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Golden memories: Relive the Jayhawks' world championship in South Korea

Nick Gerik

In the summer of 2015, the Kansas men's basketball team captured the gold medal as Team USA at the World University Games in South Korea. Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder followed the team throughout its stay in South Korea and compiled these highlights for the anniversary of the games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWVGODG1nyw

KU Sports Extra: Jayhawks at Big 12 Football Media Days

Benton Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-k3VOQu2jw Second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty and three of his players — quarterback Montell Cozart, linebacker Joe Dineen and safety Fish Smithson — are in Dallas for Big 12 Football Media Days. KUsports.com’s Matt Tait and Benton Smith preview what’s in store for the group of Jayhawks, as well ...

Andrew Wiggins reflects on how season at KU prepped him for NBA

Benton Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6LJglDAbns Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins, in Lawrence to co-host a youth basketball camp, says his one-and-done season at Kansas prepared him well for making the jump to the NBA. “College teaches fundamentals and the basics of the game, and coach (Bill) Self taught me a lot,” Wiggins says, “whether that ...

Ben McLemore ponders what-if of teaming with Andrew Wiggins at KU

Benton Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTCopA_WRJg Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, back in Lawrence to co-host a youth basketball camp, discusses missing out on teaming up with the camp’s other marquee name and former Kansas star, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins. McLemore, who played one season at KU, left early to enter the NBA Draft ...

Lagerald Vick preparing for larger role

Benton Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0RmkvIPLhg Kansas sophomore guard Lagerald Vick already feels like a more important player in the Jayhawks’ rotation, months ahead of the 2016-17 season. “Looking back to where I came from and stuff,” Vick says, “I didn’t have a big name.” Now the athletic guard from Memphis says he has molded ...

2016 Roundball Classic highlights, featuring Ben McLemore

Benton Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kicBWqtyUEw Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore provided most of the highlights as former Kansas players returned to Lawrence Thursday night to play in the 2016 Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, benefitting children afflicted by cancer. Check out the highlights from the charity game, which included the Red team’s Nick Bradford, Kevin ...

Udoka Azubuike talks size, adjusting to college hoops

Benton Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5tFBgLRX7c Seven-foot Kansas freshman Udoka Azubuike is bigger than just about everybody he meets, including still-growing Kansas sophomore forward Carlton Bragg. While meeting with reporters following an impressive showing at Bill Self’s basketball camp scrimmage, Azubuike explains how his height and bulk make things easier for him inside, and how ...

Highlight reel: Azubuike, Jackson, Bragg and Jayhawks wow campers

Benton Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM1REj2jgXI The young basketball players at Bill Self’s summer camp wanted a show, and the Jayhawks delivered. Freshmen Josh Jackson and Udoka Azubuike took turns trying to tear down the rim Wednesday afternoon, while sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr. and veteran guards Devonté Graham and Frank Mason III routinely made the ...

Jayhawks provide campers with tutorials

Benton Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_ZUuG8EQ4U On Tuesday, during the second week of Bill Self’s annual camp, Kansas basketball players show young campers a number of drills and routines they typically go through. Veterans Frank Mason III, Devonté Graham, Landen Lucas, sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., and freshmen Josh Jackson, Udoka Azubuike and Mitch Lightfoot all ...

Carlton Bragg Jr.'s origin story for his short shorts

Benton Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtCocdHmVzU Kansas sophomore forward Carlton Bragg Jr. hasn’t always been a fan of short basketball shorts, but once he had to wear them and the concept grew on the Cleveland native. Bragg says he is convinced he can get other Jayhawks to join him in wearing the 1970s-length shorts. “It’s ...

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