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KU freshman Andrew Wiggins declares for NBA Draft

Agree Wiggins and Selby are different but both have talent. Also both - Selby then Wiggins now - are not physical enough for the NBA based on the time in their lives they are coming out. Wiggins could use the experience and more importantly time to allow his body to develop and build some added muscle.

April 1, 2014 at 8:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU freshman Andrew Wiggins declares for NBA Draft

If Wiggins is the #1 pick great for him. But that could also suggest this draft isn't like some past seasons. Wiggins has a lot of talent and a lot of potential ... but is it enough to compete against men? Selby had a lot of talent and he didn't make it - he might at some point. I think it was clear that even though KU had a lot of talent - against physical players and more mature players they struggled. Wiggins will face the same issues ... one wonders if he would have been better off waiting 2 years and getting more physical and stronger.

April 1, 2014 at 12:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: Absence proved Embiid’s worth

Embiid might have helped getting by Stanford ... but not all that sure they would have gone on any further. There is a lot of potential talent on the KU squad but there is a big difference in playing at the high school level and playing NCAA Div I ... or even use an AAU game. If these guys stick around another year or two - they could dominate easily. The question is - are they looking for a quick pay check or to play in the NBA for a long time? One and done - works for some but the evidence suggests it isn't the best route to take.

March 25, 2014 at 10:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

One not done: Wayne Selden to return for sophomore season at Kansas

None of the Jayhawks should be looking to go to the NBA this season. They might have "talent" but not enough for the NBA level. If they have a hole in their game playing at KU will allow them to fix it. At the same time it allows them to get bigger and stronger. Hopefully they are thinking long-term - staying in the NBA - rather than getting that bonus. Selby is a classic example - talented yes but not ready for prime time.

March 25, 2014 at 10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

‘What if ... ’: Jayhawks ponder what could have been

Even with Embiid the Jayhawks would not have gone much farther. They as players have a great deal of talent but as a team they had not learned how to compete at this level. When you stop and think they "supposedly" had three NBA caliber players (well potential players) on the court (one and doners) they sure didn't act like a high powered team. Not like the Kentucky team that the hawks ran into not too long ago. Unfortunately the money is going to call and the name that comes to mind is Josh Selby ... and if any of the Jayhawks do go pro they just might follow in his footsteps. Even Wiggins as much talent as he has at the college level will be playing against men.

March 25, 2014 at 9:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arch sadness: KU's season ends in St. Louis, in round of 32

Sad ending to a season that started with a lot of hype about players who were going to be one and done. For the one and doners sake I hope they take a moment and rethink their next decision. I hope the name Josh Selby comes to mind and where he is today. It is evident that KU has a lot of "potential talent" but when matched up against experience and players who are more physical - that talent seems to have problems. Unfortunately for them (one and done group) the money calls and who can blame them? Hard to pass up a big paycheck ... but the real question is are they passing up the long-term benefits of being employed at the NBA level? Charles Barkley his the nail on the head - they can look good when playing against college caliber players, but if they cannot beat Stanford then how will the compete against men? He wasn't being negative - just asking a basic question.

March 23, 2014 at 10:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas football afflicted with dropsies

Time for the KU receivers to have some pride in their trade and start holding onto the ball.

September 16, 2013 at 11:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA fines, reprimands KU coach Bill Self for damaging scorers table in NCAA Tourney

It is too bad that the NCAA doesn't actually hold those standards as a steadfast rule. Not saying what self did didn't deserve a fine but some of the stuff that has happened on the field of play and what coaches have done didn't get much of a fine in comparison. If they fine him for that then please take seriously the cheap shots that are done.

June 26, 2013 at 9:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NO FOOLIN’! Believe it: KU makes title game

Go Jayhawks ...

I would love to hear those gusy who left early last year for the NBA ... Selby who at best warms the bench, Morris twins ... with one spending time in the developmental league ...

Wonder what these guys think now. Yes they are in the NBA but far from the center of attention. Yes they are making money but does that money compare to playing on center stage like the Hawks will be on Monday night. Easy for me to 2nd guess but they blew it. Those who follow in the future I hope they think about the opportunity to play rather than sit the bench. All those in the NBA can play ...

April 1, 2012 at 1:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brock Berglund saga over; KU grants QB full release

Neither side did anything to make themselves look good. But KU and Weis needed to hold the higher ground on this and they didn't. My guess Weis was trying to talk Berglund to stay knowing the fact his QB for next year could be injury prone and not be able to handle the pounding. If Weis already made his decision and Berglund was not part of his plan and he made that known. So it begs the question - why not give him the release. Weis already set the protocol - so what was the need to hold Berglund back from looking at other schools.

Weis is giving nothing more than smoke and mirrors.

January 28, 2012 at 5:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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