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Kansas men's basketball senior Perry Ellis was named to the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy's® All-America Team for 2015-16, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on ESPNU Monday evening.
Under new rules, players who declare without hiring an agent now will get the opportunity to get concrete feedback from the NBA, most notably in the form of an invitation to a pre-draft combine, before making their final decisions.
... it’s undeniable that playing well in the NCAA Tournament can have a major impact in the draft status for a college basketball player. Does a good run turn a no-name into a lottery pick? Not likely. But can a monster showing elevate a future pro from the second round into the first or from the late first into the lottery? You bet.
“Yes, very special,” said Bragg of his bond with Ellis. “I (was) coming in as a freshman just like Perry was (in 2012), and I’m trying to follow in his footsteps. We’ll see what happens.” “Just the whole adjustment, coming from high school to college and just playing my role,” Bragg said. “I think I’m gonna have a bigger role next year.”
“I tried to cherish every moment of it,” Ellis said. “You don’t think about it when you first get here, you think it’ll just last forever and you’re just living in the moment, but Eventually it comes to an end.”
Jackson said he was supposed to make his decision this past Thursday, but a few close friends and family members were unable to make it, so he had to push it back to a later date. Now, he's on track to make his decision "within the next week or so."
The Kansas baseball team welcomes in No. 16 Missouri State Tuesday, March 29, for a midweek matchup at Hoglund Ballpark.
Following a week break from action, Kansas softball returns to the diamond to host Wichita State in its final midweek matchup of 2016 on Tuesday, March 29, at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.
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“I’m 41 years old and I have 25 championship rings,” said Haase, who turns 42 on Friday. “Those rings are a product of the people and the coaches I’ve been around. ... When I was a player I was known for an attack mentality. I am going to do everything I can to make sure that the attack mentality is part of our culture and our program.”
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Heeney and his family were on their way to church when his SUV started to have some trouble on the snowy roads in Kansas.
Honestly, that plus the billboard is just mean.
With just one minute left in the game, a young fan ran from his seat (which was not courtside) on to the court just to give Carmelo Anthony a hug. Anthony seemed surprised to see the young boy but hugged him back before quickly sending the fan back to his seat.