Kansas basketball recruiting: Four-star C Ernest Udeh Jr. commits to Jayhawks on CBS Sports HQ


Kansas won a high-stakes recruiting battle on Wednesday night as four-star big man Ernest Udeh Jr., a top-30 national talent and the No. 7 center in the Class of 2022 according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, committed live on CBS Sports HQ to the Jayhawks over UCLA.

Udeh made visits to both finalists earlier this month, but ultimately chose KU, which joined the mix relatively recently after becoming one of more than a dozen schools to offer him this summer during a star-turn on the AAU circuit. 

“They kept it straight forward with me throughout the whole process.

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Everything Lance Leipold said after Jayhawks’ nail-biting loss to Oklahoma

One of the biggest talks of Saturday’s Week 8 college football slate was Kansas giving Oklahoma a major scare before losing 35-23. Kansas led No. 3 Oklahoma by 10 at halftime and after the Sooners scored a third-quarter touchdown, the Jayhawks responded with a seven-point score of their own. In Year 1 of the Lance Leipold era, where things have been rough, it was certainly progress.

However, Oklahoma scored 14 straight points to take a four-point lead in the fourth quarter and then, facing a fourth-and-three and the prospect of giving Kansas the ball back, Oklahoma star

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Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball starts Self’s Boot Camp


Kansas coach Bill Self gets back to work with his returning and new players with his annual “Boot Camp,” which started Monday in the Jayhawks’ practice facility.

Kansas’ men’s basketball players fared well during the first Boot Camp session of the 2021-22 school year, coach Bill Self said after Monday’s 6:50 to 7:50 a.m. conditioning workout in the Jayhawks’ practice gym.

“The first day was solid,” Self, KU’s 19th-year coach, said in a text message to The Star. “Everyone pretty much stood out. It was not a real tough day. (They had) great attitudes.”

Seventeen of the 18

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