KU Men’s Basketball

Former KU point guard Devon Dotson starting to see his NBA draft stock rise

Under normal circumstances, former Kansas basketball All-Americans Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson would be closing in on one of the biggest days of their lives. The NBA’s pre-draft combine would be behind them, the interviews over and individual workouts nearing their end. Instead, ...

Juco transfer Tyon Grant-Foster focusing on physical gains ahead of KU arrival

Less than a month out from officially joining the Jayhawks, class of 2020 Kansas signee Tyon Grant-Foster already is eyeing some big things for his first season with the program. The 6-foot-7 guard shared a few of them on Tuesday evening, during an Instagram Live interview with Mark Gunnels, ...

KU coach Bill Self says pandemic hasn’t hurt Jayhawks’ recruiting efforts

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is not too worried about what the COVID-19 pandemic has done to KU’s recruiting efforts during the last couple of months. The way Self sees it, he and his coaching staff are not the only ones dealing with travel restrictions, a prolonged dead period and the ...

Former Jayhawk Drew Gooden selected for induction into Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

The happy-go-lucky forward from Richmond, Calif., is headed to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. Former KU forward Drew Gooden, who helped lead the Jayhawks to the 2002 Final Four while earning consensus first-team All-American honors that same season, is one of 10 members of the 2020 class who ...

KU student-athletes set department record with 3.43 spring GPA

The University of Kansas athletic department overcame an unusual spring to set a department record with a combined 3.43 grade-point average, KU announced Wednesday. According to a news release, all 14 of KU’s varsity programs posted a GPA of 3.0 or better “for the first time since GPAs ...

How the deeper 3-point line impacted Kansas basketball during the 2019-20 season

College basketball’s decision to move the 3-point line back 16.75 inches for the 2019-20 season had a minimal impact on KU’s overall 3-point shooting. While the Jayhawks’ team 3-point percentage dropped from 35% in 2018-19 to 34.4% last season, their place in the national rankings ...

KU commitment Zach Clemence cracks Top 30 in latest Rivals.com rankings

It wasn’t exactly the kind of bump that KU junior Ochai Agbaji saw during his recruitment — [from unranked into the Top 150][1] — but Class of 2021 Kansas commitment Zach Clemence did jump a couple of spots in the updated Rivals.com rankings. Projected as a 4-star prospect ranked No. 31 ...

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self targeting July 6 return for the Jayhawks

In the end, it looks like the Kansas men’s basketball program’s offseason will wind up being delayed by about a month. In response to the Big 12 Conference’s Monday release of its complete return-to-campus guidelines, KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World that he was targeting a ...

KU freshman Latrell Jossell to wear No. 4 with Jayhawks

No one knows yet exactly what role or how much playing time incoming freshman Latrell Jossell will get for the Jayhawks during the 2020-21 season. But you can’t say the young man is not going for it. Jossell recently became the final member of KU’s 2020 recruiting class to reveal his ...

KU coaches, former Jayhawks speak out against racism

Amid the nationwide protests against racism and police brutality that were sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, University of Kansas athletics leaders and several other sports figures with KU ties are speaking out. In a joint statement issued Saturday by the athletic ...

NCAA extends recruiting dead period through July 31

Cue the virtual visits and keep those cellphones charged. It’s going to be a quiet summer on the in-person college athletics recruiting front. That much was learned this week, when the NCAA’s Division I Council Coordination Committee announced that the current recruiting dead period had ...

KU AD Jeff Long announces departmentwide furloughs, pay cuts

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Wednesday announced staffwide furloughs and pay cuts for all Kansas Athletics employees, including coaches, from June 1 through the end of 2020. An email sent to KU’s donors on Wednesday afternoon outlined four tiers of the department’s ...