KU Men’s Basketball

2019 NBA mock drafts project Quentin Grimes as likely lottery pick

Considering the 2018 draft concluded only a little more than a week ago, it’s still difficult to picture second-round picks Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk playing in their respective new NBA uniforms instead of the University of Kansas jerseys and shorts they sported every time they hit ...

KU sophomore Marcus Garrett emerging as key leader during summer workouts

There were times during the 2017-18 season when freshman Marcus Garrett was so overshadowed by the talent and experience on the floor around him that he almost seemed invisible. That’s not a knock on Garrett. Far from it, in fact. See, Garrett, like a good umpire or quality football ...

Girod indicates search for new KU athletic director drawing to a close

The search for a new athletic director at the University of Kansas is on pace to be done by the end of summer, but could wrap up as shortly as two weeks, Chancellor Douglas Girod said Wednesday. At a Wednesday board meeting for Kansas Athletics Inc., Girod told board members that he was ...

Why K.J. Lawson’s season key to Kansas recruiting

Myron Medcalf does a nice job of detailing why he considers Keelon Lawson to be “the most influential man in college basketball,” in a story he wrote for ESPN.com. The gist of the story that appears under the headline, “Meet the new first family of college basketball”: Keelon Lawson ...

KU freshman Quentin Grimes adjusting nicely to life in Lawrence

[After his two-plus weeks with Kansas coach Bill Self and the U18 USA Basketball team earlier this month delayed his arrival in Lawrence,][1] KU freshman Quentin Grimes finally has been able to get a taste of life as a Jayhawk. Grimes, who earned MVP honors while helping lead Team USA to a ...

Tom Keegan: Ochai Agbaji, KU’s stealth recruit, fits right in

TOPEKA — His junior year soccer season at Oak Park High in Kansas City, Mo., was winding down, basketball season around the corner, when Ochai Agbaji received a couple of scholarship offers to play Division I basketball. That was when he decided to finish up his soccer career to concentrate ...

KU’s Silvio De Sousa confident he’ll be able to play next season

Whether watching him, talking to him or hearing it from others, it’s clear that Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa’s mind is fixed on one thing this summer — improving his game so he’ll be ready for a big sophomore season. With his name covered by the cloud of the FBI investigation ...

EA Sports picks Joel Embiid as its new ‘NBA Live’ cover star

If you find yourself shopping for video games sometime this fall, don’t be surprised to see the face of Joel Embiid staring back at you. EA Sports announced Monday night the former University of Kansas center and current Philadelphia 76ers star will grace the cover of its upcoming release, ...

Chemistry developing quickly for KU big men Udoka Azubuike, Dedric Lawson

If Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is going to follow up his fabulous, 120-slam, sophomore dunk-fest by reaching triple digits in dunks again during the 2018-19 season, he’s going to have to make sure he’s ready to catch the ball from at least one different position — the 4. So far, so ...

Class of 2019 target Jeremiah Robinson-Earl headed to IMG for senior year

This past weekend might have been all about former college basketball players learning their fate and preparing to make the jump to the NBA, following last Thursday’s NBA draft in Brooklyn, N.Y. But there also was a significant piece of news regarding potential future Jayhawks that surfaced, ...

Graham, Mykhailiuk enjoy welcome-to-NBA moments after wild draft night

Videos and photographs are no substitute for seeing things in person, but judging by the looks on their faces and bounce in their step on the videos that have been floating around the Internet, former Kansas guards Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk have yet to come down from Thursday ...

Former KU athletic director to join Free State football staff

Former University of Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger won’t be leaving Lawrence anytime soon. On Friday, Zenger told the Lawrence Journal-World that he plans to join the coaching staff for the Free State football team. Zenger will serve as the linebackers coach for the Firebirds, who ...

Devonte’ Graham ready to learn behind Kemba Walker in Charlotte

Devonte’ Graham understands how much his time playing at the University of Kansas helped prepare him for professional basketball. So it was no surprise when Graham boasted a blue Kansas tie at his introductory press conference with the Charlotte Hornets Friday, which took place a little over ...

Tom Keegan: Nice guys don’t always finish last

Sometimes good things really do happen to good people. Devonte’ Graham, a grounded, friendly sort who didn’t allow the gathering fame he experienced in four years at Kansas change him, decided to come back for his senior year of college to give himself a better shot at getting drafted. It ...

Self, Grimes discuss recruiting impact of FIBA Americas U18 Championship

Kansas freshman Quentin Grimes won’t forget the locker room celebration anytime soon. Grimes, who spoke to reporters in Allen Fieldhouse Tuesday, described the scene after Team USA captured a gold medal with a 113-74 win against host Canada. “It was the most lit I have ever been in a ...