Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 6.8.2019

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Kansas News

Freshman guard Issac McBride finds himself growing comfortable at KU in 1st week on campus | KUsports.com
When freshman Issac McBride endured his first workout as a member of the University of Kansas basketball program earlier this week, the newcomer from Little Rock, Ark., immediately recognized he had reached a completely different level of competition.

Report: Jayhawks back in the running for Iowa grad transfer Isaiah Moss | KUsports.com
According to national college basketball writer Jeff Goodman, Iowa grad transfer Isaiah Moss has reopened his recruitment and is firmly on KU’s radar.

KU’s Bryce Hoppel completes perfect outdoor season in 800 as national champ | KUsports.com
University of Kansas runner Bryce Hoppel headed to Austin, Texas, on Monday fixed on capping his incredible junior season in the only fashion that seemed suitable, by winning the 800-meter dash yet again so he could return to Lawrence with another national championship.

June a busy recruiting month for Les Miles and KU football staff | KUsports.com
The recruiting battles that will shape the Kansas football program’s 2020 class are far from over. But a week into what is shaping up to be a busy June for head coach Les Miles and his staff, the Jayhawks appear to be off to a sound start on the recruiting front.

Isaiah Moss decommits from Arkansas
Moss, 6-5, 208, averaged 9.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game this past season for the Hawkeyes. In the 83-77 NCAA Tournament overtime loss to Tennessee, he scored 16 points and pulled down five rebounds. His name popped up in the transfer portal on May 2 after he started all 35 games for Iowa last season (23-12). He was the second graduate transfer new Razorback head coach Eric Musselman had landed at that point, joining UNC-Wilmington transfer forward Jeantal Cylla. The Hogs have since added SMU graduate transfer Jimmy Whitt.

Kansas boasts award candidates at three positions
Apparently at center, where Udoka Azubuike returned somewhat surprisingly to patrol the pain for the Jayhawks, one can remove the “among the” part of the previous sentence. Katz listed Azubuike in the No. 1 spot under his favorites to bring home the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, which goes to the best center in college basketball.

Tristan Enaruna speaks to media for the first time as a Jayhawk
“It was good,” Enaruna told a group of reporters Thursday of his initial workout. “I still have to get adjusted to some things but it will take some time.”

Other Sports News

NHL suspends Blues’ Barbashev for illegal check
Blues forward Ivan Barbashev has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head on Boston’s Marcus Johansson in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, the league announced Friday.

Texans fire GM Brian Gaine after one season
The Texans hired Gaine in January 2018 after former general manager Rick Smith took a leave of absence to help take care of his wife as she battled breast cancer. Gaine was signed to a five-year contract.

Kawhi’s 3rd-quarter outburst deflates Warriors
When the Toronto Raptors emerged from the visitors’ locker room at halftime of Game 4 of the NBA Finals trailing the Golden State Warriors by only four points — despite being badly outplayed in the opening 24 minutes — they knew they had a chance.

Klay – Injury didn’t affect me; ‘got to dig deep’
Playing on an injured left hamstring, Golden State Warriors swingman Klay Thompson scored 28 points in his return from a one-game absence, but it wasn’t enough to will his team past the Toronto Raptors in Friday night’s 105-92 loss in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

What Kawhi and the Raptors have done to the Warriors
It can happen so suddenly — the end of a season, a dynasty, an arena. Few people in and around the NBA had internalized the idea — swirled it around in their brains, digested it, felt it — that the Toronto Raptors, the NBA’s accidental pseudo-contender who catapulted themselves toward something greater with a trade for the ages, could clinch the NBA championship Monday.

Other News

Trump says U.S. and Mexico reach last-minute deal to avoid tariffs – CBS News
President Trump tweeted late Friday that a deal had been signed with Mexico to avoid tariffs that were set to start Monday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo more formally announced the agreement shortly thereafter.

Everett Palmer, an Army vet, died in police custody and some organs are missing – CNN
Two days before he died, Everett Palmer Jr. called his brother, Dwayne, to tell him he was on his way from Delaware to New York to visit him and their sick mother. But first, he said, he wanted to resolve an outstanding DUI warrant from an incident in 2016 in Pennsylvania to make sure his license was valid for the drive to see his family.

White House blocked State official’s written testimony over climate references: report | TheHill
White House officials blocked a State Department intelligence agency from submitting written testimony warning Congress that human-caused climate change could be “possibly catastrophic,” The Washington Post reported Friday.

Inaugural Dallas flight lands at Glacier Park International Airport – KPAX.com
Airport Director Rob Ratkowski told MTN News that at the height of the 2019 tourist season the airport will be very busy.

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