KU Men’s Basketball

Cassius Stanley’s “big announcement” trims list to final 3, including Kansas

When Class of 2019 shooting guard Cassius Stanley Tweeted on Thursday that he had a “big announcement” planned for Friday, the recruiting world began to spin on its head with speculation. Sure, Stanley previously had made it clear that there were a handful of programs he favored, so the ...

KU senior Lagerald Vick more vocal during Kansas basketball boot camp

Quiet in public and seemingly content to play a supporting role during his first three years with the program, Kansas senior Lagerald Vick has stepped to the forefront this preseason. With the Jayhawks three days into their annual conditioning test known as boot camp on Wednesday, Vick has ...

New KU commitment Christian Braun no stranger to Border War basketball

When it comes to the 100-plus year history of Kansas basketball, finding good KU-Missouri stories is easy to do. For decades until its end in 2012, the Border War matchup was one of the most anticipated games of the season, no matter how each team was doing in the win/loss column. And KU and ...

Early to bed, early to rise: Boot camp off and running for Kansas basketball

Monday was a feet-shuffling, legs-turning, lungs-working-overtime kind of morning for the members of the Kansas basketball program, who kicked off another year of Bill Self boot camp at 6 a.m. at the Jayhawks’ practice gym. And sophomore guard Marcus Garrett, now a one-year veteran of the ...

Christian Braun commitment evokes memories of a former Jayhawk great

Christian Braun’s opportunity to make a name for himself as a Kansas basketball player still may be a ways out. But, according to KUsports.com recruiting insider Matt Scott, the latest KU commitment is well on his way to following in the footsteps of a former KU star who later wrote a book ...

Jayhawks bracing for another Bill Self boot camp

In late August, just a few weeks after the Kansas men’s basketball team had arrived back on campus, KU coach Bill Self was asked a simple question. “How has the team looked?” a small group of reporters wondered. Without hesitating and in that self-deprecating, Self sort of way, the ...

Tracking the movement of a few KU basketball targets in updated Rivals rankings

The rest of the updated Rivals150 2019 basketball class was released Tuesday, one day after Rivals teased the new list by announcing the updated Top 10. Although Kansas currently is without a commitment in the 2019 class, there are plenty of noteworthy names dotting the Top 150 who have ...

Kansas Basketball Record Watch 2018-19: Silvio De Sousa

A couple of months ago, when KU junior Udoka Azubuike announced he would return for his junior season at Kansas instead of trying to make it in the NBA, the first thing that popped into my head was where Azubuike stood in KU’s record books in a few key areas. Granted, because he missed ...

Big weekend awaits Class of 2019 big man Matt Hurt

The recruitment for Class of 2019 forward Matthew Hurt is starting to heat up and this weekend it will invade the five-star senior’s Rochester, Minn., home. According to reports, the 6-foot-9, do-it-all forward ranked No. 5 in his class by Rivals.com, will host a trio of Hall of Fame coaches ...

Jayhawks, Spartans draw early tip at Champions Classic

For just the second time in the eight-year history of the Champions Classic, the Kansas men's basketball team will be playing in the early game. The Champions Classic on Thursday released official game times for this year's event, which will pit KU against Michigan State and Duke against ...

Breaking down and ranking KU’s 2018-19 Big 12 schedule, from No. 18 to No. 1

The wait is over, KU basketball fans. OK. Not that wait. For that one, you’ve still got 23 days. But, hey, not bad considering that this year’s Late Night in the Phog is earlier than ever and will, once again, mark the official beginning of the 2018-19 Kansas basketball season. The wait ...

KU’s 2018-19 schedule complete with release of Big 12 men’s basketball dates

With dates for marquee games against Michigan State, Villanova and Kentucky already known, the Kansas basketball program officially learned what its road to a 15th consecutive Big 12 title would look like on Wednesday, when the Big 12 Conference released the Big 12 portion of the 2018-19 ...

Joel Embiid opens up — even more — in Players’ Tribune piece

Unless you've been living in a cave, under a rock or on a different planet, you know by now that former Kansas basketball center Joel Embiid, now one of the brightest shining stars in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers, is one of the most entertaining professional athletes on social media. ...

Local Class of 2019 SG picks up Kansas offer

Class of 2019 shooting guard Christian Braun picked up an offer from Kansas on Thursday night, per a source. The 6-foot-5 guard from Blue Valley Northwest quickly jumped on KU's radar after his impressive play this summer for MOKAN Elite on the Nike EYBL circuit. Braun once again impressed ...

Class of 2019 SF Samuell Williamson ready for visit to ‘dream school’ KU

If this week winds up being known as the prime time to schedule official visits to Kansas, consider four-star Class of 2019 small forward Samuell Williamson ahead of the game. A week that saw Top 10 2019 prospects [Jeremiah Robinson-Earl][1] and [James Wiseman][2] announce that they will ...