Tale of the Tait

Former Jayhawk Devonte’ Graham off to a red-hot start in Year 2 in Charlotte

After Kemba Walker agreed to join the Boston Celtics this offseason, the talk around Lawrence turned to the opportunity that opened up for former Kansas point guard Devonte’ Graham in Charlotte. But that chatter was muted some by the Hornets’ move to acquire Boston point guard Terry ...

Bill Self calls freshmen ‘fine’ in unofficial KU debuts

It was just an exhibition game and it probably will not even rank in the top 100 memories that KU’s freshman trio will have by the time their careers are finished, but the unofficial debut of Christian Braun, Tristan Enaruna and Jalen Wilson offered a few memorable moments. Playing a ...

Kansas coach Bill Self pleased with current state of recruiting

With two four-star prospects already committed despite lingering questions about NCAA allegations, Kansas coach Bill Self is feeling pretty good about where the Jayhawks sit in recruiting future talent. That much was made clear on Wednesday at Big 12 media day in Kansas City, Mo., [where Self ...

The how and the why of the return of the KU-Mizzou rivalry

With so many games automatically placed on the schedule through early season tournaments and conference challenges, putting together an exciting home slate has become tougher for the Kansas men’s basketball program in recent years. That fact, among others, inspired the creation of a new ...

4-star big man Gethro Muscadin picks Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program on Thursday picked up its second class of 2020 commitment of the week. Four-star prospect Gethro Muscadin, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound center from Aspire Basketball Academy in Louisville, Ky., committed to the Jayhawks just after noon on Thursday through a ...

5-star PF Isaiah Todd picks Michigan

https://twitter.com/JayJayUSATODAY/status/1184980859901960192 The Kansas men's basketball program went 1-for-2 on the recruiting trail Thursday. Five-star power forward Isaiah Todd chose Michigan over KU in an announcement ceremony at his high school in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday evening. ...

Sizing up Kansas’ Devon Dotson vs. Udoka Azubuike for Big 12 Player of the Year

It happens, but it’s rare to see two players on the same team who are worthy of conference player of the year consideration. That’s the case with the Kansas men’s basketball team this season, and [both Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson landed on the Big 12 Conference’s preseason ...

Four-star center Gethro Muscadin sets Nov. 1 decision date

Four-star, Class of 2020 center Gethro Muscadin has picked Nov. 1 as decision day. The 6-foot-10, 215-pound big man from Aspire Academy in Louisville, Ky., has been on KU’s list of targets for a long time and made an official visit to Lawrence in late September. He also has visited ...

Five-star forward Isaiah Todd 2 days from announcing decision

[With a Monday commitment from junior college guard Tyon Grant-Foster][1] getting the Kansas basketball program on the board in the 2020 recruiting class, the Jayhawks now turn their attention to a Thursday announcement from another prospect. Five-star power forward Isaiah Todd is expected to ...

KU lands commitment from 2020 Indian Hills C.C. standout Tyon Grant-Foster

The Kansas basketball program picked up its first commitment in the 2020 recruiting class on Monday morning, when Tyon Grant-Foster officially announced his pick for KU on Twitter. The 6-foot-7, 187-pound guard from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, was in Lawrence for an ...

Kansas makes final cut for 5-star forward Isaiah Todd

Five-star power forward Isaiah Todd on Monday morning narrowed his list from a final five to a top two, keeping Kansas in the mix along with Michigan. The 6-foot-10, 200-pound Todd, who hails from Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., revealed his two finalists in a Tweet early ...

Self talks California law change; complete list of scheduled Late Night visitors

It has yet to arrive in Kansas and might never get here, but if it does KU basketball coach Bill Self believes wild times are ahead for college athletics. Self for the first time on Wednesday morning publicly shared his thoughts about the new law passed in California that allows college ...

Marcus Garrett ready to handle backup point guard role for Kansas

Down a guard after the sudden departure of freshman Issac McBride, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self recently said McBride’s departure did nothing to hurt KU’s depth in the backcourt. The reason? According to Self, KU already had a more experienced option behind starting point guard ...