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Joel Embiid Planned To Stay At Kansas For Sophomore Season

Oct 13, 2017 10:05 AM

Joel Embiid wanted to remain at Kansas for his sophomore season but he was "pushed" to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

"It's funny. I don't think anybody knows this story, but I actually decided to stay because I loved this place so much. But I was kind of pushed away," said Embiid.

Embiid was the third overall pick in the draft and missed the first two seasons of his career due to multiple foot surgeries.

Embiid's season at Kansas was cut short due to a back injury.

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Frank Mason Named AP Player Of The Year

Mar 30, 2017 8:27 PM

Frank Mason has been named the Associated Press Player of the Year.

Mason averaged 20.9 points per game for Kansas.

Kansas lost last week to Oregon in the Elite 8.

“I haven’t yet,” Mason said when asked if he had put the loss behind him yet. “I’ve still been thinking about it. It’s been on my mind a lot. And I just have to move on to what’s next and look at the bigger picture and focus on everything I can control."

Blair Kerkhoff/Kansas City Star

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