Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 7.21.2019

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Kansas News

Report: Frank Mason signing two-way deal with Milwaukee Bucks
Frank Mason, a former collegiate national player of the year and a four-year standout for the KU men’s basketball team, will be joining the Milwaukee Bucks according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Charania is reporting that Mason’s deal will be for a two-way NBA contract, which means he will split time between the NBA and NBA G-League.

KU’s Bill Self, others react to new college hoops recruiting calendar | KUsports.com
For years, the Hardwood Classic has been a major attraction for several well known Division I basketball coaches, — including KU’s Bill Self — all of them flocking to Lawrence’s Rock Chalk Park to watch some of the nation’s top high school players showcase their skills and compete for the tourney title.

KU notebook: Well-traveled NBA veteran Cole Aldrich subject of summertime trade rumors
The 6-foot-11, 28-year-old Bloomington, Minn., native, who is about to begin the second year of a three-year, $22 million deal with the Wolves, reportedly has been mentioned in talks with Indiana and New Jersey, and maybe others.

Other Sports News

Voit gets hit in face by pitch, scores, then leaves
A 91.4 mph pitch from Chad Bettis clipped Voit’s chin in the bottom of the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. The ball ricocheted ever so slightly off Voit’s left shoulder a split second before glancing off the lower part of his face

Korver agrees to one-year contract with Bucks
Free-agent guard Kyle Korver has agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, his agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, told ESPN.

High heat — Majors gripped by Saturday scorcher
At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park.

Pacquiao hands Thurman his 1st career loss
Manny Pacquiao, the all-time boxing legend, aimed to prove he could still take care of business against an elite opponent at age 40.

Other News

China Sealed Four Students in a Moon Lab to See If We’ll Lose Our Shit in Space
On Sunday, four Chinese volunteers were sealed into a 1,720-square-foot lab where they are supposed to remain for the next six and a half months. The experiment is one of the latest steps in China’s plan to put astronauts on the moon by 2036.

Meet The Pixel Artist Recreating Breath of The Wild Scenes In 8-Bit
On Tuesday, Instagram user ncxaesthetic began uploading a series of “screenshots” in which he took iconic scenes from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and rendered them in the 8-bit pixel art style of the Game Boy Color Zelda games like Link’s Awakening DX. Here, for example, is a scene from early in the game, where Link meets the “Old Man” shortly after awakening at the start.

Whitefish tiny home development on the rise – KRTV.com
“What I like to say is these buildings are tiny homes on steroids. So we’ve got plenty of space, that might not be available in a true tiny home that is 300 or 400 square feet,” Boksich said.

1 in 4 Americans Are Taking This Big Gamble With Their Retirement Plan
It sounds like a smart plan, but you can’t bank on it.

Source: Rock Chalk Talk