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Josh Jackson addresses anger management class taken as part of diversion agreement

Leading up to next week’s NBA Draft, many have scrutinized the merits of Josh Jackson’s basketball skills and debated just how high those attributes should carry him up the big board of a loaded rookie class. The defense, passing and athleticism Jackson displayed during his one season ... Continue reading

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NBA scouts compare Josh Jackson to Grant Hill, Jimmy Butler

One week from the NBA Draft, most scouts and front office personnel have their minds made up about draft entrants. There’s still workouts underway, giving prospects a last-minute chance to solidify opinions or change minds, but NBA teams are beginning to set their draft boards. College basketball ... Continue reading

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Lonzo has ball at pushy dad’s expense in Foot Locker commercial

It’s cooler than Cindy Crawford’s Pepsi commercial, better than Mean Joe Greene’s Coca Cola commercial, more memorable than Larry Bird and Michael Jordan shooting h-o-r-s-e, tougher to shake than the Alka Seltzer plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is jingle. It’ll cure your Excedrin ... Continue reading

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Mitch Lightfoot is excited, ready for bigger role in sophomore season

Preparing for a bigger role in his sophomore season, Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot wants to continue adding strength and adding to his game. Showcasing his touch from behind the 3-point line, Lightfoot scored 22 points in Bill Self's camp scrimmage on Wednesday at Horejsi Center. "I talked ... Continue reading

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Kansas freshman forward Billy Preston discusses his role, adjusting to the college level

After scoring 17 points in Wednesday's camp scrimmage at Horejsi Center, Kansas freshman forward Billy Preston talked about his role of playing in the paint and on the perimeter. "Coach (Bill) Self in practice don't let me take any breaks," Preston said. "Any time I'm just roaming ... Continue reading

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Malik Newman, Udoka Azubuike lead Jayhawks in camp scrimmage

Playing for the second straight week in a camp scrimmage Wednesday, Kansas sophomores Malik Newman and Udoka Azubuike made several highlight-reel plays to lead the Crimson squad to a victory against their teammates. Heating up from behind the 3-point line, Newman scored a team-high 21 points while ... Continue reading

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NBA draft propositions include over/under on Lonzo Ball sneakers

Oddsmakers and mock draft makers are in lockstep on which one-and-done talent will go first in the NBA draft. Sportsbettingdime.com set odds to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft as: Markelle Fultz (Washington): 1/5, Lonzo Ball (UCLA): 7/1 and the field 19/1. ... Continue reading

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Lakers get Josh Jackson out of ‘comfort zone’ with 2nd pre-draft workout

It turns out the Josh Jackson to Los Angeles buzz was just starting to hum when the one-and-done Kansas standout [canceled a workout with Boston][1] the week before the NBA Draft. Less than 24 hours later, Jackson showed up Tuesday at the Lakers’ practice facility for an ... Continue reading

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Billy Preston, Marcus Garrett highlight KU’s camp practice

It may have been mostly drills, but Kansas freshmen Billy Preston and Marcus Garrett made several highlight plays in a practice in front of Bill Self campers on Tuesday at Horejsi Center. Along with plays from Preston and Garrett, check out a few of the highlights provided ... Continue reading

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Eljiah Johnson praises KU’s backcourt; details overseas game vs. Tyshawn Taylor

After practicing against the Kansas men's basketball team, including a scrimmage in Bill Self's camp game, former KU guard Elijah Johnson is happy with what he's seen from the Jayhawks' backcourt. Headlined by Devonte' Graham and Malik Newman, Johnson believes there's tons of potential for the upcoming ... Continue reading

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What to make of Josh Jackson canceling pre-draft workout with Boston

While the two best teams in the NBA clashed in The Finals Monday night, news of one top incoming rookie canceling a pre-draft workout with a preeminent franchise sneaked out. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman came through with the surprising scoop: One-and-done Kansas wing Josh Jackson scrapped a workout ... Continue reading

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Kansas women’s basketball program subtracts three sophomores and welcomes seven newcomers

It has been another offseason of roster upheaval for the Kansas women’s basketball program headed by Brandon Schneider. One year after two-year starter Lauren Aldridge’s surprising decision to transfer to Missouri, three sophomores who combined for 30 starts this past season have left the program. The departure ... Continue reading

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5-star KU football commit Devonta Jason: ‘I’m just going to be me’

The first five-star prospect to ever commit to the University of Kansas football program, New Orleans prep receiver Devonta Jason has heard the murmurs and seen the skepticism floating around the recruiting world in response to the non-binding pledge he made back in February. That much was ... Continue reading

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Kansas not singing same old tune in recruiting

Verbal commitments from five high school prospects from Louisiana, including a five-star and a four-star, form the heart of a Kansas football recruiting Class of 2018 that has soared to No. 12 nationally in the Rivals.com recruiting rankings. The Louisiana recruits understandably have generated so much excitement ... Continue reading

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Mario Chalmers praises KU’s backcourt, remembers facing former KU players in camp games

Back in Lawrence for a pair of scrimmages, former Kansas guard Mario Chalmers had an opportunity to run up and down the court against many of the current Jayhawks. That included matching up against KU's potential starting backcourt of Devonté Graham and Malik Newman, who impressed him ... Continue reading

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Chalmers recovers from injury, plans to work out for NBA teams after draft

When Mario Chalmers suited up against Kansas men’s basketball players in Bill Self’s summer camp game Wednesday, it was the first time he played in a game in more than a year. Chalmers sat out the entire 2016-17 NBA season recovering from a torn Achilles tendon in ... Continue reading

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Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley not only family member ahead of his time

Candidates for football head coaching vacancies always come to interviews prepared to answer the inevitable question regarding what assistant coaches they hope to have on their staffs. Two names for offensive coordinator that David Beaty mentioned during his interview for the Kansas job were Doug Meacham and ... Continue reading

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2017 Rock Chalk Roundball Classic full of light-hearted, feel-good moments

The last time Kansas basketball coach Bill Self saw his son, Tyler, hit a 3-pointer as a Jayhawk, the KU coach smiled slyly but did his best to maintain his composure. Self knew then, of course — during the Jayhawks’ 100-62 victory over UC-Davis in Round 1 ... Continue reading

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McLemore, Taylor and Withey lead Blue team at Rock Chalk Roundball Classic

The Blue squad came up just short of a victory at the 2017 Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, but the former Kansas basketball players who returned to Lawrence to raise money for families impacted by cancer provided plenty of highlights for the fans who packed Free State High. ... Continue reading

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Ben McLemore happy to return for Roundball Classic, excited for next NBA season

Back in the Rock Chalk Roundball Classic for another year, former Kansas guard Ben McLemore highlighted the charity event with several dunks en route to a game-high 32 points. Prior to the event, McLemore reached out to Brian Hanni, who organizes the game, about returning this season ... Continue reading