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  1. Kansas’ Joel Embiid still undecided on entering 2014 NBA Draft

    Mar 27, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT

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    Earlier Thursday Kansas head coach Bill Self refuted reports that center Joel Embiid has decided to enter the 2014 NBA Draft.

  2. Report: Joel Embiid to enter the 2014 NBA Draft

    Mar 27, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT

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    He’s is projected as a consensus top three pick in the draft and could go as high as No. 1 overall.

  3. Joel Embiid’s back costs Kansas their shot at greatness

    Mar 23, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Joel Embiid’s back is the reason that Kansas lost to Stanford. And it cost the Jayhawks their shot at greatness.

  4. Kansas’ Joel Embiid dealt with lower back issues in high school as well

    Mar 12, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    As we anxiously await the return of Kansas’ Joel Embiid, it was noted Wednesday that this isn’t the first time the freshman big man has dealt with lower back trouble.

  5. How have past National Title contenders fared after losing a star player to injury?

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:21 PM EDT

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    In light of the back injury that will keep Joel Embiid out for the Big 12 tournament and could foreseeably saddle him to the bench for the entirety of the NCAA tournament, we decided to take a look at season-ending injuries to key players on past National Title contenders: Kenyon Martin: Cincinnati was the No. 1…

  6. Joel Embiid out for Big 12 tournament, ‘longshot’ for NCAA tournament first weekend

    Mar 10, 2014, 9:26 PM EDT

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    Joel Embiid will miss the Big 12 tournament and likely will be out for the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. What does this mean for Kansas?

  7. Bill Self clarifies Joel Embiid’s postseason availability

    Mar 10, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

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    Joel Embiid has missed the last two games, and Bill Self shines some light on when the center will next play.

  8. Bill Self on Joel Embiid’s back: He needs ‘four weeks with some rest’

    Mar 10, 2014, 1:16 AM EDT

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    We know Joel Embiid’s back is bothering him, but should we be worried about whether or not he’ll be healthy for the NCAA tournament?

  9. Kansas center Joel Embiid to see a back specialist on Monday

    Mar 9, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The 7-foot center has missed the last two games for the Kansas. The Jayhawks have won the Big 12 title, but have dropped two of their last three games heading into the conference tournament

  10. Kansas freshman Joel Embiid to miss the next two games with back injury

    Mar 3, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

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    Kansas star freshman Joel Embiid is done for the season!!! The regular season, that is. Kansas head coach Bill Self announced on Monday that one of his two star freshmen will miss the final two games of the regular season with a back injury that was aggravated in the second half of Saturday’s loss at…

  11. Turnovers, Joel Embiid’s back major concerns for No. 5 Kansas

    Mar 2, 2014, 12:38 AM EDT

    Kansas v Texas Tech

    On Saturday night, No. 5 Kansas went into Stillwater and lost to Oklahoma State 72-65, and while it saved the Cowboys’ season, it more or less meant nothing to Kansas. Nothing at all. The Jayhawks clinched the outright Big 12 title on Saturday evening with Kansas State knocked off No. 15 Iowa State. If they…

  12. Delon Wright a notable Cousy snub

    Feb 18, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Larry Krystkowiak

    It has become vogue to criticize selections to both the Wooden and Cousy awards; the John R. specifically drew the ire nationally when its midseason list was unveiled and a few names, including Kansas’ Joel Embiid and Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, were omitted (though both can still be included amongst the finalists). One player, though, that…

  13. Kansas center Joel Embiid on track to play Tuesday at Texas Tech

    Feb 16, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT

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    After not practicing in the days following Kansas’ loss at Kansas State on Monday night, freshman center Joel Embiid did not play in the Jayhawks’ 95-65 win over TCU on Saturday afternoon. With Embiid being a key figure for Kansas, the time off could prove beneficial down the line as the Jayhawks need their big…

  14. Kansas center Joel Embiid won’t play Saturday against TCU

    Feb 14, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT

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    In the aftermath of No. 7 Kansas’ loss at Kansas State on Monday night, head coach Bill Self noted that freshman center Joel Embiid is a bit “beat up.” Dealing with nagging knee and back issues, Embiid didn’t play as well as the Jayhawks would have hoped against Kansas State. And with the freshman taking…

  15. Joel Embiid’s health, ball-screen defense concerns after Kansas loss at Kansas State

    Feb 11, 2014, 12:56 AM EDT

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    The final three shots and Andrew Wiggins took in regulation in Monday night’s loss to Kansas State are a pretty good representation of what this season has been like for him. In the final minute with a chance to tie the game, Wiggins airballed a three. A couple of possessions later, he beat his man…

  16. Kansas center Joel Embiid considering staying at Kansas for sophomore season

    Feb 4, 2014, 11:54 PM EDT

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    There ought to be plenty of talent in the green room at this June’s NBA draft. Although a consensus top-3 pick, maybe the No. 1 overall pick, is exploring the idea of returning for his sophomore season. ESPN Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman  spoke with Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid before and after No. 8 Kansas’ 69-52…

  17. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 4, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

    St. Johns v Creighton

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: Last week, I wrote that McDermott was the runaway favorite to for National Player of the Year. I think everyone pretty much agreed with me at the time. He’s played one game since then, against St. John’s, scoring 39 of Creighton’s 63 points and burying the game-winning three at the buzzer.…

  18. POSTERIZED: Cameron Ridley dunks over Joel Embiid

    Feb 2, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Cameron Ridley

    The surprising season for No. 25 Texas continued on Saturday with an 81-69 statement win over No. 6 Kansas. In the opening minutes of the second half, sophomore center Cameron Ridley put his stamp on the game when he flushed a two-handed slam over heralded freshman and potential top pick Joel Embiid. That dunk put…

  19. No. 6 Kansas receives reminder about defense in loss at No. 25 Texas

    Feb 1, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

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    Even with their play through the first seven games of Big 12 play, it’s difficult to think that No. 6 Kansas was going to run through its 18-game conference slate without a blemish. So in that regard, their 81-69 loss at No. 25 Texas doesn’t mean that the sky’s falling or that the Jayhawks are…

  20. Andrew Wiggins, Perry Ellis stand out in No. 6 Kansas’ win over Iowa State

    Jan 29, 2014, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Andrew Wiggins’ performance on Saturday night against TCU was seen as a step forward and rightfully so, despite the fact that the Horned Frogs have yet to win a game in Big 12 play. In scoring his then-career high 27 points Wiggins played with the assertiveness that many have been clamoring for, refusing to simply…

  21. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 28, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: Since 1997-1998, no college basketball player has averaged 24.5 points, 7.2 boards and shot 43.0% from beyond the arc. In NBA history, no player that has shot more than 15 threes in a season has averaged 24.5 points, 7.0 boards and shot 43.0% from three. Right now, McDermott is averaging 24.3…

  22. Andrew Wiggins goes for 27 in No. 8 Kansas’ win over TCU

    Jan 25, 2014, 11:46 PM EDT

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    Kansas freshman wing Andrew Wiggins has been under the proverbial microscope all season long, with every one of his performances arguably analyzed more than any other freshman in the current “one and done” era. One of the biggest complaints about Wiggins was a lack of assertiveness, with him at times giving the appearance of a…

  23. Tyler Ennis, Jabari Parker among nine on midseason Tisdale Award list

    Jan 24, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

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    One day after releasing its midseason list for the Oscar Robertson Award, which is given to the best player in college basketball, the United State Basketball Writers Association released its midseason list for the Wayman Tisdale Award. The Tisdale Award is annually give to the nation’s best freshman as voted upon by members of the…

  24. Doug McDermott, Marcus Smart among players on Robertson Award midseason list

    Jan 23, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

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    One day after the John R. Wooden Award’s midseason list was released, the United States Basketball Writers of America released its list of 23 midseason candidates for the Oscar Robertson Award. Like the Wooden Award, not being on this list does not prohibit a player from winning the award when it’s handed out in early…

  25. The Chase for 180: Phil Forte III’s shooting key factor for Oklahoma State

    Jan 22, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Who is the best shooter in the country? It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like…

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