'Hawks in the NBA

Lakers' Henry jams over former KU teammate Withey

Benton Smith

*[Hmmm. What to write about for our 'Hawks in the NBA blog? What to write? Oh, a couple former Kansas basketball teammates played against each other Tuesday night. I guess it wouldn't hurt to check that out and lead with … HOLY MOTHER OF MONSTER JAMS!]* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h8zVlCmX4w What on earth ...

A KU fan's guide to the 2013-14 season

Benton Smith

*By Nick Gerik & Benton Smith* It's been a long time since we rolled out the 'Hawks in the NBA here at KUsports.com, but we're excited to bring it back. The 2013-14 NBA season is just a couple weeks old now, so we'll get things started by catching up with ...

NBA Draft blog: Jeff Withey selected with 39th pick by Portland; discussing the fit for Ben McLemore in Sacramento

Jesse Newell

**11:15 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** No other Jayhawks were taken in the second round, which means Ben McLemore (No. 7 to Sacramento) and Jeff Withey (No. 39 to Portland) will remain as the only Jayhawks drafted. With that, we're going to sign off on our live coverage. Be sure ...

Pre-draft rumors roundup (Updated: 3:18 p.m.)

Nick Gerik

Uncertainty is the unofficial theme of tonight’s NBA draft. There are only hours to go until the broadcast (6 p.m. CT, ESPN) and unlike years past, there’s no consensus on the top picks. Even the top teams easily could change, if trade rumors are true. In short: we have all ...

NBA Stock Watch: January 2013

Matt Tait

It's been a while since we've popped the hood and checked out where the current Kansas University basketball players stand with regard to this year's NBA Draft. By now, we all know that freshman guard Ben McLemore quickly has become one of the top prospects in the country and could ...

Season's greetings!

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/oct/30/243959/ The NBA season — a *full* NBA season — tips off tonight, and 14 (!) former Kansas basketball players will play their first of 82 games in the coming days. [Two][1] [Jayhawks][2] are beginning their rookie campaigns. [Two][3] [more][4] are starting over with new squads. Several others are trying ...

Blog from the Prudential Center: Thomas Robinson selected 5th by Sacramento; Tyshawn Taylor taken 41st

Jesse Newell

**11:35 p.m. Update by Jesse Newell** Just talked on the phone a little while ago with Tyshawn Taylor, who seemed excited to be playing about 10 miles from his hometown of Hoboken, N.J. “It’s not that far,” Taylor said. “It’s over one of those bridges over there.” Be sure to ...

The week that was: Markieff Morris nets career-high; Brandon Rush blows up; Josh Selby sent back to D-League

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/mar/29/232437/ - **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) scored a career-high 22 points in 26 minutes on Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Keef seemingly hit everything en route to a 108-83 win and went 9-for-12 from the field and 2-for-3 from long-range. He scored nine in a row for the Suns during ...

Paul Pierce climbs NBA scoring list; Xavier Henry earns minutes; Marcus Morris sets new career-high

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/mar/23/232001/ - **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) made another impressive step in his cementing his Hall of Fame career on Thursday as he scored an efficient 25 points and passed NBA great Clyde Drexler for 26th on the league’s all-time scoring list. Pierce, who now has 22,196 points in just over ...

March Madness weekend roundup: Morris v. Morris; Julian Wright double-doubles with 17 and 15

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/mar/19/231815/ - One game after picking up his first “did not play - coach’s decision” of the season, Phoenix Suns forward **Markieff Morris** put together a solid 10-point, six-rebound night against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. Markieff scored in double-figures for the first time in a month and added ...

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