Long thought to be the top prospect heading into the 2014 NBA Draft, Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid is now enduring a minor setback. As of Friday, he will be out of commission much less incapable of traveling to the draft a week from today. Embiid is having surgery to correct a stress fracture in his right foot. His agent, Arn Tellem, spoke to the press regarding the matter. Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right
Could the “Chosen One” return to his home team? With the NBA Draft Lottery out of the way, all news can focus on the future—immediate and long-term—for the Cleveland Cavaliers. They appear to be exploring all options, with reports surfacing that Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid, barring medical clearance coming off of back surgery, sits atop the Cavaliers’ draft board to recent rumblings that Cleveland has expressed interest in Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love. With a core
While all but two other high-profile NBA draft prospects run drills in Chicago for the 2014 NBA Draft Combine, Kansas Jayhawks freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins has found his own way of creating buzz heading into this year’s draft. The internet. Doing standard fitness drills for P3 Applied Sports Science, Wiggins vertical leap results were quite impressive. A photo, posted to Instagram, has since drawn all sorts of reactions on the social media sphere.
26 years ago today, power forward Danny Manning led the Larry Brown coached Kansas Jayhawks to a National Championship, scoring 31 points against the Oklahoma Sooners. For the past two college basketball seasons, Manning has been the head coach at the University of Tulsa, where his efforts culminated in a 21-13 record, tying for first in Conference USA. He led the Golden Hurricanes to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, where they fell to UCLA. Now, he’s on the move again,
You’ve heard the saying: “The kids are alright.” Well, these kids are more than alright. As the NBA’s ever-evolving landscape of perimeter-oriented and multifaceted skill sets take the basketball world by storm on a nightly basis, the youth who aspire to compete against their heroes (in 2015 or beyond, thanks to the one-and-done rule) have keenly paid attention to the changes in the game and what they mean for their own personal development as players. SheridanHoops caught up with nine of the 24
The South Region No. 2 Seed Kansas Jayhawks suffered a frustrating loss at the hands of the Stanford Cardinal in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, falling 57-60. The Rock Chalk, Jayhawk faithful were disappointed to witness star freshman Andrew Wiggins fall short of expectations. Hoisting a mere six shots and making only one, he finished the contest with a dismal four points. The Stanford Cardinal out-rebounded Kansas 37-35, which may not be terrible, however they also outscored the Jayhawks 30-20
As the All-Star break and Feb. 20 trade deadline draw near, it’s becoming increasingly clear to the neutral observer which teams are going to compete for the remainder of the regular season, and which teams are content on limping to the finish line. Their hopes will then rest on securing a high lottery pick in this, the much hyped 2014 NBA draft. It’s been a while between mock drafts here at SheridanHoops since Joe Kotoch’s ‘Very Early Mock Lottery‘ was published, and
CHICAGO — Three headlining freshmen. Three spectacular performances. Julius Randle? All he did was take his youthful Kentucky Wildcats and rally them with a dominant second half performance of 23 points and eight rebounds against Michigan State, one of the more consistently well coached and talented teams in college basketball.