TAG: Kansas

NBA / Mar 27, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Update: Joel Embiid Still Deciding Whether To Enter NBA Draft

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

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

Andrew Wiggins (photo. Bryan Horowitz)

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

Andrew Wiggins, Danny Manning, Wilt Chamberlain (photo. @lukewinn)

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

Ben McLemore (photo. Kansas Athletics)

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

Andrew Wiggins (photo. Bryan Horowitz)

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 »

College / Jan 25, 2013 / 5:02 pm

We Reminisce: Glenn Robinson Dunks All Over Greg Ostertag (Twice)

glenn robinson

Are you old enough to remember Glenn Robinson when he played at Purdue in the early 1990s? He was absolutely terrifying on offense. Buckets, buckets and more buckets. And he didn’t look like it, but he was explosive.

After watching yet another monster dunk by his kid last night on national TV, I found myself watching Big Dog Youtube highlights today and found this gem. Watch Glenn hit 7-0 Greg Ostertag with a jump-stop from the post and then massive dunk right in his face. Then Ostertag walks up and shakes his hand! Read More »

College, NBA, Where Are They Now? / May 26, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Where Are They Now: Wayne Simien

Wayne Simien

Wayne Simien

It’s hard to forget the name Wayne Simien. And I doubt anyone in Kansas ever will. This January, the 28-year-old had his No. 23 jersey hoisted into the rafters at Allen Fieldhouse with the hardware to deserve it. Consensus First-Team All-American. Big 12 Player of the Year. A 110-28 record from 2002-05 with the Jayhawks, winning three Big 12 titles and reaching two Final Fours and an Elite Eight. Oh yeah, and he ranks 12th all-time at KU in scoring, seventh in rebounding and fourth in double-doubles. Not bad. But despite all the success, Simien found himself searching for something greater than basketball, becoming a born-again Christian in 2003. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 2, 2011 / 12:15 pm

A Basketball Resume Is Unlike Any Other: The Josh Selby Story

Josh Selby

Josh Selby (photo. Kansas Athletics)

Hardcore basketball fans complain about the one-and-done rule a lot, but they do not always realize the implications of each situation. Basketball is a business. Sure, everyone wants to achieve greatness and bask in the glory, but it simply is not possible for everyone. Not everyone’s family has the type of financial support that enables them to play in college for four years. Read More »