The Daily Mauling: 5.18.2020

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KU basketball targets excited to team up at Sunrise Christian
If you were to look at the recruiting boards for KU basketball in the classes of 2021 and 2022, two names you’d probably see near the top would be five-star wing Kendall Brown (2021) and four-star wing Gradey Dick (2022).

Bill Self, Devonte’ Graham record messages for 2020 KU seniors
The University of Kansas graduation ceremonies were slated to take place over the last weekend, at least before the events of the pandemic changed schedules around the country — and world.

‘The Last Dance’: How Jayhawks reacted to Michael Jordan series
Of course, much of that success was due to the duo of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, who were the top two players on each of the Bulls’ title teams. Jordan was the main focus of the series, and for obvious reasons. He was not only the biggest star in the NBA at the time, but also a multi-time MVP and six-time NBA Finals MVP, as well as being considered one of the greatest players — if not the greatest — in NBA history.

Scouting Sunday: Zach Clemence reminds of 5-star 2019 KU target
Clemence is currently based out of the Wichita-area, playing for Sunrise Christian. And thus he shares the floor with two other high-profile KU targets in 2021 five-star wing Kendall Brown and 2022 top-35 wing Gradey Dick.

Les Miles shares message for 2020 University of Kansas graduates
Sunday was the conclusion of KU’s graduation weekend, and thus KU football coach Les Miles sent out a video via the KU football Twitter account to celebrate those finishing school in the class of 2020.

Five-star KU hoops target Kendall Brown lists Jayhawks in top 10
Brown, who has been a long-time KU target and plays for Sunrise Christian in the Wichita-area, had two schools from the Big 12 in his top 10 in KU and Baylor. Before transferring to Sunrise, he was out in Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota was also on the list.

Bits o Chalk

Source — Giants tell CB DeAndre Baker to stay away from team meetings
The Giants said Thursday when a warrant went out for Baker’s arrest that they had been in contact with the second-year cornerback. Baker had been participating in most of the voluntary virtual offseason meetings and activities that began in late April, a source told ESPN.

South Korea club FC Seoul apologise as sex dolls appear in stands
Leading South Korea club FC Seoul have apologised to fans after inadvertently substituting supporters with sex dolls during their 1-0 win over Gwangju FC on Sunday.

Michael Jordan — I would’ve signed with Bulls to vie for seventh title
“If you asked all the guys who won in ’98 … ‘We’ll give you a one-year contract to try for a seventh,’ you think they would’ve signed? Yes, they would’ve signed,” Jordan said. “Would I have signed for one year? Yes, I would’ve signed for one year. I’ve been signing one-year contracts up to that.”

Did 1998 have to be the last dance for Michael Jordan’s Bulls?
It was a Hail Mary, but not as far-fetched a plan as it seemed. The season before, Reinsdorf had pulled off a similar resurrection — vetoing a trade that would’ve sent Scottie Pippen to the Boston Celtics for two draft picks (general manager Jerry Krause would’ve taken Ron Mercer and Tracy McGrady) and flying to Montana just before training camp to convince Jackson to sign a one-year deal.

How ‘The Last Dance’ changed the way we think about Michael Jordan
What will be the legacy of “The Last Dance”? Our NBA experts weigh in.

Eraser Dust

Fired State Department watchdog was probing whether Pompeo made staffer walk his dog, pick up laundry
The State Department inspector general who was removed from his job Friday was looking into whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a staffer walk his dog, pick up his dry cleaning and make dinner reservations for Pompeo and his wife, among other personal errands, according to two congressional officials assigned to different committees.

hina’s Xi pledges $2 billion at WHO meeting to help fight coronavirus
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday his country will provide $2 billion over two years to help other countries respond to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Crowds pack the Myrtle Beach area despite COVID-19 outbreak | Myrtle Beach Sun News
“It makes me feel good because I’ve worked on the Inlet for several years, and when I came here the other day, it was super dead and it was not normal for May and April,” Myrtle Beach resident Melanie Masciarelli said as she spent Saturday night at the Marshwalk with friend Elizabeth Starkey. “Now that I see it’s super busy it’s awesome, it’s like life is coming back.”

Another Piece of the Flathead River Conservation Puzzle Falls into Place – Flathead Beacon
The Flathead Land Trust has placed 155 acres of land under a conservation easement in the lower Flathead River corridor, adding to the network of nearly 12,000 acres it has already preserved or helped protect through easements and partnerships.

Daily Inter Lake
The hospital initiated full visitor restrictions in March to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Effective Monday, May 18, Kalispell Regional will update visitor restrictions to allow one designated visitor per patient at KRMC, North Valley Hospital, and HealthCenter inpatient facilities.

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