Comment history

4-star big man Ernest Udeh Jr. commits to Kansas basketball

Woot woot, welcome Ernest! Go Jayhawks!

October 22, 2021 at 10:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

5-star target R.J. Hampton passes on KU to head overseas

Too bad, though we're still in great shape. Best of luck RJ.


May 28, 2019 at 8:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA, KU hold Silvio De Sousa appeal hearing

Yay for Silvio! Rock Chalk!

May 24, 2019 at 12:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

3-point shot has been an emphasis for Dedric Lawson ahead of NBA combine

Best of luck, Dedric.

I think he's on the NBA radar, although IMO he would be best served going undrafted and refining his skills in Europe. He's talented enough to make it in the league, he just doesn't have the defense to stick around long. Every year, you see borderline NBA hopefuls like JaMychal Green and Mike Scott carve out a rotation role for an NBA team, after initially languishing in the NBA and then plying their trade overseas.

May 13, 2019 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Adidas cloud hovers where all college basketball roads lead

This was an informative and appealing read. Tom, you have gone from a tepid writer that I avoided, to a columnist who I believe is leading the way at the LJW.

April 11, 2018 at 11:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU signees shine in McDonald's All-American Game

I say Vick AND Azubuike leave, but I don't *think* that Malik will. If he is tourney MOP and his stock went through the roof, I would wish him well. But he's not at PG at all, and he will struggle to refine any NBA skill other than scoring. I would like to see us get Langford, but really, that's more of a nice bonus rather than a crucial gain.

PG: MOORE, Dotson, Teahan
SG: NEWMAN, Garrett
SF: GRIMES, Cunliffe
PF: LAWSON, De Sousa, Lightfoot
C: LAWSON, McCormack

March 29, 2018 at 12:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Freshman forward Billy Preston signs with European professional team, ends KU career

Billy, you handled the major consequences of some minor infractions better than any 18yo I could imagine, and better than the adults who like to talk smack on him.

You have my respect, Billy; I understand and support your decision. I am only sad that our Compliance Dept and the NCAA didn't provide ANY sort of guidance while they conducted their investigation. There has to be some sort of provisional agreement that the school won't have to vacate wins by utilizing a player under investigation. He already served double of whatever he deserved, and the constant delays of an imminent announcement just added insult to injury.

January 20, 2018 at 9:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The latest on Silvio De Sousa, Billy Preston, both of whom are still waiting for their turn to play

Groan, not grown. And thank you for the update, I'm crossing fingers for a positive resolution soon.

January 12, 2018 at 7:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gameday Breakdown: No. 1 KU basketball at Oklahoma State

12 points and 7 assists gets Frank to a 20/5 average for the regular season, which would be a first in the Big XII's history. Dish the rock, Mason! ROCK CHALK!

March 4, 2017 at 11:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seldom-used 4-guard lineup coming to a Kansas basketball team near you

I love me some HCBS, and I actually prefer small ball lineups for college basketball. But I have to wonder why we have built our roster so big-heavy if we are so obstinate about 4-guard sets. Here's our small-ball depth chart:

MASON - Self
VICK - Mykhailiuk - Young
JACKSON - Coleby - Lightfoot
LUCAS - Bragg - Azuibuike

You need a hard-hat type of C to counter-balance all of that perimeter play, and Lucas is not far off the mark there. But that wastefully pigeon-holes Bragg, a sleeper All-American candidate, into a marginalized bench role. As far down the depth chart as he would be, we might as well red-shirt Udoka, even though he could be a nightmare for opposing offenses IF he has a role. Unless one or both of Self and Vang is the next Stephen Vinson, our ball-handling and play-making will fall off of a cliff when we go to the bench. Then we tie up two schollies with transfer bigs while we're moving away from High-Low, and approaching a 2017 recruiting haul that doesn't look promising for guards. I understand changing with the times, but it doesn't seem like we're geared up with the perimeter depth needed to support small ball as more than a 3-minute gadget scheme. Sheesh, I hope this is just more preseason, motivate-the-bigs talk.

October 15, 2016 at 1:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )