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Thursday / August 13.
  • 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 “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.”

    Doron Lamb may visit Oklahoma the weekend of Oct. 3 for his first official visit, according to his father, Calvin Lamb.

    “We want to visit Oklahoma in early October,” Calvin said Wednesday morning by phone.

    A senior from Queens, N.Y. who plays at Oak Hill (Va.) Academy, the 6-foot-4 Lamb is the No. 3 shooting guard and No. 21 prospect in the Class of 2010.

    “From what I’ve heard him say, I think his top three would be Kansas, Oklahoma and the next one I couldn’t tell you. It was Kentucky. But they haven’t been in here to see him yet,” Oak Hill coach Steve Smith said Wednesday by phone.

    He added: “I think Doron wants to sign early.”

    Villanova head coach Jay Wright met Tuesday with JayVaughn Pinkston and now the Wildcats have separated themselves in his recruitment.

    The 6-foot-6 Pinkston, a senior forward at Bishop Loughlin, is the top player in New York City and the No. 67-ranked player in the Class of 2010 according to Rivals.

    “It was a great home visit today,” said Kimani Young, the New Heights athletic director and an adviser to Pinkston.

    “[Coach Wright] talked about how Jay would fit in and what they’re doing. He talked about the success he’s had with guys from New York City, Allan Ray, Curtis Sumpter, Jason Fraser, and now with Corey Fisher and Antonio Pena.

    “He talked about how at a place like Villanova it’s important how well they do academically. A kid like Curtis Sumpter was a future NBA first round pick and then had two torn ACLs. Now he’s an average player overseas but he has his Masters degree and has a  future in the finance world. You can’t say that would’ve happened at other schools.