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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 6.26.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 6.26.13


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New KU TV deals may limit handful of hoops games |
Here’s a quick breakdown, by region, of what is required to see the four regular-season games in question:

KU basketball notebook: Self still saying no to KU-MU |
“I would hope that he’s as talented as any player in the country, because from a raw, athletic ability standpoint, he can do some things that I’ve never had a player be able to do physically,” Self said. “But the bottom line is, he’s still just 18 years old. He’s still just going to be a freshman. He’s going to go through ups and downs like everybody else.

2013 NBA Mock Draft: Ben McLemore stays at No. 2 - Draft 2013 - Chris Mannix -
Before we get all worked up about McLemore's poor workouts, remember this: A smart executive isn't going to put much stock in them, not after a solid college season.


Opinion: In NBA, drafting smaller smarter |
When in doubt, it seems, NBA executives tend to reach for the athletes with the longest reach at draft time. So often, the execs (many of them by then ex-execs) cringe for years watching the perimeter players they should have taken jet down the court in All-Star and playoff games.

Louisville's Luke Hancock loses inspirational father to cancer - College Basketball - Luke Winn -
On Monday morning, Bill Hancock passed away at the family's Roanoke home. He was 70 years old. Luke had departed four days earlier to prepare for the World University Games trials in Colorado Springs, Colo., and heard the news while en route to the camp, but he and Bill had already spent quality time together. In the final three months of his life he checked off the bucket-list item of seeing Luke play at Madison Square Garden, in the Big East tournament, and then watched him win a national championship in Atlanta. When Luke saw his older brothers the night before the title game against Michigan, they made a promise: "We'll make sure dad gets there."