Tale of the Tait

Class of 2022 guard Tre White commits to Kansas

It may have taken a while for the Kansas men’s basketball program to fill its 2019 recruiting class, but the Jayhawks are off to headstart in the Class of 2022. Tre White, a top-talent guard at Washington High in Milwaukee, on Sunday orally committed to Kansas, a move that was confirmed on ...

KU’s Silvio De Sousa gets TV time at NBA Draft

Fully focused on making his return to the court with the Kansas Jayhawks next season, KU junior Silvio De Sousa made a quick trip to New York City this week. The reason? To be there when his close friend and fellow countryman Bruno Fernando was drafted during Thursday night’s NBA Draft. ...

What stood out at Tuesday’s KU camp scrimmage

NCAA rules prohibit college basketball coaches from watching their teams’ organized scrimmages in the summer, which was probably both good news and bad news for KU coach Bill Self this summer. Self left after introducing the players and interacting with the young campers, but no doubt if ...

Gary Woodland’s first major title came with all of Lawrence backing him

It takes a lot to move the sports needle in basketball-crazed Lawrence, Kansas. But former KU golfer Gary Woodland did just that over the weekend. All that was missing was the sound of honking horns downtown and on campus. Just like one of those weekends in March when the Jayhawks are ...

The jersey numbers are official for KU’s 2019 newcomers

The jersey numbers are out for the five newcomers who have joined the Kansas basketball roster this offseason. And while there’s no telling exactly what their futures hold, this group, at least as of today, appears to be a group that Kansas fans should expect to see around for a while. Of ...

Recent roster additions send Kansas climbing in national preseason polls

He called his shot several days ago and backed it up on Wednesday, [shortly after 4-star wing Jalen Wilson committed to Kansas.][1] The 2019-20 Jayhawks are the No. 1 team in all the land in the preseason according to national college hoops analyst Jeff Goodman, of watchstadium.com, who ...

Jayhawks not shy about shooting from distance during Tuesday’s camp scrimmage

It was just one scrimmage with no real strategy or sets being run, but it still seemed worthwhile to track the 3-point shooting of the Kansas men’s basketball team during Tuesday’s camp scrimmage at Allen Fieldhouse. In all, the Jayhawks shot 16 of 48 from 3-point range in the untimed, ...

Jalen Wilson’s addition all about versatility — past, present and future

It’s been a wild ride for Kansas basketball fans who have been tracking the Jayhawks’ efforts in the 2019 recruiting class. From the days of banking on 5-star prospects like Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Matt Hurt coming to town to the whiffs and near-misses that surrounded both, it’s been ...

Decision Day approaching for 4-star prospect Jalen Wilson

It’s time for another high-profile announcement from the Class of 2019. And this time, most of the national recruiting analysts believe things will end well for the Kansas men’s basketball program. Per his Twitter account, [4-star wing Jalen Wilson,][1] a 6-foot-8, 210-pound prospect ...

Jalen Wilson decision coming soon?

With 4-star prospect Jalen Wilson now having completed his visits to Kansas and North Carolina, it’s time to move into the waiting phase of the talented wing’s recruitment. The former Michigan signee and native Texan, who recently received his release from Michigan after former Wolverines ...

Current Jayhawks react to NCAA decision to move 3-point line back

**Topeka —** [The college basketball 3-point line is moving back at the Division I men’s level during the 2019-20 season][1] and the Kansas Jayhawks aren’t too worried about it. That was the vibe given off by four current Jayhawks who were at Washburn University working former KU ...

KU basketball’s Self Made TBT roster nearing completion

Two members of the 2008 national championship team rounded out the Elijah Johnson project known as Self Made, an all-Kansas alumni team hoping to participate in this summer’s event known as The Basketball Tournament. Darrell Arthur and Darnell Jackson were announced late last week as the ...

Nick Collison, Perry Ellis honored by separate Kansas Halls of Fame

It’s been a big week for former Kansas basketball greats and Halls of Fame, with Nick Collison and Perry Ellis both receiving career honors in the past seven days. Last weekend was Ellis’ turn, as the former KU forward and native Kansan was inducted into the Kansas State High School ...

Kansas basketball program adding walk-on shooting guard with a familiar last name

R.J. Hampton he is not, but another Texas-based basketball player elected to join the Kansas men’s basketball program over the weekend. According to a Tweet from the Northfield Mount Hermon team website, Michael Jankovich, the son of former Bill Self assistant and current SMU head coach Tim ...

R.J. Hampton sets date for college announcement

Five-star prospect R.J. Hampton, the No. 6-ranked player in Rivals.com's 2019 rankings and a top Kansas target, announced on Twitter on Friday afternoon that he had picked a date to reveal his college decision. "The time has come," Hampton Tweeted. "Watch Get Up ESPN on Tuesday, May 28. I ...