Tale of the Tait

Perry Ellis inks contract Down Under

Matt Tait

https://twitter.com/SydneyKings/status/865409165941813248 The Sydney Kings professional basketball team in the National Basketball League in Australia announced with gusto on Thursday night the signing of former KU standout Perry Ellis. Ellis, who went undrafted after his four-year Kansas career, bounced around the NBA's D League during his first season away from Kansas ...

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

Matt Tait

*Recorded Tuesday, May 16, 2017*

So what happens if Svi leaves Kansas?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/28/314109/ Who would have thought a couple of weeks, or even a couple of days, ago that the Kansas men’s basketball program would be one decision away from having some flexibility? With [senior big man Dwight Coleby transferring out][1] and junior guard Svi Mykhailiuk now a week away from having ...

This time around, Williams hires Frederick

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2009/jun/17/172743/ College athletics can be a funny place if you’re around them long enough. Take the latest situation at North Carolina for example, where the defending national champion Tar Heels have been looking for a replacement on the coaching staff of Roy Williams ever since C.B. McGrath left to become ...

5-star point guard Trevon Duval commits to Duke

Matt Tait

The long and drawn out recruitment of five-star point guard Trevon Duval ended Monday morning with a video and an announcement that surprised nobody. Duval, the No. 4-ranked player in the Class of 2017 and the top point guard in the country according to Rivals.com, confirmed his intention to play ...

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

Matt Tait

*Recorded Tuesday, May 9, 2017*

Ankle injury forces Mykhailiuk to withdraw from rest of NBA combine

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/22/313110/ One day after warming up and improving as the competition went on, Kansas junior Svi Mykhailiuk has withdrawn from the rest of the NBA combine because of an ankle injury he suffered Thursday. Mykhailiuk, the 6-7 wing who is one of 14 players at the 67-man combine who has ...

Anonymous poll of NBA executives pegs return to school as best move for Svi, others

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/22/312236/ ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman on Wednesday identified [the 14 college players attending this year’s pre-draft combine who have not hired an agent and then anonymously polled][1] “multiple” NBA executives and asked them whether each player should stay in the draft or return to school for the 2017-18 season. A whopping ...

Mykhailiuk puts best skill on full display during workout with the Celtics

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/10/312825/ As many of you probably saw on Twitter on Tuesday, I was told by someone closely connected to Kansas junior Svi Mykhailiuk that the KU guard knocked down 85 of 100 NBA-range 3-point attempts during a recent workout with the Boston Celtics. Obviously, that’s damn good. And, while I’m ...

Comparing the recruiting strategies at Kentucky and Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300768/ It’s no secret that Lexington, Ky., has become to one-and-done college basketball players what Cancun, South Padre Island and Daytona Beach are to spring breakers. And it’s not exactly breaking news that Kentucky coach John Calipari has figured out how to coach these players, be it one or two ...

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