Kansas Jayhawks: Julian DuBose Added To World Roster


Kansas Jayhawks fans don’t know Julian DuBose yet — but they will.

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The rising senior guard, who currently plays for Florida Gulf Coast University, will join most of the Jayhawks on the World University Games roster.

DuBose was added as a replacement for the injured Devonte’ Graham.

In an article with The Kansas City Star’s Rustin Dodd, DuBose said he couldn’t wait for the experience.

"“It’s an amazing experience, of course,” DeBose said on Sunday. “I’ve never been to Kansas. I’ve never been or seen a locker room like this, or seen any facilities like this. I’m just glad and blessed and completely thankful to Coach Dooley and Coach Self to allow me to be on the team.”"

DuBose, who played his first two seasons of college basketball at Rice University, averaged 11.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game at the school dubbed “Dunk City,” for it’s ultra-athletic showing in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

The Jayhawks, who were chosen to represent the United States in South Korea for the Games, now have two non-Jayhawks on the roster. DuBose joins SMU’s Nic Moore, who at 5’9”, 170 pounds will be one of four guards on the team.

Both of the “outsiders” play for former Kansas coaches.

Moore plays under former Jayhawk head coach and national champion Larry Brown, while DuBose is coached by former, long-time assistant Joe Dooley.

According to Dodd, DuBose wasted no time in saying yes to KU coach Bill Self when he phoned Dooley to ask if the guard would be interested. And he told Dodd that wining will be important to him.

"“I expect to come in, work hard and win a medal,” DeBose said. “That’s my expectations — win a gold medal.”"

DuBose did have a little trouble earlier in the season with FGU. He was suspended the first three games of the season for a “violation of team rules.”

He served the suspension, moved on, and was a main contributor for Dunk City. His former teammate, guard Brett Comer, had high praise for DuBose in an article posted on NaplesNews.com.

"“Julian’s huge,” FGCU senior point guard Comer said. “Very good athlete. Finishes around the rim really well. Can shoot the ball. He’s a really big-time scorer.”The official role DuBose will play on the World University roster remains to be seen, but as Dodd reported, with only four other guards on the roster, he should certainly see some playing time."

The Jayhawks begin their quest for a gold medal representing the United States with exhibitions games against Canada on Tuesday and Friday. The team will have its first pool play competition July 4 at noon Korea time (July 3 at 10 p.m. U.S. Central time).

The full pool play schedule can be found here.

The Details on DuBose

Name: Julian DuBose

Hometown: Washington, D.C. (played high school basketball in Maryland)

Current School: Florida Gulf Coast

Height/Weight: 6’4”/196 pounds

2104-15 Stats: 11.6 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 1.4 APG, 0.9 SPG

Bio: Was the No. 7 ranked player out of Maryland his senior year…father played basketball at Bowie State…scored a career-high 20 points last season, and had 19 double-digit scoring efforts…is 23 years old.

*Stats and information provided by sports-reference.com and FCGUathletics.com

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