Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 6.18.2019

I’m sorry. I can’t come in today. Religious holiday. The feast of…Maximum Occupancy

Kansas News

KU’s 4 freshmen haven’t needed star power to impress observers | Smithology | KUsports.com
The Jayhawks’ supposedly underwhelming — at least by the ridiculous standards of this particular program — freshman class is full of players Bill Self is convinced will contribute at some point in the future, even if the coach has not figured out quite yet how much KU will ask of forwards Jalen Wilson and Tristan Enaruna or guards Issac McBride and Christian Braun during their collective debut season.

KU coach Bill Self reacts to CBS Sports report about expected allegations in college basketball | KUsports.com
“I’ve got no comment on (the CBS report) because only he knows exactly what he meant by what he said,” Self said Monday. “I just think to predetermine what’s going to happen before investigations are done, I think that comes pretty strong. … I was shocked to read that something could be said that was not specifically intended for anyone, but it made all 20 schools that were mentioned in the FBI deal and their fan base feel like it was.”

‘One of the coolest things to happen to Kansas Athletics’: Bill Self captivated by Gary Woodland’s U.S. Open victory | KUsports.com
“I think it is one of the coolest things to happen to Kansas Athletics,” Self said. “Golf is a sport that all alumni and donors can identify with, because everybody at some point in time has played it. I think that everybody is really proud because they can identify with what he does.”

3-star New Orleans DE Khari Coleman commits to KU football | KUsports.com
I’m here to say I am 100% committed to the University of Kansas, and I am closing my recruitment,” Coleman wrote in a note accompanying his social media post, which also featured a photo of Coleman wearing a blue No. 10 KU jersey during his recent visit to Lawrence.

Report: Andrew Wiggins will play for Team Canada at World Cup
Fans hoping to see more of former KU basketball star Andrew Wiggins this summer will be in luck. Wiggins, the former No. 1 pick in the draft, has reportedly committed to play for Team Canada over the summer.

Bill Self tells Gary Woodland stories after U.S. Open victory
“I sat in my chair and didn’t get up, literally, for about three hours or three-and-a-half hours,” Self said of the final day. “And then after he teed off and hit it into the fairway on 18, I actually knew it was over.”

Bill Self asked about CBS report on potential NCAA notices
The KU coach addressed a number of topics in the media session, including the additions in recruiting, how the Jayhawks could play next season and if there could be any players redshirting when the season starts. Nearing the end of the session, he was also asked about CBS Sports’ report from last week, that the NCAA could hit “at least six” schools with notices for violation.

Other Sports News

LaMelo Ball commits to play in Australian NBL
“My agents did a ton of research on the options I had to play this coming season, and Australia really made sense for me,” Ball told ESPN. “They have a really strong league, with excellent coaches and great players, including former and future NBA players, and great strength and conditioning programs. My goal is to be the top pick in next year’s draft, and I feel they can help me reach that goal. Also, the timing of the season works well with the timing of next year’s draft.”

Platini detained as part of 2022 World Cup probe
Michel Platini, the former UEFA president, was detained in Paris early on Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the Qatar 2022 World Cup bidding process.

DR authorities ID man they say paid Ortiz hitmen
Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hitmen to try to kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston.

4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors parade, police say
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said four people suffered gunshot wounds but added that none of the injuries were life-threatening. Others suffered minor injuries as they tried to get away from the shooting, said Saunders, who asked for witnesses and people who might have video to come forward and help investigators.

Questions, wild cards and bottom lines after the enormous AD trade
When Kyrie Irving declared a week before the trade deadline that he didn’t “owe anybody s—,” he inadvertently provided the Los Angeles Lakers leverage in their trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans surrounding Anthony Davis.

ESPN ranks colleges that produce the most impact NBA players
It has been a strong run on NBA talent when it comes to the Bill Self era. Joel Embiid is one of the biggest stars in the East right now as a leader for the 76ers and highly-entertaining personality. With the Jayhawks, Embiid was the Defensive Player of the Year in the Big 12. He averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks at the college level. Since Self took the job 16 years ago, Kansas has had 25 NBA Draft picks.

Other News

Trump: ICE to start removing ‘millions’ of illegal ‘aliens’
President Trump said on Monday that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency will start to remove from the United States millions of immigrants who have entered the country illegally.

Dallas Police Fatally Shoot Gunman Outside Federal Courthouse : NPR
Dallas police on Monday shot and killed a masked gunman carrying a military-style rifle and 150 rounds of ammunition. Authorities later identified the man as 22-year-old Army veteran Brian Issack Clyde of Fort Worth.

Video of workers killing fish at Kalispell event draws concern | KECI
A family fishing event at a store in Kalispell left some people concerned after they witnessed employees killing the fish.

Bill Cosby Lecturing Prison Inmates on Good Parenting and Life Lessons | TMZ.com
Cosby’s pitch … that the inmate’s lead by example for their kids and stay outta prison in the future. Cosby’s urging the inmates to re-bond with their kids immediately upon getting out. Cosby’s clearly trading on his all-American dad image from “The Cosby Show” … and it’s resonating with the prisoners.

Boaty McBoatface makes significant climate change discovery on first mission – CNN
Its findings, published in the journal PNAS on Monday, revealed how increasingly strong winds in the region are causing turbulence deep within the sea, and as a result mixing warm water from middle levels with colder water in the abyss.

Puzzle of the Day

Two sisters we are, one is dark and one is fair,In twin towers dwelling we’re quite the pair,One from land and one from sea,Tell us truly, who are we?

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