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Five years later, Ali Farokhmanesh is still trolling Kansas fans.
Who can forget the moxie of the Northern Iowa guard with the long last name who heaved up a 3 late in the game that essentially buried the overall No. 1 seed Jayhawks in the first weekend of the 2010 NCAA tournament?
Kansas fans certainly haven't forgotten -- but perhaps years of mental therapy have erased his face from their memories. At least that applies to the KU partisans he interviewed in Omaha, Nebraska, where the Jayhawks are playing in the tournament this weekend.
The Omaha World-Herald had Farokhmanesh pose as a reporter and walk around with a microphone, interviewing Kansas folks about their worst NCAA tournament memories -- pressing them on that UNI heartbreaker if they at first named others. None of them recognized the villain from Cedar Falls, which made it all that much funnier when he identified himself.
Watch for yourself here -- unless you are a Jayhawks fan, of course, in which case we'll understood if you feel it's just too soon.
Embiid declares for NBA draft
Like fellow Kansas Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins before him, Joel Embiid is headed for the NBA draft. The 7-foot Cameroonian center entered the season with far less acclaim than his Canadian teammate but during the campaign soared to the top of Chad Ford's draft board. A back injury, which kept him from KU's two-game NCAA tournament run, helped bump him down two slots, but Embiid still is expected to be one of the first names called in late June. Is Embiid making the right move? What is his NBA future?
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Andrew Wiggins making right call?
Andrew Wiggins announced Monday that he's leaving for the NBA draft, making official what most had expected for months. Wiggins, who just finished his freshman season with the Kansas Jayhawks, is expected to be a top-three pick, with Chad Ford ranking him No. 1. Wiggins did, however, finish the year on a sour note, scoring only four points in his team's round-of-32 defeat to Stanford. Is this the right move for Wiggins?
Declare for NBA draft?
Chad Ford Big Board No. 1 Andrew Wiggins' career at Kansas is almost certainly over, after a four-point showing in an upset loss to Stanford on Sunday. Teammate Joel Embiid, who missed the game with an injury, might return to Lawrence, Kan., for another season -- despite being considered a top-three prospect in a stacked 2014 NBA draft. Over at Duke, Jabari Parker also is said to be pondering a return despite his standing as a likely top-three pick. What should they do? Whom would you draft?