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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 5.16.13

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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 5.16.13

Tom Pennington

Kansas Basketball

Relationship with Bill Self likely biggest reason that Wiggins opted for Kansas over Kentucky | vaughtsviews
“I know he loved Self from prior conversations he had with my husband. My husband loves him (Self), too. His host mom said Bill Self was more like Rob than (Kentucky coach) John Calipari and that is how Andrew is. He is not a flashy kid. He is not about pomp and circumstance. He’s just a humble kid.”

Bill Self basks in glow | KUsports.com
“Comparing him to LeBron is not fair,” Self said. “From a physical standpoint, they are both about the same height. LeBron is obviously much thicker and bigger physically. Andrew is extremely long at 6-8. His wingspan may be 7-1, 7-2, and they can both fly. There are some similarities in that. Both are freakish athletes.”

The nation's reaction to top recruit Andrew Wiggins choosing Kansas | Seen it? | KUsports.com
"He's the best high school player who has come around in a long time. He's freakishly athletic and has great size and great length. He's a special player and a special talent in our conference."

Kansas Basketball: The Other, Non-Andrew Wiggins Recruits
Bill Self and his staff had to “settle” for four recruits ranked 34th or higher nationally in the Rivals150. Even if Wiggins had gone elsewhere, that’s worth popping champagne for. And yet … how often have you heard pundits and fans salivating over them, particularly in comparison to the new Wildcats? Here’s all you need to know about Kansas’ “other guys.” If they join forces with Wiggins to lead the Jayhawks to great heights, don’t act so surprised.

Kansas Football

Ravens sign KU’s Dayne Crist | KUsports.com
Well hey, there's this.

Misc.

1. Len Bias — The 20 Greatest Basketball Players to Never Play in the NBA | Complex
Pretty interesting countdown.