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Ellis, who played four seasons of college basketball, and Selden, who played three, enter tonight’s NBA Draft (6 p.m., ESPN) viewed as possible, yet not certain, second-round selections.
Not every team drafts players late in the second round with the intent of signing them and bringing them to training camp. But there are some organizations that need to fill out their roster via the draft or want effective players on cheap contracts. And I’d be willing to bet one such team will gladly add KU’s standout forward before the evening’s festivities conclude in Brooklyn.
One key question in this Diallo debate will be: Which teams can afford to wait for him to develop?
You can still be a commodity as a prospect, even if you’re not a lottery pick. Teams know what they’re getting with Selden, and while that might not be enough for one to use a first-round pick on him that doesn’t mean he’ll have an uphill battle to make a roster as a second-rounder.
6-foot-2, 180-pound safety Akayleb Evans picked Kansas over offers or strong interest from Iowa, Iowa State, SMU, TCU and Tulsa.
Robert Topps, of Chicago's Marist High, chose the Jayhawks despite having offers from 15 Division I programs and never having visited KU's campus.
It's no secret that scoring points, snagging first downs and producing on offense has been a challenge for the Jayhawks during recent years, but it's athletes like sophomore wide receiver Steven Sims Jr., who have the Jayhawks hoping those days soon will be gone.
Not only does he have one of the best names in the conference, Fish Smithson is one of the Big 12’s most consistent players. He had double-digit tackles in eight of 11 games, including each of the final six games he played in 2015. The Baltimore native's junior season was a big improvement after a solid sophomore campaign (49 tackles).
Kansas head women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider and his staff signed graduate transfer Lisa Blair, the third signee of 2016 for KU, during the late signing period. Adding height, experience and depth to KU's front court, Blair joins the Jayhawks' roster after four seasons, including a redshirt year, at Ohio State. The 6-6 center from Brooklyn, New York, has one year of eligibility remaining.
From Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Kaohsiung Municipal San-min Senior High School, Chou brings a wealth of international experience to the KU roster entering her freshman season in 2016-17. While competing as an amateur since 2015, Chou has made the cut in four professional tournaments on the Taiwan LPGA tour.
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The Big 12 is asking Baylor for a full accounting of the investigation into how sexual assault allegations were handled at the school, including information that has not been released publicly.
WR Devin Duvarnay was free to choose another school after a clerical error in his NLI was found.
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On Wednesday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the league is officially adding an expansion franchise in Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season.
The Chileans will get to defend their Copa America crown against Argentina in a rematch of the 2015 final.
The Portugal star made headlines after he refused to answer a CMTV journalist's question before throwing his equipment away, but it turns out he has history with the network.