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KU basketball player from 1988 title team seeks help for Virgin Islands after Irma

By |September 27th, 2017|

ARTICLE CREDIT: Gary Bedore, The Kansas City Star

Former Kansas basketball forward Milt Newton and his wife, Shalaun, have established a fund to assist hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Newton, a starting forward on KU’s 1988 national title team and current assistant general manager of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, was born in St. […]

Milt Newton Honored in Virgin Islands

By |August 17th, 2015|

Former KU coach Larry Brown on hand for dedication of park on “Milt Newton Day”

(Original Article Credit: Gary Bedore, KUsports.com)

Kenneth Mapp, the 29th governor of the Virgin Islands, declared August 7, 2015 “Milt Newton Day” in the United States territory.

Hundreds of individuals who live in the Bordeaux neighborhood in St. Thomas, V.I. where former Kansas […]