Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 5.9.2019

Brady Morningstar played professionally in Finland

Kansas NewsBill Self has impressive player comparisons for new KU signee
“We have been recruiting Tristan the entire year and have always been impressed with his IQ, skillset and tremendous athletic ability,” Self said. “At 17 years old, he is young for his class but his versatility is one of a guard.”

Recruiting: Johnny Juzang set to announce college decision
The finalists for his decision will be Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon and Virginia. Juzang shared a post announcing the news on social media with photoshops of him in jerseys from each school.

KU women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider believes culture change necessary to get program on track | KUsports.com
“Jeff wants to see improvement and Jeff wants to see us win more games,” Schneider told the Journal-World shortly after the 90-minute meeting wrapped. “But that’s no different from what I want and I believe he is fully committed to supporting us in every phase we need.”

Ramsey, Wynne named to Big 12 All-Freshman Team | KUsports.com
“I am very excited for Sydnee (Ramsey) and Morgyn (Wynne) to represent Kansas on the Big 12 All-Freshman team,” head coach Jennifer McFalls said in a team release. “It says a lot about what we are trying to build and the future we have at KU. Both are high-impact players and are excited about their future.”

7 KU teams achieve perfect APR marks; cross country awarded for multiyear APR success | KUsports.com
With women’s cross country, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, tennis, men’s golf, women’s golf and swimming and diving registering perfect single-year APR scores for the 2017-18 academic year, the seven programs tied a KU athletic department record for most teams to hit the mark in the same year since the NCAA began publishing the statistic in 2004.

Grimes, De Sousa, Osetkowski slated for NBA pre-draft workout
Grimes just completed his first year with the KU basketball team. A five-star freshman and top-10 ranked recruit, Grimes starred for Bill Self over the summer at the 2018 FIBA Americas. He was named MVP of the event as the U.S. team took gold and then joined the Jayhawks for his freshman season, which he opened by hitting six 3-pointers in a win over Michigan State in Indianapolis.

Improved leadership, jumper on the mind of KU basketball signee
“I mean I really like LeBron [James’] leadership. That’s what I’m trying to develop a little bit,” Enaruna said. “Lately I’ve been watching a lot of Paul George and Giannis Antetokounmpo, their game, because I think with my length and skill set and playing style, I think that there’s things about them that I can take away and will really help me out in my development as a basketball player.”

Where the top uncommitted basketball recruits are trending
A few of these names could change the 2019 team recruiting rankings in a big way. As it stands now, Arizona sits atop the rankings with Duke and Kentucky close behind – both of which are in the mix for players listed below.

Other Sports News

Rockets vs. Warriors – Game Recap – May 8, 2019 – ESPN
Durant was scheduled for an MRI exam Thursday after he strained his right calf late in the third quarter. His status for Friday’s Game 6 had yet to be determined, but didn’t seem promising.

Avs captain takes blame for controversial no-goal
Gabriel Landeskog returned to the Colorado Avalanche bench and sat down just as teammate Colin Wilson put the puck behind San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones. Game 7 on Wednesday night was tied, 2-all, in the second period. The Avalanche had new life.

Duke lands commitment from 5-star PG for 2020
Duke struck early in the 2020 class on Wednesday, landing a commitment from five-star point guard Jeremy Roach.

Stevens says he ‘did a bad job’ as C’s fall short
“I’ll be the first to say that this, as far as any other year I’ve been a head coach, it’s certainly been the most trying,” Stevens said. “I think I’ve done — I did a bad job. At the end of the day, as a coach, if your team doesn’t find its best fit together, that’s on you.

Lakers, Lue end talks without deal, sources say
Lue and his representatives turned down the Lakers’ offer Tuesday, league sources said. The Lakers then on Wednesday offered Lue a deal in the range of three years and $18 million, after which Lue’s side pulled out of negotiations.

Other News

The Truth Behind the 10 Eggs Seen in This Fox News Segment
Ten eggs is a gargantuan breakfast order. Who would order 10 eggs, fried, sunny-side up, with no other items save perhaps a small stack of toast? Well, according to this morning’s episode of Fox & Friends… multiple people would. OR WOULD THEY??

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: It’s time to break up Facebook – CNN
In a lengthy opinion piece published Thursday by the New York Times, Hughes says that Zuckerberg has “unchecked power” and influence “far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government.”

Students storm out of Colorado school shooting vigil
Survivors of a Colorado school shooting walked out of vigil for their slain classmate on Wednesday night in protest of politicians and other groups using it as a platform for gun control, a local report said.

Denver Votes To Decriminalize Possession Of Magic Mushrooms : Shots – Health News : NPR
Denver voters narrowly approved a grassroots ballot initiative to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, commonly referred to as psychedelic mushrooms.

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