Kansas Rumors & News

  • Kansas hopes to have Udoka Azubuike available Saturday

    ESPN "Kansas coach Bill Self said Thursday that he hopes to have center Udoka Azubuike available Saturday. Azubuike played just three minutes in the Jayhawks' 76-60 win over Penn in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He missed the three games in the Big 12 tournament with a left knee..." March 15

  • Kansas' Azubuike to miss Big 12 tournament with sprained MCL

    ESPN "Kansas says Udoka Azubuike will not play in this week's Big 12 tournament in Kansas City after spraining the MCL in his left knee during practice Tuesday. In a statement, Jayhawks coach Bill Self said Azubuike was hurt in a scrimmage. "It is isolated. It is a Grade 1 sprain," Self said. "We..." March 07

  • Kansas' Graham unanimously named Big 12 Player of the Year over Trae Young

    Bleacher Report "Kansas Jayhawks senior guard Devonte' Graham was voted as the unanimous Big 12 Player of the Year, per Jake Trotter of ESPN.com, topping Oklahoma's star freshman Trae Young. Other Big 12 awards announced Sunday included Kansas' Bill Self and Texas Tech's Chris Beard being named Big 12..." March 04

  • Cops called when man gets in Kansas' basketball dorm to give 'free-throw advice'

    CBS Sports "A fan apparently frustrated with the free-throw shooting of Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike took action on Wednesday According to Yahoo Sports, the unidentified man showed up at the Kansas men's basketball dorm offering "free-throw advice" before police were called to address the issue. He was..." January 25

  • Oklahoma's Poke-a-Doke strategy makes it a foul night for Kansas, Bill Self

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Tuesday was the day the Poke-a-Doke came to college basketball. It is not to be confused the with Hack-a-Shaq or similar strategies employed against DeAndre Jordan but lacking a catchy name. When the NBA was allowing this to go on a few years back, there was no basketball to it at all. When..." January 24

  • Kansas freshman Billy Preston signs with European team BC Igokea

    ESPN "Kansas freshman Billy Preston has signed with BC Igokea, a European club located in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The club announced the signing, as did the Adriatic Basketball Association. Nicole Player, Preston's mother, confirmed the signing to ESPN. Preston did not sign with an agent. "We..." January 20

  • Why 5-star Zion Williamson would fit better at Clemson than Kansas, Duke or Kentucky

    CBS Sports "The nation's top uncommitted prospect, Zion Williamson, will end his long and winding recruitment process on Saturday. The five-star forward from Spartanburg Day School in South Carolina, ranked as the No. 3 overall player in the Class of 2018, will pick his college destination between Clemson,..." January 18

  • Kansas' biggest problem lies at the free-throw line

    Sporting News - NCAAB "No. 10 Kansas had its four-game winning streak snapped Tuesday night with an 85-73 loss to No. 18 Texas Tech in its Big 12 home opener. The Jayhawks suffered their second straight defeat against a ranked opponent despite showing they could overcome an obstacle — getting to the free-throw..." January 04

  • Mother of Kansas Basketball Star Goes Off on Son's Critics on Twitter

    Complex "When five-star recruit Billy Preston signed with the Kansas Jayhawks prior to the start of the 2017-18 college basketball season, he was expected to play an integral role in the success of the team. But unfortunately Preston—a 6-foot-10 forward who was ranked 18th in the 2017 freshman class by..." January 03

  • Self hopes De Sousa, Preston will be able to play for KU during Big 12 season

    Kansas City Star "Kansas basketball coach Bill Self reiterated Tuesday afternoon that he’s hopeful big men Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa will be available for duty during the Big 12 portion of the 2017-18 season. Yes, he’s hopeful the two will take the court for KU, but again, as of Tuesday, there’s..." December 19

  • Bill Self ‘optimistic’ Billy Preston will play in games for KU this season

    Kansas City Star "Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says he is “optimistic” that freshman forward Billy Preston will be able to play in games for KU during the upcoming Big 12 season. “The thing about it, from an optimism standpoint, we don’t know how other people will view what we have done,” Self said,..." December 15

  • Kansas adds a big man to their roster, but not the big man they need

    College Basketball Talk "Kansas has made an addition to their roster, but it’s not the one that Jayhawks were hoping for. James Sosinki, a 6-foot-7, 260 pound tight end on the Kansas football team will walk-on to the basketball team this season. Sosinki averaged 19.1 points and 12.6 boards as a freshman at a community..." December 05

  • Kansas basketball has interesting new recruiting tactic

    Fanrag Sports "The Kansas Jayhawks and longtime head coach Bill Self aren’t going to pay recruits to play in Lawrence. They are, however, taking the next step to polish up recruiting tactics. Matching pace with other top-tier programs, Kansas disclosed plans for a $17.5 million, privately funded apartment..." November 28

  • Kansas still without freshman Billy Preston

    College Basketball Talk "Kansas freshman Billy Preston has yet to make his debut for the Jayhawks and it appears he’ll have to wait a bit longer before that happens. Head coach Bill Self met with media earlier this week to discuss the Preston situation, saying that nothing has changed about his status quite yet...." November 22

  • Quentin Grimes signs with KU, which makes another incoming KU guard happy

    Kansas City Star "Devon Dotson, a blue-chip high school senior point guard from Charlotte, N.C., who had already signed a letter of intent with Kansas, rejoiced on Twitter on Wednesday night when it was revealed that combo guard Quentin Grimes of Texas announced for the Jayhawks over Texas. “OH IT’S LIT!!!!!!!..." November 16

  • Kansas star freshman Billy Preston held out of game vs. Kentucky

    USA Today "Kansas star freshman Billy Preston did not play in the Jayhawks game against Kentucky, coach Bill Self announced Tuesday just before tipoff. Self said that Preston was in an auto accident on campus and when it was reported, there were questions about his car. So until those are answered, he's..." November 15

  • Kansas has backcourt of the future after commitment from five-star guard Devon Dotson

    College Basketball Talk "Kansas reloaded its future backcourt on Friday as five-star point guard Devon Dotson pledged to the Jayhawks. The 6-foot-1 native of Charlotte is considered the No. 17 overall prospect in the national Class of 2018, according to Rivals. An aggressive, attacking guard who likes to play downhill,..." October 16

  • ‘Absolute monster’ David McCormack commits to KU basketball

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Next year’s Kansas basketball roster just got significantly bigger. The Jayhawks on Sunday evening secured their second recruit from the Class of 2018, receiving an oral commitment from four-star center David McCormack of Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. At 6-foot-10, 260 pounds,..." September 25

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