Tale of the Tait

Larry Brown on Bill Self: 'They know the guy cares, so they're going to do anything for him'

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/mar/30/232520/ **Springfield, Mass. —** Former Kansas coach Larry Brown, who on Friday night will present Bill Self during his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has been in the game of basketball long enough to learn a few important things about players and coaches. None of them, ...

Hall of Fame to fix mistake on Bill Self tribute bench

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/sep/07/319062/ Of all of the great tributes to Bill Self that the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has rolled out, one left Kansas basketball fans frustrated on Thursday. Outside of the main entrance to the Hall of Fame, just before reaching a statue of James Naismith, visitors encounter a ...

It's Hall of Fame Week for KU coach Bill Self

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/feb/25/230684/ Throughout the past decade or so of Kansas basketball you’ve heard — perhaps even said — the chatter, in any given year, about how KU’s roster was so deep that its second five could finish in the Top half of the Big 12 Conference. Although we’ve never been able ...

Another 5-star guard to visit KU this weekend

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300768/ Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has talked often about the importance of the KU football program, both for the overall health of the university and for his basketball program. Because so many key recruiting weekends take place during football season, Self has expressed his desire for Memorial Stadium to ...

Initial reaction to KU's 2017-18 Big 12 Conference schedule

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/feb/22/314730/ We’ve known about the marquee games for a while now — KU vs. Kentucky in the Champions Classic in Chicago; KU vs. Syracuse in Miami in early December; a return to Nebraska in mid-December and Arizona State and Washington in Lawrence and Kansas City. [But on Thursday, the Big ...

KU commitment Silvio De Sousa had the Jayhawks in mind for a long time

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/aug/31/318870/ When Class of 2018 big man Silvio De Sousa arrived in Lawrence last weekend for his official campus visit, it marked the beginning of something for which the native of Angola had been waiting a long time. The chance to play college basketball, De Sousa knew, would come in ...

A closer look at new Kansas commitment Silvio De Sousa

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/aug/30/318853/ He announced his commitment from an airport in Germany and spent most of the past couple of days traveling from Florida back home to Angola. But those facts perfectly illustrate the kind of tenacity possessed by Class of 2018 big man Silvio De Sousa, [who made his oral commitment ...

PG Devon Dotson, Devonte' Graham bonded during recent visit

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300768/ It may have been a busy weekend in Lawrence, with five-star prospects Devon Dotson and Silvio De Sousa officially visiting the Kansas basketball program, but the excitement on the recruiting trail did not end when the two talented prospects left town. Before getting on to some other news that ...

A closer look at Class of 2018 PG Devon Dotson's recruitment

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2017/aug/25/318775/ While Late Night in The Phog — [6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Allen Fieldhouse][1] — consistently draws the most attention when it comes to recruiting visits, sometimes it’s better — both for the player and the program — for a prospect to visit campus when very little is going ...

Sunflower State loaded with elite talent in 2019, 2020 hoops classes

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300768/ It’s no secret that Kansas basketball coach Bill Self can go to just about any part of the world and come home with a talented basketball player to plug into his KU roster. From Ukraine to Cameroon and Canada to Chicago, Self has had success with prospects from all ...

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