KU Sports
Graham, Mykhailiuk enjoy welcome-to-NBA moments after wild draft night
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:05:36 -0500
Videos and photographs are no substitute for seeing things in person, but judging by the looks on their faces and bounce in their step on the videos that have been floating around the Internet, former Kansas guards Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk have yet to come down from Thursday night’s NBA Draft high. By Matt Tait
Former KU athletic director to join Free State football staff
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:54:32 -0500
Former University of Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger won’t be leaving Lawrence anytime soon. On Friday, Zenger told the Lawrence Journal-World that he plans to join the coaching staff for the Free State football team. Zenger will serve as the linebackers coach for the Firebirds, who made it to the 6A quarterfinals last fall.
Devonte' Graham ready to learn behind Kemba Walker in Charlotte
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:13:12 -0500
Devonte’ Graham understands how much his time playing at the University of Kansas helped prepare him for professional basketball. By Shane Jackson
Tom Keegan: Nice guys don't always finish last
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:02:05 -0500
Sometimes good things really do happen to good people.
Tied to the end: Graham, Mykhailiuk officially leave Kansas 13 picks apart in 2018 NBA Draft
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:28:00 -0500
Forever linked during their KU careers thanks to their close friendship, sweet shooting strokes and ability to lead Kansas to a lot of victories during the past four seasons, Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk delivered one final act together as Jayhawks on Thursday night by becoming second round picks in the 2018 NBA Draft. By Matt Tait
Los Angeles Lakers snag Svi Mykhailiuk with 47th pick in 2018 NBA Draft
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:36:31 -0500
He was seated in the stands at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with his agent, coach from Ukraine, parents and girlfriend, when former Kansas guard Svi Mykhailiuk heard his name called out in this year’s NBA Draft. By Matt Tait
KU's Devonte' Graham picked No. 34 overall by Atlanta, quickly traded to Charlotte
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:03:56 -0500
As predicted by most mock drafts throughout the past several weeks, former Kansas point guard Devonte’ Graham became the first KU player selected in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night, when the Atlanta Hawks picked him with the fourth pick of the second round, No. 34 overall. By Matt Tait
It's time! Four Jayhawks hope to hear names called in tonight's NBA draft in New York
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, who has spent his entire 33-year coaching career in college basketball, has a phrase he uses for the way prospects view their chances at making it in the NBA when draft time rolls around. By Matt Tait
Tom Keegan: A 10-year look back at 2008 NBA draft
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:38:50 -0500
Even 10 years later, looking at who should have gone where in the 2008 NBA draft has a subjective element to it.
Former KU golfer Ryan Vermeer wins PGA Professional Championship, qualifies for six tour events, including PGA Championship
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:32:19 -0500
Former University of Kansas golfer Ryan Vermeer qualified for the PGA Championship for the second year in a row Wednesday by winning the PGA Professional Championship at Bayonet Black Horse in Seaside, California.
Notebook: Kyron Johnson shows why he's KU's fastest linebacker
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:16:46 -0500
Teammates describe University of Kansas linebacker Osaze Ogbebor as fast. And the 6-foot-1, 225-pound senior agrees with that assessment. Ogbebor even ventures to call himself the fastest linebacker at KU right now — an argument he admits comes with a technicality. By Benton Smith
Self, Grimes discuss recruiting impact of FIBA Americas U18 Championship
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:34:03 -0500
Kansas freshman Quentin Grimes won’t forget the locker room celebration anytime soon. Grimes, who spoke to reporters in Allen Fieldhouse Tuesday, described the scene after Team USA captured a gold medal with a 113-74 win against host Canada. By Shane Jackson
Tom Keegan: How Bill Self has grown as coach the past three years
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 21:55:54 -0500
Bill Self’s basketball teams always have been known to play tough defense, but in recent seasons it sunk it to me that what they actually do best is play with an extreme degree of confidence offensively.
KU freshman Quentin Grimes handed heavy praise by new head coach
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:24:23 -0500
With his latest prized pupil sitting to his right and their recently claimed gold medals tucked safely away in their respective homes, Kansas coach Bill Self on Tuesday heaped the kind of praise onto KU guard Quentin Grimes that is not often attached to a true freshman. By Matt Tait
Bill Self: KU in 'good place' with Silvio De Sousa's eligibility
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:19:30 -0500
It’s been more than two months since a federal indictment alleged the guardians of two unnamed University of Kansas basketball players — widely believed to be current KU big man Silvio De Sousa and former forward Billy Preston — received illegal payments in a scandal orchestrated by an Adidas executive. But nothing that has transpired since leads head coach Bill Self to think De Sousa will be ineligible to play as a sophomore this coming season. By Benton Smith