KU Men’s Basketball

KU big man Gethro Muscadin enters transfer portal

For the third consecutive day, a member of the 2020-21 Kansas men’s basketball team added his name to the transfer portal on Wednesday. Freshman forward Gethro Muscadin becomes the latest Jayhawk to decide to head elsewhere, joining wings Tyon Grant-Foster and Tristan Enaruna who put their ...

KU’s David McCormack out for 12 weeks after surgery to repair broken bone in foot

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self told the Journal-World that junior forward David McCormack had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his foot. McCormack, who finished second on the team in scoring at 13.4 points per game this season, is expected to be out for 12 weeks and will return ...

Prep point guard from North Carolina commits to Kansas

Less than 24 hours after learning about the departure of two players from the 2020-21 roster, the Kansas men’s basketball program got word of a replacement when Bobby Pettiford Jr., a 6-foot-1, 175-pound point guard from Creedmoor, N.C., announced his commitment to the Jayhawks on social ...

Sophomore wing Tristan Enaruna leaving Kansas, adding name to transfer portal

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Tuesday that KU sophomore Tristan Enaruna was leaving the program and had entered his name into the transfer portal. Enaruna becomes the second Jayhawk to announce his plans to leave this week, following the lead of junior guard Tyon ...

KU junior Tyon Grant-Foster enters transfer portal

Kansas junior Tyon Grant-Foster has entered the transfer portal, KU coach Bill Self announced Monday afternoon. Grant-Foster, the former No. 1-ranked junior college player in the country, appeared in 20 games for the Jayhawks during his lone season with the program, averaging 3.1 points and ...

Program-best 8 KU men, 5 from women’s team earn Academic all-Big 12 honors

Eight Kansas men’s basketball players and five more from KU’s women’s hoops team earned Academic all-Big 12 honors this week, the Big 12 announced this week. The eight selections on the men’s side were the most for Kansas in the 25-year history of the conference, surpassing the ...

Kansas City’s Brandon McKissic another transfer worth watching

As college basketball players around the country continue to seek out new opportunities, the Kansas men’s basketball program has started to surface as a potential landing spot for a few of them. Yesterday, we shared a report that [Northeastern’s sophomore point guard, Tyson Walker, had ...

Jayhawks in the mix for Northeastern point guard Tyson Walker

As is the case every offseason, the Kansas men’s basketball roster figures to get a facelift in the coming months. Decisions are made, players come and go, and the 2021-22 team, which still should have a ton of familiar faces, suddenly looks different than the roster that had its season end ...

KU’s Bill Self says Jayhawks need more athleticism to become national contender

Still smarting from his team’s [85-51, season-ending loss to sixth-seeded USC on Monday night][1] in Indianapolis, Kansas coach Bill Self talked about the Trojans the way dozens of past KU opponents had always talked about the Jayhawks. Too big. Too long. Too athletic. Too talented. It ...

Jayhawks’ troubles finishing inside made deep March Madness run unlikely

The way the Jayhawks struggled to score inside this season, Kansas was going to need some good fortune in terms of March Madness matchups to make any kind of deep run in 2021. In the NCAA Tournament’s 68-team field, there might not have been any team more perfectly suited to knock out Kansas ...

KU senior Marcus Garrett’s emotional ending about more than a basketball loss

Indianapolis — The reality of what was coming showed on Kansas senior Marcus Garrett’s face throughout [Monday’s 85-51 loss to sixth-seeded USC][1] at Hinkle Fieldhouse. A flinch here. A grimace there, both admissions of frustration without the utterance of a single word. But as long ...

What-ifs of NCAA Tournament even tougher for Jalen Wilson, Jayhawks

This year’s NCAA Tournament will be remembered for years to come by those who live and die with March Madness outcomes. And around Lawrence, where the absence of brackets and a potential national championship run in 2020 still stings for some, it will be impossible to look back on the 2021 ...

Jayhawks rolled by Trojans in 85-51 defeat during Round 2 of NCAA Tournament

Indianapolis — USC’s Mobley brothers, Evan and Isaiah, did to third-seeded Kansas on Monday night what Eastern Washington’s Groves brothers, Tanner and Jacob, could not just two days earlier. They sent the Jayhawks home with a gut-wrenching 85-51 loss in the second round of the NCAA ...

Jalen Wilson arrives in Indy, expected to play tonight vs. USC

Indianapolis — The Journal-World learned Monday morning that Kansas freshman Jalen Wilson landed in Indianapolis a little after 9:30 a.m. local time, roughly 12 hours before tipoff of 3rd-seeded KU’s Monday night game with No. 6 seed USC at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Wilson, who missed KU’s ...

KU’s Bill Self ecstatic to play a game inside historic Hinkle Fieldhouse

Indianapolis — Few venues in sports, let alone in college basketball, can match the history and feel of KU’s Allen Fieldhouse. Hinkle Fieldhouse is one of them. Built in 1928 thanks to the generosity of 41 businessmen, the arena, originally known as Butler Fieldhouse, opened with a ...