WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Self plans to attend draft, support Dick and Wilson

Bill Self has seen his fair share of NBA drafts. A whole 20, to be exact, and that’s just since he came to Kansas. He’s watched 27 of his players get drafted — one year two twins went back-to-back, one year a record-tying five players got picked from the same team, a few years none got selected at all and one time Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid both went off the board in the top three picks. “That ...

KU alumni team to face We Are D3 in opening round of The Basketball Tournament

The last Kansas alumni team to compete in The Basketball Tournament got bounced in the first round, but TBT showed plenty of faith in this year's offering when it awarded the Mass Street squad a No. 1 seed in the Wichita Regional. TBT is an open-entry summer basketball tournament that features 64 teams competing for a million-dollar prize. The majority of teams comprise alumni of particular schools, but many ...

With draft in sight, McCullar happy to remain with Jayhawks

Topeka — Watching Kevin McCullar Jr. help out with Brett Ballard's youth basketball camp at Washburn Wednesday — doling out high-fives, joining with Hunter Dickinson to take on some kids two-on-four in a shooting drill — it's hard not to think of where else he could have been the night before the NBA draft. McCullar went through the detailed process of extricating himself from Kansas and declaring for the ...

Jayhawk notebook: Baseball newcomers and honorees, golf and tennis transfers, coaching changes

Just over three weeks removed from the end of its debut season under Dan Fitzgerald, the Kansas baseball program has already had a busy offseason. The Jayhawks, who brought in a whopping 18 transfers in Fitzgerald’s first year, have continued to be active in the portal. Between Tuesday and Sunday, KU earned commitments from former Wichita State pitcher Grant Adler, New Mexico outfielder Lenny Junior Ashby and ...

Clemence reverses course, makes surprising return to KU

For weeks, particularly following the decommitment of incoming freshman Chris Johnson, fans and media speculated about where Kansas could find an 11th or 12th scholarship men's basketball player. Would it be a young recruit who had a sudden change of heart or reclassified, or perhaps an upperclassman who spurned the NBA Draft process? In the end, KU found its newest player in the unlikeliest of places: the ...

Kansas football lands four-star safety, adds second lineman for 2024 class

Once again, a weekend of Kansas football visits led to a pair of immediate Sunday commitments. That timing took on an added significance for one recruit, Damani Maxson of Clear Lake High in Houston. Maxson posted that he was committing to Kansas on Father's Day as a tribute to his own father, who died two years ago. "Ever since he introduced me to playing football, we had a plan to make it to college ball," ...