Young announcement



  • Feb 16



  • @Kcmatt7 My birthday present?!!!



  • Exciting day today. We’ve all been waiting for the announcement of when there is going to be an announcement!



  • Well glad he finally announced

    • At least we know when this is going to end - - I don’t know how all this alleged BS is going to effect his decision - -well maybe not even him, but his Mom putting in her two cents - -not wanting him to be around that type of thing whether it’s true or not. - -Doesn’t matter what anyone of us think BUT I’ll bet you this, the others two schools are really playing this up to his folks—WHETHER THERE IS ANY TRUTH to any of this or not - -they are still going to get the last shot in as a negative recruiting tool against us - -anyway they can. - - Hoping for the best - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY


  • I feel extremely confident!

    I feel so confident that I will be wearing my “never fail” Jayhawk t-shirt.

    I will sprinkle salt over my shoulder that day, too. Saying lots of prayers. Won’t cross under a ladder or let a black cat walk in front of me. I will also keep my fingers double-crossed.

    With all of that going for us, how can we fail?



  • @drgnslayr Please tell me you’re not really superstitious…

    If so, I will quit watching the games at my brother-in-laws house and sitting in the same chair every time. I will quit wearing my Baylor neon green hoodie, quit eating my sour-patch candies during the game, quit crossing my left foot over the right foot when we have the ball and vice versa when the other team has the ball.

    Superstitions are silly, huh?



  • @nuleafjhawk

    They are silly… until you forget about them and lose!



  • @drgnslayr said:

    I will sprinkle salt over my shoulder that day, too. Saying lots of prayers. Won’t cross under a ladder or let a black cat walk in front of me. I will also keep my fingers double-crossed.

    After last night’s run of (revelations/bullhockey–pick one), I was scared to look into my duct-taped mirror, but fortunately nothing sheared off this time.



  • I have it on good authority that Trae Young will be a Crimson and Blue bonafides Jayhawk on February 16.

    247Sports reports Young is between Kansas and Oklahoma. The 18-year-old is from Norman, Oklahoma so if he chooses to attend a different Big 12 school other than Oklahoma, he won’t remain too popular among the locals.

    (http://www.fanragsports.com/news/five-star-recruit-trae-young-announce-commitment-feb-16/) This is an example of the nasty pressure they put on these kids. Xavier Henry was on his way to Memphis and then ended at KU. He didn’t get much backlash from the local Okies. In fact, most Sooners don’t really care much for the bball program. They are so full of pigskin, they oink.

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    Rayford Young wants his son to have a winning college experience. OU does not have a winning bball program. Also, the distractions are just that at this point. His mother will entrust him to Bill Self and trust Trae as well. He’s a big boy and it’s time he steps out of the Sooner state and into the halls of greatness at KU. He wants to be a part of history. His announcement will be KU. If not? Oh well, he just made a choice that will impact his college bball career. All he has to do is look at Mason and that should help him make a decision.

    What’s happening at KU is reality and not covered up. Rayford and his mom knows more than anyone what happens at ALL these schools. He’s going to get exposed to all kinds of crap. This is where he grows into a young man and learns life. He’s a good kid, he’ll make a great choice.

    It’s a great ride Jayhawks, let’s enjoy. Let’s have some fun.



  • @truehawk93

    “It’s a great ride Jayhawks, let’s enjoy. Let’s have some fun.”

    I second that motion!



  • @drgnslayr My dad and I own matching Green Bay packer sweatshirts and during the Pack’s late great run this year we wore them every game (dad not washing his for some extra mojo). They just kept on winning, clearly due to the sweatshirt magic. Alas, it worked like a charm until the NFC championship game. Should have switched back to the Rodgers jersey. I take full blame for us not playing tomorrow.



  • @Fightsongwriter

    I’ve always been a Packers fan… and Chiefs, too. On my bucket list to go to Green Bay for a game when it is really cold and snowy.



  • As you know, I have been a huge Packer fan ever since A little kid, we gonna be allright. - Keeping my fingers crossed on Trae. – I’m not sure - would feel better if Matt hadn’t said it was to close to call.----- - - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @drgnslayr I’m actually a shareholder. Been to lambeau many times and it is a must see for every sports fan. Make sure toleave plenty of time to visit the packer hall of fame. It is first class.



  • @Fightsongwriter I would love to be able to see a game there. - -I remember the good old days, - -John Brockington, Starr and the gang. - -Green Bay is the only team in the NFL that is owned by the fans love it - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Bill is going down to Oklahoma tonight and will be at Trae’s game. Also, Trae’s dad will be on RJST today.



  • @BShark OK, so I give - - what is - RJST? - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer54

    Rock Jock Signing Trama



  • @drgnslayr OH, ok gotcha - -thanks – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • LOL.

    Rock Chalk Sports Talk

    http://www.klwn.com/?pid=3659829

    And yeah I had a typo at first oops.



  • Rayford young - -Trae’s dad is going to be on at 4:30 today on KLWN out of Lawrence 1320 am might have to check that out – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer54 said:

    Rayford young - -Trae’s dad is going to be on at 4:30 today on KLWN out of Lawrence 1320 am might have to check that out – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

    @BShark said:

    LOL.

    Rock Chalk Sports Talk

    http://www.klwn.com/?pid=3659829

    And yeah I had a typo at first oops.

    Ehhhhhh?



  • @BShark they were talking to Trae’s dad today about Trae and such. - trying to pick up on any tidbit. - -not much, he said even as of today he hasn’t made up his mind.

    He did say that when Trae got invited up to Bill’s camp he said /Trae said it was like a dream come true, and then he also said, that with Frank being gone after this year that it would be very intruiging for Trae to step in there, , but then also said Oklahoma also losing their PG this year

    Said they watched the KU- K-State game last night so really bottom line - - NOT MUCH lmao - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @Kcmatt7 Kevin Young?

    Im kidding



  • Read off Dean Belvins twitter out of Oklahoma, Coach Self going to watch Trae and meet with Family one last time tonight & then Kruger gets the last visit after that - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Young, Newman, Vick, Bragg, Udoka – no joka.



  • @HighEliteMajor Devonte’ hasnt declared yet. I still assume he will be a Senior. Svi as well



  • @HighEliteMajor said:

    Young, Newman, Vick, Bragg, Udoka – no joka.

    With a bench of Preston, Garrett, Cunliffe too. That’s pretty damn good if it happens of course Young is the key, need a true PG.

    @Lulufulu said:

    @HighEliteMajor Devonte’ hasnt declared yet. I still assume he will be a Senior. Svi as well

    I wouldn’t get your hopes up.



  • @jayballer54

    Oklahoma St gets a visit as well. I love how OU people forget they are involved



  • The football crazy state of Oklahoma becomes college basketball ground zero this evening with WVU playing at OU and Baylor at Oklahoma State. The results of these two games could well decide the outcome of the conference.



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    Would be great if Oklahoma St could win tonight.



  • @BeddieKU23 we need wv to lose too



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Yes, I hope they both lose…but hopefully we will hang one more L on WVU next week. At Baylor next Saturday as well…but a little help would be nice.



  • @BeddieKU23

    If both can win it would be even better… :smiley:



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Why?

    We can break their hearts for them on Monday, they deserve it



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    that would be a great night. I think more likely WVU holds serve at home and OSU upsets Baylor.



  • @BeddieKU23 I worry more about our wv and osu games. I’m going to wv game🤣



  • @BeddieKU23

    The WVU-OU game is in Norman and OU has already beat WVU in Morgantown…



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    How’d that go for KU against ISU? I’d bet WVU wins.



  • Caught some additional footage of Trae… wow!

    He isn’t a freak athlete, but he has quickness and his lateral movement might be the best we’ve had at the point for a long, long time!

    With his lateral speed, he should be able to learn how to DEFEND and stop the opposing guards’ drives.



  • @drgnslayr But can he avoid overhelping and cover his man on a kick-out?



  • @mayjay

    It would be nice to see our current guards set the example.

    Our perimeter defense is horrible. It’s horrible because we have one of the best group of guards in the country but they won’t defend.

    We better get it together or I can see us getting beat by another mid-major who gets hot from the edge (in March).



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    Woops got that mixed up!



  • @drgnslayr

    If he comes here Hudy will be his best friend as well. She would have fun transforming his body for his benefit. I hope that he seriously considers all the advantages of coming here, not only for the short term but his whole career.



  • 8 more days. Apparently Kruger showed up at the game last night after he found out Self was there.



  • @BeddieKU23

    Absolutely!

    What I really LOVE about Trae… he will be a 4-yr Kansas PG (most likely). And he will help us even in his freshman year. Our conference will get so sick of seeing him and think he has been playing for us for a decade or so… just like how they feel about Frank.

    Hudy will go to work on his physique here shortly. If he picks Kansas next week she will get him started on a strength/conditioning program while he is still in HS. The goal is to have his body at least respectably ready for D1 by November.

    Trae and his dad will be impressed on how much he improves over the next 12 months.



  • @drgnslayr

    Interesting you think he’s a 4 year player. But I do get the point you were trying to make and if KU or OU was lucky to have him 4 years its hard to imagine the fan-base not being excited and proud of him. I’m extremely high on his potential and impact at the College level. He’s a stud and there’s a reason Self has followed him for over a year trying to sign him. I don’t want to play against him, we will not be happy if we have to.

    If you put his measurable’s on the table for the NBA they will say no way he leaves early.

    His elite shooting ability IMO says he can make the league early if he maximizes the S&C system in College and perfects the craft of being a leader. This is what Steph Curry was able to do and look where he’s got.

    If he signs with KU I hope he puts on a solid 10-15 pounds of muscle before the 1st game. He needs it to handle the Big-12 guards and the tough non-conference games we play.



  • @BeddieKU23

    If he is as good as advertised, the first year he builds his body and gets acclimated and the second year he stars and then he is gone to the NBA.



  • @BShark

    Opposite situation. OU will be playing at home and with house money…nothing to lose…




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