Winged Foot on tap
Kansas University coach Bill Self and Tennessee's Pat Summitt tonight will receive the Winged Foot Award at the New York Athletic Club. The award is presented to coaches of the NCAA men's and women's national championship teams. Self and members of his staff, including Michael Lee, who Tuesday accepted an assistant's post at Gardner-Webb, flew to New York Tuesday.
J'Mison "Bobo" Morgan, a 6-foot-11 senior center from Dallas South Oak Cliff High, on Tuesday received his release from his letter of intent at LSU. His AAU coach told Rivals.com Morgan would consider UCLA, Kansas and Alabama. Morgan told the Dallas Morning News last week he plans on attending UCLA. ... Xavier Henry, 6-6 senior-to-be from Putnam City (Okla.) High, tells Rivals.com he has a final four of KU, Memphis, UCLA and Texas. He said KU and Memphis were his co-leaders.
Simien settles in
Former KU power forward Wayne Simien has joined Scot Pollard and Jacque Vaughn as NBA players who reside in Lawrence. Simien recently purchased a house in Lawrence where he lives with his wife and daughter. The power forward, who was released by the Minnesota Timberwolves during the preseason as he recovered from offseason knee surgery, hopes to catch on with an NBA team as a free agent this summer.