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Notebook: Former KU Players Get Mauled in TBT

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Kansas News

Bill Self, former Jayhawks react to Perry Ellis' injury at TBT
Former KU basketball power forward Perry Ellis left his team's opener at The Basketball Tournament just moments into the contest. Ellis appeared to hurt his knee early in the game and went to the locker room before leaving the building and heading to a medical facility, according to the ESPN broadcast of the game.

KU reunion team 'Self Made' falls to Sideline Cancer in TBT
Within the first minute of the Self Made’s eventual 87-63 loss to Sideline Cancer, Wichita-native Perry Ellis went down with what appeared to be a knee injury. On one of the first offensive possessions of the game, Ellis got the ball on the block and went up to lay the ball in. His attempt was blocked and as Ellis landed he went right to the floor, immediately grabbing at his right knee. Ellis was able to walk off the floor with some assistance but Jen Hale of ESPN later reported that Ellis would not return and said Ellis was taken to a medical facility.

Former KU guard Quentin Grimes excited for fresh start at Houston | Jackson's Journal |
The one-time 5-star prospect has had a wild 12-plus months since joining the Kansas basketball program. At first, the expectation was for Grimes to play one season with the Jayhawks before eventually becoming a likely lottery pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. That didn’t happen.

Personal, team goals motivating Kansas PG Devon Dotson ahead of sophomore season | Jackson's Journal |
Since announcing his decision to return to KU for his sophomore season, which came at 7:59 p.m. on May 29, Dotson has fielded many questions about electing to pull his name from the NBA draft pool. When asked about returning to Kansas, Dotson has alluded to the fact he has things he wants to accomplish for the 2019-20 campaign.

Other Sports News

Pats experiment with switching QB Etling to WR
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who has a notable history of experimenting with players in different positions, has thinned out the team's quarterback depth chart by switching former LSU starter Danny Etling to wide receiver.

Clippers unveil renderings of proposed arena
One day after introducing Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as his franchise's two newest superstars, Steve Ballmer excitedly shuffled through five oversized cardboard renderings as he unveiled designs for the LA Clippers' proposed "billion-dollar-plus" state-of-the-art arena.

U.S.'s Dressel tops Phelps' 100 fly world record
Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps' world record in the 100-meter butterfly on Friday at the swimming world championships.

Sources -- Gordon holdout may stretch into season
While the two sides have exchanged proposals in recent days, running back Melvin Gordon's holdout now is expected to be prolonged and threatens to last into the season, sources familiar with the talks told ESPN.

Other News

Cussing Youths - Flathead Beacon
12:53 a.m. Youths were “running around cussing at people.”

Brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri kills man after swim at Fantasy Lake Water Park in North Carolina - CBS News
A North Carolina man has died from a rare brain-eating amoeba after swimming in a manmade lake at a water park, officials said Wednesday. The state Department of Health and Human Resources said in a news release that the infection was caused by the amoeba naturally present in warm freshwater during the summer.

Florida’s opioid crisis: billions of pills, millions in campaign cash | Tampa Bay Times
One Walgreens in Port Richey alone received an average 74,706 pills per month. The city’s population is 2,831.