KU Men’s Basketball

KU cracks top 10 for 5-star wing Kendall Brown

The Kansas men’s basketball program made the first cut for class of 2021 small forward Kendall Brown over the weekend. Brown, a senior-to-be at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, is a five-star prospect and the No. 14-ranked player in the 2021 class, according to Rivals.com. He’s ...

NCAA tweaks formula for college basketball’s NET rankings

The ranking system that the NCAA uses to determine college basketball's best teams is simplifying its approach. According to an announcement from the NCAA earlier this week, the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) now will be based on just two metrics instead of five. Both will incorporate many of the ...

Breaking down how new KU commitment Zach Clemence fits at Kansas

While talking with new Kansas basketball commitment Zach Clemence on Monday morning about his decision to pick KU, I asked him if his game compared to any player whom Kansas fans might know. “I don’t think it’s just one person,” he said. “I see it in multiple guys.” Fair enough. ...

Kansas basketball lands commitment from 4-star forward Zach Clemence

The Kansas men’s basketball program landed an oral commitment from class of 2021 forward Zach Clemence on Monday morning. Clemence, a 6-foot-10, 205-pound athletic forward from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, announced the news in an interview with Evan Daniels of 247Sports. He ...

Ranking the 2020-21 Kansas Jayhawks heading into college basketball’s offseason

The Kansas men’s basketball team is losing two All-Americans this offseason, but ESPN.com’s John Gasaway still believes the Jayhawks will have one of the best players in college basketball next season. Gone are Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson, heading to the NBA to see how and where they ...

KU receives NCAA response in violations case

The University of Kansas has received a response from NCAA enforcement staff in a case involving alleged rule violations by its men's basketball and football programs, the Journal-World has confirmed from a source close to the situation. It's unclear when exactly KU received the response — ...

KU coach Bill Self sees potential, versatility in deep Kansas backcourt

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has a simple way of sorting out the crowded house that exists in KU’s backcourt heading into the offseason. “The way we should look at it is to say they’re all guards,” Self told the Journal-World during a recent phone interview. In all, Kansas is ...

Former Kansas point guard Jeff Hawkins hired by Pembroke Hill

The Pembroke Hill School athletic department announced Monday that former Kansas point guard Jeff Hawkins had been named the school's head varsity boys basketball coach. Hawkins had coached the eighth grade boys team at Pembroke Hill during the 2019-20 season. A native of Kansas City, Kan., ...

Mamba Mentality: Incoming Jayhawk Bryce Thompson to wear No. 24 at Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program announced last week that incoming freshman Bryce Thompson will wear No. 24 with the Jayhawks. A single-digit wearer throughout his senior season at Booker T. Washington High in Tulsa, Okla., Thompson is making the move to double digits as a way to keep ...

Eight class of 2021 and 2022 basketball prospects report new offers from Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program has been busy passing out scholarship offers to players in the next two prep classes this week, according to several Twitter accounts. After receiving offers, many prospects typically post messages to their social media accounts, complete with photos of ...