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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 6.17.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 6.17.13

Streeter Lecka

Kansas Basketball

Joel Embiid happily signs for campers |
“He’s literally just getting started. His potential is untapped,” said KU coach Bill Self, who said he has found Embiid to be a “sponge” in early-summer workouts. “From a raw skill set, he’s big, long, quick, athletic, can move his feet, he can shoot over both shoulders, jump hook, things like that. It’s unbelievable for a guy playing three years to have that skill set.”

Andrew Wiggins arrives in Lawrence, will begin summer school this week |
The buzz started late Saturday morning when Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self told his Parent/Child campers that prize freshman forward Andrew Wiggins of Toronto was en route to KC International Airport.

Former KU guard Sherron Collins working on pro comeback |
Chicago native Collins — the fifth-leading scorer in KU history — has been in Lawrence for the past several weeks, determined to get in shape after speaking with his former KU trainer, Andrea Hudy, and former coach, Bill Self, a few weeks ago.

Ryan Robertson comes ‘full-circle’ |
“It’s full-circle now,” said Robertson, a 36-year-old former KU combo guard who played for the Jayhawks from 1996-99. He and 6-year-old son J.D. are in Lawrence for basketball and bonding this Father’s Day weekend.


Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M Aggies tweets he 'can't wait to leave' College Station - ESPN
The Twitter account of Texas A&M Aggies sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel has made news before. Early Sunday morning, a deleted tweet caused a bit of a stir.

College athletes of the year at KU, K-State and Mizzou -
not every year a major college that orbits Kansas City wins an NCAA championship, or claims three conference titles in major sports, or spends its first year in a new league. But it all happened in 2012-13.