KU basketball madness, NBA-style

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 in Alumni News, News, and Sports

It’s nothing new for Kansas basketball players to make news in March. And while the current team resumes its place in the headlines when the Jayhawks face Michigan Friday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, twins Marcus and Markieff Morris took a turn in the spotlight Wednesday with a profile in the New York Times.

Veteran sportswriter Jeré Longman recounts the Phoenix Suns’ decision to trade in February for Marcus, whom Houston had selected immediately after the Suns drafted Markieff No. 13 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft. “It’s not an accident that these two guys are here,” Lon Babby, the Suns’ president for basketball operations, told the Times. “We believe their bond is special and is going to make each of them better and therefore make our team better.”

In other NBA Jayhawks news, former KU star guard Kirk Hinrich and his Chicago Bulls play the Dallas Mavericks Saturday afternoon in Dallas’ American Airlines Center. Fans and alumni in town for the NCAA Tournament might scramble for tickets, but a reunion for Hinrich and the Jayhawks appears unlikely: Should KU advance past Michigan, the Jayhawks will be practicing at Cowboys Stadium, then conducting media interviews, when the Bulls and Mavericks start their 1 p.m. game.
–Chris Lazzarino

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