KU Men’s Basketball

KU’s Bill Self earns Kansan of the Year honor in Washington D.C.

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/dec/01/327981/ Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to accept the 2019 Kansan of the YEar award from the Kansas Society of Washington D.C. The society hosted its annual banquet Wednesday evening at the Westin ...

Point guard Dajuan Harris commits to Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program has found a taker for its 13th and final scholarship for the 2019-20 roster. Dajuan Harris, a fast-rising 3-star point guard who is destined to crack the top 100 and earn a 4-star rating from Rivals.com when the updated ratings are released, announced his ...

Former Jayhawk Perry Ellis inks with professional club in Japan

Nine days shy of opening play in The Basketball Tournament event in Wichita with nine fellow KU alums, former Kansas forward Perry Ellis solidified his future on Tuesday. Ellis, who spent the early portion of his pro career playing in the NBA’s G League as well as overseas in Australia, ...

Living the Dream: Former KU basketball coach Ted Owens turns 90

Still humming along with equal amounts of pride in his home state of Oklahoma and the basketball program at Kansas, former KU head coach Ted Owens turns 90 today. One of nine head coaches in the 121-year history of Kansas basketball, Owens led the Jayhawks from 1964-83 and guided his teams to ...

KU target Dajuan Harris continues summer surge at Peach Jam

The MOKAN Elite AAU program won the star-studded Peach Jam AAU tournament in Georgia over the weekend and a current KU target was one of the team’s stars. [Dajuan Harris, a 3-star point guard out of Columbia’s Rock Bridge High,][1] who Rivals.com analysts have said is on the fast track to ...

Jayhawks at Summer League: Thomas Robinson’s new approach

As the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas draws to a close, it’s time for one final look at how a few former Jayhawks fared. For the past two weeks, nearly a dozen players who once suited up for Bill Self tried to put their best feet forward to catch the eye of NBA teams in time to earn a ...

Matt Tait: What if college basketball followed the NBA’s free agency model?

Imagine a world in which KU big man Udoka Azubuike left for North Carolina, Devon Dotson jumped ship to Texas and Michigan State point guard Cassius Winston wound up at Villanova for his senior season. Now imagine that Duke point guard Tre Jones left for Kentucky, Kentucky point guard Ashtan ...

KU to face host school Chaminade in Round 1 of the Maui Invitational in November

It’s been known for quite some time that the Kansas men’s basketball team was headed back to paradise this season. But now the Jayhawks know who they will be playing when they get there. The full bracket for the 2019 Maui Jim Maui Invitational tournament was released on Thursday and it ...

3-star PG from Missouri picks up offer from Kansas

One of the fastest rising players in the Class of 2020 appears to have caught the attention of the Kansas basketball program. Dajuan Harris, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Columbia’s Rock Bridge High, revealed Tuesday on Twitter that he had received a scholarship offer from Kansas. Harris, a ...

Schedule, uniforms set for Self Made squad in TBT

Ten former Jayhawks are now just two weeks away from returning to the court in crimson and blue. Self Made, a 10-man team put together by former KU guard Elijah Johnson for a run at the $2 million prize in this year’s edition of The Tournament, is putting the final touches on their plans ...

Jayhawks at Summer League: Svi Mykhailiuk off to another hot start in Vegas

Former Kansas Jayhawk Svi Mykhailiuk is at it again out in Las Vegas. After shining with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Summer League squad in 2018, Mykhailiuk found a similar groove with his new team, the Detroit Pistons, over the weekend. Showing steady feel and rising confidence, Mykhailiuk ...

Done in Sacramento, where might new free agent Frank Mason end up?

For now, Frank Mason III is a Sacramento King. Kind of. But not really. The franchise that drafted the former Kansas All-American in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft announced earlier this week it is waiving Mason but keeping the 25-year-old point guard on its summer league roster. The ...

KU’s depth eye-opening for freshman point guard Issac McBride

Throughout his time as a standout basketball player on the Arkansas prep hoops scene, Kansas freshman Issac McBride made a name for himself as a prolific scorer. Last season, as a senior at Baptist Prep in Little Rock, Ark., McBride averaged 29 points per game and earned All-State and ...

Jayhawks galore on NBA Summer League rosters

With the NBA’s Summer League now under way, it’s time to take a look at the handful of former Kansas Jayhawks competing for various NBA teams this month. The list includes several well-known names from KU’s recent past and features players in a variety of positions with the teams ...