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Notebook: Svi, Graham Maul Draft, Preston, Newman to Maul Undrafted Free Agency

She came over, I lost my nerve. Took her in and made her dessert

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Kansas News

NBA Rumors: Lakers sign Malik Newman, Joel Berry II in undrafted free agency - Silver Screen and Roll
Malik Newman appears to be pretty easily the most likely of these names to actually make an impact on the Lakers. The Kansas guard was the 58th-ranked prospect in Jonathon Givony of ESPN’s list of the top 100 2018 NBA Draft prospects, and he averaged 14.2 points five rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 46.3 percent from the field in his sophomore season with the Jayhawks.

NBA Draft 2018: KU coach Bill Self disappointed for undrafted Jayhawks Malik Newman, Billy Preston
"The bottom line is you'd rather get in the right situation than you would go for the number," said the KU coach following the 2018 NBA Draft. "I think [from a] pride standpoint, everybody wants to hear their name called, and who wouldn't? But for actually making the team, it's more important to have the right fit."

KU's Devonté Graham chosen in second round of NBA draft, traded to homestate team
Big 12 player of the year Devonté Graham, a consensus first-team All-American out of Raleigh, N.C., was selected 34th overall — the fourth pick of the second round — by the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks then traded the pick to the Charlotte Hornets, giving Graham a chance to play for his homestate NBA team.

Self says playing in North Carolina 'has to be huge thrill' for Devonté Graham
“Certainly playing in his home state has to be a huge thrill for him,” Self, Kansas’ 16th-year coach, said late Thursday night after Graham, a 6-foot-2, Raleigh, N.C., native was chosen 34th overall (fourth in the second round) of the 2018 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks traded Graham's rights to the Charlotte Hornets for second-round picks in 2019 and 2023.

KU's Devonte' Graham picked No. 34 overall by Atlanta, quickly traded to Charlotte |
As predicted by most mock drafts throughout the past several weeks, former Kansas point guard Devonte’ Graham became the first KU player selected in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night, when the Atlanta Hawks picked him with the fourth pick of the second round, No. 34 overall.

Los Angeles Lakers snag Svi Mykhailiuk with 47th pick in 2018 NBA Draft |
He was seated in the stands at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with his agent, coach from Ukraine, parents and girlfriend, when former Kansas guard Svi Mykhailiuk heard his name called in this year’s NBA Draft on Thursday night.

Tied to the end: Graham, Mykhailiuk officially leave Kansas 13 picks apart in 2018 NBA Draft |
Forever linked during their KU careers thanks to their close friendship, sweet shooting strokes and ability to lead Kansas to a lot of victories during the past four seasons, Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk delivered one final act together as Jayhawks on Thursday night by becoming second round picks in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Other Sports

Michigan State University board rejects effort to oust president John Engler
Michigan State University's governing board rejected an effort to oust the school's interim president Friday as trustees met to discuss how to pay for a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Ichiro Suzuki sits on Seattle Mariners bench in fake mustache disguise
Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy mustache, shades and a hoodie?

2018 NBA draft -- Phoenix Suns select Deandre Ayton at No. 1
Ayton, the 7-foot center who starred as a freshman at Arizona, was selected with the first overall pick by the Phoenix Suns, who kicked off the NBA draft at Barclays Center in New York with a selection that was widely expected entering Thursday night.

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers have 'good dialogue' as free-agency decision nears, Koby Altman says
Nearly one week before LeBron James must inform the Cleveland Cavaliers whether he intends to pick up the option on his contract with the Cavs for next season, Cleveland general manager Koby Altman said he and James' camp have already established a "good dialogue."

2018 NBA draft - What's next in free agency and trades?
The NBA draft is in the rearview mirror, and now all attention moves toward the start of free agency on July 1. With LeBron James, Paul George, Chris Paul and Kevin Durant all potential free agents -- even if some are likely to quickly re-sign with their current teams -- and Kawhi Leonard seeking a trade, this summer could remake the NBA landscape.

2018 NBA draft - Six big first-round winners
The Mavericks are the clear winner of the night, wheeling and dealing for arguably the top prospect in the draft in Doncic.

Nudity News

Golfer Greg Norman, 63, strips nude for ESPN's 'The Body Issue' (photos) |
Australian golf star Greg Norman has stripped completely nude for ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary 'The Body Issue.'