Joe - My take is different. I'd imagine everyone wants KU to have a clean program. I'd certainly trade a Final Four appearance for a "clean program". Yet, I think the issue is "innocent until proven guilty." At this point, all we know is that Self and Co. were friendly with Gatto (who was guilty). Friendly even in talking about the need to recruit top players isn't a crime or infraction. It seems unreasonable that any coach or program would be penalized for something they didn't participate in or were unaware of. It seems pretty clear by their actions that KU did not know about the payments to Preston and it has not been proven they knew anything about the payment to De Sousa or his guardian. Until it is proven, I do not feel KU should be penalized. Yet, I'm not so confident about De Sousa keeping his eligibility moving forward.
Posted 24 October 2018, 5:18 p.m.
Sam is an extraordinary athlete with a great attitude, who is too good to spend another season on the bench. You have to appreciate his positive comments and perspective. I hope he lands in the best place for him and makes the most of his last two years of eligibility. I think he's good enough to play professionally but if not he's going to getting plenty of good free education.
Posted 23 July 2018, 3:30 p.m.
We might have a scholarship for Elijah Elliott.
Posted 8 May 2018, 8:56 p.m.
Holtmann's contract is also artificially inflated by the Bulter buyout. Self is really currently third.
Posted 2 March 2018, 7:02 a.m.
Based on the article it look like we are in a good position for Zion Williamson as well. Quentin Grimes decision is probably next (2 guard) and Crystal Ball says KU is the favorite. If we sign Grimes this will arguably be the top recruiting class in KU history. Sign Grimes and Williamson and there will be no argument. The class would include a 5 star player at all 5 positions, the top player in the class and likely at least 3 McD AA's.
I know I'm getting ahead of myself. Right now I'm just thankful to have Devon Dotson coming to Lawrence. Huge pickup! Congratulation to young Mr. Dotson and the KU staff.
Posted 13 October 2017, 6:20 p.m.
Thanks for the update Matt. It seems to me that Mitchell is listening to the wrong people. How can sitting out a year be nearly as helpful to his future as playing a year of college basketball, even if it's a year simply working out with the team and playing on the practice squad. Going against Dok day after day would certainly make him a better player.
Posted 22 August 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Great list and so many great personalities. Despite not playing all four years under Self, my pick would be Wayne Simeon. Simeon had a great career at KU and is a man of admirable character. He averaged a 20/11 double/double his senior year, while being named Big 12 Player of the Year/First Team All-American. The way coach has always bragged on Wayne, I believe he'd be on Self's short list. If his last shot again Bucknell had fallen, maybe he'd be on Matt's list as well.
Posted 16 July 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Thoughtful and encouraging perspective on the addition of Malik Newton. Thanks Tom!
Posted 3 July 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Many schools have reached out to Holden. I read he is considered the top transfer in the country. Was a three star high school player who has been a star player for a weak Delaware team. As David Kemp said, with Mason graduating next year, Holden would be a great fit after sitting a year. It would be a good pick up for the Jayhawks.
Posted 2 April 2016, 10:08 a.m.
A number of posters seem awfully hard on Selden. The young man has the flu. I certainly think we can give him a pass on this game and hope he's fully healthy on Tuesday. We'll need him at his best.
Posted 6 February 2016, 4:37 p.m.