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 »
Arkansas transfer Hunter Mickelson has decided to head to Kansas. The 6’10″ 240 lbs big man from Jonesboro, Arkansas averaged 5.4 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game last season for the Razerbacks. However, Mickelson’s best skill right now is as a shot blocker. With Jeff Withey on his way to the NBA, Mickelson looks to help the Jayhawks protect the rim in 2014-15 while Embiid holds it down this upcoming season. Mickelson, along with incoming freshman Joel Embiid, will certainly make it tough for opponents to score inside the paint.
The Jayhawk Invitational will tip off its second year of being played in Olathe, Kansas starting on Friday evening through Sunday. Premiere AAU programs from around the country will be in town for the tournament, including the top program in the mid-west KC Run GMC. KC Run GMC produced stars like Travis Releford, Conner Frankamp and Brady Morningstar amongst others throughout the years. Run GMC will be joined by the Illinois Wolves, Net Gain Sports, Houston Defenders (Harrison twins), Texas Select, Utah Prospects, Las Vegas Prospects, SYF Players (Mitch McGary), Dallas Mustangs (LeBryan Nash), LAX Hoops, Urban DFW, Louisville Magic and many more. The 2012 Tournament Champion I-Can Hoops will be looking to repeat as they make the trip east from California for the tournament.
Take a look at the brackets, showcase games and more. Read the rest of this entry »
2013 Kansas bound Brannen Greene has set his official visit to Kansas. Greene and his parents will make the trip to Lawrence on May 3rd – 5th for the visit, which is almost one month before Greene steps on campus to begin his college career.
If you haven’t already – check out highlights from Brannen Greene’s senior season at Tift County High School. Read the rest of this entry »