KU Men’s Basketball

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2020: Bryce Thompson

The possibilities are endless for KU freshman Bryce Thompson, both this season and during his entire Kansas career. The potential exists for Thompson to become a star right away, flashing a natural scoring ability and next-level defensive skills because of his advanced feel for the game. Of ...

Kansas basketball finalizes 2020-21 schedule with Dec. 3 game vs. Washburn

The Kansas men’s basketball program will play a full 27 games this season after all, and its final opponent will be familiar foe Washburn, KU announced Monday. Former KU walk-on Brett Ballard will bring his Ichabods to Allen Fieldhouse for a game with the Jayhawks on Dec. 3. Before the ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2020: Gethro Muscadin

The outlook for Kansas freshman Gethro Muscadin during the 2020-21 season changed dramatically in mid-October, when KU senior Silvio De Sousa announced he was leaving the team. Just like that, Muscadin went from a likely redshirt candidate with little chance at playing any kind of real role ...

Kansas basketball opens 2020-21 season at No. 6 in AP poll

The Kansas men's basketball team will open the season as the No. 6-ranked team in the country. The Jayhawks, who finished the 2019-20 season on top of the Associated Press Top 25 poll, were slotted in the No. 6 spot when the first poll of the 2020-21 season was released on Monday. KU's ...

Kansas freshman Bryce Thompson adjusting to ‘tougher’ college game

No matter how talented or how many stars they bring to town with them, every freshman basketball player at the University of Kansas goes through some type of an adjustment period. Bryce Thompson, a five-star freshman guard from Tulsa, Okla., recently walked us through his. “So say I break ...

KU, Gonzaga to open 2020-21 hoops season on Thanksgiving Day in Florida

The Kansas men's basketball team will open the season against perennial powerhouse Gonzaga, but it will be a day later than many expected. KU on Friday officially announced its season-opening game with Gonzaga, slated for Nov. 26 — Thanksgiving Day — in Fort Myers, Fla., at Suncoast Credit ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2020: Dajuan Harris

Back in March, in the aftermath of the shocking cancelation of the 2020 postseason, the conversation around Kansas basketball quickly shifted to the 2020-21 season. No matter how a season ends, talk about the season ahead always seems to surface. One of the most popular topics that is always ...

Who needs a go-to scorer? Jayhawks touting balance this season

As the Kansas basketball team strives in the months ahead to replicate the kind of success it had in the pandemic shortened 2019-20 season, the path to victories — and the math to get there — will look different. More likely than not, the Jayhawks will take an egalitarian approach to ...

KU-Kentucky in Indy on track but not yet official

National reports of Indianapolis as the site for KU's Champions Classic game with Kentucky, slated for Dec. 1 on KU's official schedule, surfaced Thursday, but there still has been no official announcement confirming that. “I do believe that the game is going to happen,” Kansas coach ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2020: Tristan Enaruna

Thrown into the mix a season ago as a true freshman, but only occasionally and rarely with any consistency, Tristan Enaruna appeared in 30 games for the 2019-20 Jayhawks. The Jayhawks are hoping that that experience, though limited, was enough to springboard the 6-foot-8 sophomore into an ...

Initial KenPom.com rankings underscore difficulty of KU’s 2020-21 hoops schedule

Kansas fans have grown accustomed to seeing the men's basketball schedule play out as one of the most difficult in the country year after year. But according to the initial 2020-21 KenPom.com rankings, which were released late Tuesday night, the upcoming season could present the Jayhawks with ...

KU junior Ochai Agbaji lands on Jerry West Award watch list

Make it two watch lists in two days for the Kansas men's basketball program, which learned on Tuesday that junior guard Ochai Agbaji had been added to the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award watch list. Agbaji joins senior point guard Marcus Garrett — named Monday to the Bob Cousy ...

KU senior Marcus Garrett named to Bob Cousy watch list

Marcus Garrett's list of preseason honors grew by one on Monday, with the Bob Cousy Award naming the Kansas senior to their preseason watch list. Garrett, who last week was named to the preseason all-Big 12 team, is the reigning Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and the Jayhawks' top ...

Azubuike, Dotson throw up historic testing numbers ahead of 2020 NBA draft

The 2020 NBA draft is now just a couple of weeks away and no one should be surprised if former Jayhawks Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike go higher than previously expected. That's not to say that either former KU All-American is headed for the draft lottery, or even a cushy spot in the middle ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2020: Jalen Wilson

I’d like to introduce you to KU’s mystery man for the 2020-21 season. You know his name. You’ve even seen him play. But, yet, you still don’t quite know what to make of him heading into his second season with the program. The reason? He didn’t exactly play in his first season, ...