KU Men’s Basketball

Dunk contest, 3-point shootout highlight Day 2 of Hardwood Classic

The Hardwood Classic AAU event out at Sports Pavilion Lawrence capped off its second day on Friday with a spirited dunk and 3-point contest that wowed the crowd and got the adrenaline flowing in all four corners of the massive gym. The City Rocks program out of Albany, N.Y., brought home the ...

New Kansas AD no stranger to working with big-time college basketball

During his introductory news conference last week, new Kansas athletic director Jeff Long made it crystal clear that the struggling Kansas football culture, coach and program would have his full attention when he officially takes over on Aug. 1. But don’t mistake that for Long jumping into ...

KU point guard Charlie Moore is headed back to Italy

Kansas point guard Charlie Moore is headed back to Italy for the second summer in a row. After playing with his new teammates [during KU’s four-game exhibition trip to Italy 11 months ago,][1] Moore will be the lone Jayhawk on a USA team that will be one of four squads participating in the ...

Jayhawks offer scholarship to rising 4-star forward

According to multiple reports from a number of national recruiting analysts, the Kansas men’s basketball program has offered a scholarship to four-star Class of 2019 power forward Kai Jones. Jones is currently ranked No. 123 in the 2019 class by Rivals.com, but appears to be well on his way ...

Former KU guard Ben McLemore headed back to Sacramento in two-team trade

The Memphis Grizzlies are down a Jayhawk and Ben McLemore is headed back to the place where he began his NBA career. That much became known early Tuesday, when ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported a trade between the two franchises that sends McLemore back to Sacramento — along with ...

Final Four to continue to call massive venues home through at least 2026

It’s more of the same in college basketball when it comes to awarding the sport’s signature event to a host city. Long gone are the days when a venue like Kansas City’s Kemper Arena — I still marvel at this every time I drive by it — and in to stay are massive buildings, many of ...

New KU athletic director enjoys moment with his family

New Kansas athletic director Jeff Long understands the importance of family. Long, who has spent more than two decades in athletics, knows how hard it can be for those working in this field to spend time with their respective families. That’s why Long told Kansas coaches to not change any ...

Summer Svi: Lakers 2nd-rounder Mykhailiuk proving himself in Las Vegas

Some around the NBA may have found themselves caught a little off guard the past couple of weeks by the summer success of Los Angels Lakers second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk. L.A. assistant coach Miles Simon is not one of those people. After Mykhailiuk scored 15 points and the Lakers improved ...

New Kansas AD Jeff Long addresses still-defunct KU-MU Border War

For the past seven years, after watching Missouri leave the Big 12 for the SEC, Kansas, as an unofficial athletic department policy, has been steadfastly against scheduling the rival Tigers for any regular season games in any sport. But with recently hired athletic director Jeff Long now ...

Knee injury ends Devonte’ Graham’s summer with Hornets

Devonte’ Graham’s summer with Charlotte got cut short this week when the rookie point guard from the University of Kansas suffered a right knee injury. The Hornets announced Wednesday night that Graham, a second-round draft pick, was diagnosed with a “condylar lesion,” ending his ...

Senior guard Lagerald Vick off to good start in return to KU basketball program

The experiment known as [Lagerald Vick’s return to Kansas][1] evidently is off to a good start. Talking with reporters shortly after [the official introduction of new athletic director Jeff Long,][2] KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday classified Vick and him as being ...

New KU AD vows to ‘break the cycle’ of losing football

Jeff Long, the University of Kansas’ newly hired athletic director, made it clear at his formal introduction on Wednesday that he was determined to tackle two of the biggest challenges facing the department: rebuilding the ailing football program and dealing with an ongoing scandal in the ...

KU coach Bill Self on new AD: ‘Our place got better today’

The historic account of his time at the University of Kansas forever will show that Jeff Long’s first comments as the KU athletic director were about basketball. But it was not praise for Kansas coach Bill Self, the 14 consecutive Big 12 titles or Long’s future plans or promises for the ...

New KU AD Jeff Long willing to let people in via social media

It’s now been four days since Jeff Long was announced as the next athletic director at the University of Kansas and we’re just two days away from Long’s official introduction. But in the time between then and now, Long has slowly but surely made the transition to being KU’s new ...