KU Men’s Basketball

A deeper look at KU basketball target Jalen Wilson

By now, you’ve probably at least heard the name Jalen Wilson mentioned a time or 20 in connection with Kansas basketball. And, yeah, it appears as if there is mutual interest between the [4-star guard who recently requested his release from Michigan][1] and KU, making a future pairing ...

Analysts question Dedric Lawson’s athleticism, praise his basketball acumen

In terms of his NBA potential the knock on Dedric Lawson always has centered around his athletic abilities and whether his relative lag in that area would keep him from competing at basketball’s highest level. And while those concerns may still exist for some, at least a couple of analysts ...

Devon Dotson productive at combine scrimmage, while Quentin Grimes struggles

Devon Dotson still has 12 days to decide whether he will return for his sophomore season at the University of Kansas or keep his name in the 2019 NBA Draft. On Friday at the league’s draft combine in Chicago, Dotson may have done enough to at least slightly improve his stock. During his ...

5-star forward Precious Achiuwa commits to Memphis

One of the Kansas basketball coaching staff’s biggest recruiting targets is officially off the board. Five-star forward Precious Achiuwa committed Friday to join the Memphis Tigers, according to multiple reports. Considered a talented modern forward by various recruiting experts, the ...

4-star forward Jalen Wilson requests release from Michigan, reopens recruitment

A high school senior who had been off the recruiting market since November is firmly back on the Kansas basketball team’s radar. A four-star small forward in the Class of 2019, Jalen Wilson announced on Thursday he is requesting a release from his National Letter of Intent with Michigan and ...

Jayhawks to take part in NBA combine scrimmages

On an actionless day — unless you count getting weighed and measured and posing for photos — at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago for all of the invited prospects, the three in attendance from the University of Kansas at least learned Wednesday some more details about what’s to ...

Wake Forest basketball staff adds another Jayhawk as Manning hires Walters

A pair of former Kansas basketball leading scorers who missed each other by a few seasons during their playing days in Lawrence are now teaming up as coaches at Wake Forest. Demon Deacons head coach and Jayhawks legend Danny Manning hired former KU guard Rex Walters this week, naming Walters ...

KU recruiting target Precious Achiuwa says decision coming ‘this weekend’

The Jayhawks should know by the end of this weekend whether one of their top recruiting targets will be playing in Lawrence next season. Precious Achiuwa, a 6-foot-9 forward who played at Montverde Academy in Florida, made it known via social media that he will be announcing his commitment in ...

Josh Jackson arrested at music festival, charged with resisting arrest and escape

Authorities say Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson was arrested after refusing to leave a VIP area at a South Florida hip-hop festival this past weekend.
 A Miami-Dade police report stated Jackson, once a basketball player at the University of Kansas, was arrested Friday night and charged ...

Reports: K.J. Lawson to join Tulane as grad transfer

After a little more than a month of searching, former Kansas basketball guard K.J. Lawson has found his next college basketball home. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman and CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported Monday afternoon that Lawson, who only played one season at KU after transferring with brother ...

3-point shot has been an emphasis for Dedric Lawson ahead of NBA combine

It’s officially draft combine time for a handful of Kansas Jayhawks who are hoping to make a name for themselves this week in Chicago in front of NBA eyes. Starters from the 2018-19 team, Dedric Lawson, Quentin Grimes and Devon Dotson are three of the 66 players invited to the annual skills ...

Grad transfers Holyfield, Tucker make choices, pass on KU

The Kansas basketball team’s 2019 recruiting class was dealt a pair of blows on Saturday, when two of the Jayhawks’ targets announced their commitments to other programs. Both of them graduate transfers, T.J. Holyfield decided to move on from Stephen F. Austin to join Texas Tech and Rayjon ...

Devonte’ Graham calls rookie NBA season a ‘blessing’

An All-American during his final college season at the University of Kansas, Devonte’ Graham, like most rookies playing in the world’s premier basketball league, found himself recalibrating during his first season in the NBA as nothing came as easily as he was used to. A high second-round ...

Rules committee proposes moving 3-point line back beginning next season

When Ochai Agbaji, Marcus Garrett or any of their Kansas basketball teammates hoist a 3-pointer next season, they could be doing so from a slightly longer distance. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee announced on Friday it is proposing moving the 3-point line back, from the current ...

Jayhawks sitting on the brink of serious recruiting upswing

Recruiting often goes in cycles, and the cycles seem to be never-ending. One year, a program can’t miss on its desired targets and gets just about everybody it wants and, occasionally, even a couple of players it didn’t want but lucked into. A couple of years later, especially among the ...