Tale of the Tait

Graham, Mykhailiuk in position to make their marks on KU's 3-point record books

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/feb/20/303666/ It’s not a complete rarity just yet, and some very, very good Kansas basketball players recently have stuck around to play all four seasons at KU. While that often endears them to the hearts and minds of KU fans much more than those phenoms who come and go in ...

Josh Jackson's Phoenix debut one for the all-time blooper reels

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/jun/26/317807/ Last Friday night, at a ballpark full of more than 30,000 Arizona Diamondbacks fans, the baseball crowd was treated to a little basketball flavor when former Kansas standout Josh Jackson was invited to toss out the ceremonial first pitch. Jackson, who was the No. 4 overall pick in last ...

Jackson, Mason as motivated as any Jayhawks ever to make strong transition to NBA

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/feb/11/314437/ “They will be sorry,” and “You won’t regret it.” Two very different sounding phrases uttered by former Kansas basketball stars who on Thursday night were drafted into the NBA, [Josh Jackson as the No. 4 overall pick][1] and [Frank Mason III as the fourth pick of the second round.][2] ...

It's Draft Day in the NBA; everyone go wild!!!

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/19/315569/ Whether you prefer to follow Chad Ford, Jeff Goodman, DraftExpress.com or any number of other NBA writers who cover the league and have done their best to predict what will happen in tonight’s draft, there’s no question that, when it comes to the rumor-mill world of the NBA Draft, ...

New KU PG Charlie Moore making most of early opportunities as a Jayhawk

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/jun/20/317706/ **11:31 a.m. Update:** According a late-morning Tweet from Luke Winn of SI.com, Moore did not make the first cut at this week's tryout in Colorado Springs. Despite falling short, which is absolutely nothing to be ashamed about given the talent and depth of those players vying for the spots, ...

Josh Jackson's subtle statement at Lakers workout a perfect representation of his competitive grit

Matt Tait

https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/872955411598516224 I love the month leading up to the NBA Draft, largely because of two things: 1. It gives us plenty of stories to track and follow during the dog days of summer. And 2. I enjoy keeping tabs on all draft rumors and trade talks that surfac up and ...

Tyshawn Taylor says heavy roster turnover can work at Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/jun/07/ku-basketball-scrimmage/121096/ In the summer of 2008, a long, athletic guard from Hoboken, N.J., arrived on KU’s campus ready to take on the world. His name was Tyshawn Taylor, he was on the heels of winning a prep national championship with St. Anthony’s after a 32-0 senior season and he was ...

2017 Rock Chalk Roundball Classic full of light-hearted, feel-good moments

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/jun/08/2017-roundball-classic/121112/ The last time Kansas basketball coach Bill Self saw his son, Tyler, hit a 3-pointer as a Jayhawk, the KU coach smiled slyly but did his best to maintain his composure. Self knew then, of course — during the Jayhawks’ 100-62 victory over UC-Davis in Round 1 of last ...

Can Kansas sophomore Malik Newman play some point guard?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/jun/07/ku-basketball-scrimmage/121092/ Kansas sophomore Malik Newman got the opportunity on Wednesday to show off his point guard skills [for a portion of the annual camp scrimmage, won, 82-75, by the current team][1] over a star-studded cast of former Jayhawks. And it came against some of the best point guards of the ...

Say What? Tait's weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

Matt Tait

• Recorded Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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