Archive for Thursday, June 5, 2008

Gary Bedore’s KU Basketball Notebook

June 5, 2008


Elite camp on tap

Kansas University coach Bill Self will hold his Elite Camp for top high school prospects this weekend.

Xavier Henry, the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2009, will attend, as will No. 12 Jordan Hamilton, No. 29 Elijah Johnson, No. 121 Stephan Van Treese as well as unranked Jeff Reid of Topeka Hayden and Dorian Green of Lawrence High. Royce Woolridge, a 6-1 junior-to-be from Sunnyslope High in Phoenix, who has orally committed to KU, also will attend.

Henry tells he has narrowed his college choices to KU, Memphis, UCLA and Texas.

Boogie coming

It's full speed ahead for the inaugural "Bill's Basketball Boogie," set for Saturday night on the infield of Kansas Speedway. About 1,200 party-goers/fans are expected to attend.

"It will be the party of the summer," Self said.

Fans will be able to pose with the national-title trophy. There will be both live and silent auctions and free-throw contests involving Self and KU players past and present. Music will be provided by Sawyer Brown as well as Disco Dick and the Mirror Balls.

Self - he said there would be a disco-dancing contest late in the evening with he and his wife decked out in disco attire - is hoping to raise about $500,000 in one night for his Assists Foundation.

Tickets are $250 apiece. For information go to


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