KU Men’s Basketball

Former Jayhawk Jeremy Case returning to KU

Eight years after helping the Kansas basketball program win a national title, Jeremy Case is returning to Lawrence. Case, a former KU guard from McAlester, Oklahoma, will join KU coach Bill Self's staff as the program's video coordinator, Self announced via news release Friday morning. Case ...

KU’s Josh Jackson continues to be a hot commodity on NBA Draft boards

ESPN.com’s Chad Ford on Thursday released his updated look at the 2017 NBA Draft class.Sitting at the top was none other than Kansas freshman Josh Jackson, the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2016 class and a sure-fire Top 5 pick according to most mock drafts.While Jackson’s status as a ...

Like many others, Self eager to see Svi take next step

A year ago, most members of the Kansas men’s basketball team had an opportunity to get a jump on the 2015-16 season by competing internationally, in the World University Games in South Korea.This summer, one of the players who was forced to stay home got his turn.Junior-to-be Sviatoslav ...

Strong defense a passion of new KU commitment Marcus Garrett

When recent Kansas basketball commitment Marcus Garrett transitioned from middle school to high school, his uncle and AAU coach, Matthew Watts, gave him just one piece of advice.“If you want to get on the varsity, the best way to make that happen is by playing defense,” Watts told him.It ...

KU lands commitment from 4-star Dallas guard Marcus Garrett

Kansas basketball’s 2017 recruiting class is well positioned to land at least a couple of top-tier, elite prospects.But it officially will be remembered as the class that began with four-star Dallas guard Marcus Garrett.The 6-foot-5, 180-pound versatile guard from Dallas’ Skyline High ...

Self’s stamp: How KU transitioned from Roy’s Boys

There’s an old golf story floating around that compares former Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams’ countless rounds of golf at Alvamar to the first time current KU coach Bill Self played there.The story recalls how Ol’ Roy would arrive early, pick the teams, call the game, pinpoint the ...

Still battling: Ellis fighting for spot in pro ranks

Perry Ellis has received his first taste of professional basketball.His experience in the Las Vegas summer league was not quite as sweet as the pastries in the 23rd Street Hy-Vee Bakery, where he signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans Saturday afternoon.“It was different. ...

Three Jayhawks working at camp

Kansas University basketball players Carlton Bragg Jr., Devonté Graham and Frank Mason III are working as college counselors at this weekend’s adidas Nations camp in Los Angeles.The three will be playing in counselors games as part of Team Mavericks. Others on Team Mavs: Evan Payne, Long ...

Kansas on list of Vegas prep Brown

Troy Brown, a 6-foot-6 senior combo guard from Centennial High in Las Vegas who is ranked No. 10 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, on Thursday cut his list of prospective colleges to eight.They are: Kansas University, Oregon, Arizona, Ohio State, Alabama, Cal, Nevada-Las Vegas and ...

Tom Keegan: Jayhawks should be better on glass

A school doesn’t win 12 consecutive Big 12 basketball titles without at least a little variance in relative strengths and weaknesses.Take the case of Kansas and rebounding. In the first two seasons of the streak, in conference games only, KU ranked fifth in rebounding margin (+2.1) in ...

KU hires former Jayhawk Matt Baty to lead Williams Fund efforts

The University of Kansas athletic department is turning to one former KU athlete to replace another in the leadership position at the Williams Education Fund. According to a Thursday morning press release, former Jayhawk baseball standout Matt Baty has been named Associate Athletics Director, ...

Kansas still on Oklahoma prep Young’s list

Trae Young, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior guard from Norman (Okla.) North High who is ranked No. 14 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, listed Kansas University among his six finalists Wednesday night on Twitter. Others on the list: Kentucky, Washington, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and ...

Ellis, Self, Manning named to Honors Court

Kansas University senior basketball guard Tyler Self and recent KU graduates Perry Ellis and Evan Manning have been named to the 2015-16 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, the NABC announced Tuesday.The NABC Honors Court annually “recognizes the talents and gifts that ...

Tom Keegan: Don’t bank on Kansas heading to Big Ten

Big 12 expansion talk runs hot so it’s time for us all to board the plane to Fantasy Island, time for Herve Villechaize to come back from the dead to greet us, time for us to talk about what to wear for the wedding between the Big Ten and Kansas.For many reasons, the Big Ten certainly would ...

Mykhailiuk scores 21 in final loss

Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 21 points off 7-of-14 shooting in Ukraine’s 105-103 loss to Czech Republic in the final consolation game of the FIBA Under 20 world championships on Sunday in Finland.The 6-foot-8 Mykhailiuk hit one of six three-pointers, six of six ...

What if Kansas paid its basketball players? It already does, sort of

If you want to be a Kansas basketball player, 82 is an important number to know. It’s how many games are in an NBA season. It’s also how many times more money KU coach Bill Self made than his 13 men’s basketball scholarship athletes last year.This may seem unbelievable, but it’s true: ...

Former Jayhawk Kaun reveals retirement

Sasha Kaun, one of only two Kansas University basketball players, along with Hall of Famer Clyde Lovellette, to win an NCAA title (2008), NBA title (2016) and medal in the Olympic Games (2012 bronze), has decided to retire from pro ball at the age of 31.The 6-foot-11 Tomsk, Russia, native’s ...

Svi scores 12 in setback

Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 12 points off 5-of-21 shooting in Ukraine’s 64-52 loss to Germany on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Under 20 FIBA European Championships in Finland.The 6-foot-8 Mykhailiuk hit two of 12 threes with four steals, four rebounds, ...

Svi, Ukraine meet German team today

Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk’s Ukrainian national team will meet Germany in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Under 20 world championships today in Finland.Winner will meet either Spain or Latvia on Saturday.The 6-foot-8 Mykhailiuk has averaged 12.8 points (off 33.9 ...