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Durant supports Josh Jackson, other top prospects skipping NBA combine

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/25/315809/ Josh Jackson received an invitation to the NBA combine, which is underway this week in Chicago, but declined to attend. It’s a move that most of the top prospects in each draft class follow, which allows players to schedule their own interviews, medical testing and workouts for the select ...

Big 12 has fewest NFL Draft picks in its conference history

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/sep/29/310661/ For the third time in the last four years, the Kansas football program didn’t have a player selected in the NFL Draft. But looking around the Big 12 Conference, it wasn’t just the Jayhawks who didn’t have much to celebrate in the three-day, seven-round spectacle. The Big 12 ranked ...

After All-American freshman season, Mike Lee excited to tackle prom

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/apr/06/316003/ After passing summer classes last year, Kansas safety Mike Lee finalized his decision to enroll early at KU. Lee, reclassifying from the 2017 class, graduated early and opted to skip his senior year of high school. That meant he had an earlier start to his collegiate career, and he ...

Stock Watch: Mykhailiuk on first-round bubble in '18 draft ahead of Wednesday's announcement

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/23/272327/ In a move that didn’t surprise many people around the program, Kansas junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk announced Wednesday that he was testing the waters for the NBA Draft. What kind of feedback will the 6-foot-8, 205-pound guard from Cherkasy, Ukraine receive? That’s what he will find out over the ...

Five-star point guard Trevon Duval open to playing alongside Devonte Graham: 'Frank did it'

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/apr/11/316092/ When Kansas guard Devonté Graham announced earlier this week that he was going to return for his senior season, it put into question whether that would end KU's recruitment for five-star point guard Trevon Duval. [In an interview with 247Sports’ Andrew Slater][1], Duval said it wouldn’t be a problem ...

Bill Self explains early-entrant NBA Draft process ahead of potential Graham, Mykhailiuk decisions

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/25/315821/ More than a week after the Kansas basketball season ended with an Elite Eight loss to Oregon, some the decisions involving next season’s roster could begin this upcoming week. Likely following the conclusion of the Final Four in Arizona, KU coach Bill Self will meet with players to discuss ...

Around the Big 12: A few early NBA Draft entrants and transfers

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/04/315035/ After each college basketball team ends its season, focus quickly turns ahead to next season’s roster situation. It’s certainly the case with Kansas, which enters the offseason with a few question marks, including potential NBA decisions from Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk, and whether it can land a few ...

Winning rebounding battle makes world of difference for Jayhawks

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/23/315717/ Kansas City, Mo. — In the first half of Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup at Sprint Center, everything was going to plan for Purdue except in one spot. Kansas had an edge in rebounding, which led to an edge on the scoreboard. It didn’t matter that the Boilermakers were shooting ...

Getting to know: Purdue

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/22/315623/ Back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2010, Purdue’s basketball team has its eyes set on improving on one of the best seasons in school history. The Boilermakers, known for all of their size, will tip off against top-seeded Kansas around 8:40 p.m. Thursday (CBS) at ...

Landen Lucas on facing Purdue's height: 'We match up fine'

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/19/315545/ There’s no secret when it comes to Purdue’s style of play. There’s plenty of height and the Boilermakers like to make the most of it. Purdue, which will face No. 1 seed Kansas in the Sweet 16 on Thursday at Sprint Center (8:40 p.m., CBS), is led by Big ...

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