Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, has decided he no longer wants to just recruit traditionally in order to win. Self is going "all-in" on the transfer market. He's far from alone in embracing this mindset -- Self's philosophical shift comes at a time when transfers are commonplace in college basketball. Recruiting the best high school players in the nation has led to tremendous regular-season success for the Jayhawks. Few coaches have ever been as dominant from November through February the way Self has since he got to Kansas in 2003. He's been a top-tier tactician with big-time wins on the recruiting trail
North Carolina won the national title behind 22 points from Joel Berry. Only one day after North Carolina announced his intent to enter the NBA draft without hiring an agent, junior point guard Joel Berry apparently experienced a change of heart. Berry revealed Tuesday that he is withdrawing from draft consideration and returning to the Tar Heels for his senior season.
SI Kids reporter Max Bonnstetter continues to make the rounds and impress people everywhere he goes and on Monday, he appeared on the "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" to interview Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Of course, Bonnstetter got national attention when he asked South Carolina head coach Frank Martin about defense after the Gamecocks held Baylor to 50 points in their Regional Semifinal NCAA tournament game en route to the school's first appearance in the Final Four. During Bonnstetter's appearance on the Tonight Show, he asked Bryant several questions, including what was it like having a giant paycheck at such a young age.