Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 7.2.12

Mar 23, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack forward C.J. Leslie (back) shoots as Kansas Jayhawks center Jeff Withey (5) defends during the first half of the semifinals in the midwest region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Athletics

KU football signs juco linebacker Shelby - KansasCity.com
The Kansas football program announced the signing of junior college linebacker Jon Shelby on Friday, completing the Jayhawks’ 2012 recruiting class.

Former KU RB Cornish rushes to top of CFL | KUsports.com
"Jon showed when he’s given the workload, he’s right there with any back in the league," Dickenson told the AP. "As long as he focuses on the game I think he’ll have a great year. He’s a smart player. This year he’s shown to catch the ball better. He’s obviously a very good runner. He’s got pretty good top-end (speed) and he’s strong. He breaks tackles. He really is the complete package."

Jeff Withey relishes camp, block | KUsports.com
I really just see this and Withey's invitation to the Lebron Academy as further proof that if you're a big man, you'd be silly not to want to play under Bill Self.

Texas prep cornerback picks KU | KUsports.com
Backup to a couple of high high major guys a year ago. Right now he's a sleeper and he's committed to Kansas, it will be one to watch as he steps into the spotlight.

Misc.

At the Watercooler to discuss the best college basketball prospects for the 2013 NBA draft - ESPN
Don't sleep on Jeff Withey. Went toe-to-toe with AD in the Final Four. He's one 12-foot jump shot and/or spin move off the block from being a lottery pick.

Big 12 Interim Commissioner: Irish only team that would add value to TV deal | SI Tracking Blog – Tracking MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA On Twitter
"Our television partners agreed that the only new member that would enhance the Big 12 value for television was Notre Dame."

Euro 2012: Spain easily wins Euro 2012 final | Live football and soccer news | ESPNFC.com
Pretty anti-climatic ending to a great event.

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