SVI returns for senior year



  • Great decision. So happy to see him back



  • @BeddieKU23 awesome! Where did you see the news?



  • I saw it from Jeff Goodman on Twitter about 20 mins. ago. I think Svi wants to play in Italy. Regardless, I am really really really really happy.





  • joeloveshawks said:

    @BeddieKU23 awesome! Where did you see the news?

    All over Twitter. He announced on his instagram



  • Makes me very happy for Svi and Jayhawk Nation! I do think it is the right decision for him, and believe he and DG should take the reins of leadership for this team, and show the country they deserve to be in the NBA. Another fantastic season to look forward to!!!



  • So happy to say I was wrong hehe



  • Best decision he could make for a possible NBA future. Euro-ball will always be an option for Svi. Glad to hear he will graduate a Jayhawk!



  • Who uses Instagram anymore? Besides Svi



  • Beautiful. Hot diggity dawg…



  • Excellent. I see him splitting time at the 3 and the 4.



  • He will be a good mentor for all the incoming freshmen and transfers.



  • @dylans DG does a lot on it and Snacks is always posting stuff on his family and Hudy always has her weight lifting videos. I sometimes look when a link is provided but don’t have an account or whatever you do. How’s your spring? I took a much needed break and went down to the beach for a week - all the way down to South Padre. I got one “Rock Chalk” wearing my 13 straight shirt walking on the beach from a guy who said he had a good friend that had graduated from KU.



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  • @RockChalkinTexas I’ve been thinking about you and the year you’ve had. Memories will live forever and some make you laugh and some cause a tear. I hope your personal health is improving.



  • Hell yeah, time for a repeat performance of the last time the Final Four was in San Antonio! #BIDG #BISM



  • @Texas-Hawk-10 I have a feeling this is our year.



  • OH I’m am so, so, so happy to eat that crow. – -Not going to lie one single little bit - – -JUMPIN - - GEE - - HOSSA - - FATS I did not see this coming.

    This could be big for us, so glad, we have a really good nucleus got some really good pieces, with a healthy Doke think Whitman is a nice piece, & with SVI Vick Preston & others this is really good.

    Now I just have to find something to wash this crow down with lol. - -Time to break out some bud Light - - lol. - Well this makes for a nice evening my fellow Crimson & Blue - -now ready for our trip in What is it July? - -August to Italy? - -give the boys some time to get a feel.

    Ok here is a question. Even though not eligible to semester can Cunliffe practice in Italy with us? - Would be nice. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @BeddieKU23 LOL, guess we were both wrong huh? lol - -BUT I’ve never been happier to be wrong. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • BOOM!! The biggest cat killer of them all lol.



  • @Texas-Hawk-10 I have been promised a ticket to the game in San Antone if we make it that far. Keep your fingers crossed for me :fingers_crossed_tone2:



  • Great Day To Be A Jayhawk Fan!!!

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    And this is priceless!

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  • 0_1495676075722_IMG_20170524_203158.jpg The roster is final and ready for Italy!





  • @wrwlumpy I saw that.

    Guess Dwight leaving could have been a deciding factor in Svi returning since that opened up a scholie.

    Agree or disagree with this?

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  • @RockChalkinTexas Hey, good to see @RockChalkinTexas on the board. How ya been lady? South Padre huh? Nice little vacation.



  • @RockChalkinTexas Disagree at least for the beginning of the season. I also see no way Lightfoot is the second guy off the bench and Whitman is the last. Here’s my list: PG Graham SG Newman SF Svi PF Whitman C Udoka

    Bench: G Vick PF Preston G Garrent, before semester, Sam after PF Lightfoot



  • Crazy talented from top to bottom. The lowest expectations are for a former top 100 player and the Arizona Gatorade player of the year. No scrubs



  • I finally figured it out: Svi wants that free trip to Italy, and will have yet more opportunity to showcase his talents for a career in Euroball if the NBA doesn’t work out! Great strategy!



  • What the hell am I supposed to do between now and October? Dammmmnit.



  • Ok. Recruiting for the year done…Italy awaits…🤗👍



  • Svi came back just so Weber could whine another year about the Euro two-step



  • @brooksmd Speaking of vacations - give me a hoot & holler when you know if you’ll be in my neck of da woods & we’ll see if we can make it happen… We can always drown worms, flies or even ourselves if we stay close to home… Always great shows for extra entertainment-went to Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Moe Bandy just this past Sunday night, !0 min drive to theatre each way. No hassel, no headache, no problem. Even have a chauffeur if we talk to her right.



  • @RockChalkinTexas #1 lotto pick (?) JJ & POY FM gone & we’re still once again reloaded for another BG 12 title & potential # 1 seed?! Surprised ? Nah. It’s KANSAS - that’s what we do !! Take care woman, you’re in our prayers.



  • Very reassuring news, Svi’s decision to return. Now if the god of good health should favor the Jayhawks, we should step forth with a full squad, starters and strong interchangeable bench. Wily Bill got the scholarship numbers worked out well in advance of this announcement.



  • Let’s hope he figures out how to play some defense.



  • jayballer54 said:

    @BeddieKU23 LOL, guess we were both wrong huh? lol - -BUT I’ve never been happier to be wrong. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

    I’ll take being wrong all day if this is the result



  • The only player that lost in this announcement is Vick. Not that he won’t play a ton regardless but for him showcasing his game in a 30 minute + role would have been ideal for his professional aspirations after his Jr year. Might be the difference in getting him back as a Sr…



  • How does this team replace Frank’s refuse to lose mentality that was responsible for so much of last year’s success? It doubt it will be from Devonte, who has tended to passively float through entire halves of games. Who will be the dog? Maybe Devonte will step up. I hope so. As always, I’m excited for the next season and I look forward to reading everyone’s posts. RCJH



  • stoptheflop said:

    How does this team replace Frank’s refuse to lose mentality that was responsible for so much of last year’s success? It doubt it will be from Devonte, who has tended to passively float through entire halves of games. Who will be the dog? Maybe Devonte will step up. I hope so. As always, I’m excited for the next season and I look forward to reading everyone’s posts. RCJH

    Tough to replace Mason in so many ways. His Jr year though wasn’t flashy, he blended on a talented team but took it to another level his Senior year. We all wondered how we would replace Perry Ellis but those concerns left the building pretty quick once the season started. Devonte did the same thing his Jr year (deferring, playing his role) and now has the chance to use the blueprint Mason paved for him. This is Devonte’s team and I’m sure he’ll be eager to live up to those expectations. We have a great blend of NBA talent, veterans and young talent on this squad. Will be very interesting to see how it all meshes



  • stoptheflop said:

    How does this team replace Frank’s refuse to lose mentality that was responsible for so much of last year’s success? It doubt it will be from Devonte, who has tended to passively float through entire halves of games. Who will be the dog? Maybe Devonte will step up. I hope so. As always, I’m excited for the next season and I look forward to reading everyone’s posts. RCJH

    I don’t see the Mason/Josh (TRob had it too) hate to lose mentality in anyone on next year’s team. And, I mean, all players don’t like to lose obviously but I’m talking about that next level crazy. Who steps up in crunch time and gets buckets? I think it’s impossible to know at this time.



  • The roster is loaded from top to bottom! For the first time I think our b team/scouting team could get out of the first weekend of the NCAA tourney.

    Charlie Moore

    Lagerald Vick

    Sam Cunliffe

    Dedric and K.J.

    Jack Whitman



  • Yeehaw! I’m thrilled for Svi’s return!

    This should be his break-out year and I think he has a lot more game to show us. Especially love his ability to drive and finish at the rim as well as his sweet stroke from trey!

    So glad I didn’t jinx his return with an early prediction.



  • This shows you #0’s character:

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    And a Throwback Thursday that is always funny:

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  • @BShark I’m not really so sure. - -You know what? I’m not so sure but what that doesn’t turn out to be DeVonte this year. The last couple of years he been kind of like the complimentary player with Frank and Josh last year. This year his Senior year others looking to him this year more as the leader, Wouldn’t surprise me if he did step up and be that one willing to hit or take that key crucial shot.

    He at times disappeared last year BUT was it because he is just that way OR is it because he knew there was others that could/would take it when needed? - -Josh was the closest we have had to a true Alpha for some time, Frank to a some what lesser degree. Now it’s Devonte turn to be the leader, I think the guys will look to him to fulfill that role, and I think he might just do that.

    Also to a some what lesser maybe not even lesser I think maybe Newman has that kind of make up that take charge/take over a game type of attitude, those would be my guesses, could be wrong but then again - -I think this will be Devonte team - -time will tell. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @RockChalkinTexas

    I mean, Frank is just ridiculously awesome and special. He will forever be a Jayhawk.

    I’m about to make a thread.



  • @RockChalkinTexas What did Frank have to say on his Instagram? – -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @RockChalkinTexas Ahhh, never mind I just saw it. – Me too, Wish Frank could play ONE more year, gonna be really hard to replace that guy, he will ALWAYS be a Jayhawk for life. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @BeddieKU23

    lol…NBA must hve enough waterboys



  • elpoyo said:

    @BeddieKU23

    lol…NBA must hve enough waterboys

    Thank you, your past 75 posts have been so insightful. We hope you continue on.


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