TAG: Kansas

College, GIFs / Jan 14, 2015 / 4:00 pm

Watch Cliff Alexander Smash It On A Seven-Footer

Cliff Alexander, Anthony Allen

Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander has throw down plenty of dunks as a top recruit before arriving in Lawrence this fall, but he hasn’t ever been a national stage like he was last night when ESPN televised the Jayhawks’ 67-57 win over Oklahoma State. He certainly made the most of his time in the spotlight, especially when he threw it down (literally) over seven-footer Anthony Allen. Read More »

College / Aug 10, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Andrew Wiggins Tells College Coach, Bill Self, He Wants Trade To ‘Wolves

Andrew Wiggins, Bill Self

The No. 1 pick in the acclaimed 2014 Draft, Andrew Wiggins, was back with his college coach, Bill Self, on Sunday to help him run his summer basketball camp in a suburb outside Kansas City. While Wiggins didn’t address the media, Self said Wiggins had told him he hopes he’s actually looking forward to being traded, so he can find his own niche in the Association without the glare of LeBron James and the Cavs overshadowing his development. Read More »

College, High School / May 28, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Arizona’s Stanley Johnson Videobombed by Kansas’ Alexander & Oubre

Stanley Johnson, Rachel Annamarie DeMita

Top west coast high school player and incoming Arizona freshman, Stanley Johnson, was interviewed by Rachel DeMita when he was interrupted by two other top high school players: Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre. Both Alexander and Oubre are attending Kansas in the fall, so there was some light-hearted jawing with Johnson, who was just called the best player on the West Coast by Ballislife after dominating their all-american game to win MVP. Read More »

NBA / Mar 27, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Update: Joel Embiid Still Deciding Whether To Enter NBA Draft

Joel Embiid

UPDATE: Joel Embiid tweets that he’s still deciding whether to enter the 2014 NBA Draft despite the earlier report from Wojnarowski. Embiid’s mentor, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute of the Timberwolves — who hails from Embiid’s native Cameroon — also says that Embiid is still weighing his options about his future. Read More »

College / Dec 7, 2013 / 6:30 pm

Video: Colorado Upsets KU On Game Winning 3-Pointer

Colorado Kansas Game-Winner

Colorado and Kansas men’s college basketball on Saturday was about as close as the two states that house the schools. It was a back-and-forth game late after Kansas made up a 9-point second half deficit to tie it at 72-all with only three seconds remaining. That’s when Colorado’s Askia Booker hit a running three-pointer as time expired for a 75-72 Colorado win. Read More »

College / Nov 13, 2013 / 12:45 pm

10 Takeaways From The NCAA’s Exciting Champions Classic

Jabari Parker

The Champions Classic lived up to its huge expectations last night when Kentucky and Michigan State battled down to the wire followed by the Freshman led Duke and Kansas teams battling onto the final minutes. With so much to talk about, we thought it only fair to provide 10 takeaways from the NCAA’s thrilling opening doubleheader. Read More »

College / Oct 24, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Andrew Wiggins Says Durant & LeBron Comparisons Are “Unfair”

Andrew Wiggins

We’ve been extolling the virtuoso talent of Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins since he burst onto the scene over the last two years. But the soft-spoken Canadian isn’t too comfortable with the comparisons to the two best players in the NBA right now, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Read More »

College / Oct 9, 2013 / 10:40 pm

Andrew Wiggins Continues The Super Frosh Kansas Line On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated

Andrew Wiggins SI cover

You know him. Everybody in basketball knows him. Canadian-born Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins is the next Big Thing in hoops with some claiming he’s the best high school player since LeBron James. The hyperbolic venerations appear to continue on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2013 / 8:20 pm

2013 NBA Draft: Sacramento Selects Ben McLemore With No. 7 Pick

Ben McLemore

7. Sacramento: Ben McLemore – Kansas 6-5, SG 20 years old, Freshman

McLemore is a fantastic all-around offensive player, and while he does need to work on his ballhandling off the bounce, he has a chance to be an All-Star. He should fit right in with the Kings where this could signal the end of Tyreke Evans‘ reign. Read More »

College, High School / May 13, 2013 / 10:13 pm

Super Prospect Andrew Wiggins Chooses a College Tomorrow – Will It Be Kentucky?

Andrew Wiggins

At 12:15 ET tomorrow Andrew Wiggins will finally tell the world what college will be getting the best prep prospect since LeBron James. Over the past several months, he’s narrowed it down to four programs, all in various states of flux. Read More »