Tale of the Tait

Former Jayhawk Perry Ellis inks with professional club in Japan

Nine days shy of opening play in The Basketball Tournament event in Wichita with nine fellow KU alums, former Kansas forward Perry Ellis solidified his future on Tuesday. Ellis, who spent the early portion of his pro career playing in the NBA’s G League as well as overseas in Australia, ...

Point guard Dajuan Harris commits to Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program has found a taker for its 13th and final scholarship for the 2019-20 roster. Dajuan Harris, a fast-rising 3-star point guard who is destined to crack the top 100 and earn a 4-star rating from Rivals.com when the updated ratings are released, announced his ...

KU target Dajuan Harris continues summer surge at Peach Jam

The MOKAN Elite AAU program won the star-studded Peach Jam AAU tournament in Georgia over the weekend and a current KU target was one of the team’s stars. [Dajuan Harris, a 3-star point guard out of Columbia’s Rock Bridge High,][1] who Rivals.com analysts have said is on the fast track to ...

Jayhawks at Summer League: Thomas Robinson’s new approach

As the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas draws to a close, it’s time for one final look at how a few former Jayhawks fared. For the past two weeks, nearly a dozen players who once suited up for Bill Self tried to put their best feet forward to catch the eye of NBA teams in time to earn a ...

3-star PG from Missouri picks up offer from Kansas

One of the fastest rising players in the Class of 2020 appears to have caught the attention of the Kansas basketball program. Dajuan Harris, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Columbia’s Rock Bridge High, revealed Tuesday on Twitter that he had received a scholarship offer from Kansas. Harris, a ...

Schedule, uniforms set for Self Made squad in TBT

Ten former Jayhawks are now just two weeks away from returning to the court in crimson and blue. Self Made, a 10-man team put together by former KU guard Elijah Johnson for a run at the $2 million prize in this year’s edition of The Tournament, is putting the final touches on their plans ...

Jayhawks at Summer League: Svi Mykhailiuk off to another hot start in Vegas

Former Kansas Jayhawk Svi Mykhailiuk is at it again out in Las Vegas. After shining with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Summer League squad in 2018, Mykhailiuk found a similar groove with his new team, the Detroit Pistons, over the weekend. Showing steady feel and rising confidence, Mykhailiuk ...

Jayhawks galore on NBA Summer League rosters

With the NBA’s Summer League now under way, it’s time to take a look at the handful of former Kansas Jayhawks competing for various NBA teams this month. The list includes several well-known names from KU’s recent past and features players in a variety of positions with the teams ...

Landen Lucas the latest Jayhawk to land NBA Summer League spot

With his stint on team “Self Made” set for late July, former Kansas big man Landen Lucas found something to keep him busy during the early portion of the month that also will help whip him back into playing shape. Lucas on Saturday announced on Twitter that he will join the Atlanta ...

Class of 2020 5-star guard Bryce Thompson in Lawrence for unofficial visit

Now that the Kansas men’s basketball program has figured out a way to fill up its 2019 recruiting class, the KU coaches can spend their time focusing on what comes next. Although the big-picture answer to that question remains up in the air, the more immediate focus is clear. And it started ...

Late Night in the Phog set for Oct. 4 at Allen Fieldhouse

The Kansas men’s basketball program on Thursday afternoon announced Friday, Oct. 4 as the date for this year’s Late Night in the Phog at Allen Fieldhouse. This year’s event will be the 35th annual Late Night extravaganza that annually kicks off another season of Kansas basketball. As ...

Former Jayhawk Lagerald Vick lands Summer League spot with Houston

Former Kansas guard Lagerald Vick is getting his shot in the NBA. Vick, who had an up-and-down, four-year career at KU, both on and off the court, has agreed to join the Houston Rockets’ Summer League squad, according to a report from Ian Begley, who covers the Knicks, Nets and NBA for SNY ...

Former KU All-American Thomas Robinson eyeing another shot in the NBA

Former lottery pick Thomas Robinson is eyeing a return to the NBA this summer. Robinson, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has agreed to join the San Antonio Spurs’ Summer League roster in Las Vegas, according to Twitter account @HoopsRumors. The 28-year-old former KU ...

KU assistant Jerrance Howard catches up with Chicago Jayhawks old and new

Back in his hometown of Peoria, Ill., for a charity golf event this week, Kansas basketball assistant Jerrance Howard was in Chicago over the weekend and he caught up with a couple of Jayhawks past and present. As luck would have it, the two were actually working out together, making it even ...