KU Men’s Basketball

Billy Preston fairly quiet at Jordan Brand Classic

Future Kansas forward Billy Preston was back on the all star circuit Friday night in the 16th annual Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, where his West all-stars topped the East squad, 124-116, in comeback fashion.Preston, who also played in the McDonald’s All-American Game a couple of weeks ...

KU basketball player Josh Jackson’s inattentive driving case rescheduled

A Lawrence Municipal Court case involving traffic citations filed against University of Kansas basketball star Josh Jackson has been rescheduled.Jackson is accused of striking an unattended car, inattentive driving and improper backing. Citations were filed against him in municipal court on ...

Josh Jackson formally charged in criminal damage case, plans to file for diversion

University of Kansas basketball star Josh Jackson plans to file for a diversion in a case in which he allegedly vandalized a woman's car outside a Lawrence bar and threatened to beat her.Jackson faces a single misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property. He appeared Wednesday afternoon in ...

KU’s Svi Mykhailiuk declares for NBA Draft, won’t hire agent

According to the Kansas basketball Twitter account, KU junior Svi Mykhailiuk has decided to enter the NBA Draft this season but will not hire an agent, leaving available the option to remove his name from consideration and return to school for his senior season. That news was in line with the ...

Tom Keegan: Taking transfers has its advantages

I was walking along whatever the name of that street is in the French Quarter of New Orleans where inexperienced drinkers on vacation drink hurricanes as if they’re strawberry lemonades and then leave proof of their foolishness in unsightly globs that leave the rest on alert with every step.I ...

KU success of two other Memphis natives helped lead Lawson brothers to Kansas

While Sunday’s news that Devonte’ Graham was returning for his senior season brought with it excitement for the immediate future of Kansas basketball, Monday’s news carried visions of even more excitement down the road. Through information obtained from their father, Keelon, Gary Parrish, ...

Brett Ballard plans to promote family atmosphere at Washburn

TOPEKA ? Former Kansas walk-on Brett Ballard was introduced as the new head basketball coach at Washburn University on Monday morning and during his introductory news conference the Hutchinson native made one thing clear — he wants Washburn basketball to be a family. For Ballard, 37, who ...

Tom Keegan: Graham return turns attention to next season, away from Elite Eight loss

Officially, the 2016-17 basketball season ended March 25th in Sprint Center when the scoreboard read Oregon 74, Kansas 60. But it doesn’t really end until exciting thoughts about the next basketball season shove the memories of the wounds of the final loss to the back of the mind.For Kansas, ...

Devonte’ Graham announces he’s returning to Kansas for senior season

Three years ago today, Kansas guard Devonte’ Graham was released from his scholarship at Appalachian State, which paved the way for him to come to Kansas. Sunday afternoon, via an enthusiastic message via Twitter, Graham announced that he would maximize his time as a Jayhawk and return for ...

KU’s Frank Mason remains team-first despite barrage of individual honors

Being honored and praised for one’s individual play on a national stage 10 times during a three-week stretch can temporarily alter the focus of even the most die-hard team-first athletes.But not Kansas senior Frank Mason III.The Petersburg, Va., native who leaves Kansas as the No. 6 scorer in ...

KU’s Frank Mason III completes player of the year sweep with Wooden Award

Kansas senior Frank Mason III on Friday night completed the national player of the year sweep in Los Angeles, hopping on stage one final time at the annual College Basketball Awards to collect the 2017 John R. Wooden Award.Friday’s ceremony, shown live on ESPN2, capped a whirlwind stretch of ...

Former KU player, assistant Brett Ballard hired to lead Washburn basketball program

Former Kansas basketball player and assistant coach Brett Ballard is coming home. After leaving Kansas following the 2009-10 season to take over as the head coach at Baker University, Ballard spent five seasons working on Danny Manning’s staffs at Tulsa and Wake Forest. With both him and his ...

Carlton Bragg Jr. leaving Kansas

If 6-foot-10 forward Carlton Bragg Jr., a former McDonald’s All-American from Cleveland who delivered a mixed bag of results during his first two seasons as a Jayhawk, is going to realize his full potential, it won’t be at Kansas. KU coach Bill Self on Thursday announced in a press release ...

KU big man Udoka Azubuike has successful surgery Tuesday

Kansas freshman Udoka Azubuike, who suffered a season-ending injury to his left wrist last December, took another step toward recovery on Tuesday.“Udoka had surgery today to remove the hardware, the screw, and it went well,” KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World Tuesday night. “He’s ...