Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 5.16.2019

Please excuse my handwriting. I busted whichever hand it is I write with. Signed, Mrs. Simpson’. You were right to be suspicious, Edna. To the crime lab!

Kansas News

Barnes backs up national top-five ranking in EYBL action
As a junior, Barnes helped lead Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School to a 27-5 record and back-to-back FHSAA Class 5A state championships and berths in the GEICO National High School Invitational. Barnes averaged 14.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game as a junior. He was a MaxPreps honorable mention Junior All-American pick.

Recent KU football player arrested, no longer on team
Kenny Bastida, a linebacker and redshirt freshman with the Jayhawks following the 2018 season, was arrested early Wednesday morning, according to a Douglas County booking log.

Jayhawks close out NCAA Stanford Regional with best round of tournament | KUsports.com
Despite posting a 281 (+1) for its lowest round of the tournament, the Kansas men’s golf team was unable to finish inside the top five at the NCAA Stanford Regional at the Stanford Golf Course on Wednesday.

Jayhawks to take part in NBA combine scrimmages | KUsports.com
On an actionless day — unless you count getting weighed and measured and posing for photos — at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago for all of the invited prospects, the three in attendance from the University of Kansas at least learned Wednesday some more details about what’s to come.

Les Miles to appear in 4 Kansas cities as part of ‘Hawks & Highways’ | KUsports.com
“I am looking forward to getting out and meeting many Jayhawks across the state of Kansas,” Miles said in a release. “These events will be a great opportunity for me to share the vision we have for Kansas football with people who are very important to our program — our alumni and fans.”

KU involved with 1 of top 2020 prospects and possible favorite to land 2019 standouts | KUsports.com
A 6-foot-7, five-star forward, and a teammate at Montverde Academy (Fla.) of 2019 KU target Precious Achiuwa, Cunningham began standing out even more of late with his play in Nike EYBL events. As Bossi pointed out, Cunningham is averaging 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Texas Titans, leading them to a 7-1 record thus far.

Recent KU football player arrested after reportedly pointing gun at woman on campus | KUsports.com
Kenny E. Bastida, 19, was arrested early Wednesday morning at Stouffer Place Apartments, 1835 Ousdahl Road, on suspicion of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property, according to Douglas County Jail records.

Three questions entering the summer: KU football quarterbacks
With the Les Miles-era of Kansas football well underway and the spring slate already over, there are numerous questions surrounding the team as it works toward its first fall camp. Over the next 10 weeks, Phog.net will ask, and try to answer, three questions for each position group.

Other Sports News

Dak on deal talks – ‘Want to be a Cowboy forever’
“I mean, I want to be a Cowboy forever,” Prescott said Wednesday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark, where the quarterback and his teammates were raising money for the Salvation Army through the Reliant Home Run Derby. “I think the people that are doing the deal feel the same way, so to me, it’s no rush. I know it will get done.”

Source: Jets ship Lee to Chiefs after GM shake-up
The team on Wednesday night agreed to send linebacker Darron Lee to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2020 sixth-round pick, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Raptors not named Lowry go 0-for-15 in 4th
As the final seconds of the third quarter of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals bled away, Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam brought the ball upcourt. At the last moment, and still a couple of steps behind the 3-point line, he rose up for a shot over the outstretched arm of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the ball softly dropped through the net as the buzzer sounded.

Lopez’s big 4th quarter rescues Bucks in Game 1
The 7-foot center shook his head in disgust as Toronto raced out to a 34-23 first-quarter lead Wednesday night. The Raptors, hoping to steal home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals, kept their momentum rolling and controlled the game through three quarters.

Other News

Trump administration’s Iran threat claim disputed by foreign officials
The Trump administration’s claims that the threat of an attack by the Iranian regime on U.S. targets in the Middle East is increasing has been disputed by allies in Europe.

Eight million jobs, $9tn in spending: Jay Inslee’s radical plan to tackle climate change | US news | The Guardian
Inslee’s 38-page document is focused on creating jobs. It outlines a $9tn investment over 10 years and seeks to create 8m jobs aimed at decarbonizing the economy. In an earlier plan, he vowed to make the US carbon neutral by 2045.

2 hurt after car hits Kalispell building – KPAX.com
Tara Oster with Kalispell Police Department tells MTN News that a little before 12 p.m. the driver of a gray sedan crashed into the Signature Theater building.

County Votes to Change West Reserve Designation – Flathead Beacon
“Reserve has needed some work done on it for quite a while,” said Commissioner Pam Holmquist. “[The Montana Department of Transportation] has different pots of money and we need to get into the best pot we can to get some money, and the way we do that is re-designate the road.”

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