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Ex-Jayhawk Tharpe picks D-League over college ball

Former Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe announced Wednesday that he will not be playing another minute of college basketball, instead choosing to try his hand in the NBA Development League. "I didn't want to sit out," Tharpe told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. "At this point, I'd rather just try the D-League instead of sitting out a year to play a year (in college)." Tharpe averaged...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas columnist makes fun of Naadir Tharpe’s intelligence for leaving KU to take care of his child

Last week, point guard Naadir Tharpe announced he was leaving Kansas University to be closer to his young daughter who is dealing with various medical issues. Tharpe played for Kansas for three seasons and was a lightning rod for Jayhawks fans. However, no one could fault Tharpe for wanting to be closer to his daughter who was born during his first year at Kansas. Well, let’s say...
Via Awful Announcing
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas signs guard Graham after Tharpe departs

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas signed touted point guard Devonte' Graham on Friday, one day after starter Naadir Tharpe announced he would be transferring closer to his home in Massachusetts. The 6-foot-2 Graham originally signed with Appalachian State but did not enroll, instead playing at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. His stock skyrocketed during his season at the prep school, and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New Kansas Commit Devonte Graham Says That Tharpe’s Transfer May Have Impacted His Decision

Four-star point guard Devonte Graham, one of the few remaining unsigned big names in the 2014 recruiting class, has decided to play his college basketball at Kansas, and news from yesterday may have played a part in his decision. Graham chose the Jayhawks over N.C. State, and it seems like Kansas’ now vacant point guard position may have been a selling point. Devonte Graham told...
Via College Spun
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

PG Naadir Tharpe is transferring out of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The rocky love triangle between Naadir Tharpe, Bill Self and Kansas Jayhawks fans is over. The junior point guard from New England is transferring out of KU, Jayhawk officials announced earlier this afternoon, citing family concerns with his daughter, 2-year-old Amara Grace. "Naadir and I have talked numerous times since he's been here about his role and about...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Naadir Tharpe transferring from the program

Naadir Tharpe is reportedly transferring from the University of Kansas, according to multiple sources including Jeff Goodman and Alex Kline. The senior point guard, who averaged 8.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.1 turnovers and 5 assists per game last season, was expected to start next season. In a return text message to the Lawrence Journal-World’s Gary Bedore, Bill Self said on whether...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Matt Carlino is KU’s solution

Earlier today, BYU announced that junior point guard Matt Carlino would be transferring from the program. Carlino is set to graduate in June so he’ll be able to play right away. KU’s main issue in the 2013-14 season point guard play and after last weekend’s escapades of Naadir Tharpe,  can Bill Self really trust his most experienced player on his roster next year? Matt Carlino...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

KU's Tharpe gets on the wrong side of his coach -- and then takes it out on Toledo

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Hey, Bill Self loves his point guard. Honest, he does. Why, he even called a timeout 35 seconds into Monday night's Kansas-Toledo game just to bring Naadir Tharpe over to the bench and remind him just how much he loves him. Although, the coach did open this particular conversation by shouting: "WHAT THE (EXPLETIVE DELETED BECAUSE THIS IS A FAMILY SITE) IS WRONG...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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