

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How Kansas QBs learned the offense during early stages of Les Miles’ 1st year

Thomas MacVittie was only two-thirds of the way through spring football when he plopped down in one of Mrkonic Auditorium’s numerous seats inside Anderson Family Football Complex. The University of Kansas quarterback and his teammates had just wrapped up their 10th practice and MacVittie had yet to ... Continue reading

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KU’s Les Miles lands just inside top 40 in Power Five coach rankings

What a difference a year makes. Or more specifically, in the case of the University of Kansas football program, what a difference two leadership shakeups seem to have made. A year ago at this time, when CBS Sports rolled out its rankings of Power Five college football ... Continue reading

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The idea of 5-star guard R.J. Hampton picking Kansas gains momentum

A decision from reclassified combo guard R.J. Hampton may still be several weeks away, but one of the top recruiting analysts in the country is ready to call it for Kansas. On Monday afternoon, at exactly 3:42 p.m., Evan Daniels, of 247 Sports, logged his “crystal ball” ... Continue reading

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Kansas basketball pursuing a different type of point guard in 2020 recruiting class

When you think about the players who have played point guard for Kansas coach Bill Self during the past 16 seasons, a very specific image comes to mind. Devonte’ Graham. Frank Mason III. Devon Dotson. Russell Robinson. Sherron Collins. Aaron Miles. All of them were terrific players, ... Continue reading

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Say What? Tait’s Weekly Appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

During Tuesday's appearance on "Rock Chalk Sports Talk" with Nick Schwerdt, we talked about a number of offseason KU basketball topics, including prep standout R.J. Hampton and other KU recruiting news. Other names and topics that came up included Silvio De Sousa, Udoka Azubuike, the NBA Draft ... Continue reading

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Jayhawk Breakdown: NBA scout sizes up Quentin Grimes’ pro prospects

It’s officially May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro career. ... Continue reading

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Jayhawk Breakdown: NBA scout sizes up Dedric Lawson’s pro prospects

It’s officially May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro career. ... Continue reading

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Former Jayhawk Lagerald Vick lands workout with Charlotte Hornets

It’s now officially May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro ... Continue reading

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Bill Self to San Antonio conspiracy theorists won’t be proven right any time soon

From the time that it became clear to those who obsess over Kansas basketball that Bill Self was indeed the longterm answer for the program and a more than suitable replacement for Roy Williams, who left KU for North Carolina, those among the fan base prone to ... Continue reading

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KU target R.J. Hampton, at Nike EYBL event, says he has nothing left to prove in high school

It was a big weekend for Kansas basketball recruiting, both in the 2019 class that still has plenty of holes to fill, and beyond. The KU coaching staff welcomed Class of 2019 forward Tristan Enaruna to town for an official visit over the weekend and also was ... Continue reading

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Devon Dotson among 4 Jayhawks to earn NBA combine invitations

The next step has arrived for Kansas point guard Devon Dotson. According to Dotson’s father, Dana Dotson, the KU freshman who finished as the Jayhawks’ fourth leading scorer and led the team in assists and steals during first season in Lawrence, has received an invitation to the ... Continue reading

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KU coaches watched some top talent in KC this weekend

Kansas assistant coach Norm Roberts likely spent more time inside the newly redone HyVee Arena this weekend than he did in his home in Lawrence. Roberts was front and center at UAA Session II watching some of the top talent in the classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 ... Continue reading

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