Tale of the Tait

KU juniors Devonte' Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk made decisions to return on their own

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/18/312071/ One of the most popular rumors during the stay-or-go portion of the 2016-17 Kansas basketball team’s immediate offseason — and even throughout the season’s final couple of months — was that the NBA decisions facing junior guards Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk were tied together. As close as any ...

A most-to-least-interesting breakdown of KU basketball's 2017-18 non-conference schedule

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/dec/17/313005/ [The Kansas men's basketball team on Thursday released the non-conference portion of its 2017-18 schedule,][1] complete with interesting home match-ups and a few noteworthy road games. Included in the news release announcing the Jayhawks' non-con schedule was a game-by-game breakdown of the 15-game slate that includes exhibition games against ...

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

Matt Tait

Recorded Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Eyeing some movement of Kansas targets in the 2018 recruiting class

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300768/ The calendar may still read 2017, but, with all of its scholarships now officially spoken for, the Kansas basketball team can and has moved forward, full speed ahead in its recruitment of the Class of 2018. Because the Jayhawks are in on almost all of the elite talent in ...

Recent fuss over potential KU-Mizzou reunion in Big 12/SEC Challenge much ado about nothing

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/feb/25/230693/ Thursday, the college basketball world on both sides of the Kansas/Missouri state line became a little more fired up than it normally is in late May. See, [Thursday was the day when the folks at ESPN announced the match-ups for the 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge][1] — 10 games between ...

Mason says goodbye in Players' Tribune tribute to KU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/12/311858/ By now, you all know the story of former Kansas standout Frank Mason III. From how his rough upbringing to his failed government class to that showcase in Vegas where assistant coach Kurtis Townsend first saw him and, of course, through his incredible KU career that left him in ...

Why Svi Mykhailiuk's decision to stay at Kansas is an even bigger deal than some may think

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/25/312301/ While most people I talked to, both in our business and others, eventually came to believe that Kansas junior Svi Mykhailiuk would stay in the NBA Draft and skip his senior season at Kansas, nearly everyone I talked to seemed to think that Svi’s return to Kansas, should it ...

Former Jayhawk Josh Jackson projects as more than just KU's latest Top 5 pick

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/13/311016/ Those familiar with basketball, at just about any level, know that there typically are five positions on the floor – point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center. There are, of course, variations of each position — point forward and stretch 4 are two of the better ...

Five guesses on what Svi Mykhailiuk will decide this week

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/18/312071/ It’s a big week for Kansas junior Svi Mykhailiuk, perhaps his biggest since the end of the 2016-17 season. Mykhailiuk, who has spent the past two months working on his game and working toward the goal of catching the eye of any number of NBA teams, has until Wednesday ...

Five things we learned from the 2016-17 KU basketball season

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/04/315046/ Now that enough time has passed — for most — between the rough ending to another amazing season of Kansas basketball and today, it’s time to take a quick look back at what we learned about the KU program during the 2016-17 season. These things we already knew: Kansas ...

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