Ben McLemore with more dancing on his birthday; Should KU recruit this 2-year-old?
A few links for your Wednesday …
• Kansas guard Ben McLemore has perfected his own dance, showing if off once again in the locker room following the Jayhawks’ 83-62 victory over Kansas State on Monday.
Here’s the never-ending GIF for those wanting to watch it non-stop, while the clip first appeared in this highlight video from KU Athletics.
• Speaking of KU Athletics, the latest edition of the department’s popular series “Pay Heed” is now available online. It’s especially interesting to be able to hear what KU coach Bill Self says in the locker room after wins over Texas and at Kansas State.
Oh, and there’s another McLemore dancing clip at the very end (6:37 mark) if you’re interested.
• More from Monday’s game … FoxSports.com’s Sean Keeler says KU looked like a better team when Naadir Tharpe was running the point, making him wonder if KU found its mojo and its point guard in the same game.
• ESPN.com’s Jason King said KU’s win over K-State “was about a mentally fragile team regaining its moxie” at a crucial time.
• West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was watching Monday’s game, and he used it as an opportunity to challenge his own students on Twitter:
Mountaineer fans check out Allen
Fieldhouse on Big Monday.. great
atmosphere.. students – how we need
our student section all the time
• For those who haven’t been to the Fieldhouse lately, our own Matt Tait put together a sight-and-sounds video that takes a look at the buzz in the barn before the KU-KSU game Monday.
• An amazing trick-shot video here … from a two-year-old in Derby named Titus Ashby.
KAKE TV had more info on Ashby in this report, with Titus’ father saying his son hasn’t shown any affiliation toward KU, KSU or Wichita State … as Titus is still too young to understand those sorts of things.
Have schools ever sent binkies along with recruiting letters?
• From last week, this is great stuff from FoxSports.com’s Jeff Borzello and Jeff Goodman, who talked to four anonymous coaches who have played KU this season to get their honest takes on the Jayhawks.
There’s some really good information in there … and also a coach who can’t stop cursing when talking about KU.
• The Kansas City Star’s Rustin Dodd gives some insight into the relationship between Ben McLemore and his brother, Keith, who is serving time in a maximum-security prison in Missouri.
• FoxSports.com’s Reid Forgrave has an interesting feature up about stats expert Ken Pomeroy, who has quit his job as a meteorologist to focus full-time on his basketball statistics. The article also says that Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg uses Pomeroy as a consultant.
• Here’s one final shameless plug for Monday’s feature on Jeff Withey, who made his grandmother proud and proved to Self that he could play at KU.
• And finally, this has nothing to do with basketball or KU, but your life will be better (I promise) once you meet Oklahoma’s Sweet Brown.