Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 6.10.2019

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Kansas News

KU walk-on Michael Jankovich loving Lawrence reunion | KUsports.com
“I’m a shooter, I would say,” said Jankovich when asked to describe his skill set during a break at last week’s Washburn Basketball camp in Topeka. “And I try to play smart and help the team in any way that I can.”

Former KU golfer Chris Thompson records best finish of rookie season on PGA Tour | KUsports.com
The Independence native, who, 19 years after turning pro, earned his PGA Tour card for the 2018-19 season last August after finishing among the top 25 golfers on the Web.com Tour money list, finished 14 spots higher than his previous best finish as a PGA pro. That came when he tied for 45th at the Sanderson Farms Championship last October.

Les Miles inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame | KUsports.com
“Any time that you take the field with a guy who’s willing to give you great effort and energy at risk of injury you’re in their debt. And I promise you I am humbled, I promise you that I am honored,” Miles said, adding he expects some of those Tigers will one day join him in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. “Some men that lined up and fought for victory with me, and I’m in their debt.”

3-star LB Kershawn Fisher commits to KU football | KUsports.com
Listed at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, the Northshore High standout in Slidell, La., described himself in the post as “1000%” committed to KU and declared his recruitment “over” now, ahead of his senior year.

Les Miles, Peyton Manning inducted into Louisiana Sports HOF
Others to join the class included Peyton Manning, whose father, Archie, had already been inducted into the Hall of Fame, Max Fugler, a former All-American center who played for LSU in the 1950s and won a national championship, Marie Gagnard, “the first Louisiana product to become a professional tennis umpire” and work a Grand Slam final (U.S. Open women’s final) per the Hall of Fame, and Danielle Scott, a two-time Olympic silver-medal winner and the first ever volleyball player inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

KU football lands Saturday-night commitment from 3-star OLB
Just before midnight (CT) on Saturday night, Fisher, a three-star outside linebacker and defensive end in the class of 2020, announced that he was committing to the University of Kansas. In fact, he made the announcement nine minutes before the day turned to Sunday, announcing on Twitter with a photo of himself in a KU jersey.

Decision date, time set for 4-star small forward Jalen Wilson
“Wednesday, June 12th, at 2 [p.m.] I will be announcing my College Decision,” Wilson tweeted. “I want to thank God, my family, and everyone who has been with me on my journey.”

Reports: Quentin Grimes zeroing in on transfer destinations
ESPN’s Jeff Borzello tweeted Saturday morning that Houston and Texas A&M “have been the two clear frontrunners for” the KU basketball combo guard with his transfer decision. Jon Rothstein, college basketball insider for CBS Sports, reported that Grimes will visit Houston on Saturday and Texas A&M on Sunday, according to Grimes’ mother.

Other News

KD practices, listed as questionable for Game 5
“He’s going to practice with us today,” Kerr said prior to the practice. “And he’ll get some extra work in with some of our younger players. We’ll gauge it from there.”

Sources — Pelicans hiring Swin Cash as senior exec
This is the latest in a string of major hirings by David Griffin, the Pelicans’ new executive president of basketball operations — and the man charged with handling the Anthony Davis situation. Last month, Griffin hired Aaron Nelson, head of the Phoenix Suns’ highly regarded training staff for two decades, as the Pelicans’ new vice president of player care and performance. Two weeks later, Griffin hired Trajan Langdon away from the Brooklyn Nets to serve as the Pelicans’ new general manager.

Rask locks down Blues as Bruins force Game 7
Rask was once again exceptional for Boston, making 28 saves — including one that rolled off his back — as the Bruins defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-1 in Game 6 to force a Game 7 on Wednesday.

Red Sox legend Ortiz stable after shooting in DR
Former Boston Red Sox slugger and Dominican star David Ortiz is out of surgery and doing “fine,” according to his family, after he was shot at a club in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Who is Kawhi Leonard?
“He competed the entire three days and didn’t say a word. I don’t remember a conversation with him. … I don’t even remember what his voice was at the time.”

Other News

Daily Inter Lake – Local News, Study reveals extremist groups’ inability to gain foothold in Northwest Montana
Like many other communities across America, the Flathead Valley has experienced periodic incidents linked to hatred and extremism, but a report and new tracking map from a national legal advocacy organization show most local designated hate groups share one telling trait: they eventually fizzle out.

O.J. Simpson living in ‘no negative zone’ after notorious murder cases
“We don’t need to go back and relive the worst day of our lives,” Simpson said. “The subject of the moment is the subject I will never revisit again. My family and I have moved on to what we call the ‘no negative zone.’ We focus on the positives.”

Trump and Macron’s symbolic friendship tree ‘has died’ | US news | The Guardian
The tree planted by Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, at the White House as a symbol of their countries’ ties has died, according to multiple media reports in France.

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