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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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A closer look at a few of the prospects in the class of 2022 that KU contacted on a busy Monday

High school juniors across the country received phone calls from the Kansas basketball coaching staff on Monday, the first day coaches were allowed to contact players in the 2022 recruiting class. Some players received new offers. Some already had offers and were just catching up. Here’s a ... Continue reading

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KU’s Bill Self named one of the Top 100 most influential people in men’s college basketball in 2020

Ask anyone to make a list of the top coaches in college basketball today and you won’t have to wait long before hearing Bill Self’s name mentioned. Whether you’re talking about coaches with the most wins, the best recruiters or those who have helped a long line ... Continue reading

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Kansas basketball offers scholarship to rising junior from Lawrence

Monday marked the first day that college basketball coaches could contact high school prospects in the class of 2022 directly, and the coaching staff at Kansas did not have to look far for one of its calls. Juju Ramirez, a junior-to-be from Bishop Seabury Academy who announced ... Continue reading

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‘Hawks in the NBA: Kelly Oubre Jr. becomes a key piece in Phoenix

*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 early July, leaving 22 teams ... Continue reading

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Former KU point guard Devon Dotson starting to see his draft stock rise

Under normal circumstances, former Kansas basketball All-Americans Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson would be closing in on one of the biggest days of their lives. The NBA’s pre-draft combine would be behind them, the interviews over and individual workouts nearing their end. Instead, KU’s two NBA draft ... Continue reading

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‘Hawks in the NBA: Svi Mykhailiuk takes big step forward in Detroit

*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 last Thursday announced the approval of the NBA’s plan to restart play in early July, leaving 22 ... Continue reading

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Juco transfer Tyon Grant-Foster focusing on physical gains ahead of KU arrival

Less than a month out from officially joining the Jayhawks, class of 2020 Kansas signee Tyon Grant-Foster already is eyeing some big things for his first season with the program. The 6-foot-7 guard shared a few of them on Tuesday evening, during an Instagram Live interview with ... Continue reading

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Where Wilt ranks: Sorting out former Jayhawk Wilt Chamberlain’s place among the game’s all-time greats

ESPN’s recent Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance” revived arguments among fans about who the greatest basketball player of all time really was. Jordan, of course, is at the top of most lists, but there are four or five other NBA greats who routinely show up in ... Continue reading