Tale of the Tait

NBA Draft week has arrived and 4 former Jayhawks soon will know their fate

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/oct/24/320167/ For four former Kansas basketball players, this week will go down as one of the biggest of their lives. It begins today, with regular workouts and possibly a few more inquiries from NBA teams and scouts. And it ends Thursday night, with Devonte’ Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk, Malik Newman and ...

Report: 5 programs stand above the rest for 5-star Class of 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2018/jun/08/326533/ Busy working toward winning a gold medal with the U18 Men’s National Team at the FIBA Americas in Canada, which gets under way on Sunday, Bishop Miege standout forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has continued to keep one eye on his recruitment. The No. 16-ranked player in the Class of 2019, ...

Tracking the recruitment of the 12 members of Bill Self's U18 USA Basketball squad

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/nov/15/320798/ By now you all probably know that KU freshman [Quentin Grimes made the U18 Men’s National Team and will represent USA Basketball next week][1] at the FIBA Americas in Canada. In doing so, [Grimes will get a chance to play for his future college coach, KU coach Bill Self, ...

Quentin Grimes the latest in long line of KU ties to USA Basketball

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2018/jun/07/326521/ A photograph taken by USA Basketball photographer Bart Young and released on Wednesday, one day after the organization announced the identity of the 12 players who made the 2018 U18 Men’s National Team, got me thinking a little bit about KU’s presence within the history of USA Basketball. As ...

What caught my eye during Tuesday's KU basketball camp scrimmage

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/jun/05/bill-self-basketball-camp-scrimmage/124983/ We got our first extended look at the 2018-19 Kansas basketball team on Tuesday afternoon during the first of two camp scrimmages expected to take place during the next couple of weeks. [Although the scrimmage, won by the seven-man red team over the six-man blue squad,][1] was hardly complete ...

Self discusses strange Lagerald Vick situation at USA Basketball camp

Matt Tait

https://twitter.com/usabasketball/status/1002633655498485760 A bit of strange news from the Jayhawks trying to make it in the NBA Draft circuit that surfaced late last week received a little clarity on Monday. ESPN.com’s Jeff Borzello, who is in Colorado Springs covering the USA Basketball tryout for the U18 Men’s National Team that will ...

KU junior Mitch Lightfoot a big time asset for Jayhawks simply because he gets it

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/feb/19/323397/ Here’s the thing about Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot, now a junior in his third year in the program, that makes it impossible not to like him. He gets it. And it’s not like, ‘Oh, he finally gets it now that he’s a junior and has grown up and figured ...

KU freshman Quentin Grimes one of 18 to make 1st cut at USA Basketball camp

Matt Tait

https://twitter.com/usabasketball/status/1003275555901329408 Officially, Quentin Grimes’ first game under Kansas coach Bill Self is supposed to take place Nov. 6, when the Jayhawks face Michigan State in the annual Champions’ Classic in Indianapolis. But by the time that game actually rolls around, Grimes may have as many as four or five games ...

Aaron Miles soaking up coaching experiences during 2018 NBA playoffs

Matt Tait

Whether it was during the Western Conference Finals, earlier in the playoffs or at some point during Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, you might have caught a glimpse of a familiar face near the Golden State Warriors bench that you just couldn’t place. Try this and ...

KU coach Bill Self has some serious talent at his disposal at USA Basketball Camp

Matt Tait

https://twitter.com/usabasketball/status/1002354097226477568 Kansas coach Bill Self has been up to his ears in basketball evaluations during the past couple of days, but not in search of players to add to the KU roster in the Class of 2019 and beyond. Instead, Self has been busy evaluating the 33 players invited to ...

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