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Corione Harris ‘realistic’ option at CB for KU as true freshman

The closer the Kansas football team gets to its season opener, the more likely it seems fans who show up Sept. 1 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium will get ample opportunities to watch freshman Corione Harris. One of the most eagerly anticipated debuts in the program’s recent memory ...

Summer Svi: Lakers 2nd-rounder Mykhailiuk proving himself in Las Vegas

Some around the NBA may have found themselves caught a little off guard the past couple of weeks by the summer success of Los Angels Lakers second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk. L.A. assistant coach Miles Simon is not one of those people. After Mykhailiuk scored 15 points and the Lakers improved ...

Devonte’ Graham credits Bill Self for smooth transition to NBA

Since joining the Charlotte Hornets as a second-round draft pick, former Kansas point guard Devonte’ Graham has encountered, and been accountable for processing, loads of information. Learning how to best complement his new summer roster teammates and playing within new offensive and ...

Svi Mykhailiuk shows off shooting, athleticism in Lakers’ summer league debut

Svi Mykhailiuk arrived at the NBA Summer League ready to score. The Los Angeles Lakers’ second-round draft pick from Kansas put up 15 points and knocked down three of his 6 3-point attempts in his exhibition debut Monday night at the California Classic, in Sacramento, Calif. The smooth ...

2019 NBA mock drafts project Quentin Grimes as likely lottery pick

Considering the 2018 draft concluded only a little more than a week ago, it’s still difficult to picture second-round picks Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk playing in their respective new NBA uniforms instead of the University of Kansas jerseys and shorts they sported every time they hit ...

KU freshman David McCormack a ‘classic big’ who fits today’s modern game

As basketball has evolved into more of a floor-spacing, 3-point-friendly game over the course of the past several years, an increasing number of big men with frames both large and athletic enough to dominate the paint have relocated to the perimeter with the idea being they will better fit into ...

‘Way more than a shooter’: Svi Mykhailiuk out to prove his NBA worth

If NBA prospects carried business cards with them to pre-draft workouts, Svi Mykhailiuk’s would include the phrase “not just a shooter” somewhere adjacent to his unique name. That’s the message the … well, how should we put this … 3-point shooter from Kansas is pushing as he meets ...

New mock draft projects just 2 Jayhawks getting selected in 2018

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/mar/25/324561/ As the NBA Draft Combine gets underway in Chicago, it’s important to remember that not all analysts are as high on this year’s crop of Kansas prospects as others. While ESPN long has included Devonte’ Graham, Malik Newman and Svi ...

KU’s Malik Newman has heard his game reminiscent of a couple NBA guards

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/mar/23/324421/ While four of the league’s best teams remain alive (technically) for the 2018 championship, it’s currently pre-draft season for most NBA franchises. Prospects and evaluations will dominate conversations in the coming days at the NBA ...

KU’s Peyton Bender projected in bottom 20 percent of FBS starting QBs

Spring football came and went in Lawrence without anyone knowing for sure who will open the 2018 season as the starting quarterback at Kansas. But if forced today to take a stab at the winner of the competition nearly four months ahead of the Jayhawks’ season opener, the safest bet would ...

On list of college football’s top Power Five coaches, David Beaty finishes last

Headed into his fourth season in charge of the ever-floundering Kansas football program, David Beaty has boundless miles to go before proving he is capable of making the Jayhawks winners. A reminder of the deficit in which Beaty finds himself operating surfaced Tuesday, when CBS Sports ...

David Beaty identifies spring standouts on offense, special teams

During the first couple of weeks of spring football, Kansas coach David Beaty hesitated to heap too much praise on individual players for their performances. Though measured again in his tenor, the fourth-year KU coach found himself more willing to identify spring standouts earlier this ...