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Utah announces departure of junior wing Princeton Onwas

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After averaging 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in his first season as a member of the Utah basketball program, guard/forward Princeton Onwas will not be a member of Larry Krystkowiak’s team in 2014-15 according to Dirk Facer of the Deseret News. Onwas, who played at Navarro JC in Texas before joining the Utah program, started 11 of the 31 games in which he played last season.

Onwas, a very athletic 6-foot-5 wing, made his biggest impact on the Utah rotation during the final six weeks of the season. And after scoring 12 points in a home win over Arizona State on February 23, Onwas played at least 21 minutes in each of Utah’s final six games. During non-conference play Onwas reached double digits in three consecutive games, including a 14-point outing in a win over Savannah State.

From a scholarship standpoint Onwas’ departure puts Utah right at the 13-scholarship limit, with this move coming a couple days after 7-footer Jakob Poeltl signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program.

Outside of Onwas the Utes return every member of the rotation that won 21 games and reached the Postseason NIT in 2013-14. With guard Delon Wright and forward Jordan Loveridge leading the way for a group that will be joined by a talented recruiting class, 2014-15 is seen as the season in which Utah can reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009.

Henry Ellenson wins Marquette Madness dunk contest

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Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.

The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.

Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.

Bill Self signs $10,000 check for KU student


Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.

Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.

Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.