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Rex Walters

Kansas News

Will forward Billy Preston be KU's next great freshman? | KUsports.com
With the arrival of June, all eyes in the Kansas basketball world begin to shift to the incoming crop of new Jayhawks, many of whom will land in Lawrence this weekend, in time for Bill Self’s youth camps, summer workouts and whatever other welcome-to-college-basketball adjustments the powers that be at KU choose to throw at them.

NBA commissioner: One-and-done system 'not working for anyone' | Smithology | KUsports.com
“This year the projection is that we're going to have 20 one-and-done players coming, actually being drafted this year. When we first changed the minimum age from 18 to 19, the following year in 2006 we had two one-and-done players,” Silver began. “So my sense is it's not working for anyone. It's not working certainly from the college coaches and athletic directors I hear from. They're not happy with the current system.”

Community service, alcohol class ordered for woman who got in fight with KU basketball player | KUsports.com
A woman accused of picking a fight with a University of Kansas basketball player she was dating last winter must perform community service and take an alcohol class as a result.

Self: All but 2 Jayhawks expected to report to campus this weekend | KUsports.com
The two players who will be delayed in reporting to campus are incoming freshman Marcus Garrett, whose graduation from Dallas’ Skyline High is scheduled for June 5, and senior-to-be Svi Mykhailiuk, whom Self said would prolong his stay in his native Ukraine to play with the national team for the second summer in a row.

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Chiefs cut Jeremy Maclin two years after signing him to $55 million deal - CBSSports.com
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Report: Former NBA guard Ben Gordon arrested for ... pulling fire alarms? - CBSSports.com
Gordon, 34, was taken into custody by Los Angeles police at 7:10 a.m. local time and he remained in jail with his bail set at $5,000 as of Thursday afternoon. TMZ reported that Los Angeles police and firefighters responded to Gordon's apartment complex after he allegedly pulled several fire alarms.

Report: Former NBA guard Ben Gordon arrested for ... pulling fire alarms? - CBSSports.com
Gordon, 34, was taken into custody by Los Angeles police at 7:10 a.m. local time and he remained in jail with his bail set at $5,000 as of Thursday afternoon. TMZ reported that Los Angeles police and firefighters responded to Gordon's apartment complex after he allegedly pulled several fire alarms.

Report: Becky Hammon drawing interest from Bucks for open GM position - CBSSports.com
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Report: Heat will waive Chris Bosh, gain salary cap space for free agents - CBSSports.com
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