WRITER: Matt Tait

Jayhawk Breakdown: NBA scout sizes up Devon Dotson's pro prospects

We’re now a week into May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro career. It won’t happen for all of them, of course. And several of them will return to college next season, a move that has become even easier to make under new rules ...

KU target R.J. Hampton reportedly moves up timeline for college decision

According to ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi, Kansas basketball target R.J. Hampton has moved up the timeline for his college decision. Hampton, a 5-star prospect from Little Elm, Texas, who recently reclassified into the 2019 class from 2020 told Biancardi that he now plans to pick a school at the end of May instead of waiting until the completion of the AAU circuit and making a decision in July. ...

New KU forward Tristan Enaruna makes commitment to Kansas official

Class of 2019 forward Tristan Enaruna wasted no time making [his commitment to Kansas][1] official, signing his national letter of intent on Wednesday, barely 12 hours after announcing his decision to join the Jayhawks. The 4-star prospect from Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah, chose KU over Creighton and Miami (Fla.) and said his desire to join a big time college program ultimately won out. But ...

KU women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider believes culture change necessary to get program on track

Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider characterized a Wednesday morning meeting with first-year KU athletic director Jeff Long as having gone well and came away feeling like Long was in his corner. “Jeff wants to see improvement and Jeff wants to see us win more games,” Schneider told the Journal-World shortly after the 90-minute meeting wrapped. “But that’s no different from what I want ...

4-star forward Tristan Enaruna picks Kansas

The Kansas men's basketball program on Tuesday night secured a commitment from the third member of its 2019 recruiting class when 4-star forward Tristan Enaruna announced his commitment on Twitter just before 8 p.m. In a phone conversation with the Journal-World, the 6-foot-9 forward from Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah, said KU's history, tradition and standing among college basketball's blue blood ...

Kansas basketball pursuing a different type of point guard in 2020 recruiting class

When you think about the players who have played point guard for Kansas coach Bill Self during the past 16 seasons, a very specific image comes to mind. Devonte’ Graham. Frank Mason III. Devon Dotson. Russell Robinson. Sherron Collins. Aaron Miles. All of them were terrific players, outstanding leaders and productive point guards for Self’s KU teams. And not one of them stood taller than 6-foot-2. And ...

The idea of 5-star guard R.J. Hampton picking Kansas gains momentum

A decision from reclassified combo guard R.J. Hampton may still be several weeks away, but one of the top recruiting analysts in the country is ready to call it for Kansas. On Monday afternoon, at exactly 3:42 p.m., Evan Daniels, of 247 Sports, logged his “crystal ball” pick in Hampton’s recruitment for the Jayhawks. When asked by 247 Sports national writer Kevin Flaherty why he punched the pick in ...

Lawrence natives lead Baker to conference tourney titles in baseball, softball

A pair of Lawrence natives are having a pretty spectacular spring while leading the Baker University baseball and softball programs to postseason success. Ryan Goodwin, who graduated from Lawrence High in 1995, and Jamie Stanclift, who graduated from Free State High in 2005, recently coached their teams into the Baker history books with strong showings in the Heart of America Athletic Conference’s postseason ...

KU target, grad transfer Rayjon Tucker closing in on a decision after Kansas visit

Shortly after his visit to Auburn last month, Arkansas-Little Rock graduate transfer Rayjon Tucker declared the Tigers as the team to beat in his recruitment. Over the weekend, the Kansas basketball program, along with the city of Lawrence and KU’s campus, got their shot at impressing Tucker, who appears to be zeroing in on making a decision about where he’ll send his final season of college basketball ...

Jayhawk Breakdown: NBA scout sizes up Quentin Grimes' pro prospects

It’s officially May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro career. It won’t happen for all of them, of course. And several of them will return to college next season, a move that has become even easier to make under new rules that ...

KU women's tennis riding high and ready for more

There’s a video that surfaced just after the Kansas women’s tennis team clinched its first ever Big 12 tournament title in late April that shows elated KU coach Todd Chapman celebrating the victory with the full force of his body. Arms extended, back arched, muscles flexed, voice at full volume, Chapman’s celebratory pose was the culmination of six years of putting everything he had into getting the ...

Former Jayhawk Lagerald Vick lands workout with Charlotte Hornets

It’s now officially May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro career. It won’t happen for all of them, of course. And several of them will return to college next season, a move that has become even easier to make under new rules that ...

Jayhawk Breakdown: NBA scout sizes up Dedric Lawson's pro prospects

jayhawk-breakdown-nba-scout-sizes-up-ded It’s officially May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro career. It won’t happen for all of them, of course. And several of them will return to college next season, a move that has become ...

KU's Todd Chapman named Big 12 women's tennis coach of the year

The best women's tennis coach in the Big 12 Conference resides in Lawrence Kansas. KU coach Todd Chapman on Wednesday was named the Big 12’s coach of the year after leading the Jayhawks to a 19-4 record entering NCAA Tournament play this weekend. The Jayhawks, seeded No. 14 overall and hosting for the first time since 1997, will face Denver University at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center in the ...

5-star Kansas target R.J. Hampton officially reclassifies into 2019 class

The college basketball recruiting class of 2019 has a new player in it. And his name is one you’ve probably heard a few hundred times before. After weeks of wondering and speculation, Little Elm, Texas, guard R.J. Hampton on Tuesday made official his decision to reclassify from 2020 into the 2019 class. Hampton, a 5-star prospect who sits very high on KU’s wish list, announced the news in a video on ...

KU target R.J. Hampton, at Nike EYBL event, says he has nothing left to prove in high school

It was a big weekend for Kansas basketball recruiting, both in the 2019 class that still has plenty of holes to fill, and beyond. The KU coaching staff welcomed Class of 2019 forward Tristan Enaruna to town for an official visit over the weekend and also was busy tracking some of the top players in future classes all over the country. Here’s a quick recap of one of the biggest stories that came up this ...

Devon Dotson among 4 Jayhawks to earn NBA combine invitations

The next step has arrived for Kansas point guard Devon Dotson. According to Dotson’s father, Dana Dotson, the KU freshman who finished as the Jayhawks’ fourth leading scorer and led the team in assists and steals during first season in Lawrence, has received an invitation to the NBA’s pre-draft combine, slated for May 14-19 in Chicago. Dotson, who has spent the past couple of weeks working out in The ...

KU tennis earns NCAA tournament bid, home court for opening rounds

Huddled around a television set inside the Jayhawk Tennis Center on Monday night, the Kansas women's tennis team learned its NCAA Tournament fate and celebrated with flair. The Jayhawks are in this year's field of 64 as the No. 14 overall seed. They'll play host to Denver University at 1 p.m. Friday. And freshman Malkia Ngounoue was not about to hide her emotions as the Jayhawks' name appeared on the screen ...

Two new names on KU's radar who are considering reclassifying into the 2019 class

Reclassification is the in thing in college recruiting these days and the Kansas Jayhawks may benefit because of it. In addition to [waiting on a decision from Top 5 Class of 2020 prospect R.J. Hampton,][1] two other hot names have surfaced lately in KU’s recruiting efforts. One of them, like Hampton may, is reclassifying from the 2020 class into 2019, making him eligible to play college basketball later ...

Why Kansas target R.J. Hampton is more than just a big name

Things are starting to clear up a little regarding the future of Class of 2020 guard R.J. Hampton. A little. According to Rivals.com recruiting analyst Corey Evans things are currently “looking good” for a possible Hampton-to-Kansas-in-2019 scenario. The 6-foot-5 guard who is ranked No. 5 overall by Rivals.com in the Class of 2020 has been considering reclassifying into the 2019 class for quite some ...