Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 6.11.2019

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Kansas News

Iowa grad transfer Isaiah Moss signs with Kansas | KUsports.com
The Kansas men’s basketball team has added a shooter to its roster for the 2019-20 season, and, after a whirlwind month following his final class at the University of Iowa, grad transfer Isaiah Moss again believes he is where he belongs.

Prep WR Kyler Pearson, from Oklahoma, announces commitment to KU | KUsports.com
The Kansas football team picked up on Monday night its third verbal commitment this month for its 2020 recruiting class.

KU student-athletes set combined GPA record for second-straight semester | KUsports.com
The 3.13 GPA surpassed the previous department record, 3.11, which was set in the prior semester (fall 2018). The student-athletes’ overall GPA of 3.12 for 2018-19 sets yet another department record. In addition, a department-record 59 student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 average.

Devon Dotson cites desire to win, avenge 2018-19 season as big reasons for his return to Kansas | KUsports.com
“There were some fun things in there,” a smiling Dotson said before Monday’s weight lifting session with his teammates. “But at the end of the day it’s business. On that side, it’s all about professionalism. It’s the real world. Going through that experience was very beneficial for me, so it really helped out a lot.”

Christian Braun ready for Bill Self’s coaching, KU experience
The incoming freshman met with the media for the first time since officially joining up with the KU basketball program in Lawrence this June. He had already participated in some workouts with the other KU players, and he had plenty of memorable high school experiences — winning three state titles. At the same time, Braun was aware the stature of the program he’s at now is a little different than where he was last year.

KU football joins CFB powers in 4-star OLB’s top five
“I would first wanna thank God for putting me in this position to [where] I am able to have a top 5,” Scott tweeted. “I wanna thank my family, friends and coaches for being there for me and pushing me to be the best. I wanna thank all the coaches who saw something in me to even offer me, but I have come to a decision that these 5 schools were my best opportunity to better my future.”

2020 WR Kyler Pearson commits to KU football after camp visit
“After another great talk with [Les Miles] I am very excited to say that I am committed to Kansas University!” Pearson tweeted, adding the hashtags: “#Committed #RockChalk”

Bill Self comments on new KU basketball addition Isaiah Moss
“Isaiah was a very good player on a very good team at the University of Iowa.”

Other Sports News

Sources: Warriors believe KD has torn Achilles
”It’s an Achilles injury,” Myers said after the game, while holding back tears. “I don’t know the extent of it. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow. Prior to coming back he went through four weeks with a medical team, and it was thorough, and it was experts and multiple MRIs and multiple doctors, and we felt good about the process.”

‘An incredible win and a horrible loss’ – Scenes from an unforgettable Game 5
There were no victors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. Yes, the Golden State Warriors had 106 points to the Toronto Raptors’ 105. But Kevin Durant’s right Achilles injury and the circumstances around it, both in the present and future, thudded down on everyone’s chest.

Sources — Pelicans open to multiteam Davis deal
David Griffin, New Orleans’ executive vice president of basketball operations, has started to provide potential suitors with the framework of the package he is seeking in a trade for All-NBA forward Anthony Davis, including multiteam scenarios that would expand the Pelicans’ pool of assets in a deal, league sources told ESPN.

Ortiz in Boston to receive care for gunshot wound
A plane carrying David Ortiz landed in Boston on Monday night, a day after the Red Sox icon was shot at a club in his native Dominican Republic and underwent emergency surgery.

Diamondbacks vs. Phillies – Game Recap – June 10, 2019 – ESPN
The Diamondbacks hit three straight home runs to open the game and finished with a team-record eight in a 13-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a homer-happy game on Monday night.

Nurse – Late timeout was to give Raptors a rest
When Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse called timeout with 3 minutes, 5 seconds remaining and his team leading 103-97, it felt like the beginning of a championship celebration north of the border.

Other News

Alzheimer’s disease: Researchers test vaccine they say could protect against disease – CBS News
Researchers at University of New Mexico researchers are working on a vaccine they hope could prevent Alzheimer’s disease, reports CBS Albuquerque affiliate KRQE-TV. UNM’s Health and Sciences Department Associate Professor Kiran Bhaskar, who’s been passionate about studying the disease for the last decade, says the work started with an idea in 2013.

Video seems to show New York helicopter dive before fatal crash – Business Insider
Bystander footage appears to show the helicopter which crashed ito a New York skyscraper on Monday flying erratically and making a steep dive shortly before it came down.

Border Patrol Say Hackers Nabbed Photos Of License Plate And People : NPR
Photos of travelers and their vehicle plates snapped at a U.S. border control point have been hacked, according to the Customs and Border Protection agency.

Alabama chemical castration: Governor Kay Ivey approves measure for some sex offenders – CBS News
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law legislation that would require certain sex offenders to be chemically castrated before their parole. Gov. Kay Ivey’s press office said Monday that she had signed the bill, which is to take effect later this year.

Kalispell educators should be able to keep their jobs despite budget cuts – KPAX.com
Kalispell School Superintendent Mark Flatau says those who want to stay should have jobs despite having to trim almost $2 million from their budget.

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