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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 6.25.12

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College players see failure in their future if they don't reach the NBA -- college basketball - ESPN
Yet for a long time after his KU career ended, the last place Langford wanted to be was Lawrence. The place where he made a name for himself had become his discomfort zone. The community that embraced him instead made him feel unworthy.

Mario Chalmers joins exclusive two-title club |
Chalmers, the former Kansas University guard, and ex-Duke forward Battier became the fifth and sixth active players in the pros who have won both NCAA and NBA championships.

Unidentical twins: Rajon Rondo, Tyshawn Taylor have alliterative names, different games |
"I don’t think anybody in the NBA thinks he’s a point guard by any stretch," the coach said of Taylor. "His decision-making is just not a strength. With your point guard having to be such a good decision-maker because it’s the most important position in the NBA these days, I think people are seeing him more as a spark plug, combo guard off the bench who can give you some scoring punch and get the pace of the game going up and down."