Kansas Rumors & News

  • Newman won't leave for NBA before playing at Kansas

    KU Sports "Some highlights of a phone conversation with former Mississippi State guard Malik Newman, who on Friday chose KU as his transfer destination over Western Kentucky, Oregon, North Carolina State and Miami. … • On choosing KU the second time around: "I feel like a lot of the arrows were pointing..." July 02

  • Malik Newman chooses Jayhawks for transfer

    ESPN "Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman is headed to Kansas. The 6-foot-3 Newman, who was recruited by Bill Self and the Jayhawks as a top-10 player coming out of high school, told ESPN he chose the Jayhawks after also taking visits to NC State, Oregon and Western Kentucky. "I'm glad they..." July 01

  • Yep, former KU star Perry Ellis signed a sponsorship deal with Perry Ellis Read m

    Kansas City Star "This is perfect. Former Kansas star Perry Ellis shared on social media that he has a new sponsorship deal with … the Perry Ellis clothing brand. " June 30

  • Coveted Mississippi State Transfer Malik Newman Will Visit Kansas This Week

    College Spun "Former five-star prospect and Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman will be visiting Kansas this week, according to multiple reports. Newman just visited Oregon and has been linked with N.C. State and Miami as well. " June 26

  • Kansas Guard Tyler Self Is Giving His No. 11 Jersey To 5-Star Freshman Josh Jackson

    College Spun "Kansas guard Tyler Self will not be wearing No. 11 for the Jayhawks in 2016-17. Tyler Self, the son of KU coach Bill Self, is switching to No. 20. The 6-foot-2, 165-pound guard is giving the No. 11 jersey to incoming five-star freshman shooting guard Josh Jackson. " June 07

  • Kansas' Self: No way I'd consider jumping to NBA

    KU Sports "Speaking before the start of Game One of the 2016 NBA Finals, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self peered into his crystal ball and deemed Cleveland’s Cavaliers the winner of what he predicts will be “a great series.” “You have the two best players in the world right now that may not be..." June 03

  • No. 1 recruit DeAndre Ayton Wants to Visit Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona

    SNY TV "There have been few big man more impressive than DeAndre Ayton over the past year. The Class of 2017 7-footer from the Bahamas led his California Supreme team to a 3-2 record at the Nike EYBL stop here, and a 10-6 record over the course of the four sessions on the EYBL circuit, averaging 19.5..." May 31

  • KU adds transfer in Liberty University sophomore center Evan Maxwell

    KU Sports "Former Liberty University center Evan Maxwell, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound sophomore out of Clarks Summit, Pa., is headed to Kansas University on a basketball scholarship, Maxwell told the Journal-World on Friday night. Maxwell, who visited KU earlier this week, chose KU over Baylor, Cincinnati and..." May 14

  • Syracuse's Richardson, Kansas' Diallo will remain in 2016 NBA Draft

    The Score "A couple of big names have decided to end their college careers after one season, and will be remaining in the 2016 NBA Draft. Syracuse's Malachi Richardson and Kansas' Cheick Diallo both told teams during interviews at the NBA Combine on Friday that they have decided to stay in the draft,..." May 13

  • KU officially announces signing of No. 1-rated Josh Jackson

    KU Sports "The country’s top-ranked basketball player is officially a Jayhawk. Josh Jackson, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound senior guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., who committed to Kansas University on April 11, has signed and will be a freshman in the upcoming 2016-17 season, KU coach Bill Self announced..." May 03

  • Report: Duke Point Guard Transfer Derryck Thornton Met With Kansas Coach Bill Self Today

    College Spun "Derryck Thornton may be going from one blue blood program to another. The former five-star guard is transferring from Duke after an up-and-down freshman season, and according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, spoke with Kansas’ Bill Self today." April 19

  • Kansas' Carlton Bragg to return for sophomore campaign

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Perry Ellis took home the hardware, but his backup grabbed the headlines. Freshman forward Carlton Bragg announced his intention to return to the Kansas basketball team for a sophomore campaign near the end of Wednesday’s end-of-season banquet at Abe & Jake’s Landing in Lawrence. “I’m..." April 14

  • No. 1 basketball recruit Josh Jackson picks Kansas over MSU, Arizona

    Detroit Free Press "Josh Jackson won’t be coming home. The Detroit native — and one of the best high school seniors in the nation — announced Monday night via Twitter that he will continue his basketball career at Kansas, choosing the Jayhawks over Michigan State and Arizona. “There’s always an element of..." April 12

  • Brannen Greene says he’ll enter NBA Draft and leave KU

    Kansas City Star "Kansas guard Brannen Greene is the latest player to announce his intention to leave the program for the pros. Greene, a junior, declared for the NBA Draft and is planning to hire an agent, KU coach Bill Self announced Wednesday. “I certainly understand Brannen making this decision,” Self..." March 31

  • Kansas' Wayne Selden Jr. declares for NBA draft

    The Score "Wayne Selden Jr. is taking his talents to the pros. The Kansas guard has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft and will hire an agent, the Jayhawks announced Tuesday. By hiring an agent, Selden won't be able to change course after the combine and return to Kansas for his final season. "I want to..." March 29

  • Kansas’ Cheick Diallo to enter draft

    Yahoo! Sports "Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo will declare for the 2016 NBA draft, league sources told The Vertical. NBA front-office executives believe Diallo has a chance to be selected in the first round, but the opportunity to be selected in his preseason-projected lottery slot would come from excelling in..." March 28

  • Ellis, Kansas overpower Maryland in South semis

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kansas forward Perry Ellis seems intent on ending his college career with the loudest of bangs. Ellis set a personal NCAA Tournament career high Thursday night with a game-high 27 points, helping the top-seeded Jayhawks pull away from fifth-seeded Maryland in the second..." March 25

  • Terps confident heading into Sweet 16 matchup vs. Kansas: 'We look at ourselves as the top team in the country'

    Baltimore Sun "With four losses in six games, many questioned whether the Terps would reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Given the way Mark Turgeon's team has played against some of its tougher opponents this season, the fifth-seeded Terps believe they have a decent chance to beat top-seeded Kansas in..." March 24

  • With Strong Hand of Women in His Life, Kansas' Devonte' Graham Becoming a Star

    Bleacher Report "When she walked into the Fox & Hound Sports Tavern to watch a Kansas basketball game earlier this season, Dewanna King had an easy time deciding where to sit. Cheering from a corner of the Raleigh, North Carolina, restaurant was a cluster of fans decked out in Jayhawks T-shirts and hats. Some..." March 24

  • Kansas impresses while upending UConn

    The Sports Xchange "DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kansas secured its spot in this year's Sweet 16 by picking up its 16th consecutive win on Saturday, as the top-seeded Jayhawks defeated ninth-seeded Connecticut, 73-61, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament's South Regional held at Wells Fargo Arena. Nearly from the..." March 20

  • Kansas 105, Austin Peay 79

    The Sports Xchange "DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kansas demonstrated why it's the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, cruising to a 105-79 victory over 16th-seeded Austin Peay on Thursday during the first round at Wells Fargo Arena. For the first eight minutes, the Governors hung around and were within two points..." March 17

  • Kansas, UNC, Virginia, Oregon claim No. 1 seeds

    The Score "Here is a look at the results from Sunday's Selection Show for the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. South Region 1 Kansas vs. 16 Austin Peay 8 Colorado vs. 9 UConn 5 Maryland vs. 12 South Dakota State 4 Cal vs. 13 Hawaii 6 Arizona vs. 11 Vanderbilt/Wichita State 3 Miami..." March 14

  • Graham takes Kansas to Big 12 title

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The beauty of Kansas basketball is the wealth of options in times of need. On Saturday, it was the turn of Devonte' Graham, the tournament's outstanding. Graham led the top-ranked Jayhawks with 27 points as they claimed the program's 10th tournament crown with a..." March 12

  • No. 1 Kansas hangs on to defeat Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas head coach Bill Self was not happy with his team's play in the first half, but he was confident they would respond when it counted. The No. 1-ranked Jayhawks trailed No. 22 Baylor 23-21 at halftime, but defeated the Bears 70-66 to advance to the finals of the Big 12..." March 11

  • Point guards push No. 1 Kansas past Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Bill Self has had success in coaching, two point guards have played simultaneously. This year is no different, and Kansas State was the latest victim of dual threats Frank Mason and Devonte' Graham. Led by the two guards, the top-ranked Jayhawks trounced the..." March 10

  • No.1 Kansas hangs on for win

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Perry Ellis was not about to lose in his final home game for No. 1 Kansas on Saturday. The senior forward dove to grab a loose ball with the Jayhawks clinging to a one-point lead, then passed to junior guard Wayne Selden, who delivered a perfect bounce pass underneath to..." March 05

  • No. 1 Kansas dominates No. 23 Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN -- Top-ranked Kansas was not in a sharing mood Monday. After having clinched at least a part of the Big 12 Conference title on Saturday, the Jayhawks craved more and they satiated their hunger with an 86-56 win over No. 23 Texas that assured that the league's regular-season title would not..." March 01

  • No. 2 Jayhawks win 12th straight Big 12 regular-season title

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Concerns arise, even with the incredible string of 12 consecutive Big 12 basketball championships Kansas clinched Saturday by beating Texas Tech 67-58. "I hope our fans appreciate it, because sometimes, consistency can be boring," Kansas coach Bill Self said...." February 27

  • No. 2 Kansas grinds out win over Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Kansas' performance wasn't pretty against No. 19 Baylor, but the No. 2 Jayhawks still scraped together the kind of road win they have been using to sustain their reign as Big 12 champions for more than a decade. Kansas got the key rebounds and baskets it needed in the last..." February 23

  • No. 2 Kansas gets emotional win at Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas guard Frank Mason stood near the end of the court and let out a scream as it became clear that the second-ranked Jayhawks would escape against their in-state rival Kansas State with a 72-63 victory Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. "I was just happy (for the win),"..." February 20

  • Selden, No. 2 Kansas shoot past Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden struggled to rediscover his shooting form of early January, when he established a career-high scoring total in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. After netting 33 points in an overtime win against Kentucky, Selden failed to score in double figures..." February 16

  • Graham does it all as Kansas wins

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- Kansas coach Bill Self wanted defense out of Devonte' Graham. A big offensive day was a bonus. Self got a big surprise Saturday when Graham excelled on both ends of the floor, containing Oklahoma's Buddy Hield and hitting big shot after big shot as the No. 6 Jayhawks..." February 13

  • Kansas coach Bill Self uses D-word in blasting Brannen Greene's 'classless' dunk

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Kansas' Brannen Greene likes to straddle the line, especially with his head coach, Bill Self. Greene played just two minutes in the second half of the Jayhawks' 77-59 victory over Kansas State on Wednesday, but he used the last of that time to throw down an uncontested dunk with the outcome..." February 04

  • John Calipari tells Kansas fan that Kentucky will 'take the L'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Last Sunday, University of Kansas students lined up at 5 a.m. just for the chance to get tickets to Saturday's anticipated matchup with fellow basketball powerhouse Kentucky. According to Kentucky coach John Calipari, they are likely going to see a Jayhawks victory. " January 30