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Billy Preston impresses at McDonald’s All American Game

Preston, a 6-foot-10 forward from Los Angeles, started the game and showcased the versatility of his skills by reaching double-figures on 4-of-8 shooting from the field, including a 2-for-2 mark from beyond the arc.

Hall of Fame Material: Frank Mason III knew right away that Bill Self was the coach for him | KUsports.com

“It was actually on my visit,” Mason recalled of his first meeting with Self. “We met up at Jefferson’s, that was the first place he wanted to eat at, so that’s where we went. Obviously the tradition and role that played in my recruitment was important, but I just remember thinking the whole time, ‘I want to play for this guy.’”

Kansas to face Syracuse in Hoophall Miami Invite

The game between Syracuse and Kansas will be the culmination of a multi-team event in which both teams will each host Oakland, Toledo and Texas Southern on their campuses. The Jayhawks host Texas Southern on Nov. 21, Oakland on Nov. 24 and Toledo on Nov. 28 inside Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas Basketball ranks No. 5 in AP All-Time Top 100

To determine the all-time Top 100, the AP formula counted poll appearances (one point each) to mark consistency and No. 1 rankings (two points each) to acknowledge elite programs. Keep in mind that AP doesn't release a poll after the NCAA Tournament, so eventual national champions are not factored into these rankings.

Jayhawks hope to identify new starting corners this spring | KUsports.com

Beaty described the staff’s search for two new starting corners as a great challenge. He wants to see this spring who among sophomores Hasan Defense, Kyle Mayberry, Julian Chandler and Justin Williams and redshirt freshman Shola Ayinde can prove himself worthy of a starting job.

David Beaty concerned about cornerbacks, excited about Hasan Defense - Heartland College Sports | Heartland College Sports

“I’ve been impressed with Hasan Defense. I think he’s got a good body for the position, he’s big, he’s very aggressive. Sometimes you don’t find guys that play on the edge like that that are aggressive guys. He’ll hit you and he’s athletic and has some potential to him.”

Is the next Myles Garrett at Kansas? - College Football Nation Blog- ESPN

Beaty said he expects Armstrong to land in the first round next year -- if he chooses to leave school early.

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Around the Big 12: A few early NBA Draft entrants and transfers | Call it a Nightengale | KUsports.com

Kansas is far from the only school that entered the offseason with some question marks. Most of the Big 12 schools started to deal with transfers and NBA decisions in the past week and here’s a quick recap of all of the moves around the conference.

One unlikely secret to Gonzaga's success: A recruiting pitch 'nobody really wants'

What really bolstered Gonzaga’s pitch was that Few could cite two recent shining examples of his program’s success developing a player during a redshirt year.

NCAA academic case hovers over UNC at another Final Four

The NCAA reopened its investigation in summer 2014 and first charged UNC in a Notice of Allegations (NOA) filed in May 2015 . It then revised the charges in a second version last April , and then changed them again in a third version filed in December . Considering the school gets 90 days to respond followed by the NCAA enforcement staff getting 60 days of its own, each NOA adds roughly five months to the process — assuming there are no hiccups.

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Father Who Shamed Son With Signs at NBA Games Defends the Stunt

The father, attended a series of professional basketball games across the country, holding up signs with messages for his son, scolding him for a bad academic performance.

The most important sports song is Smash Mouth's 'All Star' - SBNation.com

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