Former Kansas forward Thomas Robinson has been traded for the second time in six months. Several national media outlets were reporting the Houston Rockets sent Robinson, the No. 5 pick in 2012, to the Portland Trail Blazers for two future second-round… Continue reading
LAWRENCE — The 2012-13 Kansas basketball team stood together in a ballroom full of flashing light bulbs and clapping hands.
It may be the last time they’re all in the same room.
As the applause began to lower in volume, Kansas coach Bill Self commanded this group for, what may also be, the last time.
“Everybody have a seat except our four seniors,” Self requested. “This may be the last time they have a chance to thank everybody.”
McLemore leads by example as a Freshman Ever since the loss to Michigan State on Nov. 13th, Kansas has prevailed in every single game, winning 16 straight. This team inherits a trait common among Bill Self-coached teams: mental toughness. Of those last 16 games, 6 of those have been decided by 8 points or less and 4 of those have been on the road or at a neutral site. This team hasn’t hit its stride completely yet, but it’s learning how to find a way to win when not on its best game. The 2012-2013 squad, off to a good start in its quest for a 9th straight Big 12 regular season title, hasn’t been… Continue reading
LAWRENCE — Before the basketball season began for Kansas, the keys were passed and Elijah Johnson was clearly at the wheel.
Nonetheless, coaches were hopeful a youngster could forge ahead and get through driver’s ed by now.
Yet Johnson is considere… 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
At Kansas, players change, but expectations always stay the same By Andrew Curtis Ah, free at last, free at last. We can finally say we’re free at last. Basketball season has arrived. In what seems like much longer than seven months, Bill Self lost his two leading scorers from the overachieving national runner-up team from a year ago. Combining with a strong nucleus of veterans is a class of seven freshmen. It’s an interesting makeup for a historically dominant program like Kansas, one that is unique and will help this team to have a higher ceiling than last year. Coach Self has had no problem filling out the roster in an effort to replace two… Continue reading
NEWARK, N.J. – Big 12 Player of the Year and First Team All-American Thomas Robinson was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Sacramento and All-Big 12 First Teamer Tyshawn Taylor was selected 41st overall by the Portland Trailblazers, but his… Continue reading
Kansas coach Bill Self spent some time talking to the media Thursday night after both Thomas Robinson (#5 Sacramento) and Tyshawn Taylor (#41 to Portland/expected trade to Brooklyn) both became NBA draft picks.
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Thomas Robinson puffed out his cheeks, sucked in his breath and blinked back tears.
It wasn’t just the relief of hearing his name called after a brief slide in the NBA draft. It wasn’t just the excitement of accomplishing a lifelong dream. It wasn 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