KU Men’s Basketball

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 ...

Two Jayhawks appear on ESPN’s initial 2019 NBA mock draft

ESPN draft guru Jonathan Givony released his most recent 2019 NBA mock draft on Wednesday morning and it featured a couple of notable names for Kansas fans. Even though the 2019 NBA Draft is still 10 months away, it’s worth tracking these sorts of things now so we’ll know how certain ...

Former KU great Sherron Collins picks up college degree

On pages 42 and 43 of the 2009-10 Kansas basketball media guide sit a couple of small glimpses into the academic career of former KU point guard Sherron Collins. On page 42, under the section called “The Collins File,” it lists Collins’ favorite subject as English. On page 43, under ...

Class of 2019 PG Tre Mann ends recruitment, picks Gators

The on-again-off-again recruitment of The Villages, Fla., point guard Tre Mann appears to have come to a close. According to a Tuesday evening Tweet from his own account, Mann has orally committed to Florida, picking the Gators over Kansas, North Carolina and Tennessee and eliminating the ...

Five-star 2019 center James Wiseman plans visit to Kansas

One of the top-ranked prep basketball players in the Class of 2019 has scheduled an official visit to Kansas for Late Night the weekend of Sept. 28. And, according to his mother, James Wiseman’s trip to Lawrence is not just a formality. Speaking with 247 Sports recruiting analyst Evan ...

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl sets official visit to Kansas

Class of 2019 forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl will officially visit Kansas during the weekend of Sept. 28 for Late Night in the Phog, his mother, Katie Robinson, told KUsports.com. Robinson-Earl, who transferred to IMG Academy for his senior year, named his top five schools earlier this month, ...

KU cracks Top 12 for elite 2019 point guard Cole Anthony

Even if their squad is on it, it’s hard for a college coaching staff to get too excited when a prospect they covet trims his list to a final 12. So many teams remain, so much work still to do, the finish line is still so far away. But in the case of a player like Class of 2019 point guard ...

KU coach Bill Self to be honored by OSU Alumni Association

His goal, these days, is to emerge victorious at least twice a year in his matchups with his alma mater. But that did not stop Oklahoma State University’s Alumni Association from honoring Bill Self as Distinguished Alumni Award recipients for 2018. Self, along with six other OSU alums, ...

2020 PG Ty Berry to visit Kansas for Late Night in the Phog

Class of 2020 point guard Ty Berry will make the short trip north to Lawrence on Sept. 28 to unofficially visit the University of Kansas for Late Night in the Phog. Berry's father and coach, Tony Berry, who played football at KU in the mid-1980s, revealed the family's plans to KUsports.com on ...

Why KU’s 2019 recruiting class doesn’t have to include a point guard

Last week, we learned that [longtime KU commitment Markese Jacobs, a point guard in the Class of 2019 ranked No. 92 overall by Rivals.com, was reopening his recruitment][1] and likely headed toward not becoming a Jayhawk. To most who follow recruiting closely, including our own KUsports.com ...

Jayhawks set to get serious with preseason basketball workouts

Hernia surgery kept Kansas coach Bill Self mostly away from his team during the Jayhawks’ first week on campus. But before he went into the operating room last Thursday, Self saw enough to know where the 2018-19 team stood entering the start of the fall semester. “You know, our ...

KU coach Bill Self sidelined for Saturday fundraiser in downtown Lawrence

It was billed as the day Kansas basketball coach Bill Self would go “Over the Edge” and rappel down a seven-story downtown Lawrence building for charity. Instead, the KU coach will watch staff members Kurtis Townsend and Jeremy Case scale down the 888 Lofts building in his place. The KU ...

Class of 2019 point guard and KU commitment Markese Jacobs reopens recruitment

According to a Friday afternoon report from 247 Sports recruiting analyst Evan Daniels, the lone player committed to Kansas in the Class of 2019 is now uncommitted. Markese Jacobs, a Chicago senior ranked No. 92 in the class by Rivals.com, told Daniels that he was reopening his recruitment ...

KU-Marquette tipoff set for 6 p.m. Nov. 21 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The opponent was revealed a couple of weeks ago, but we now know the tip-off time for KU’s first game in the Big Apple this November. Kansas and Marquette will square off at approximately 6 p.m. on Nov. 21 in the second of two games played at Barclays Center that day as part of this ...

Kansas Basketball Record Watch 2018-19: Devon Dotson

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 all ...

Class of 2019 PG Tre Mann sets visits with Kansas

The original announcement was supposed to come three weeks ago, [but then Tre Mann reopened his recruitment.][1] Now, the four-star point guard from The Villages, Fla., is in the process of setting up official visits and Kansas remains on his list. Mann, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound point guard ...

Tom Keegan: Are expectations placed on this KU basketball team fair?

Another poll with Kansas on top — this one of college basketball coaches, conducted by CBS — means more fuel will be added to the notion that this will be a disappointing underachievement of a season if the Jayhawks don’t make it to the Final Four. Not fair. No need to look beyond ...