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"The last three years have been a true blessing to experience as a Jayhawk, an opportunity I am so thankful for," Selden said. "That being said, I'd like to announce that I will be declaring for the 2016 NBA draft. It has always been our plan that my college experience would be three years. I plan to hire representation in the coming weeks."
Here’s the deal: Diallo, like so many other talented players before him and undoubtedly many more to come, chose to play at Kansas in large part because he believed KU coach Bill Self could get him ready for the NBA. If he stayed all four years, or even two or three, there’s no doubt that would happen. But it didn’t happen in one, so now Diallo has a choice to make.
He’s just been a big-time contributor to Kansas for a long time. And in an era of one-and-done players, it’s extremely rare for players to be major contributors at their schools for four years. It’s even more rare when it’s at a school like Kansas.
Whenever talk of the best college basketball player this season came up so did two names: Denzel Valentine of Michigan State and Buddy Hield of Oklahoma.
Although there is uncertainty with KU’s roster, the Jayhawks appear to be in a strong position entering 2016-17 even if multiple players decide to leave early.
Featured in today’s fleeting glance at what goes on at KU’s practice fields: new defensive line coach Michael Slater, as well as second-year offensive line coach and run-game coordinator Zach Yenser.
"I like the speed of the offense, the high tempo," said Booker. With the routes we have, I feel like I can impact the offense as a good possession receiver. I have been working on my routes and I want to catch everything that comes my way."
Four different pitchers, two manufactured runs and one huge double play in the ninth inning paced the Kansas baseball team to a 2-1 victory over No. 16 Missouri State Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
The University of Kansas track & field teams will kick off the outdoor portion of the 2016 campaign at meets across the country this weekend. The Jayhawks will send squads to the Texas Relays, to run from March 31-April 2, the Stanford Invitational on April 1, the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on April 1 and the Emporia State Relays on April 2.
Wichita State surged past the Jayhawks, 6-1, on Tuesday evening at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.
For the second week in a row, and third time this season, Kansas right-hander Andie Formby has collected Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week honors, as announced by the league Tuesday afternoon.
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Along the desolate landscape of junior college football, everyone has a story, along with one last chance to rewrite it.
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A report from a Mets writer suggested the Royals would retaliate on Opening Night against the Mets for Noah Syndergaard's high-and-tight World Series pitch to Alcides Escobar. The Royals deny it.
In Columbus, Ohio, the U.S. destroyed Guatemala 4-0 to boost its chances of advancing in World Cup Qualifying. It was so dominant a display that the U.S. could have actually won by more, but it gives the team a bit of tranquility entering this summer's Copa America.
The U.S. men haven't played in the Summer Olympics since 1988.