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Jayhawk Breakdown: NBA scout sizes up Dedric Lawson's pro prospects | Tale of the Tait |
It’s officially May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro career.

KU women's tennis riding high and ready for more |
There’s a video that surfaced just after the Kansas women’s tennis team clinched its first ever Big 12 tournament title in late April that shows elated KU coach Todd Chapman celebrating the victory with the full force of his body.

KU football OC: When QB Jordan Medley arrives it will be like opening a present |
It’s true that offensive coordinator Les Koenning and his Kansas football boss, head coach Les Miles, won’t know exactly what type of player they have in Class of 2019 signee Jordan Medley until the young quarterback arrives on campus this summer.

Former Jayhawks K Gabriel Rui invited to Chiefs' rookie minicamp |
But as of Thursday, with news of kicker Gabriel Rui receiving a rookie minicamp invitation from the Kansas City Chiefs, the Jayhawks now have eight former players trying to find a way to catch on with a team.

Recruiting: What KU's Luke Meadows is seeking from 2020 OL
Luke Meadows knows what he’s looking for when evaluating and recruiting an offensive lineman. The new Kansas offensive line coach has taken no time getting out and finding talent in the class of 2020. As a matter of fact, KU is already in on numerous offensive linemen in the class.

Report: KU basketball among schools to reach out on Boogie Ellis
A four-star guard in the 247Sports Composite and five-star prospect in the Top247, Ellis should have no shortage of suitors for his services. He is listed at 6-2, 165 pounds. He is the No. 34-ranked prospect (No. 6-ranked combo guard) in the 247Sports Composite. The 247Sports staff has him at No. 28 overall and as the No. 5-ranked combo guard.

Jerry Meyer reflects on star-filled weekend at Nike EYBL
247Sports college basketball expert Jerry Meyer was at the event, and he went in-depth on the prospects who caught his eye over the weekend on the 247Sports College Basketball Show. At an event full of elite talent, five five-star recruits stood out to Meyer. The first of those was Sharife Cooper, a class of 2020 prospect who led all players in scoring over the weekend. At the moment, it’s a two-team race between Auburn and Kentucky to land Cooper.

KU football's Gabriel Rui receives NFL rookie minicamp invite
Gabriel Rui, KU's primary kicker of the last two seasons, has received an invite to attend rookie minicamp with the Kansas City Chiefs, per the KU football twitter account. Rui, listed at 5-11, 205 pounds, played his high school ball in Oklahoma and went the JUCO route before making Lawrence his next destination.

Other Sports News

Man thanks 49ers' Greenlaw for saving daughter
Moments after the San Francisco 49ers used a fifth-round draft choice on linebacker Dre Greenlaw, a grateful father took to Twitter to thank Greenlaw for protecting his daughter at a fraternity party in 2015.

AAU coach gets life in prison for child sex abuse AAU coach gets life in prison for child sex abuse Ex-AAU coach gets life in prison for sexual abuse
A judge sent an influential youth basketball coach to prison effectively for the rest of his life Thursday, saying he secretly collected sexual images of 440 boys and molested more than a dozen over a 20-year period.

Nets' Russell cited for marijuana possession
The marijuana was found inside a hidden compartment of an AriZona Iced Tea can that was in Russell's possession, a TSA spokesperson told Newsday.

Kanter draws support of union after drawing jeers
"The National Basketball Players Association fully supports our players using their platforms to stand up for their beliefs and the principles they support. We stand with Enes and, as with all of our players, will work to ensure that he is treated fairly and with respect."

Lowry on Kawhi: 'I'm not helping him enough'
Of the rest of those Raptors, though, none of them has the experience with the franchise that Kyle Lowry does. Lowry, who finished with seven points on 2-for-10 shooting and was a game-worst minus-28 in 38 minutes, declared the Raptors have to help Leonard out -- especially himself.

Embiid brings 'theatrics,' dominates Gasol in win
With his Philadelphia 76ers taking a 2-1 series lead over a Toronto Raptors team led by Kawhi Leonard and his 37.7 points per game so far in the Eastern Conference semifinals, coach Brett Brown was asked a simple question.

Other News

Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor convicted in US opioid case - BBC News
A Boston jury found Kapoor and four colleagues conspired to bribe doctors to prescribe addictive painkillers, often to patients who didn't need them.

Teachers Begin To See Unfair Student Loans Disappear Under TEACH Grant Fix : NPR
Nearly 2,300 teachers have just had a mountain of student loan debt lifted off their backs, according to previously unreleased figures from the U.S. Department of Education. The move follows reporting by NPR that exposed a nightmare for public school teachers across the country.

Facebook bans Alex Jones, other extremist figures - Reuters
Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was banning Alex Jones and other controversial U.S. political personalities for violating the social media company’s policies on “dangerous individuals and organizations.”

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Forest proposal could add 40 miles of new trails
The proposed alternative would sanction construction of nearly 40 miles of new trails in the Flathead National Forest in the vicinity of Whitefish, an outcome that would probably please many in the regional mountain biking community.