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NBA Draft: Udoka Azubuike selected by Utah Jazz in first round
Azubuike became the first Kansas player selected in the 2020 NBA Draft. Likely to follow will be KU basketball point guard and fellow second-team All-American Devon Dotson. Dotson and Azubuike led a KU squad that finished the 2019-20 season with a record of 28-3 and the national No. 1 ranking.

Devon Dotson lands with Chicago Bulls following 2020 NBA Draft
Devon Dotson has his NBA home. The former KU basketball point guard is headed to the Chicago Bulls, as was first reported by ESPN on Wednesday evening. Dotson went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft before signing with the Bulls — potentially on a two-way deal, according to KU coach Bill Self.

Les Miles: 'Wise decision' to postpone Kansas-Texas game
“Well, you have injury and you have COVID,” said Miles on the show. “Sometimes that turns to a position group and four or five guys in a position group is a huge number and not one you can sustain over time. I mean you’re looking for players. I think what Kansas Team Health does is they certainly look after us and recommend things."

Bill Self explains pros of Devon Dotson's path to Chicago Bulls
“He’s from Chicago and their G League team is in Chicago,” Self said. “I think that would be a big bonus to have something close as far as the opportunity to still be a part of the organization and be in the same city. We’ll see how all that plays out.”

Kansas career 'played out right' for Udoka Azubuike, Self says
"Doke I thought went as high as he possibly could," KU coach Bill Self said following the draft. "So happy for him. Happy for the organization he went to. I know that he was emotional and ecstatic."

Why Kansas football offer was 'really special’ to QB Mack Howard
Mack Howard, a class of 2023 quarterback, found a way to make his summer productive. Down in Alabama, Howard worked out with QB coach David Morris. The result of that summer work was a reel that caught the eye of KU offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon, who reached out to Morris.

Bits o Chalk

Seth Curry traded by Dallas Mavericks to Philadelphia 76ers, joins father-in-law Doc Rivers
The Philadelphia 76ers acquired a historically elite 3-point shooter who happens to be married to the coach's daughter, completing a draft-night trade that sent shooting guard Josh Richardson and the No. 36 pick in Wednesday's NBA draft to the Dallas Mavericks for Seth Curry.

Wisconsin Democratic election official: Don't water Trump's 'plant of baloney'
Trump paid the $3 million required for the recount and issuing the order was expected to be a pro forma move, but it instead resulted in nearly six hours of arguing. The partisan fighting before the recount has even started likely foreshadows the battle that lies ahead.

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, injured in workout with other NBA players, will undergo an MRI on Thursday
Thompson was playing with several NBA players in Los Angeles and felt pain in the calf area when he landed on his leg, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. The Warriors are worried it's possibly an Achilles tendon injury but are holding out hope it's not as serious and are determined to wait on the MRI results.

NBA draft 2020 - A grades, bold predictions and surprise picks
Who won the 2020 NBA draft? After the top three picks went off the board in the predicted order -- Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves), James Wiseman (Golden State Warriors) and LaMelo Ball (Charlotte Hornets) -- the draft started to see some surprise picks later on.

Eraser Dust

Man Who Drove Through Grocery Store Charged With Two Felonies - Flathead Beacon
The Columbia Falls man who drove his car through a grocery store last week said he did so in an effort to buy cigarettes for his girlfriend after consuming a large amount of methamphetamine, according to charging documents filed in Flathead County District Court on Monday.

Montana Reaches Tobacco Company Settlement of $100 Million - Flathead Beacon
“I am pleased to achieve this immediate payment of the funds rightfully due Montana and forever protect the remedy struck over 20 years ago when Montana entered into the Master Settlement Agreement,” Fox said. “Montana needs these resources now more than ever to pursue its work in smoking prevention and cessation, help the disabled and seniors, fund critical public health programs and insure Montana’s children through the Children’s Heath Insurance Program.”

Montana Juvenile Suspect Charged in Fatal Shooting - Flathead Beacon
The Cascade County attorney’s office charged the suspect, who is also 14 years old, with negligent homicide on Thursday in the shooting death of Antonio Carlos Thierry Jr.

Thierry was an eighth-grade student at East Middle School.

Billy Corgan and Kevin Parker: Musicians on Musicians Interview - Rolling Stone
Today, Corgan, 53, is on a new path of his own, having just finished CYR, a double album featuring founding Pumpkins James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin; it’s also tied in with a five-part animated series. Says Corgan, “You have to just keep moving forward.

12 Million To Lose Jobless Benefits The Day After Christmas Unless Congress Acts : NPR
The day after Christmas, millions of Americans will lose their jobless benefits, according to a new study. And that could spell financial ruin for many people, like 44-year-old Todd Anderson in the small town of Mackinaw City, Mich.

Restored Vision for Kalispell’s Historic Buildings - Flathead Beacon
When Bill Goodman bought the Kalispell Mercantile (KM) Building 22 years ago, he remembers a dying downtown with light traffic and little action happening in the heart of historic Kalispell.