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Brett Ballard plans to promote family atmosphere at Washburn | KUsports.com
"When I got this job, I got messages from Adonis Jordan, Jacque Vaughn, Wayne Simien, Tyrel Reed," said Ballard on Monday, noting that Simien was in the building. "Some of those guys I never played with and hardly even know. But I think the special thing, when you’ve played at a place like Kansas, is, it’s a brotherhood. And regardless if they know you or don’t know you or played with you or if you coached ’em or not, everybody’s happy when one of theirs is successful."

An introduction to future Jayhawks Dedric and K.J. Lawson | Smithology | KUsports.com
Who are the Lawsons, exactly? Well, they’re brothers, as you likely guessed. Though they’re both in the same class from a student-athlete perspective, K.J. is actually a year older than Dedric, who reclassified to join Memphis at the same time as his brother.

KU success of two other Memphis natives helped lead Lawson brothers to Kansas | KUsports.com
While Sunday’s news that Devonte’ Graham was returning for his senior season brought with it excitement for the immediate future of Kansas basketball, Monday’s news carried visions of even more excitement down the road.

Dad of Memphis’ Lawson brothers says Kansas an obvious transfer destination
"As soon as Coach called me on Friday. As soon as K.T. (KU assistant Kurtis Townsend) reached out and said they were interested," Keelon Lawson said Monday night in a phone interview, referring to the moment he knew the former Tigers likely were headed to KU.

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