KU basketball has had a number of stud freshman come in and make impacts.
Josh Jackson is an absolute beast. The way he plays aggressive on both ends of the ball, using defense to create offense is a veteran move. Blocking, rebounding, steals, scoring, is there anything this kid can’t do?
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Every time he leaves his feet after running in transition I’m anticipating a highlight reel dunk. He snagged a double double in this game. I have a feeling before the season is over he will score a triple-double.
Frank Mason continues to do Frank Mason things and finds multiple ways to beat opponents. The maturation of Frank from his freshman year to his senior season has been a joy to watch.
His leap reminds me a lot of what Buddy Hield did last year. Frank has got to work on his turnovers however. A roughly 1:1 assist/turnover ratio is not what you want from your starting point guard.
Devonte Graham continues to impress in his junior season. This back court is one of the best if not the best in the country. Frank and Devonte compliment each other so well with their respective games. He was the second leading score in the game with 20 points.
Landen Lucas has looked better recently than he did to start the season. He took a step backwards in this game though. He averaged a double-double in the last three games but was held to just eight points and six rebounds against Tech.
I can’t remember a game off the top of my head where KU basketball had more offensive fouls called against them. It seems like the refs have been especially terrible to start the conference season.
On a positive note, the team continues to put their early season free throw shooting woes behind them.
The Jayhawks will take on the Oklahoma Sooners Tuesday night in Norman. The Jayhawks won both match ups last season against a Sooners team who is now missing their leading scorer in Buddy Hield. The game airs at 08:00 PM CST on ESPN 2.