GWU eyeing aide Joe Dooley?

Kansas assistant coach Joe Dooley looks to pump up Morris twins, Marcus, center, and Markieff during the second half Sunday March 22, 2009 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

The Washington Post lists Kansas University assistant basketball coach Joe Dooley as a possible candidate for the head-coaching vacancy at George Washington University.

Dooley is a former GWU player and 1988 graduate of the Washington, D.C., school. Others listed by the Post: Vermont head coach Mike Lonergan, who was raised in D.C., and worked both as an assistant at Maryland and head coach at Catholic University where he won a Div. III national title in 2001; American coach Jeff Jones; and University of Washington assistant Raphael Chillious, also from the D.C. area.

KU assistant coaches have a policy of not commenting about possible job openings.

Reed to be honored

KU senior guard Tyrel Reed will be recognized at 2 p.m., Wednesday on the Kansas Senate floor at the State Capitol Building in Topeka for his academic and athletic achievements at KU.

Senator Jeff King, who serves Kansas’ 15th District, which includes Reed’s hometown of Burlington, will introduce Reed. Reed finished his career as the winningest player in a four-year period at KU with a 132-17 record. He was named first-team academic All-America, Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award All-America first team and was one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS national award. He was an academic all-Big 12 pick for three seasons.


Gabe York, a 6-foot-2 junior shooting guard from Lutheran High in Orange, Calif., tells he plans to make an unofficial visit to KU this weekend. He’ll be competing for the Compton Magic at the Jayhawk Invitational, Friday through Sunday at Haskell’s Coffin Complex and other gyms around town. More information on the tournament will be available later this week. York has received scholarship offers from KU, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Connecticut, Marquette, Oklahoma, Oregon State, USC, Washington and Washington State. He’s also heard from UCLA, Cal, Notre Dame, Georgetown and Stanford. Another KU target, Nino Jackson, a 6-2 junior from Ardmore, Okla., also plays for Compton Magic.