Kansas Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Point guard Devonte Graham commits to Kansas

    CBSSports.com "One day after losing last season's starting point guard, Kansas has found his replacement. Devonte Graham, the best point guard remaining in the class of 2014, has chosen the Jayhawks over North Carolina State. The 6-foot-1 senior had once signed with Appalachian State, but after a long..." May 03

  • Report: Naadir Tharpe Expected To Transfer From Kansas

    College Spun "Kansas has lost a number of big players this off-season, with Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid declaring for the NBA Draft. One that fans didn’t think there was much risk of losing a few months ago? Junior point guard Naadir Tharpe. However, it now appears that he will be leaving the Jayhawks..." May 01

  • Kentucky has best odds to win the 2014-2015 Men’s Basketball National Title

    College Basketball Talk "As you might have expected, after losing just two players to the NBA Draft, Kentucky has become the favorite to win the national title at 5/1 odds. Duke (9/1) and Wisconsin (16/1) round out the top three, but the most interesting bet here seems to be Arizona, who is getting 16/1 odds. After..." April 28

  • Cliff Alexander trying to bring five-star recruit Myles Turner to Kansas

    SB Nation "Turner is expected to make his college announcement on April 30. On Friday, he joined Kansas commits Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre at the Jordan Brand Classic. As the No. 2 recruit in the country according to ESPN, Myles Turner has a big decision ahead of him. Turner is one of just four..." April 21

  • Report: Joel Embiid declaring for NBA draft today

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple weeks ago, a report leaked Joel Embiid would declare for the NBA draft. Embiid, likely sensibly, denied making such a decision. But with Embiid holding a news conference at 3 p.m. today, the writing is on the wall – and on ZagsBlog: Joel Embiid will announce his plans to enter..." April 09

  • Joel Embiid entering NBA draft

    ESPN.com "Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid announced Wednesday he will enter the NBA draft. The Jayhawks big man averaged 11.2 points on 63 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game as a freshman. The 7-foot, 250-pound Embiid, 20, is widely regarded as one of the top..." April 09

  • Arizona favored to win next year's college hoops title

    Covers.com "The nets at AT&T Stadium in Dallas are just freshly cut down by national champions Connecticut, but that doesn't mean we cant start looking ahead to futures for the winner of next year's Big Dance. The Arizona Wildcats and head coach Sean Miller, were oh so close to this year's Final Four and..." April 09

  • Kelly Oubre stands out among KU's latest crop of recruits April 2

    Kansas City Star "At some point, the swelling afro became too mainstream, too conformist. Kelly Oubre had grown out his hair for months, and now he needed something new, something that would make him stand out. He needed something, Oubre said, that could capture his “brand.” “I’ve never been a person to..." April 03

  • Andrew Wiggins says he will declare for NBA Draft

    Kansas City Star "Bill Self, as he often does, provided the best walk-off line. Andrew Wiggins’ farewell announcement was winding down, and he was asked for about the third time if he’d have had any regrets choosing Lawrence to spend his one season in college before entering the NBA Draft. “I’m grateful I..." April 01

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team

    CBSSports.com "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team

    CBSSports.com "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Sources say Kansas star Joel Embiid will enter NBA Draft

    Kansas City Star "Joel Embiid, the Kansas Jayhawks’ 7-foot freshman center from Cameroon, has made his decision, according to Yahoo. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting this morning that sources say the possible No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft will leave Lawrence after one injury-shortened season. In declaring for..." March 27

  • Wayne Selden to return to Kansas for his sophomore season

    College Basketball Talk "Wayne Selden announced on twitter on Tuesday afternoon that he will be returning to Kansas for his sophomore season. “Want to let Jayhawk Nation know, I will be returning for my sophomore season!” Selden wrote. “Can’t wait to get to work [and] get back in the fieldhouse.” Selden is a..." March 25

  • Stanford limits Wiggins to 4, stuns second-seeded Kansas

    CBSSports.com "Dwight Powell had 15 points and seven rebounds and No. 10 seed Stanford wrapped up its second straight upset at the free throw line, knocking off No. 2 Kansas 60-57 in the South Regional on Sunday. Chasson Randle added 13 points, six steals and four assists for the Cardinal (23-12), who..." March 23

  • Kansas C Joel Embiid: 'I could have played today'

    TheScore.com "In wake of the Kansas Jayhawks' upset loss to the Stanford Cardinal, ESPN's Jeff Goodman spoke with center Joel Embiid, who sat out Sunday's game with a back injury. Despite reports from earlier in the week that Embiid's status for the Sweet 16 was up in the air, the freshman seemed pretty..." March 23

  • Stanford upsets Kansas, reaches Sweet 16

    San Jose Mercury News "The tougher team won. Stanford, not always known for its grit, had more of the stuff Sunday and knocked off No. 2 seed Kansas 60-57 to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. The 10th-seeded Cardinal (23-12), playing in its first NCAA tournament since 2008, advances to Memphis..." March 23

  • Joel Embiid: No decision on NBA yet

    ESPN.com "While fellow freshman Andrew Wiggins will leave after the season, Kansas teammate Joel Embiid told ESPN that he will talk to the Jayhawks coaching staff and also his mentor, fellow Cameroon native and NBA player Luc Mbah a Moute, before making a final decision concerning his NBA future. Embiid..." March 23

  • Will Wichita State, Kansas and Kansas State fans spar with – or support – each other?

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB "Dylan Donner was in the front row at Scottrade Center for NCAA tournament open practices Thursday. He was careful not to get the dipping sauce from his chicken strips on his Wichita State Shockers jacket. Donner is here with his father, Dallas. They drove in from Wichita, Kan., for the..." March 21

  • Kansas beats Eastern Kentucky 80-69 in their NCAA Tournament opener

    Kansas City Star "Inside the Scottrade Center, the temperature was rising. The upset watch was turned up to 10. Tensions were rising. For the second straight season, Kansas was in a first-round dogfight with a low-seeded directional school from the state of Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky kept splashing in..." March 21

  • Kansas coach Bill Self confirms Joel Embiid won’t play in St. Louis

    Kansas City Star "Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid will not play in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, coach Bill Self confirmed Wednesday after arriving at the team hotel. The decision to hold Embiid out follows the same plan that Self outlined before the Big 12 tournament. Self held out a tiny bit..." March 20

  • Colonels Open NCAA Tournament Against Kansas Friday

    EKUSports.com "After seven years, the Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team returns to the NCAA Tournament on Friday, the program's eighth appearance in the "Big Dance." The 15th seeded Colonels (24-9) will face No. 2 seed Kansas (24-9) at 4:10 p.m. ET in the Scottrade Center. The game will air..." March 19

  • Freshmen-laden NCAA title teams are the exception, not the rule

    Kansas City Star "The youngest, most mystifying team in the country will open the NCAA Tournament in St. Louis on Friday, a program led by one-and-done talent and a coach with one shining moment to his name. Kansas coach Bill Self may be relieved we’re not talking about his team. No, the youngest team in the..." March 19

  • Kansas has to buy time until injured center Joel Embiid is back

    Kansas City Star "If you believe in the aura of advanced statistics — the formulas and algorithms that dominate the modern sports landscape — the loss of a promising freshman center can be overcome. The numbers say so, if you can believe that. Joel Embiid turned 20 on Sunday. He is 7 feet tall, and the..." March 19

  • No. 16 Iowa State flips script, knocks off No. 10 Kansas in Big 12 semifinals

    Des Moines Register "Last place, eh? Well get this, Iowa State preseason naysayers: The team some people picked to finish anywhere from fourth place to 10th is one victory from its second Big 12 Conference tournament title. The 16th-ranked Cyclones’ 94-83 upset of 10th-ranked Kansas Friday in a semifinal at..." March 15

  • Kansas 77, Oklahoma St. 70

    ProSportsDaily "Andrew Wiggins had 30 points, eight rebounds and three steals to lead the Jayhawks past the Cowboys in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City. Wayne Selden Jr. added 14 points and Tarik Black matched a career best with 12 rebounds as top-seeded Kansas (24-8) advances to face..." March 14

  • KU survives Oklahoma State rally and escapes with 77-70 overtime win

    Kansas City Star "The new Kansas is sprawled out in a Sprint Center locker room, exhausted and jubilant after an overtime victory. The new Kansas is Brannen Greene munching on potato chips, and Jamari Traylor cracking jokes, and Wayne Selden Jr. stone-faced on one side of the room, answering questions in short..." March 14

  • Minus Embiid, Wiggins shows he can carry Kansas for 1 big game, at least

    CBSSports.com "Marcus Smart made sure he drew the boundaries. At least it sounded that way Thursday when the at-times troubled, talented and finally tired 2013 Big 12 player of the year plopped his body in a folding chair after a third meeting this season with Kansas. It sounded a lot like Oklahoma State's..." March 13

  • KU's Andrew Wiggins can burnish his reputation in March

    Kansas City Star "The flight to Madrid had dragged on for nearly half a day, cramped and mind-numbing. Then came a three-hour bus ride. By the time the Canadian teenagers arrived at the basketball gym in Spain, they were jetlagged from the trans-Atlantic travel and stiff from a claustrophobic journey across the..." March 12

  • Basketball Writers Association names 13/14 All-Americans

    USBWA.com "The 2013-14 USBWA Men's All-America Team features seven seniors, including forward Doug McDermott of Creighton, who becomes just the 19th player in the 58-year history of the team to earn three-time USBWA All-America honors. Based on regular-season performance, the entire USBWA membership of..." March 12

  • Joel Embiid out of Big 12 Tournament because of stress fracture in back

    Kansas City Star "Kansas coach Bill Self ruled Joel Embiid out of the Big 12 Tournament this week because of a stress fracture in his back. Embiid is also unlikely to play in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. “Based on that, this weekend is out,” Self said in a statement released Monday night. “Next..." March 11

  • Kansas freshman Joel Embiid to see back specialist in California

    CBSSports.com "Kansas center Joel Embiid, the possible No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, flew to Los Angeles on Sunday to get a second opinion on a lower back injury that's caused him to miss the past two games, a source close to the program told CBSSports.com. Embiid is scheduled to meet with a back..." March 10

  • West Virginia withstands Wiggins' 41 points, upsets No. 8 Kansas 92-86

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Its NCAA chances all but gone, West Virginia showed it still has some fight left in a lackluster season. West Virginia built a 25-point lead and had to withstand 41 points by freshman Andrew Wiggins and a furious comeback by No. 8 Kansas to upset the Jayhawks, 92-86, in their Big 12..." March 09

  • Four freshmen listed among 15 finalists for Wooden Award

    CBSSports.com "The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. The 15 finalists are: (Players listed in alphabetical order) Kyle Anderson (UCLA) Cleanthony Early..." March 08

  • Kansas 82, Texas Tech 57

    ProSportsDaily "Tarik Black, starting in place of the injured Joel Embiid, scored a season-high 19 points in his final home game and the Jayhawks turned up the defensive pressure to rout the Red Raiders. Naadir Tharpe scored 16 points and made three 3-pointers as Kansas (23-7, 14-3 Big 12) rebounded from..." March 06