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Notebook: KU Target Kira Lewis May Reclassify to Class of 2018

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Former KU and NBA center Jeff Withey to travel overseas to play basketball
Former Kansas center Jeff Withey has signed a contract to play for Tofas Bursa, a pro basketball team in Turkey, the team announced Tuesday on its official Website. No contract details were reported.

Frank Mason envisions competitive Kings camp: ‘My job is to focus on what I can control’
“It’s pretty interesting,” second-year Kings point guard Frank Mason said of changes that include the additions of shooting guard Ben McLemore, point guard Yogi Ferrell, and forwards Deyonta Davis and Nemanja Bjelica to go with first-round draft pick Marvin Bagley, a power forward out of Duke selected second overall in the June 21 NBA Draft.

KU target Kira Lewis ponders reclassifying; Robinson-Earl to visit KU, others
Kira Lewis, the No. 29-rated prospect in the recruiting class of 2019 according to Rivals.com, told ESPN.com on Friday at the Las Vegas Summer Showcase he might yet be a late addition to the class of ’18.

KU basketball recruiting: Tulsa-product Bryce Thompson learned about Bill Self when he was six
Years before he became a legitimate college basketball prospect and the No. 10-ranked shooting guard in the class of 2020 (No. 43-ranked overall), Thompson had the chance to attend a Self-run practice that was held at Union High School in Tulsa.

KU football recruiting: 2019 RB Cole Mueller commits to Jayhawks after Friday Night Lights camp
Cole Mueller impressed the KU football staff at the Mega Camp at Lindenwood back at the start of June. He came away with an offer from the Jayhawks, which was his first from any Power Five school.

There’s good news regarding Charlotte Hornets rookie Devonte Graham’s knee injury
Graham consulted with specialists after a cartilage injury was detected in his right knee earlier this month. The plan, for now, is for Graham to resume basketball activity on a conservative schedule, rather than have a procedure, a team spokesman said Tuesday.

Other Sports News

Dez Bryant goes off on Dallas Cowboys front office, players
Free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant went off on several members of his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, during a series of tweets Friday night.

Milwaukee Brewers acquire Mike Moustakas from Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals have traded former All-Star slugger Mike Moustakas to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league outfielder Brett Phillips and minor league pitcher Jorge Lopez.

Houston Rockets extend Clint Capela
Capela was a restricted free agent. Had he instead signed a $4.3 million qualifying offer, he would have entered 2019 as an unrestricted free agent.

Kyle Lowry does not comment on DeMar DeRozan trade by Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry knew people wanted to ask him about DeMar DeRozan.

Lil' Wayne sends care package to San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, son
As the 49ers opened their 2018 training camp, Shanahan heard from wide receiver Pierre Garcon that Lil' Wayne and his management team had become aware of the notion that Shanahan had named his son after the rapper -- Lil' Wayne's given name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. -- and wanted to send some memorabilia to Shanahan and his son.

Other News

What’s the strongest 3-song run on an album?
And why is it Columbia-Supersonic-Bring it on Down from Definitely Maybe?

The 50 greatest special effects movies of all time
For about as long as there have been movies, there have been special effects. That’s no exaggeration: The medium was only a few years old when people began finding ways to toy with the reality of what the motion-picture camera was capturing, creating tricks from quirks in photographic science. A century later, the technology has drastically evolved, but the function remains the same: to make the audience believe the unbelievable. Not that it’s all about fooling us. Yes, some of the best effects blur the line between reality and fantasy. Others simply show us something so cool—so wild or imaginative or beautiful—that we accept the new reality they create, even when we know it’s all make believe. So what makes a special effect special? Maybe it comes down to the effect.