KU Men’s Basketball

Kansas point guard Devon Dotson declares for 2020 NBA draft

After two seasons of running the show as the point guard at Kansas, Devon Dotson is ready to test himself at the highest level. Just after noon on Monday, Dotson announced that he was entering his name into the 2020 NBA draft pool and plans to forgo his final two seasons at Kansas. "After ...

Kansas basketball’s top trio brought confidence throughout 2019-20 season

Who could ever forget the images of KU big man Udoka Azubuike waving his finger in the air after a big block during the 2019-20 Kansas basketball season? Among dozens of memorable moments from the 28-3 season cut short because of the COVID-19 crisis, that might be one of the more lasting ...

KU teammates Azubuike, Dotson project as 2nd-rounders in newest mock draft

There weren’t 30 better college basketball players than Kansas stars Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson in the shortened 2019-20 season. But at least that many prospects from the NCAA ranks and overseas are expected to get selected before the pair of Jayhawks in this year’s NBA ...

Devonte’ Graham a top candidate for NBA’s Most Improved Player award

The 2019-20 NBA season remains on a prolonged pause as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its return seems more in doubt than a certainty. Regardless of whether he gets to play another game this season, former Kansas star Devonte’ Graham should find himself in contention for one of the ...

KU great Paul Pierce interested in NBA’s H-O-R-S-E idea for ESPN

With games on hold because of COVID-19 and live sports reduced to replays of games gone by, the NBA is working on plans to create a H-O-R-S-E competition, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski’s report indicates that the shot-making competitions would be televised by ESPN, ...

Kansas coach Bill Self delighted over Hall of Fame call for mentor Eddie Sutton

The wait is over for former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton, who on Saturday morning was announced as one of nine members of the 2020 class headed into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The news delighted Kansas coach Bill Self, who himself was inducted into the Hall ...

KU AD Jeff Long says cost-cutting measures not on the horizon for Kansas Athletics

Pay cuts taken by coaches in the Iowa State University athletic department this week will not be replicated at the University of Kansas for now, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long said. Despite the financial impact of cancellations brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, Long said Thursday he was ...

KU junior Marcus Garrett named Naismith Defensive Player of the Year

Kansas junior Marcus Garrett on Wednesday backed up his status as the best defender in the Big 12 Conference by winning the national 2020 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award. Garrett beat out Duke’s Tre Jones, Kentucky’s Ashton Hagans and Baylor’s Mark Vital to win this year’s ...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike earns first team Senior CLASS All-American honor

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike has added another honor to his long list of accolades from the 2019-20 season. Already the Big 12 Player of the Year, a multi-time All-American honoree and the NABC’s Defensive Player of the Year, Azubuike on Tuesday picked up a first team All-American ...

KU’s Udoka Azubuike named NABC Defensive Player of the Year

One week after watching teammate Marcus Garrett become a finalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award, KU senior Udoka Azubuike on Monday received national hardware for his work on the defensive end of the floor. The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Azubuike ...

Production, planning for annual NCAA Tournament often a 9-month process

The decision to cancel this year’s NCAA Tournament may have been made in a matter of days, but the move wiped out nearly a year’s worth of planning by those who broadcast the games. Bob Dekas, an 11-time Emmy winner who served as the lead producer for college basketball at CBS Sports for ...

Paul Pierce’s all-time KU starting 5 goes heavy in frontcourt

Without any NBA games or March Madness to discuss, the crew from ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” decided to take a nostalgic approach earlier this week and have former players, including 1997-98 Kansas All-American Paul Pierce, assemble their all-time teams. The task was an easy one for Pierce ...