The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament might not be the same as watching the Round of 64, but the top seniors were given the opportunity to showcase their talent one more day in its first draft camp of the year on Saturday.
Kansas’s Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford had solid performances in the PIT this week in front [...] Continue reading →
The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is inviting 64 of the best college basketball seniors to participate in a 12 game tournament in front of scouts from every NBA team on April 10-13 in Portsmouth, Va.
Kansas’s Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford are among two of the players participating.
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Bill Self and his young Kansas Jayhawk basketball team have high expectations for the 2013-2014 basketball season. By Brennan Keller As the Kansas Jayhawks ended the 2012-2013 season with a crushing 87-85 loss to Michigan in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen, many fans (including myself) are already looking forward to what’s in store for next season. Assuming that freshman sensation and fan favorite Ben McLemore declares for the upcoming NBA draft, the Jayhawks will enter next season having lost their entire starting lineup in seniors Kevin Young, Jeff Withey, Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford, and Ben McLemore. That being said, there are several talented players (including a McDonalds All-American) that have the potential to make the… Continue reading →
Jayhawks lose to Michigan in Sweet Sixteen of NCAA Tournament Dylan Gehlbach And that’s the toughest part about the NCAA Tournament. In almost every tournament game, no matter how well (or poorly) a team has played in the game so far, every team has the opportunity to win it or lose it in the final two minutes. As the Kansas Men’s Basketball team returns to Lawrence while the Michigan Wolverines are defeating the Florida Gators, cementing their spot in the Final Four, it shows just how much of a difference those final two minutes can make. The Jayhawks were playing one of their best games of the year against Michigan in the Sweet Sixteen Friday…. Continue reading →
Kansas is built for weekends and matchups like these By Andrew Curtis Kansas is one third of the way to making the dream real by cutting down the nets and winning a national title in Atlanta. Two down, four to go. After two wins in the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Kansas City, the Jayhawks have been far from stellar. Three of the four halves have been extremely underwhelming compared to the benchmark this team set in the regular season. But all that matters is that they got the wins. Survive and advance. The guard play was atrocious throughout the entire first game against Western Kentucky, with the Jayhawks committing turnovers left and… Continue reading →
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Travis Releford slowly strolled across the Sprint Center’s court, sporting his new Big 12 Tournament champions hat to go with his gray sweats. He was following his 2-year-old son, Travis Jr., who was running across the court’s confetti-filled floor.
Travis picked up his son, along with a piece of pink confetti for Travis Jr. to play with, to have as a memento of his father’s recent accomplishment. Only Travis Jr. wasn’t impressed. He threw it to the floor, perhaps hoping for a more meaningful piece of confetti in the future.