LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas freshmen Devon Dotson and Quentin Grimes withdrew from the NBA draft ahead of Wednesday night's deadline, while Grimes also announced that he would transfer elsewhere...
Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore transfers to DePaul
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore is returning home to Chicago to play for DePaul.
Coach Dave Leitao announced the move Tuesday, making DePaul Moore's third school. He began...
Kansas center Udoka Azubuike to return for senior season
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike will return for his senior season, giving coach Bill Self the 7-foot center he hoped to build his offense around last season.
Kansas freshman Quentin Grimes declares for NBA draft
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas guard Quentin Grimes announced Wednesday that he will enter the NBA draft, skipping his final three seasons after a rocky and inconsistent freshman year with the...
Kansas star Dedric Lawson declares for NBA draft
Kansas forward Dedric Lawson will skip his senior year and enter the NBA draft, the latest move in what should be a significant overhaul of the Jayhawks' roster for next season.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas forward K.J. Lawson says he plans to transfer for the second time, this time as a graduate transfer. That would leave him with two years of eligibility...
Kansas guard Moore decides to transfer closer to home
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas guard Charlie Moore has decided to transfer for the second time after an uneventful season with the Jayhawks.
Lawson, Moore carry No. 1 KU to 89-53 rout of South Dakota
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self hoped from the moment Charlie Moore arrived as a transfer from Cal that the talented shooting guard would provide the Jayhawks a lift off the bench.
He finally did Tuesday night.
Moore knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points, Dedric Lawson added 16 points and 14 rebounds, and the top-ranked Jayhawks pulled away over the final 15 minutes for an 89-53 win over plucky but overmatched South Dakota on Tuesday night.
Most top teams counting on big contributions from transfers
Acquiring a high-profile transfer isn't necessarily a prerequisite for every Final Four contender, but a look at the rosters of AP Top 25 teams sure makes it seem that way.
Four of the top five teams in the preseason poll are counting on contributions from at least one transfer. Reigning national champion Villanova also should get a boost from a transfer.
Kansas Preview Capsule
Last season: 31-8, lost to Villanova in Final Four
Coach: Bill Self
Conference: Big 12
Who's gone: PG Devonte Graham (NBA), PG Malik Newman (NBA), SG Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (NBA), SG Clay Young, SF Sam Cunliffe (transfer to Evansville).
California Preview Capsule
Last season: 21-13, lost first round of NIT.
Nickname: Golden Bears.
Coach: Wyking Jones, first season.
Who's gone: Coach Cuonzo Martin, now at Missouri; Ivan Rabb, Jabari Bird, Charlie Moore (transfer to Kansas).
Who's back: C Kingsley Okoroh, Cal's lone returning starter.
Who's new: Marcus Lee, transfer from Kentucky who sat out last season.
New Cal coach Wyking Jones has tall task with young team
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Wyking Jones faces a daunting task in his first season coaching California, where he'll be guiding an inexperienced roster that lost its star power.
Ivan Rabb and Jabari Bird are gone to the pros, each second-round NBA draft picks. Guard Charlie Moore transferred to Kansas. Only one starter returns, center Kingsley Okoroh.
California point guard Charlie Moore to transfer
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California point guard Charlie Moore is transferring to play at a school closer to his home in Chicago.
Coach Wyking Jones announced the decision Thursday. He said Moore wanted to be closer to his family. Charlie Moore's father, Curtis, had a stroke on Labor Day weekend in 2015 and is still recovering.
Moore says it was a difficult decision to leave Cal but he felt it was necessary to be closer to his family.
Rabb helps California strengthen standing in Pac-12
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ivan Rabb still hasn't decided whether or not to declare for the NBA draft or return to California for a third season.
Just the same, the 20-year-old sophomore was in no hurry to leave the court while savoring the atmosphere and the cheers at Haas Pavilion.
California blows big lead but holds off Colorado 77-66
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — With his team making a habit of letting big leads slip away this season, California coach Cuonzo Martin admits it hasn't been easy on his health.
With four straight wins and a share of third place in the Pac-12, however, Martin isn't going to complain.
Charlie Moore scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half, Grant Mullins made eight free throws over the final 71 seconds and California held off a late surge to beat Colorado 77-66 on Sunday afternoon.
Cal survives Utah in double-overtime
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jabari Bird saw point guard Charlie Moore drive into the lane and knew the ball might come his way.
"I just cut backdoor and he made a great play and found me," said Bird, who converted an alley-oop layup with 2.1 seconds left in the second overtime to lift California over Utah 77-75 on Thursday night. "I thought he might shoot a floater. Once I saw it was a lob, I just tried to make a play on it."
Rabb has 18 points and California beats Oregon State 69-58
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Ivan Rabb had 18 points and eight rebounds and the California Golden Bears handed Oregon State its seventh straight loss with a 69-58 victory Saturday night.
Charlie Moore added 15 for Cal, (14-6, 5-3 Pac-12), which led by as many as 14 points after a close first half. Jabari Bird and Grant Mullins each added 12 for the Bears, who have won four of their last five games.
Cal overcomes sluggish offense to beat Washington State
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Even as Jabari Bird was mired in one of the worst slumps of his career, California coach Cuonzo Martin encouraged him to keep shooting.
Bird followed the advice and came through with a pivotal 3-pointer to keep the Golden Bears in the thick of things in the Pac-12.
Bird made a key 3-pointer in the final minute, Charlie Moore made two free throws with 2.3 seconds remaining and California hung on to beat Washington State 58-54 on Saturday.
Rabb, Bird lead Cal past Washington 69-59
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ivan Rabb scored 20 points with 14 rebounds and Jabari Bird added 16 points to lead California to a 69-59 over Washington on Thursday night.
The Huskies erased a 10-point Cal lead with a quick 10-point surge early in the second half and the game was tight until the Huskies went cold in the last 4½ minutes.
Rabb lifts Cal to 74-73 win over No. 25 USC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ivan Rabb scored 17 points, including the go-ahead free throws with five seconds left, and had a key block at the buzzer to lift California to a 74-73 victory over No. 25 Southern California on Sunday night.
With his team up one, Rabb blocked Jordan McLaughlin's driving layup at the buzzer to lift the Bears to their first road victory over a ranked opponent in three years.
Charlie Moore added 16 points and Jibari Bird and Don Coleman each had 12 for Cal (11-5, 2-2 Pac-12)
Cal freshman Charlie Moore plays with his father on his mind
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Tanya Moore planned a nice seafood dinner out Friday night to celebrate husband Curtis' 51st birthday, and that meant she would have to hire transportation help because he has struggled to stand up and walk since a devastating, massive stroke almost 16 months ago.
Bird scores career-best 25 points; Cal beats Cal Poly 81-55
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jabari Bird scored a career-high 25 points and California took charge with a 13-0 run to end the first half on the way to an 81-55 win over Cal Poly on Saturday night.
Bird shot 10 for 16 from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3-point distance, and eclipsed his previous best of 24 points.
Preseason All-American Ivan Rabb added 18 points before fouling out for the Bears (9-2), who shot 53 percent from the field. Charlie Moore added 10 points and five assists.
Golden Bears beat UC Davis 86-61 for 26th straight home win
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California coach Cuonzo Martin is adamant that Charlie Moore has to do a better job handling the ball and Martin has repeatedly emphasized that to his freshman point guard.
As long as Moore keeps scoring like he is, though, Martin and the Golden Bears are willing to live with the occasional turnover — even on a night when he had five of them.
Moore scored 22 points including a banked 3-pointer from just inside halfcourt and California beat UC Davis 86-61 on Saturday.
Moore scores 22 points, leads Cal over SE Louisiana 67-55
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ivan Rabb has posted a double-double in all three games he's played this season, but after Cal's 67-55 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday, the sophomore forward said he still hasn't found his comfort zone.
California holds off Wyoming 71-61
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Moore had 18 points and six assists and Cal's defense stifled Wyoming early in a 71-61 victory Friday night.
The Bears (3-1) led by 22 points with 12 minutes left before disappointing coach Cuonzo Martin when they eased up defensively.
Moore sets Cal freshman record with 38 points in OT win
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Sure, Charlie Moore has heard of Shareef Abdur-Rahim. When told he had just broken the former NBA star's California freshman record at this early stage of the season, he was thrilled.
"I was like, 'Oh, wow, that's a pretty big accomplishment,'" he said, smiling.
The Golden Bears needed somebody to carry the load with three starters and key playmakers sitting out injured and a cold first half.
Last season: 23-11, lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Hawaii.
Nickname: Golden Bears.
Coach: Cuonzo Martin. He received a contract extension Tuesday through 2020-21.
Who's gone: F Jaylen Brown left after his freshman season for the NBA; G Jordan Mathews transferred to Gonzaga.