Kansas Jayhawks WiretapApril 2012 Kansas Jayhawks Wiretap

Mark Lyons Will Visit Kansas, Arizona, Kentucky

Apr 25, 2012 10:21 AM

Former Xavier guard Mark Lyons is set to visit Kansas, Arizona, and Kentucky, his prep school coach, Jason Smith, confirmed.

Lyons, a 6-foot-1 combo guard, averaged 15.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists last season at Xavier.

Kansas City Star

Tags: Mark Lyons, Kansas Jayhawks, Xavier Musketeers, Big 12 Conference, NCAA, NCAA Transfer

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Kansas Extends Offer To Chris McCullough

Apr 25, 2012 10:15 AM

Chris McCullough, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward, received a scholarship offer on Tuesday from Kansas.

McCullough is a top-15 prospect in the class of 2014.

“I’m looking for playing time as a freshman and want a school with a good graduation rate,” McCullough said. “I want an up-tempo, fast-pace team that uses the pick and roll.”

Lawrence Journal World

Tags: Kansas Jayhawks, Big 12 Conference, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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Thomas Robinson Signs With Agent Tony Dutt

Apr 25, 2012 10:12 AM

Thomas Robinson will be represented by Tony Dutt and Rivals Sports Group, according to a source.

Dutt’s client list includes former Kansas players Marcus and Markieff Morris.

Robinson is projected as a top-5 in this year’s draft.

Chris Broussard/ESPN.com (via Twitter)

Tags: Thomas Robinson, Kansas Jayhawks, Big 12 Conference, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Elijah Johnson Underwent Successful Knee Surgery

Apr 22, 2012 6:58 PM

Elijah Johnson underwent surgery to have floating particles removed from his left knee.

Johnson will return to the court in six to eight weeks, Kansas coach Bill Self indicated.

“The reason we’re not going to bring him back sooner is there’s no reason to rush it,” Self said, explaining, “it was a scope. There was some swelling. When you have floating particles, they need to get in there and clean it up. By the middle of June he should be close to 100 percent. He should be good to go in June. This will not set him back at all.”

Johnson averaged 10.2 points, 3.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds this past season.

Lawrence Journal World

Tags: Elijah Johnson, Kansas Jayhawks, Big 12 Conference, NCAA, NCAA Injury

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Jabari Parker Plans To Narrow List To Five

Apr 19, 2012 3:25 PM

Jabari Parker wants to narrow his extensive list to a final five later this spring. Parker is considering offers from Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina and Illinois, among others.

The 6-foot-8 forward led Chicago Simeon High to 33-1 record and a third straight state championship this past season.

He has one more state title than Simeon alum Derrick Rose, with one season to go.

"He's good, a polished player to be so young," says Rose, who gets to keep an eye on Parker while he leads his hometown Chicago Bulls. "Has the will to win, and that's all you need."

Champaign-Urbana News Gazette

Tags: Jabari Parker, Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, Illinois Fighting Illini, North Carolina Tar Heels, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference, Big Ten Conference, Southeastern Conference, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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Allerik Freeman Expands List To Include Duke, UCLA, Ohio State

Apr 18, 2012 5:58 PM

Allerik Freeman has expanded his list of potential college destinations to include Duke, UCLA, and Ohio State.

“Like most kids he had a change of heart and added UCLA and Ohio State,” Freeman’s high school coach, Ty Baumgardner said.

“Just in the last couple of weeks, Duke has shown some interest. Coach [Chris] Collins and Al have had some communication through email. Word is Coach K is going to watch him this weekend.”

Freeman, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound guard out of Charlotte, NC., is also considering Villanova and Kansas.

ZagsBlog.com

Tags: Allerik Freeman, Duke Blue Devils, UCLA Bruins, Ohio State Buckeyes, Villanova Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference, American Athletic Conference, Big Ten Conference, Pacific-12 Conference, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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Tony Parker Trims List To Five, Plans To Announce Next Week

Apr 15, 2012 12:43 PM

Tony Parker has narrowed his focus down to Ohio State, Kansas, Duke, UCLA and Georgia.

Parker eliminated Memphis and Georgetown from consideration and plans to make his decision late next week.

“I haven’t worked out all of the details yet, but next week is the week,” said Parker. “I’m just ready to get it over with. It’s been a long process, and I’m ready for it to be over. I’m still weighing things out, but I gave myself 'til next week. That’s when it’s happening.”

Sporting News

Tags: Tony Parker, Georgia Bulldogs, UCLA Bruins, Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, Ohio State Buckeyes, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference, Big Ten Conference, Pacific-12 Conference, Southeastern Conference, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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Tyshawn Taylor Hopes To Be Drafted By Lakers

Apr 13, 2012 11:15 AM

Tyshawn Taylor is eager to work on the aspects of his game that need improvement.

“I just have to keep working hard, work on my jump shot and work on things they say I can’t do well,” Taylor said when informed he’d been slotted as the 33rd overall prospect in this year’s draft. “Can’t worry about what the mock drafts say and just continue to get better.”

Taylor said the Lakers are the team he would most like to play for next season.

“The Lakers,” Taylor said. “Let’s go Lakers.”

Daily Kansan

Tags: Tyshawn Taylor, Los Angeles Lakers, Kansas Jayhawks, Big 12 Conference, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Thomas Robinson Brushes Off Concern Over Height

Apr 13, 2012 10:58 AM

Thomas Robinson measured at 6-feet-10 at LeBron James’ Skills Academy last summer, but many scouts believe he’s several inches shorter than his listed height.

Robinson isn’t bothered by concerns over his size.

“It only matters if I play like I’m too short,” said Robinson, who led the country in defensive rebounding percentage. “Then we have a problem.”

The sure-fire lottery pick was asked to reveal his ideal NBA destination.

“New Jersey,” Robinson said with a laugh. “I want to go to Jersey.”

Daily Kansan

Tags: Thomas Robinson, Kansas Jayhawks, Big 12 Conference, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Tony Parker Unlikely To Sign On April 11

Apr 10, 2012 10:48 AM

Tony Parker is unlikely to make his college decision on Wednesday – the first day of the spring signing period which runs through May 16.

“What I’m getting from his family is that there’s a good chance it won’t be Wednesday,” said Parker's Miller Grove High School coach, Sharman White.

“I don’t think he’s just quite ready. He’s trying to figure out the last intricate parts of this decision … so he can make the best choice.”

The 6-foot-9, 280-pound power forward is seriously considering Duke, Georgia, Ohio State, Kansas, UCLA, Memphis and Georgetown.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tags: Tony Parker, Duke Blue Devils, Georgia Bulldogs, Memphis Tigers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Kansas Jayhawks, UCLA Bruins, Georgetown Hoyas, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference, American Athletic Conference, Big Ten Conference, Conference USA, Pacific-12 Conference, Southeastern Conference, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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Thomas Robinson To Declare For Draft
Thomas Robinson is expected to declare for the NBA draft.

ESPN.com

Self: McLemore As Talented As Robinson, Taylor
Ben McLemore is a 6-foot-5, 185-pound guard out of St. Louis, Mo.

Lawrence Journal World

Ohio State Reportedly Out Of Running For Tony Parker
Tony Parker is expected to announce his collegiate decision on April 11.

Columbus Dispatch

NCAA Championship Game Rating Up Five Percent From 2011
The Kentucky-Kansas championship game Monday drew 12.3 percent of U.S. households.

USA TODAY

Thomas Robinson Noncommittal About Turning Pro
Thomas Robinson mostly avoided questions about entering the NBA draft.

Lawrence Journal World

Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist, Lamb, Robinson, Taylor Named To All-Tournament Team
Anthony Davis was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Doron Lamb, along with Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor of Kansas.

SI.com

Kentucky Beats Kansas To Win 2012 National Championship
Kentucky defeated Kansas by a final score of 67-59 to win the 2012 NCAA National Championship.

RealGM Staff Report

Jayhawks Not Intimidated By Davis, Kentucky
Kansas made it clear they plan to attack Anthony Davis in the paint.

Louisville Courier Journal

Self Believes Withey Is Second Best Shot-Blocker In Country
Jeff Withey is just two rejections shy of the record for total blocks in the NCAA tournament.

NBCSports.com

Kansas Beats Ohio State 64-62
Kansas defeated Ohio State by a final score of 64-62 to advance to the 2012 NCAA Championship Game where they will face Kentucky.

RealGM Staff Report