Tale of the Tait

Jayhawks get strong reviews from Late Night visitors

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300768/ Class of 2019 point guard Markese Jacobs may have been [impressed enough to commit to Kansas][1] following Saturday's Late Night in the Phog event at Allen Fieldhouse, but he was not the only weekend visitor who enjoyed his trip to Kansas. The following is a quick look at some ...

What caught my eye during Saturday's Late Night scrimmage

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/oct/01/late-night-phog-2016/118566/ It was just a scrimmage, one Kansas coach Bill Self dubbed “pick-up ball.” But there still were enough reasons to watch and dissect what was happening on the Allen Fieldhouse floor Saturday night during the men’s basketball portion of the 32nd annual Late Night in the Phog extravaganza. It’s ...

The case for KU coach David Beaty picking one QB and sticking with him

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/sep/29/kansas-football-v-texas-tech/118496/ It was almost as if Kansas football coach David Beaty checked Twitter or a couple of KU message boards before hitting the postgame press conference following Thursday night’s 55-19 loss at Texas Tech. Without hesitating, and with a certain amount of conviction, Beaty came off a little defensive when ...

Late Night visitor list grows by one very big name

Matt Tait

If you’ve been following along closely during the past couple of months, you probably can recite most of the list yourself. More than a dozen men’s basketball recruits from the Classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 will be in attendance Saturday night at the 32nd annual Late Night in the ...

Jayhawks become spectators at 3-on-3 tourney for Coaches vs. Cancer

Matt Tait

Scouting the field at #KUIMLateNight3on3BB -- finals are Saturday at 5:45pm in AFH before #KULateNight!INFO: https://t.co/wOcVC4Sygk pic.twitter.com/omn73rtJzh— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) September 29, 2016 A handful of players on the Kansas men’s basketball team made the short trip across Naismith Drive Wednesday night to become spectators at the men’s and women’s ...

KU freshman Josh Jackson getting some preseason All-American love

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jun/08/308026/ As if the excitement and expectation surrounding Kansas freshman Josh Jackson was not already large enough, now we get this. [Rob Dauster, of NBC Sports, on Wednesday released his preseason All-American college basketball teams.][1] And there on the first team, along with a couple of veterans and a couple ...

He Will, He Won't, He Might: Carlton Bragg

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/02/301344/ It's time to move on to the fourth entry in our He Will, He Won't, He Might series that examines the upcoming season for the Kansas men's basketball team, and today we take a closer look at a fourth Jayhawk projected to be in this year's starting lineup — ...

5 Jayhawks crack DraftExpress' Top 12 Big 12 NBA prospects for 2017

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/12/300613/ Projecting any given NBA Draft, like obsessing over Kansas basketball in Lawrence, has become a year-round task and no one out there does it better than Jonathan Givony and his staff at DraftExpress.com. From player profiles, regularly updated mock drafts and traveling around the world to track both the ...

Jayhawks remain in hot pursuit of Orlando SG Chaundee Brown

Matt Tait

According to 247 Sports’ “Crystal Ball” prediction, Wake Forest is now in the lead for Chaundee Brown, a 6-foot-5, shooting guard from Orlando who has narrowed his list of schools to KU, Wake and Florida. Danny Manning-led Wake Forest currently is projected as the leader for Brown with a 60 ...

He Will, He Won't, He Might: Josh Jackson

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jun/15/308365/ Another week brings another entry in the "He will, He Won't, He Might" blog series and today we take a peek at freshman wing Josh Jackson. Jackson, as you know, is the latest highly touted, likely one-and-done freshman phenom landed by KU coach Bill Self. An he figures to ...

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