Chicago point guard Markese Jacobs, who has committed to play basketball at KU, currently is ranked No. 70 in the recruiting class of 2019 by Rivals.com. He dazzled on Friday at an AAU event in Los Angeles.
Kansas basketball guard Svi Mykhailiuk, who attended the NBA Combine and worked out for three teams at less than 100 percent because of an ankle injury, on Wednesday announced he’d return to KU for his senior season.
The seventh-seeded Kansas Jayhawks scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning to break a 3-all tie en route to a 7-3 victory Thursday in their opening game of the Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City.
Former Kansas Jayhawks forward Josh Jackson was convicted Tuesday of a municipal traffic violation and two other traffic charges against him were dropped as part of a plea agreement that resulted in six months of probation. Jackson had been cited for a Feb. 2 traffic incident. In a separate case, Jackson reached a 12-month diversion agreement in Douglas County District Court for a misdemeanor criminal property damage charge.
Former KU forward Landen Lucas worked out for his third NBA team on Tuesday. Former KU guard Frank Mason was in Milwaukee on Monday. Mason revealed he has “10 or 11” workouts left before the June 22 Draft.
University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is the new president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches based in Kansas City. Self will serve a two-year term to head the coaches group that was founded by legendary Jayhawks basketball coach Phog Allen in 1927
A diversion agreement for former Kansas men’s basketball player Josh Jackson includes stipulations that he attend anger management classes, refrain from alcohol and recreational drugs during the diversion period and a write and sign an apology letter, according to Douglas County court records.
The Kansas men’s basketball team, year after year, had a seemingly endless supply of big men. That made it easy for the coaching staff to stick with a three-out, two-in offense. This season, though, needed something different.