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NBA Combine Notebook from Friday: Graham gets going, Svi stays hot | KUsports.com
The NBA combine taking place this week in Chicago is all about drills, testing, scrimmages and interviews designed to give all 30 NBA franchises an even better picture of the players they might draft during the June 21 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, N.Y.

How Svi Mykhailiuk's pro career could begin the way a future Hall of Famer's once did | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
It's comparison season here at KUsports.com and we have no shortage of former Kansas basketball players to pay attention to this week at the NBA combine in Chicago.

KU's Mykhailiuk shoots lights out during Day 1 of scrimmages at NBA combine | KUsports.com
“Svi was terrific,” KU assistant coach Norm Roberts told the Journal-World by telephone on Thursday night. “He made six threes in his scrimmage and he had a stretch in there where he hit three in a row in like a four-minute span. He definitely opened up some eyes.”

Kansas baseball ousts Oklahoma, 6-5, in 10-inning game | KUsports.com
The June amateur free agent baseball draft is just 2 1/2 weeks away, so the 26 scouts aiming radar guns from several rows behind home plate at Hoglund Ballpark weren’t local bird dogs trying to get lucky by identifying a sleeper.

Azubuike scores 13 points in NBA Combine game; Svi cools off with just one bucket
Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, who scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds on Thursday in his opening scrimmage at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, turned in a near-identical performance on Friday.

Former KU star Devonté Graham sees some virtual reality and some math at NBA Combine
While meeting with the Detroit Pistons, Graham was asked to put on virtual-reality goggles and proceed to run pick-and-roll plays and read defenses. He scored an 11 out of 12 on the pop quiz. Teammate Svi Mykhailiuk got a perfect score on the same test.

Other Sports News

NBA conference finals 5-on-5 - LeBron James, Steph Curry and more big questions
Are we headed for a Warriors-Celtics NBA Finals? What's up with Stephen Curry?

J.J. Watt of Houston Texans will pay for funerals of Santa Fe High School shooting victims
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of those killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School, the team confirmed.

Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough 'certainly open' to dealing No. 1 pick
Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough says he is open to relinquishing his prized place in the NBA draft's catbird seat -- for the right return.

Trae Young believes unequivocally he is the best in the 2018 draft
"I think I'm the best overall player in this draft," Young said. "My main focus isn't necessarily to be the best player in this draft. My focus is to be the best player in the NBA. That's what I'm focusing on each and every day."

Jason Heyward of Chicago Cubs reflects on 'scary' first concussion
"It made a believer out of me," said Heyward, who was not in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Cincinnati Reds. "Not that I wasn't a believer before. You feel for anyone that goes through it. That stuff is scary. You don't feel like yourself, and you don't see anything wrong with you physically, but there is something that's not right."

Other Sports

Just 13 States Have Requested Funds Congress Set Aside to Secure Election Systems
In addition to the $88 million that’s already been dispersed, another $50-75 million is expected to be withdrawn soon, Gizmodo has learned. Officials in as many as 17 states this week notified the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) of their intent to submit their request letters. The states that have already accessed funds include Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New York, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

For the Love of God, Keep Your Literal Ass Away From the Pool When You're Sick
Given that summer is somehow only a short while off for Americans, here’s a timely reminder courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Please, we beg you, keep your disgusting butt away from the swimming pool or hot tub if you’re feeling the least bit like you might have diarrhea.

China to Launch Mission to Moon's Far Side on Monday
The Chang’e 4 relay satellite will be stationed about 60,000km (almost 40,000 miles) behind the moon and provide a communications link for a rover that is designed to land and explore the lunar far side, which never faces Earth. The relay satellite has been named Queqiao, meaning Magpie Bridge, a name that comes from Chinese folklore in which a flock of magpies forms a bridge over the Milky Way to allow a separated pair of lovers to unite.

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