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Carlton Bragg Commits To Kansas

Jan 8, 2015 3:02 PM

Carlton Bragg has committed to Kansas.

Bragg is the first verbal commitment for the Jayhawks of the class of 2015 and is a five-star recruit. Bragg is ranked as the No. 16 recruit in the class.

Bragg also considered Kentucky and Illinois.

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Carlton Bragg To Announce College Decision On Jan. 8

Jan 5, 2015 12:47 PM

Carlton Bragg will make his college decision on Jan. 8.

Bragg, who is ranked No. 14 for the class of 2015 by Rivals, will decide between Illinois, Kansas and Kentucky, while UCLA is also in the mix.

Bragg has taken official visits to Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA and Illinois has also hosted the forward throughout his recruiting process. 

Scott Phillips/College Basketball Talk

Tags: Carlton Bragg, Illinois Fighting Illini, Kansas Jayhawks, Kentucky Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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Self: Cliff Alexander Not Tall Enough To Score Over Kentucky's Length

Nov 19, 2014 11:35 AM

Cliff Alexander's lack of length was problematic in Kansas' 72-40 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday.

Alexander had just eight points and eight rebounds as he struggled against the length of Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Karl-Anthony Towns and Trey Lyles.

According to Bill Self, Alexander must learn to put himself in better position to score before he receives the ball.

“He’s not tall enough, and it was very evident tonight, to score over that length,” Self said.

Steve Greenberg/Chicago Sun-Times

Tags: Cliff Alexander, Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NCAA B-Ball IQ

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Ivan Rabb Narrows List To Arizona, Cal, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA

Oct 24, 2014 5:26 PM

Ivan Rabb has narrowed his list of schools to Arizona, California, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA.

Rabb is one of the top recruits in the class of 2015 and attends Bishop O'Dowd in Oakland.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Tags: Ivan Rabb, California Golden Bears, Arizona Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, Kentucky Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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Andrew Wiggins Signs Endorsement Deal With Adidas

Jul 8, 2014 11:33 PM

Andrew Wiggins has reached a deal with Adidas on a shoe and apparel deal.

ESPN's Darren Rovell, however, reports that the deal comes with a guarantee of at least $2 million annually.

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports previously reported the contract as being worth close to $100 million over 10 years, but that Tweet was subsequently deleted. Spears later reported that it is a five-year deal worth approximately $12 million to $13 million.

Wiggins played one season at Kansas, which is an Adidas school.

Wiggins joins Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard, John Wall, Tim Duncan, Joakim Noah and Candace Parker as their primary endorsers in basketball.

Jeff Zillgitt, Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: Andrew Wiggins, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA, NBA

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Embiid Feeling 100 Percent Recovered From Back Injury

May 27, 2014 2:25 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Joel Embiid's camp have been holding discussions on sending him there for a workout.

Both sides expect the Cavaliers to be able see Embiid.

Embiid said that his back was "100 percent" and that he was feeling no effects from his injury in March. Several sources that have been working with Embiid confirmed that he's been feeling healed.

"If anything, I think they were overcautious with him," one source said. "He could've played in the next round of the NCAA tournament had Kansas advanced. They were just making sure that the issue would completely go away. He's fine."

Chad Ford/ESPN

Tags: Joel Embiid, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kansas Jayhawks, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Wiggins Measures 6'8.75" In Shoes, 8'11" Standing Reach

May 25, 2014 8:18 PM

Andrew Wiggins was measured on Sunday with a height of 6'8.75" in shoes.

Wiggins has a wingspan of 7'0" and a standing reach of 8'11".

Wiggins also has one of the best verticals in the draft class.

Chad Ford/ESPN

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Embiid Measures 7'1" in Shoes, 9'5.5" Standing Reach

May 25, 2014 7:57 PM

Joel Embiid was measured at a workout on Friday with a height of 7'1" in shoes.

Embiid has a 7'5.75" wingspan and 9'5.5" standing reach.

Embiid is expected to be one of the first three picks in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Chad Ford/ESPN

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Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk To Attend Kansas

May 21, 2014 1:46 PM

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk has decided to attend Kansas.

Mykhailiuk is only 16 years old and will be at Kansas for two seasons.

Mykhailiuk recently participated in the Nike Hoop Summit.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

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Exec: Joel Embiid's Only Issue Is His Medical Status

May 19, 2014 1:04 PM

Joel Embiid suffered a back injury late in his freshman season at Kansas and did not attend the NBA Draft combine in Chicago last week.

NBA teams do not have the medical reports of Embiid heading into Tuesday's draft lottery.

"The No. 1 issue is going to be the medical issue with him," a Central Division executive said. "There's no other issues really to deal with. With him not having taken the physical in Chicago, he's difficult to project. I don't see him falling out of the top three unless there's a medical red flag."

Embiid remains expected to be a high draft choice and gives personnel around the league confidence that he will contribute from day one.

"He could play tonight and be effective," a Northwest Division general manager said. "You cannot teach that reaction time, knowing when to block a shot, to go from help defense to getting back to your man, show and recover. It has to be natural because he hasn't been playing. basketball long enough for people to teach him that. Imagine when he is taught, with people who have that knowledge. He gives you the first move and then he gives you the countermove. Young guys don't do that. They give you the countermove and you say, 'You could have gone baseline before you went to the middle.' "

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Tags: Joel Embiid, Kansas Jayhawks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Injury, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Andrew Wiggins' Superhuman Vertical Photo Goes Viral
Andrew Wiggins elected not to participate in the official NBA Draft Combine in Chicago this week, but P3SportsScience posted a photo of the former Kansas wing testing his vertical jump.

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Devonte Graham Commits To Kansas
Devonte Graham has committed to Kansas as the best remaining point guard in the incoming class of 2014.

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Naadir Tharpe To Transfer From Kansas
Kansas will likely go into next season with sophomores Frank Mason and Conner Frankamp battling for the starting spot.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Myles Turner Commits To Texas
Myles Turner is a top-five prospect in the 2014 incoming class.

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Joel Embiid Declares For NBA Draft
Joel Embiid is widely expected to be a top-3 pick if his back tests out as healthy.

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Andrew Wiggins To Declare For Draft
Andrew Wiggins averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for Kansas.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Joel Embiid To Declare For NBA Draft
Joel Embiid has progressed in settling on agent representation, but no final decision has been made.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Wiggins Remains No. 1 On Most NBA Boards
Andrew Wiggins struggled in his final collegiate game as Kansas was eliminated by Stanford in the Round of 32, but the game won't hurt his draft stock.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Joel Embiid Will Meet With Coaches, Mbah a Moute Before Making Decision
Joel Embiid said he would have been ready for the Sweet 16 had Kansas advanced.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Wiggins Accepts Blame For Kansas Loss
Andrew Wiggins had four points, four turnovers, one assists, four rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes.

Gary Bedore/Lawrence Journal-World

Some GMs, Scouts Moving Back To Wiggins Even Before Embiid Injury
Andrew Wiggins had 41 points on Saturday and has begun to reestablish himself as a popular pick to go first overall in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Joel Embiid Won't Need Surgery, Likely Out Until At Least Sweet 16
Joel Embiid is out indefinitely after being seen in Los Angeles by a spinal specialist.

Rustin Dodd/Kansas City Star

Joel Embiid To Visit Back Specialist In California
Joel Embiid has been out since last week's loss to Oklahoma State.

Terrence Payne/College Basketball Talk

Ejim, Wiggins, Embiid, Smart Headline Big 12 Awards
Joel Embiid was named Defensive Player of the Year, while Andrew Wiggins received Freshman of the Year honors.

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Joel Embiid To Miss Final Two Regular Season Games
Joel Embiid could also miss part or all of the Big 12 conference tournament.

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Myles Turner To Take Official Visits To Ohio State, Ok. St. Kansas, Duke, Texas
Myles Turner is an athletic, 6-11 center out of Texas.

Reggie Rankin/ESPN

Kansas Has Played Toughest NCAA Schedule Of Any School Over Past 20 Years
Kansas has an 18-6 record with seven games remaining in the regular season.

Jerry Palm/CBS Sports

Joel Embiid 'Strongly Considering' Returning To Kansas For Sophomore Season
Joel Embiid said on Tuesday that he is "strongly considering" returning to Kansas for his sophomore season.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Exec: Joel Embiid 'Moves Like Guard'
Joel Embiid is averaging 11.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.

Chad Ford/ESPN

GM: Wiggins Becoming Aggressive, Playing With More Poise
Andrew Wiggins has progressed during his freshman season at Kansas.

Chad Ford/ESPN

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