KU Men’s Basketball

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, ...

KU coach Bill Self says Jayhawks, Zags ‘committed to playing each other’

Although there still is no official word on the season-opening event that would pit Kansas against Gonzaga and Saint Joseph’s in late November in Fort Myers, Fla., Kansas coach Bill Self said Friday that he and Gonzaga coach Mark Few were “committed to playing each other.” “So ...

He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2020: Christian Braun

It’s easy to remember the big game Christian Braun had against Kansas State last season and to think of that as the highlight of his freshman year. But to do that would be underselling the impact Braun made during his first season with the Jayhawks. Particularly during the Big 12 portion of ...

Bears picked over Jayhawks in preseason Big 12 poll

For the first time in 10 years, a program other than Kansas has been picked to win the Big 12 men’s basketball title in 2020-21. The Baylor Bears, many people’s preseason pick to be the No. 1 team in the country, edged out KU at the top of the Big 12 coaches poll on Thursday, picking up ...

Marcus Garrett a unanimous choice for coaches’ preseason all-Big 12 team

Already known as one of the best defenders in the conference and the country, Kansas guard Marcus Garrett on Wednesday was honored for the potential of his all-around game. The 6-foot-5 senior from Dallas was a unanimous selection as one of six players named to the Big 12’s preseason ...