KU Men’s Basketball

Four-star center Gethro Muscadin sets Nov. 1 decision date

Four-star, Class of 2020 center Gethro Muscadin has picked Nov. 1 as decision day. The 6-foot-10, 215-pound big man from Aspire Academy in Louisville, Ky., has been on KU’s list of targets for a long time and made an official visit to Lawrence in late September. He also has visited ...

Five-star forward Isaiah Todd 2 days from announcing decision

[With a Monday commitment from junior college guard Tyon Grant-Foster][1] getting the Kansas basketball program on the board in the 2020 recruiting class, the Jayhawks now turn their attention to a Thursday announcement from another prospect. Five-star power forward Isaiah Todd is expected to ...

KU lands commitment from 2020 Indian Hills C.C. standout Tyon Grant-Foster

The Kansas basketball program picked up its first commitment in the 2020 recruiting class on Monday morning, when Tyon Grant-Foster officially announced his pick for KU on Twitter. The 6-foot-7, 187-pound guard from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, was in Lawrence for an ...

KU newcomer Isaiah Moss thinks KU’s outside shooting could surprise

While he was brought in specifically to give the Jayhawks a serious outside shooting threat, senior grad transfer Isaiah Moss believes the Kansas lineup has more firepower than people may realize. “During the season they talked a lot about shooting, so I knew in the offseason a lot of these ...

Zone defense could be in the cards for Kansas basketball this season

Believe it or not, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is already talking about playing zone defense. It’s not exactly what you think. Self and his team still want, and plan, to hang their hat on man-to-man defense. But because of the makeup of this year’s roster, there already has been ...

KU freshman Christian Braun ‘better than we thought’ in eyes of Kansas coaches

There still is a long way to go before Kansas basketball coach Bill Self settles in on a set rotation and decides which players will fill which roles for the 2019-20 Jayhawks. But after listening to Self talk at the team’s annual media day on Wednesday, you’d have to be crazy to think ...

In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

KU’s Self calls California’s Fair Pay to Play law ‘a very positive step’

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday spoke favorably about the new law in California that allows student-athletes in the state to profit on their name, likeness and image, calling the law “a very, very positive step” that puts the pay-for-play issue “on the front porch of ...

Bill Self: Late Night performance not intended to taunt NCAA

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Wednesday that it was not his intent to taunt the NCAA or anyone else with the promotional video and performance by Snoop Dogg at Late Night last week. The rapper’s performance, which featured pole dancers, profanity-laced lyrics and fake $100 bills ...

Leaner, more explosive Azubuike eager to bring rim protection to Kansas lineup

Although the official roster still lists him at 7 feet tall and 270 pounds, the word around the Kansas basketball program is that senior center Udoka Azubuike has dropped some serious weight. “He’s lost (about) 40 pounds since the beginning of the summer,” Kansas coach Bill Self said ...

Kansas makes final cut for 5-star forward Isaiah Todd

Five-star power forward Isaiah Todd on Monday morning narrowed his list from a final five to a top two, keeping Kansas in the mix along with Michigan. The 6-foot-10, 200-pound Todd, who hails from Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., revealed his two finalists in a Tweet early ...

Confident, comfortable David McCormack makes strong season debut at Late Night

Fans who have heard all offseason about Kansas sophomore David McCormack’s expanded range got to see it firsthand during the Jayhawks’ 12-minute scrimmage at Late Night in the Phog on Friday night. After his first outside jumper, a 3-pointer midway through, McCormack raced back down the ...

KU athletic director apologizes for risque Snoop Dogg show at Late Night in the Phog

Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long apologized Friday for a Late Night in the Phog performance by rapper Snoop Dogg that included stripper poles on the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money shot over the heads of prospective recruits. “I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting ...

Snoop Dogg’s performance more than KU officials expected

With legendary hip hop artist Snoop Dogg bringing the bulk of his tour show to Allen Fieldhouse for Late Night in the Phog on Friday, the Kansas men’s basketball program got a little more than it bargained for in terms of the props and theatrics that were included. With dancers, a money gun ...

Expectations unchanged for Jayhawks as they tip off season with Late Night

Never one to have trouble firing up an Allen Fieldhouse crowd, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self took his hype machine to a whole new level on Friday night. Speaking to a packed house just before 8 p.m. at the 35th annual Late Night in the Phog, Self talked briefly about last season’s ...

Benton Smith: Jayhawks, fans enter season without NCAA allegations on their minds

This Kansas basketball season is going to be a movie. And a packed Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night proved the program’s fans are ready to suspend their disbelief, throw down some popcorn and take in the show. Same as it’s not enjoyable to watch “Avengers” and sit there critiquing it, ...