DG news!



  • https://t.co/oMJDShkSJ5 I would just like to announce to all my family, friends, & fans that I’m coming back to school for my senior Yr 😜🙌🏾



  • He’s coming back!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Yee-Haw! Sunflowers surround Lawrence!



  • Man O Man, now if Svi should return…WOW! Malik Newman, Vick and the entire squad just got a wonderful word of good hope.



  • Regardless of Svi’s decision, I just don’t see any way he declares if Graham didn’t, this makes KU a top 5 preseason team next year.



  • Woooowwwww!!!



  • As expected but great news of course.



  • HUGEEE



  • @BeddieKU23

    Graham, Newman, Vick, Preston, Doke. That’s a salty starting 5 which doesn’t even take into account the bench.



  • Do you think he announced now cause we secured another? Or maybe we failed to secure another? TAllen sounds like a solid sign. I’m still interested in TDuval. All signs and indications are pointing to Puke. But interestingly many also think Zona is a leader too. But KU led Zona in the 24/7 Crystal Ball.

    At this point with DG returning, MGar at a 6-5 PG, and TAllen possibly signing as a PG, we are going to be in Top 5 shape. I have high hopes with MNew.



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Don’t think so. Staff still wants Duval and would 100% play Duval/Graham/Newman starting line-up. Duval knows he is starting wherever he goes anyway.

    Allen is a long term project that knows he isn’t starting even if Graham didn’t come back. So I can’t see who KU has been recruiting that Graham waiting to announce would impact.



  • Needed this. Will have depth at every position next year. Wonder what Trevon thinks about this? A commitment would mean a preseason number 1 ranking.



  • @BShark said:

    @Crimsonorblue22

    Don’t think so. Staff still wants Duval and would 100% play Duval/Graham/Newman starting line-up. Duval knows he is starting wherever he goes anyway.

    Allen is a long term project that knows he isn’t starting even if Graham didn’t come back. So I can’t see who KU has been recruiting that Graham waiting to announce would impact.

    Graham coming back eliminates duval



  • @BeddieKU23

    Staff is still recruiting Duval. So it might eliminate KU because of Duval, but not because of the KU coaches.



  • I never thought KU would get Duval either way, as is well documented. I’d love to somehow be wrong though.



  • @SkinnyKansasDude said:

    Needed this. Will have depth at every position next year. Wonder what Trevon thinks about this? A commitment would mean a preseason number 1 ranking.

    We still don’t have a backup pg but we will have to rely on Newman to facilitate. How quickly Garrett becomes apart of the rotation would potentially give us another ball handler



  • @BShark said:

    @BeddieKU23

    Staff is still recruiting Duval. So it might eliminate KU because of Duval, but not because of the KU coaches.

    Of course. We have known for months duval was a pipe dream



  • Remember DG said he wish we could say something awhile back?



  • If Svi returns we will have excellent guard depth once again.

    Then self can focus on getting something with talent in the post. He has to sign 13 this time around you would think



  • @BeddieKU23

    Definitely a post player. Then Thomas Allen as a project guard.



  • http://www2.kusports.com/news/2017/apr/09/devonte-graham-announces-hes-returning-kansas-seni/

    Comments from Self in article.

    Also per Tait according to Self Svi has not decided either way yet.



  • @BeddieKU23 we have Vick who may or may not start with Svis return.



  • Jesse Newell‏Verified account @jessenewell

    Just talked to Devonte’s mom @dewannaking. Announcement was today for a reason: It’s 3 yrs to day since he received his release from App St.



  • 2 or 3 schollies open?



  • @BeddieKU23 I always figured that one of the main reasons Young didn’t commit was because he didn’t want to compete with Garrett for playing time. Texas player of the year right? He might be flying under the radar… for now.



  • If we get Duval, which from what I’m picking up we won’t but you never know how much Self was able to get outta Mason with his awards, that could be a roll in our favor. Think of a Duval, DG, Newman, Preston and Doke lineup with Vick, Garret, Jusiton and LF off the bench. That team has a higher ceiling IMO than our last 2 eilte 8 teams.



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    DG, Vick, Newman, Cunliffe, Garrett, Coleby, Preston, Doke, Mitch. 3 if Svi comes back, 4 if not.



  • HAWKS!!!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Man, I’m soo dam glad to hear this. - -Had been a little of a down day for me today, - -UNTIL NOW. -These makes me feel so good, just improves our team so much - -experience - -slide right over to the point - -Malik at the 2. - -Very nice. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @REHawk JUMPIN - - -GEE - - -HOSSA - -FATS - -TYPE - -OF - -YEE - -HAW. - - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • JJ next?



  • @BShark Very great news. - -I’m so glad my gut was wrong. - I was actually pretty worried, but HELL YA , I had just been going back and forth back and forth -I just think VERY smart decision - and for my greedy reasons again - - HELL YA. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @BShark Man if we could land Juiston - - I would be ONE HAPPY CAMPER. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @BShark Might be very true - - BUT still I think this just solidifies if it wasn’t all ready - - Duval to Duke. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @BeddieKU23 Couldn’t agree more. - Like I stated here just a couple back - I think this closes ANY chance we might of had with Duval - -BUT I’m good, I’ll take Devonte and sleep just fine. – -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • This is critical news. DG can be our leader and our go-to guy. Senior leadership cannot be understated.



  • @HighEliteMajor

    Yep. I prefer him to Duval for this reason, plus Duval has no trey ball. I hope Svi is back as well.



  • According to Adam Zagoria, – Coach Self really would like to play Duval with Graham & Newman – -I just don’t see it, Heard a interview with Duval from the Nike Hoops Games - -saying he wants to make a decision probably the end of the month.

    I guess weirder things have happened but umm I sure don’t feel this is going to be one of them. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @SkinnyKansasDude

    Good points.

    I think Young didn’t want to compete with Devonte but honestly Young wanted to stay home so I don’t think one player was the issue for young. He saw how Mason was doing and still stuck with OU. His choice…

    Garrett is definitely underrated. I mean practically nobody saw him much before he signed with KU. Had a great year and was rewarded. A lot of people don’t think he will be a point guard and at his size he’s probably going to be a SG/Wing at this point. I liken him to a player that grows out of position but keeps his skills and that’s what Garrett is. Hope he adds muscle and keeps toning his shot. The word is his defense is something we can count on from him early. Such an exciting prospect



  • @BeddieKU23

    The staff nailed it locking down Garrett early.

    As for the PG thing he will never, imo, play the lead guard position for KU. I do think though that he will handle the ball and facilitate a lot, particularly by his JR year (assuming he is still around) so it’s a little bit of semantics.



  • Was told yesterday at lunch with my uncle who has been doing business in Lawrence for 30 years and has pretty deep ties that both DG and Svi are returning. He has usually been correct With the info over the years.



  • @Blown

    Thanks for the info. I’ve seen a lot of conflicting things on Svi. Hope your uncle is right.



  • This team just reloads. It was vital that we get to see the best of Devonte. He is a great player who deferred most of the year to Frank. The chip on his shoulder for that Oregon game will be great motivation for next year in the tournament. Now that actually means we are

    LOADED



  • A senior Graham is better than any OAD. Svi has dropped off many mock drafts and short of playing in Europe his path to the NBA appears limited now. Next year’s draft is heavy on bigs and he would be better off waiting Since he still is pretty young. After 3 years I would think that his parents would prefer he stays in school one extra year and gets his degree.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 YAH! FREEKIN FRAK YAH!! DG! D-TAE’

    Ok now I’m done jumping and hollering.

    We all knew we were going to be good next year. DG coming back just solidifies that.

    SVI is coming back unless he is going pro over seas. Svi isn’t NBA ready yet and I’m fairly certain his parents are in his ear bout getting his degree from KU



  • A question… I love devonte and am so so glad he’s staying, but he can’t do the things frank did… who will drive and draw fouls like frank did? Frank could singlehandedly take over and change the nature of a game by driving and either scoring or getting to the line



  • @Bosthawk Newman is capable of doing most of the things Mason is as far as scoring goes.



  • Now we need Svi to come back and sign another big man. Tilmon would be fantastic but Misery looks like his destination. But you never know. Duval or Juiston would be terrific gets as well.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 It does make you wonder.



  • @BShark Nice timing


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