Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 4.13.2019

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KU basketball’s Devon Dotson testing NBA Draft waters
Dotson, a five-star freshman and KU’s starting point guard for the 2018-19 season, will hire an agent and seek information from the NBA. While — in years past — such a thing would have signified the end of his time at KU, this season, hiring an agent does not preclude a player from returning to college.

‘Physicality,’ postgame concert expected to highlight KU’s 1st spring game under Les Miles | KUsports.com
From the day Les Miles arrived at the University of Kansas as the football program’s new head coach and hypothetical knight in a shining white cap, die-hard fans and deserters alike wondered what the Jayhawks might look like under the guidance of a man who once led LSU to a national championship.

KU softball suffers 10-0 loss to No. 2 Oklahoma | KUsports.com
Despite holding No. 2 Oklahoma scoreless for the first three innings, Kansas dropped the series opener by a 10-0 margin at Arrocha Ballpark.

KU baseball blasted by Oklahoma State | KUsports.com
The Kansas baseball team was hurt by a strong wind blowing out and a record-breaking number of home runs in a 27-6 loss to Oklahoma State Friday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

Bill Self: KU supports Devon Dotson’s NBA-testing decision
“I’ve had multiple discussions with Devon and his family talking not only about the season but where he stands with his basketball future,” Self said through a KU athletics release. “They felt, and I do not disagree, they could gather more information on exactly where he stands in the eyes of the NBA if he were to declare and get as much feedback as he [possibly] can. They made it very clear to me that in no way, shape or form is he saying goodbye or is he going to compromise his collegiate eligibility in order to get that information.”

Les Miles, KU players fired up for spring game, Rick Ross
“He comes in the meeting room doing the Rick Ross grunt, you know the ‘huh,'” laughed KU quarterback Thomas MacVittie on Thursday. “We’re playing Rick Ross before meetings. I think just as a program we’re pretty excited.”

Other Sports News

Sources: Ewing to be Knicks’ rep at draft lottery
Thirty-four years since New York Knicks great Dave DeBusschere pumped his fist on a podium after landing the No. 1 pick to select future Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, Ewing will now represent the franchise at the NBA draft lottery next month for a chance to draft Duke phenom Zion Williamson, league sources told ESPN.

Zion completes ’19 awards sweep with Wooden
Zion Williamson of Duke added to his 2019 awards haul Friday night, becoming just the third freshman to win the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s men’s player of the year.

Tiger 1 shot off lead despite security guard scare
The sliding, perhaps overzealous security guard meant well, but for a few fleeting, scary moments on Friday afternoon, the scene appeared ominous for Tiger Woods, who was clipped in the right knee and was left hobbling to the 14th green at Augusta National.

Sources: Lakers coach search eyes Lue, Williams
A tumultuous week continued for the Los Angeles Lakers as the team announced that it has mutually parted ways with head coach Luke Walton on Friday.

Other News

Ecuador releases Julian Assange for rudeness, spying, and poop – Vox
Second, he failed to respect his makeshift home by verbally and perhaps physically abusing staff and, most shockingly, spreading feces on the walls.

Here’s who’s winning under Trump’s tax law – CNNPolitics
The vast majority of American tax filers — more than 65% — will see their overall tax burden decrease by at least $100, according to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. See page 7 of this helpful analysis.

Mall of America: Man accused of throwing a child banned from the mall in the past – CNN
The man arrested for allegedly pushing or throwing a child from the third floor of the Mall of America in Minnesota had been banned from the mall in the past, and once told police he had anger issues, court records show.

Calls For More Police Training On Disabilities Like Autism, Down Syndrome : NPR
Working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, like Down syndrome or autism, can be complex and challenging even for those with years of training. But one group — law enforcement — often encounters people with these conditions in high-stress situations, with little or no training at all.

MDT to Work on Pavement, Sidewalks in Kalispell – Flathead Beacon
According to a press release from MDT, improvements will be made to East Center Street, Seventh Street West, Seventh Avenue West, East Evergreen Drive and Foys Lake Road. Crews will also perform chip seal work on North Meridian Road.

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