Tale of the Tait

NBA’s G League makes monster move that could impact college basketball recruiting

While the future of college basketball recruiting as we know it may be changing as a result of what comes from the three-week federal trial in New York City, the NBA’s G League on Thursday announced a move that could change things even quicker. Beginning with the 2019-20 season, the NBA’s ...

KU PG Dotson the first Jayhawk to land on 2018-19 national watch lists

He has yet to play an actual minute for the Kansas basketball program and no one knows whether he'll even start or just how significant his role will be. But the outlook inside the Kansas basketball offices is that freshman point guard has a chance to be a heck of a player. And on Monday, at ...

KU freshman Quentin Grimes lands on Jerry West Award watch list

There's been talk, from some college basketball coaches during the offseason and preseason, that Kansas guard Quentin Grimes could be the most talented all-around player in the country during the 2018-19 season. It remains to be seen if Grimes, a five-star freshman from The Woodlands, Texas, ...

How KU junior Dedric Lawson reminds Bill Self a little of Larry Legend

A lot has been said this offseason about the enormous potential possessed by Kansas junior Dedric Lawson, a 6-foot-9, multitalented transfer forward from Memphis who sat out last season and is eligible to play again when the games begin next month. From the double-double he averaged during his ...

Svi caps first pro preseason with big night

If Friday’s preseason finale was the last chance for Los Angeles Lakers rookie Svi Mykhailiuk to show his new team that he deserves a little PT, the former Kansas standout sure picked a heck of a way to go out. In a whopping 32 (of 48) minutes during the Lakers’ 119-105 victory over ...

Report: Former Jayhawk Joel Embiid set to sign with Under Armour

[According to a report from Yahoo! Sports,][1] former KU center Joel Embiid on Wednesday is poised to finalize a lucrative endorsement deal with Under Armour. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, who missed his first two professional seasons because of injury, has been a rising star ...

Weekend recruiting news from 3 top Kansas targets

One class of 2019 prospect was in Lawrence on an official visit. Another top KU target opened up about his recruitment at a USA Basketball event in Colorado Springs. And yet another hinted about making a commitment this fall instead of waiting until the spring. It was that kind of weekend on ...

Former KU target Josh Green picks Arizona

To almost no one’s surprised, five-star Class of 2019 guard Josh Green on Thursday orally committed to the University of Arizona via one of those social media videos that have become oh so popular. Green, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard from IMG Academy and the No. 11 overall prospect in the 2019 ...

Putting a bow on KU boot camp 2018: Self marvels at showing of 2018-19 squad

For seven days in September, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self watched a cast of newcomers and returning players run through everything boot camp had to offer without blinking. That, Self will tell you, is rare. Most years, there’s at least some kind of hiccup or adversity that adds to ...

KU target Jeremiah Robinson-Earl hints at November decision

Rivals.com analyst Corey Evans caught up with five-star forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl this week and posted an update on Robinson-Earl’s recruitment on Thursday afternoon. The former Bishop Miege standout who transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for his senior season, has long ...

Yahoo! Sports podcast gives good look at what’s going on in New York City

With the start of another Kansas basketball season now just three weeks away — KU opens exhibition play Oct. 25 against Emporia State at Allen Fieldhouse — it makes perfect sense for KU fans to be dreaming up starting lineups, marveling at KU’s massive frontline or even fine-tuning a few ...

5-star center James Wiseman keeps KU in final 5

His visit to KU for Late Night and subsequent good time made Wednesday’s news less surprising. But it is official nonetheless. Class of 2019 five-star center James Wiseman, of Memphis, narrowed his list to a final five on Wednesday and Kansas made the cut. Joining the Jayhawks in ...

‘I can do it all’ – New KU commitment Issac McBride breaks down his game

Officially listed as a point guard on various recruiting websites, [recent KU commitment Issac McBride, who officially chose KU over Auburn and Virginia on Monday,][1] views himself in a slightly different light. “I feel like I can play the 1 or the 2,” McBride said during a conference ...

Top 40 2019 power forward, Zeke Nnaji, trims list to 5 finalists

This past weekend was a big recruiting period for the Kansas men’s basketball program, with several official and unofficial visitors making their way to Lawrence for last Friday’s Late Night in the Phog season tipoff. And while each of those recruits made some kind of news with their ...

4-star PG Issac “Mackey” McBride to announce his choice at 5 p.m. Monday

A source with knowledge of Issac "Mackey" McBride's recruiting plans told KUsports.com on Monday afternoon that the four-star prospect from Little Rock, Ark., will make an announcement regarding his college choice at 5 p.m. Monday. McBride, a 6-foot, 180-pound, rising guard who exploded onto ...

Late Night Breakdown: A player-by-player look at Friday’s scrimmage

Late Night is not the place to make concrete judgements or outrageous claims about the basketball portion of the evening. Take, for instance, the Late Night performance of former Jayhawk Carlton Bragg Jr., in 2016. In 18 minutes of that scrimmage — a 48-all tie — Bragg stole the show, ...

KU coaches say hey to Hampton before 2020 guard heads north for Late Night

While the featured recruiting event of the week arrives Friday, when the Kansas basketball program tips off the 34th annual Late Night in the Phog at Allen Fieldhouse and welcomes a dozen or so important recruits to town for the event, KU coach Bill Self was on the road recruiting on Tuesday. ...