Kansas Rumors & News

  • Eric Paschall Cuts List to Five, Providence and Villanova Make It

    Big East Coast Bias "Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Eric Paschall got permission to contact more than a dozen schools following Fordham's firing of head coach Tom Pecora. The 6'6 freshman announced on his Twitter page that he is down to 5 schools, including staying at Fordham. Two Big East schools made the cut as well..." April 15

  • Brannen Greene to undergo hip surgery

    Lawrence Journal World "Kansas University sophomore guard Brannen Greene will have hip surgery Thursday and will miss up to five months of basketball workouts, coach Bill Self told the Journal-World after Monday’s KU basketball banquet at Lawrence’s Holiday Inn. “It (hip) hurts, but that’s not the problem. The problem..." April 14

  • Perry Ellis coming back for his senior season at Kansas

    Kansas City Star "Kansas coach Bill Self did his part to maintain the suspense. After announcing Perry Ellis as the team’s most valuable player Monday at the Jayhawks’ annual awards banquet, Self pretended not to know his leading scorer’s plans for the future. Senior season, with a chance to climb the career..." April 14

  • Kansas gets Wayne Selden Jr. back for another season

    CBSSports.com "Wayne Selden Jr. will be back at Kansas for his junior season. The school announced the news Friday afternoon. "I'm using that last game and the season as my everyday motivation to get better," Selden said statement, referencing Kansas' 78-65 loss to Wichita State in the Round of 32. Selden..." April 11

  • KU's Cliff Alexander to declare for NBA Draft

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander is declaring for the NBA Draft, KU announced in a release Tuesday afternoon. Alexander, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, sat out KU's final eight games when his eligibility came into question following his mother's connection to a..." April 07

  • Report: Kansas' Kelly Oubre expected to enter NBA Draft

    Sporting News "Kansas fans are hoping the report about Kelly Oubre going pro is an April Fool's joke, but they'll have to face reality. According to Scout.com, the freshman forward is planning on entering the NBA Draft. Multiple experts project Oubre as a lottery pick. During his only season in Lawrence,..." April 01

  • Report: Kansas’ Bill Self Meeting With Charlotte Graduate Transfer Mike Thorne Today

    College Spun "Kansas’ 2014-15 men’s basketball season came to an end on Sunday, when the No. 2-seeded Jayhawks fell to No. 7 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament’s Third Round. Bill Self is already working on setting up his 2015-16 squad. According to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, the Kansas coach is..." March 27

  • KU knows it has to start making its outside shots

    Kansas City Star "The easiest way for any team to beat a zone defense is by making threes. Kansas basketball coach Bill Self knows this as well as anyone, so he was not sure how to react when he studied New Mexico State and realized the Jayhawks were destined to see lots of zone in their opening game of the NCAA..." March 19

  • Kansas forward Perry Ellis is getting his 'explosion back'

    CBSSports.com "Kansas junior forward Perry Ellis is still recovering from a sprained knee, but coach Bill Self said he liked what he saw from Ellis in Wednesday's practice, reports The Kansas Star. "Perry looked good in practice [Wednesday]," Self said. "He's getting his explosion back."" March 18

  • College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams: Louisville On Top, Kansas Close Behind

    Forbes.com "The Louisville Cardinals are, for the fourth consecutive year, college basketball’s most valuable team. But the team’s financial success appears to have ebbed for the first time since 2009. This year Louisville is worth $38.3 million, down a hair from last year’s $39.5 million valuation. And while..." March 18

  • NCAA won't reinstate Kansas forward Cliff Alexander before Big Dance

    CBSSports.com "Kansas freshman forward Cliff Alexander will not be eligible to play in the NCAA Tournament, coach Bill Self told ESPN. Alexander has been dealing with eligibility issues as the NCAA investigates his mother's connection to a loan firm. He has not played since Feb. 23." March 17

  • Attorney for Kansas' Cliff Alexander says his client ready 'to clear his good name'

    Yahoo! Sports "A statement from a Dallas-based lawyer for sidelined Kansas basketball player Cliff Alexander says his client has provided documentation to the NCAA and is ready and willing to be interviewed by enforcement staff “to clear his good name.” Paul Stafford sent the following statement to Yahoo..." March 14

  • Cliff Alexander case shows how NCAA rules need to evolve

    Kansas City Star "The rule exists, and considering where this column is going, if that rule was broken it’s probably best to acknowledge right here at the top that penalties are justified. Because if a loan was taken out using the future professional basketball earnings of Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander as..." March 10

  • Sources: NCAA investigating whether family of Kansas' Cliff Alexander received impermissible benefits

    Yahoo! Sports "Kansas forward Cliff Alexander remains sidelined because of an NCAA inquiry into possible impermissible benefits received by one or more of his family members from an NBA agent, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports. Alexander has not yet been interviewed by the NCAA, sources said, though not..." March 08

  • Ellis likely back by Big 12 tourney

    ESPN.com "Kansas coach Bill Self expects junior forward Perry Ellis back from his right knee injury in time for the Big 12 tournament. "It wasn't anything serious," Self told ESPN. "He'll probably miss a week." On Thursday, Ellis was officially ruled out for Saturday's game at Oklahoma. " March 06

  • Kansas' Bill Self: Perry Ellis will 'probably miss a week' with knee sprain

    The Score "Kansas forward Perry Ellis is expected to be back in time for the Big 12 tournament after leaving Tuesday night's game with a knee injury. "It wasn't anything serious," Kansas head coach Bill Self told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. "He'll probably miss a week."" March 04

  • Cliff Alexander's attorney trying to limit damage of NCAA investigation

    SI.com "The attorney helping Kansas forward Cliff Alexander navigate an NCAA eligibility issue couldn’t offer many specifics about the enigmatic freshman's predicament. Nor could Arthur McAfee shed light on how far along the investigation is. Nor could the former NCAA enforcement representative offer a..." March 01

  • Kansas' Cliff Alexander out vs. Texas in potential eligibility issue

    Sporting News - NCAAB "A potential eligibility issue will keep one of Kansas' star freshmen off the floor Saturday night and perhaps an even longer time. Kansas announced Saturday afternoon true freshman forward Cliff Alexander will not play for the No. 8 Jayhawks in their home game against Texas after the NCAA..." March 01

  • Chaotic court storm mars KSU win over KU

    ESPN.com "After failing to keep an eight-point lead in a loss to their biggest rival, coach Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks faced an even tougher challenge Monday night. Getting back to the locker room. After a sea of students and fans flooded Kansas State's floor following a 70-63 victory over the..." February 24

  • KU basketball assistant Jerrance Howard fined for marijuana misdemeanor

    Kansas City Star "Jerrance Howard, an assistant men’s basketball coach at Kansas, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana last summer while in his hometown of Peoria, Ill., the Peoria Journal Star reported on Wednesday afternoon. Howard was charged in July 2014 with unlawful possession of cannabis,..." February 12

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • Kansas finally learns to trust its freshmen

    SB Nation "The Jayhawks were headed for an embarrassing home collapse on Monday before their two maligned newcomers came to the rescue. Kelly Oubre and Cliff Alexander weren't expected to be replacements for Kansas, they were supposed to be reinforcements. With Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid off to the..." January 20

  • Kansas PG Devonte Graham to return vs. Texas Tech

    CBSSports.com "Kansas freshman Devonte Graham will return to the lineup to play Saturday vs. Texas Tech, Bill Self told CBSSports.com. Graham has missed the Jayhawks' past six games due to a sprained toe." January 10

  • 5-Star PF Bragg commits to Kansas over UK, others

    Scout Hoops "Five-star power forward Carlton Bragg made his decision on Thursday. The star from Cleveland (Ohio) Villa Angela-St. Joseph had three schools remaining on the list before selecting the Kansas Jayhawks. “I twisted and turned on the decision daily, but now I am ready. I would like to thank the..." January 08

  • Kelly Oubre ‘solidified’ starting spot for Kansas

    College Basketball Talk "Kelly Oubre has finally broken through for No. 13 Kansas. The uber-talented small forward went for 20 points, scoring 16 in the first half, as the Jayhawks knocked off Kent State on Tuesday night. That came 10 days after he had 23 points and 10 boards in a win over Lafayette. Oubre has done..." December 31

  • KU’s Jamari Traylor suspended for Georgetown game

    Kansas City Star "Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said Monday that forward Jamari Traylor won’t play on Wednesday at Georgetown. Traylor, who was arrested early Sunday morning on a municipal charge of interfering with the duties of a police officer." December 08

  • Buried on Jayhawks’ bench, Kansas’ Kelly Oubre still trying to ‘figure it out’

    Kansas City Star "Bill Self would prefer to not be discussing this, of course, the image of the projected lottery pick sitting in warm-ups on the Kansas bench. Self’s Jayhawks are 5-1 now, riding a four-game winning streak after claiming the championship at the Orlando Classic. Junior Perry Ellis is playing like..." December 05

  • Conner Frankamp's next stop will be hometown Wichita State

    Yahoo! Sports "Wichita native Conner Frankamp left Kansas just over a month ago in search of a school where he could play a bigger role. No. 11 Wichita State rolls Memphis, who look to be in serious trouble this year NBC Sports His hometown Shockers recruited him heavily in high school and will have at least..." December 02

  • 2015, 2016 Maui fields set: UNC, UCLA, UConn, Kansas, Indiana involved

    CBSSports.com "As is custom, the Maui Invitational has announced its future fields on the day its event begins. One of the most prestigious November tournaments in college basketball, which is now 31 years old, started Monday. And we now know the next two years worth of fields that will unfold on the Big..." November 24

  • KU point guard Devonte' Graham sprains shoulder but expected back soon

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Kansas point guard Devonte' Graham suffered a sprained right shoulder in Tuesday's Kentucky game, but he is not expected to miss significant time, KU coach Bill Self said Friday. Graham played 14 minutes against UK before leaving the game to get the shoulder checked. " November 22

  • Bill Self wishes his water was vodka after blowout loss to Kentucky

    Fox Sports "No. 1 Kentucky manhandled No. 5 Kansas Tuesday night, 72-40. Coincentally, vodka is about 40-percent alcohol. The drubbing was the worst (margin-wise) loss suffered by a Bill Self-coach Kansas team in his 11-plus seasons at the helm." November 19

  • Report: Kansas transfer Conner Frankamp considering Colorado, Wichita State

    College Basketball Talk "Less than two weeks removed from the announcement that he would be leaving Kansas, point guard Connor Frankamp is getting ready to make his second visit, according to a report from the Denver Post. Frankamp is expected to make his way to Colorado this weekend to visit the school. This comes of..." November 13

  • Freshman Cliff Alexander could fill a big hole for KU in the middle

    Kansas City Star "There is an innate gene built into Bill Self’s basketball DNA, a trait that shapes much of his core philosophy as a head coach. It is a simple one, really, with very few shades of gray, but as another basketball season begins at Allen Fieldhouse, we’ll let Self explain his theory of..." November 03

  • Conner Frankamp leaves Kansas over playing time concerns

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the few bright spots from Kansas' unexpected round of 32 NCAA tournament loss to Stanford last March was Conner Frankamp coming off the bench to sink four 3-pointers to help rally the Jayhawks late in the second half. Turns out those will be his final buckets in a Kansas..." October 31

  • Shooter or player? Self challenges Frankamp to shape his KU legacy

    Fox Sports Kansas City "What's it going to be, Conner Frankamp? Shooter? Or player? "It was, obviously, a little different," the Kansas sophomore guard said of his freshman campaign, one that smoldered but never quite got around to setting the Big 12 on fire. "But like I said, just getting in the gym as much as you..." October 11

  • Kansas Is Building a Luxurious $15 Million Apartment Building for Its Basketball Team

    The Big Lead "Kansas assistant basketball coach Jerrance Howard shared this video of mock-ups of the new $15 million apartment building that will house the men’s team (and, as College Spun notes, about 20 phenomenally lucky regular students so as to comply with NCAA rules that a dormitory house no more than 49%..." October 01

  • Five-star 2015 small forward cuts list to six schools

    College Basketball Talk "6-foot-8 small forward Brandon Ingram has developed into one of the nation’s top prospects, with the Kinston, North Carolina native ranked 18th nationally by Rivals.com. With the production has come the attention of some of the best college basketball programs in the country, and on Sunday Ingram..." September 02

  • Report: Maryland transfer target Andrew White picks Nebraska

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland transfer target Andrew White has committed to Nebraska, according to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. White had been considering a host of schools that included Maryland after announcing his intention to transfer away from Kansas in May. White played two seasons in Lawrence, Kan., and..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Kansas transfer Andrew White III did not visit Florida State this weekend

    College Basketball Talk "Andrew White III averaged only 5.5 minutes per game in his 43 appearances with Kansas, but that hasn’t stopped him from receiving interest from multiple high-major programs. Since announcing he would be leaving leaving the KU program back in early May, White had visited Nebraska and Notre Dame...." July 14

  • Ex-Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe to turn pro instead of transfer

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "The final image of Naadir Tharpe's up-and-down college career apparently will be him dejectedly walking off the floor following a nightmarish performance in Kansas' stunning NCAA tournament loss to Stanford this past March. Tharpe told CBSSports.com on Wednesday he will forgo his final year of..." July 10

  • Kansas Transfer White to Visit Notre Dame

    Zagsblog "Kansas transfer Andrew White III will visit Notre Dame today (Wednesday) and Thursday, he told SNY.tv. The 6-foot-6 White also visited Nebraska last week. “Great visit,” he said. “I met with a lot of people, saw a lot of places around campus, hooped with the guys and had a good time being..." July 02

  • Former Kansas guard Andrew White III to visit Nebraska

    College Basketball Talk "After playing an average of 5.5 minutes per game in two seasons at Kansas, 6-foot-6 guard Andrew White III made the decision to leave the program with an eye towards earning more playing time at his new school. Wednesday afternoon White tweeted where he’ll be taking his first visit, with Nebraska..." June 26

  • Kansas forward Hunter Mickelson ready to contribute after year off

    Kansas City Star "The decision came April 30 in a gymnasium in Euless, Texas. Myles Turner, the most coveted remaining big-man prospect in the country, sat at a long table after narrowing his list of schools to a small group that included Kansas and in-state favorite Texas. Turner, a skilled 6-foot-11 center..." June 06

  • Self, Calipari: No NBA calls, and that's OK

    ESPN.com "Kentucky's John Calipari and Kansas' Bill Self told ESPN on Monday that it'd be extremely difficult for either to leave their current high-profile college jobs for an NBA opening, and both added that they haven't been contacted during this latest coaching carousel. "They haven't talked to me..." June 04

  • Providence, UMass interested in Kansas transfer Naadir Tharpe

    College Basketball Talk "More than three weeks after announcing his transfer from Kansas, two potential suitors have reportedly expressed interest in the rising senior point guard Naadir Tharpe. Providence and UMass are both pursuing Tharpe, according to a report from Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports on Tuesday afternoon...." May 27

  • Nebraska a leader for Kansas transfer Andrew White

    College Basketball Talk "Andrew White was a top 50 recruit coming out of high school in the Class of 2012, but he just so happened to wind up at Kansas at the same time as a string of talented wing players. As a freshman, it was top ten pick Ben McLemore and seniors Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford that played the..." May 26

  • Kansas adds Ukrainian star Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

    CBSSports.com "Kansas has added Ukrainian star Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, as first reported by DraftExpress.com. Mykhailiuk is a 6-foot-6 shooting guard who plays for Cherkassy and is just 16 years old. He will turn 17 in June, and is expected to attend Kansas in the fall. One NBA scout who saw Mykhailiuk..." May 22

  • Top prospect Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk to visit Kansas

    The Shiver "2014 SG Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (we'll call him Slav) should be visiting Kansas this coming weekend before heading east to visit Virginia next week. The 6'6" Mykhailiuk is from the Ukraine and burst onto the scene at the Nike Hoops Summit." May 16

  • Andrew White III leaving KU basketball team

    Kansas City Star "Before Andrew White White had already sat down with Kansas coach Bill Self, and reality had been spelled out in the form of a roster filled with talented guards and wings. White, a 6-foot-6 sophomore guard, was happy at Kansas. And Self was happy to keep White. But if he stayed, he risked..." May 09