The #1 player in the country will sign with one of the four schools he’s considering at 12:15 EST at his school, Huntington Prep. The wait for Andrew Wiggins to tell the world where he will attend school has been long, and full of cray rumors, but none of that will matter once he puts pen to paper on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball annually has one of the toughest schedules in the nation and its 2013-14 non-conference slate will be as competitive as ever with the likes of Duke, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Georgetown and San Diego State along with several other major conference favorites.
“We’ve always played a schedule that has a great RPI (rating percentage index) and we’ve always played a tough non-conference schedule that prepared us for the league, but this year our schedule will rival any schedule that we’ve ever played,” said Kansas head coach Bill Self who enters his 11th season at KU in 2013-14. “Duke, at Colorado, at Florida, New Mexico, Georgetown, San Diego State, then you throw in the Battle 4 Atlantis and other schools that have experienced success of late – this will certainly be as difficult a schedule, especially when you’re replacing five starters. This is probably not the brightest thing I’ve done since I’ve been here, but it’s a schedule that will force us to get ready at an accelerated pace.” Read the rest of this entry »
Led by 2014 Kansas center prospect Myles Turner (Bedford, TX/Euless Trinity/ Jayhawk Invitational Highlights), Texas Select took home the ‘I Will’ 17u title as they defeated the Illinois Wolves 47-35. Turner, who scored 10 points in the win, showed off his versatile offensive game throughout the weekend. The 6’11″ big man is a threat to score from anywhere on the court, including from behind the arc. Turner makes himself a tough match-up for opponents with his ability to score in and out of the paint. Defensively Turner is a shot blocking machine. He has no problem inviting opponents to his shot blocking party. Not only did he show the ability to stay on his feet when defending his man one on one, but he also showed great quickness and leaping ability when coming over from the help side to protect the rim. Read the rest of this entry »
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas coach Bill Self has announced that forward Hunter Mickelson (6-foot-10, 245 pounds), has signed a grant-in-aid agreement to play men’s basketball at KU. A transfer from the University of Arkansas, Mickelson will sit out the 2013-14 season and will have two years eligibility at Kansas.
“Hunter is a young man that we recruited out of high school, offered a scholarship and he chose to stay close to home,” Self said. “He decided after two years at Arkansas that a change would do him good and we’re very excited about the change. Read the rest of this entry »