KU Men’s Basketball

Five-star point guard JD Davison to announce college pick on Saturday

Originally slated to announce his college pick on Oct. 31, five-star, Class of 2021 point guard JD Davison has moved things up and instead will make his choice known this weekend, according to 247 Sports analyst Travis Branham. Davison is now expected to reveal his decision on Saturday, and ...

Markieff Morris one step closer to becoming the next Jayhawk to win an NBA ring

The Los Angeles Lakers are now just three victories away from winning a world title and that means former Jayhawk Markieff Morris is closing in on becoming the 13th Kansas player to win an NBA ring. Morris has delivered a mixed bag of moments throughout the Lakers’ run this postseason, ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2020: Marcus Garrett

*With the official start of practices now just two weeks away, it’s time to take a closer look at the players who make up the 2020-21 Kansas basketball roster.* *That means, it’s time for a little “He Will, He Won’t, He Might” action here at KUsports.com.* *During each of the past ...

Jayhawks off and running with KU basketball boot camp 2020

The Kansas men’s basketball program’s annual boot camp kicked off bright and early Monday morning, but new offseason rules surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have created the potential for a slightly different look at this year’s conditioning session. With the NCAA recently granting a ...

Kansas basketball newcomer Tyon Grant-Foster ailing early

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2020/may/21/331143/ During a player-by-player rundown of the current Kansas basketball roster on the second episode of the online series “Grill with Bill,” Kansas coach Bill Self revealed that junior college transfer Tyon Grant-Foster has been dealing with a ...

NCAA releases first set of COVID-19 guidelines for college basketball

Nineteen days before the official start of practices for the 2020-21 college basketball season, the NCAA has released its first set of COVID-19 testing guidelines for the sport. The NCAA is suggesting that all members of a college basketball program’s “inner bubble” — known as "tier ...

KU coach Bill Self marvels at current roster’s maturity during strange times

It’s been a little more than six weeks since the Kansas men’s basketball team first reported to campus after four months away because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and head coach Bill Self has liked what he’s seen during that time. “I could not be more impressed, at this early stage, at ...

Projecting breakout potential on the 2020-21 Kansas basketball roster

Now that we’re less than a month out from the official start of the 2020-21 college basketball season (practice, that is), I figured it was time to start taking a closer look at the Kansas basketball roster and to set a few expectations for the upcoming season. By expectations, we’re ...

Former Jayhawk Naadir Tharpe joins coaching staff at Brewster Academy

Former KU point guard Naadir Tharpe has been added to the coaching staff at Brewster Academy, where he played before coming to Kansas. The news came late last week from Brewster head coach Jason Smith, who pointed out in a tweet announcing the hire that Tharpe was the NEPSAC player of the ...

A simple idea that could make KU’s 2020-21 nonconference slate spectacular

Now that we know the start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season, it’s time to start diving a little deeper into what the Kansas men’s basketball schedule might look like. While four games on the schedule were slated to take place before the new Nov. 25 start date, it’s likely ...

NCAA pegs Nov. 25 as start date for 2020-21 college hoops season

The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday afternoon identified Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving, as the official start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season. In addition, the Council outlined several parameters for the upcoming season, including a minimum (13) and maximum (27) ...

Governing board for KU Athletics approves requests to refinance debt, apply for emergency line of credit; department forecasting 14% less revenue for current budget year

The board overseeing Kansas Athletics on Wednesday unanimously approved two measures intended to shore up the department's financial situation as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain revenue streams. The first measure gives Athletics Director Jeff Long and CFO Pat Kaufman the authority ...

Just 1 Jayhawk still standing in the NBA’s bubble in Orlando

Nine former Jayhawks made their way into the NBA’s “bubble” in Orlando when the season resumed earlier this summer and just one is still standing. With the NBA’s conference finals now set (Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver in the West and Boston vs. Miami in the East), it’s up to Lakers ...

NBA considering pushing 2020 draft back another month

The NBA’s board of governors and general managers will discuss a plan later this week to push the NBA draft back to Nov. 18, according to a memo sent to teams Wednesday. In the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, the league told teams that the Nov. 18 date is based on ...

ACC hoops coaches to propose all-inclusive 2021 NCAA Tournament

There has been talk in the past about expanding the men’s basketball NCAA Tournament from 68 teams to 72, 96 or even 128. But if the ACC coaches get their way in 2020, those numbers will look tiny. According to multiple reports Wednesday morning from national college basketball writers ...