Big 12 Conference WiretapApril 2012 Big 12 Conference Wiretap

Tyus Jones Plans To Visit Baylor

Apr 29, 2012 3:30 PM

Tyus Jones, rated the nation’s top point guard in the class of 2014, is planning to visit Baylor in a couple of weeks.

Jones is also believed to be considering Michigan State, Duke and Minnesota.

Jeff Borzello/CBSSports.com (via Twitter)

Tags: Tyus Jones, Baylor Bears, Big 12 Conference, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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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, Xavier Musketeers, Kansas Jayhawks, 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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Quincy Miller Opts To Enter Draft

Apr 24, 2012 10:43 PM

Quincy Miller has changed his mind and will declare for the NBA draft instead of returning to Baylor.

"On April 10, I kind of rushed my decision because I had a lot of pressure to make a decision," Miller said. "I let the decision get to me. Every ballplayer has dreamed of being an NBA player. I also wanted to finish this semester without the distraction, and I've done that.

"It's going to be disappointing to some fans. I apologize if I excited too many people, but I feel like this is the best move for me. I love Baylor so much. I love the campus. I love the university. I love everything about Baylor. But I think, for myself right now, this was best for me."

Miller, who was the co-Big 12 freshman of the year, is projected as a mid first round pick.

Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Quincy Miller, Baylor Bears, Big 12 Conference, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft Declarations

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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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Sterling Gibbs Transferring To Seton Hall

Apr 20, 2012 4:19 PM

Sterling Gibbs, a 6-1, 185-pound guard formerly of the University of Texas, has selected Seton Hall as his new destination.

Gibbs averaged just 7.5 minutes and 2.6 points per game for the Longhorns as a freshman this past season.

"I’ve had a great year at Texas," Gibbs said in a statement released by Texas at the time of his transfer. "I’ve improved as a basketball player and as a person during my time here. If my decision had to do with basketball only, I would not be leaving Texas. But my decision is family-related and involves more than basketball."

Newark Star-Ledger

Tags: Sterling Gibbs, Texas Longhorns, Seton Hall Pirates, Big 12 Conference, American Athletic Conference, NCAA

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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, North Carolina Tar Heels, Illinois Fighting Illini, Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, Kentucky Wildcats, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 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, Kansas Jayhawks, Villanova Wildcats, Ohio State Buckeyes, UCLA Bruins, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, American Athletic 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, Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, Ohio State Buckeyes, UCLA Bruins, Georgia Bulldogs, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, Pacific-12 Conference, Southeastern Conference, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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Oriakhi Transfers To Missouri
Alex Oriakhi committed to Missouri during a visit to the campus Friday.

Kansas City Star

Isaiah Austin Plans To Focus On Defense, Rebounding At Baylor
Isaiah Austin is a top-4 recruit in the class of 2012.

Sporting News

Tyshawn Taylor Hopes To Be Drafted By Lakers
Thomas Robinson hopes the Lakers select him in this year’s draft.

Daily Kansan

Thomas Robinson Brushes Off Concern Over Height
Thomas Robinson isn’t bothered by concerns over his height.

Daily Kansan

Cameron Ridley Signs With Texas
Cameron Ridley is considered a top-10 prospect in the class of 2012.

ESPN.com

Le'Bryan Nash Struggled To Adjust To Competition At College Level
Le'Bryan Nash gave himself a grade of "B" for his freshman season at Oklahoma State.

Tulsa World

Oriakhi Trims List To Four
Alex Oriakhi has narrowed his list of transfer schools to four.

Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Quincy Miller Staying At Baylor
Quincy Miller earned conference freshman of the year honors during the 2011-12 season.

Dallas Morning News

Tony Parker Unlikely To Sign On April 11
Tony Parker is a top-30 recruit in the class of 2012.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Perry Jones III Declares For Draft
Perry Jones is projected as a lottery pick in this year's draft.

Press Release

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

Khris Middleton Declares For Draft
Khris Middleton missed 12 games this past season after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

CBSSports.com

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

Columbus Dispatch

Oriakhi Plans To Visit UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Missouri
Alex Oriakhi is looking for more playing time after three years at Connecticut.

Hearst Media Group

Royce White Aware Anxiety Disorder Could Impact Draft Selection
Royce White is open about dealing with an anxiety disorder that includes a fear of flying.

Des Moines Register

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

Lawrence Journal World

J'Covan Brown To Enter Draft
J'Covan Brown will bypass his senior season and enter the 2012 NBA draft.

USA Today

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

Louisville Courier Journal

Harrison Twins Narrow List To Kentucky, Villanova, Maryland, Baylor
Aaron and Andrew Harrison are regarded as top-10 prospects in the class of 2013.

Louisville Courier Journal