Kansas Basketball: 15 greatest scorers in Jayhawks history

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Greatest scorers in Kansas basketball history: 8. Walt Wesley

Starting a stretch consisting of a few throwback players that helped Kansas in the 1960s, Walt Wesley averaged 19.3 points per game during his three-year career playing for the varsity team.

At 6-foot-11, Wesley was largely unstoppable when he was utilized. Limited to 10.6 points per game as a complementary player as a sophomore, Wesley exploded in a bigger role as a junior where he averaged 23.5 points per game.

Those numbers dropped to 20.7 when he was a senior, but he’s still one of a select few Jayhawks to have multiple seasons where he averaged over 20 points per game.

A two-time unanimous All-American, Wesley led KU to their first conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance in six years in 1966.

Wesley spent most of his NBA career as a backup and as a role player, but did average 17.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in the first season of the expansion Cleveland Cavaliers’ existence in 1970. That same year, he scored 50 points against the then-Cincinnati Royals.

He spent 10 seasons in the league and has his No. 13 retired by Kansas.