- KANSAS SPORTS -
Moments after calling this summer’s 2017 NBA Draft "point guard heavy," former Duke standout and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams pinpointed former Kansas star Frank Mason III as one of the players he most was looking forward to watching during Thursday’s 5-on-5 scrimmages at the pre-draft combine in Chicago.
Mason will have plenty of opportunities at the combine to impress NBA coaches, scouts and executives with his speed, strength, toughness and 3-point shooting. It’s just too bad — for them and us — they don’t get to see him play against the Balls and Fultzs of the draft, because that would be a show.
"I still hold out hope on him," one NBA executive told ESPN when asked about Mykhailiuk. "He's still really young and can be a catch-and-shoot guy. The question is whether he has a bigger role at Kansas next year than he did the past couple years."
"The craziest question was probably: If I were to die, which way would I want to go out?" Mason told ESPN2 on the telecast of Thursday’s NBA Combine in Chicago.
After meetings with Houston, Golden State and the Los Angeles Lakers this week, he said that promise has not yet come, and no more interviews had yet been scheduled for the rest of the week.
While his fellow graduates back in Lawrence commemorate their accomplishments as students on Sunday, Smithson will be in Virginia, at the Washington Redskins’ training facility, grinding away, attempting to attain his longterm goal.
Kansas sophomore Anastasia Rychagova was one of only six student-athletes named to the All-Big 12 Singles First Team Thursday as announced by the conference office, while senior Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum became the first Jayhawk in league history to be presented the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year award. Bernard-Feigenbaum and sophomore Nina Khmelnitckaia also earned All-Big 12 Doubles Second Team honors.
The Jayhawks are aiming for their highest finish in program history with hopes to clinch the Big 12's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship after four third-place finishes in the last five years.
The Kansas baseball team closes out its home slate May 12-14 at Hoglund Ballpark when the Jayhawks play host to in-state rival K-State in the annual Sunflower Showdown.
KU is the host school for the first time since the Big Eight outdoor meet in 1994.
- COLLEGE SPORTS -
If we’re gonna have these OU rumors annually, let’s go ahead and have all of them at once.
- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -
The Beard had no answers for where his MVP game went at the worst time.
Although Burress doesn't talk about the incident too often, he did take some time recently to explain exactly what happened on the night he shot himself.
The Browns wideout will have to wait until the fall to appeal again.
Several Denver Broncos season-ticket holders who did not attend a game during the 2016 season had their seats revoked, according to a Denver Post report, despite many appealing to the team for their reasons why.
- FAIL OF THE DAY -
Karma and justice at its very best.