Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Self Disappointed With Players; Harris to Visit Kentucky
Kansas coach Bill Self says he’s disappointed with his players for getting involved in not one, but two altercations this week with members of the Kansas football team.
Sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor, who starred at St. Anthony for Bob Hurley, admitted on his Facebook page he threw a punch that dislocated his finger. He also posted several crude posts on his Facebook page.
“N-ggers be muggin me…you know I’m mugging back,” Taylor reportedly wrote on his Facebook account. “Keep my name out ya’ mouth for you get smacked in it.
Said Self: “I’m disappointed in any of our guys that were involved regardless of fault,” Self told KUSports.com. “In Tyshawn’s case, I feel he was careless on Facebook, as he has been posting on Facebook different song lyrics almost daily which does not portray him in the light I feel he deserves to be portrayed.”
Taylor will wear a splint for 10 days and will miss the Oct. 16 Midnight Madness festivities.
“They think he’ll have full contact in the three-to-four week range,” Self told the paper.
In the wake of the fights, members of both teams issued the following statement.
“We realize that over the past couple of days we’ve let a disagreement between a few guys grow bigger than it ever should have. We’re embarrassed about that.
“Now we want everyone know that we have met and talked it out. We realize we’re all Jayhawks. We’re proud of what both teams have accomplished.
“We appreciate the support these teams give each other. We’ll be in the stands rooting for each other like we always have.
“We all wear KANSAS on our uniforms, and we’re proud of that. We need to act like it. We’ve met; we’re all on the same page, and we will move forward together. The football team is ready to get back to work, focused on Saturday’s game against Southern Mississippi, and the basketball team will continue to prepare for another great season.”
Basketball – Cole Aldrich, Sherron Collins
Football – Kerry Meier, Todd Reesing, Jake Sharp, Darrell Stuckey
HARRIS TO VISIT KENTUCKYTobias Harris will visit Kentucky for Big Blue Madness Oct. 16.
“Yes,” Torrel Harris said by text.
The family was planning to cut its list to five or so schools after tonight’s in-home with UConn coach Jim Calhoun.
Looks like Kentucky will make the cut.
(Photo courtesy KUSports.com)
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.