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Brady Morningstar likely headed to Greece

Kansas guard Brady Morningstar smiles during a press conference with his teammates and head coach Bill Self on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Kansas guard Brady Morningstar smiles during a press conference with his teammates and head coach Bill Self on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

August 8, 2011

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Former Kansas University basketball guard Brady Morningstar likely will be playing for a professional team in Greece during the 2011-12 season.

Morningstar acknowledged Sunday that Internet reports tying him to the top league in Greece were correct. He said nothing had been finalized yet, thus had no details to disclose.

The former Free State High standout averaged 7.1 points, 3.3 assists and 2.2 rebounds a game last season for 35-3 KU.

Robinson lauded

KU junior forward Thomas Robinson was unstoppable Saturday at the Adidas Nations Global Experience in Los Angeles, according to Jonathan Givony of draftexpress.com.

“Robinson again was too explosive for any big man to stop off the dribble. Confident enough to do whatever he pleases in this setting,” Givony wrote on Twitter.

NBAdraft.net’s Aran Smith also offered his take: “Robinson appears to be working to become a combo forward. He displayed some solid ball handling and blow-by ability, but other times he got out of control fumbling the ball, turning it over on drives. Despite the fact that he appears to be small for the PF position at 6-8, with a long wingspan and broad shoulders, he would likely be best served working solely on his post moves and becoming a more polished post player.”

Weber speaks

Current University of Illinois coach Bruce Weber praised former Illini coaches Bill Self and Lon Kruger during a speech to the fans at Saturday night’s Alumni Game at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill.

Self had been in town Friday for a reunion honoring his 2000-01 and 01-02 Big Ten championship teams.

The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that Weber told the fans to admire the school’s five title banners from 1998 to 2005.

“We haven’t had any since,” Weber said. “We’ve got to get this thing going. We’ve got to get some more banners up there because that’s what it’s all about.”

Comments

Jim Williamson 2 years, 8 months ago

Danny Manning was 6-11 when he introduced in Allen Field House. His rookie card said 6-7. KU has exaggerated players' size for years.

That said, the difference between 6-10 and 6-8, give or take a little, could be shoes vs. barefoot.

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quill_46 2 years, 8 months ago

he is 6' 10 that dweeb doesnt know what he's talking about.

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edjayhawk 2 years, 8 months ago

TR Big 12 Player of the year? All-American maybe.

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TopJayhawk 2 years, 8 months ago

So what is Thomas? 6'8' or 6'10". Enquiring minds want to know. I've heard a lot of 6'10" talk lately.

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