ATLANTA – Kansas men’s basketball legend Danny Manning was named to the NCAA’s All-Time Players Team tipping off the celebration of the 75th Final Four Friday.
The NCAA will honor the all-time team – the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers – and the all-time moment – Duke’s Christian Laettner’s game-winning shot against Kentucky in the 1992 East Regional [...] Continue reading →
The Jayhawks earn their ranking by locking down on opponents By Andrew Curtis You’ve all heard it by now. If you haven’t, I’d like to extend an invitation your way to the Withey Block Party. In a season where scoring is down in college basketball, Kansas sets the standard for playing tough, hard nosed, fundamental defense every single possession. It all starts with the big man in the middle, senior 7-footer Jeff Withey. Withey is just eight blocks shy of tying Greg Ostertag for the Kansas’ all-time lead in blocks and leads the nation in blocks per foul by a wide margin, with 2.97, according to espn.com. For a guy that came to KU as… Continue reading →
Laid back senior leads by example By Andrew Curtis Kansas has long been considered ‘Big Man U’. Even with the recent departure of Danny Manning, the man that received most of the credit for the nickname, the position remains extremely well-coached. The player who is seeing the most benefits from this is senior 7-footer Jeff Withey. Withey has improved as much in a 4-year span as any player I have ever seen. He was so awkwardly tentative and fragile as a freshman that it was hard to see him ever having an impact on the court for the Jayhawks. Thanks to a couple years of grueling praticices with fellow post players and current members of… Continue reading →
TULSA, Okla. — When it comes to basketball, Danny Manning has done it all.
As a player, he experienced the best there is as an NCAA champion at Kansas and an NBA All-Star with the Los Angeles Clippers. He understands the worst there is, with three se… Continue reading →
LONDON — Former Kansas basketball player Sasha Kaun scored a team-high 18 points for Russia on Monday in a loss to Australia, but still helped his team win Group B in the Olympic Games.
Despite losing the game 82-80 on a 3-pointer in the final second… Continue reading →
LAWRENCE — Kansas did not want quite the same challenge early in its 2012-13 nonconference basketball schedule as it faced last season.
Then, the likes of Kentucky, Georgetown, UCLA and Duke comprised four of the first five games KU played before Tha… Continue reading →
The goal, Tony Dutt says, is to know where Thomas Robinson will be drafted before it happens.
Entering draft week, the answer was no slam dunk.
“It’s not as clear as I would like it,” said Dutt, who represents the Kansas forward. “There are a … Continue reading →
Draft day is approaching on June 28 and Jeff Withey will be watching intently.
But without a suit and tie, without a return ticket from New York and without any anxious anticipation over getting a phone call from an NBA executive.
Withey is still satis… Continue reading →
Tyler Self, the son of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, will join the Jayhawks next season as a walk-on.
Tyler, a 6-foot-2 guard, recently graduated from Lawrence Free State, where he averaged 3.9 points and 1.3 rebounds as a senior.
The non-scholar… Continue reading →