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Monday, January 5, 2009

Collins wins Big 12 player of the week

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Kansas University guard Sherron Collins was named the Big 12 player of the week, the conference announced Monday.

The junior guard contributed a career-high 26 points to go with nine assists and five rebounds in KU's 92-85 victory over No. 14 Tennessee on Saturday.

In KU's two wins last week, Collins averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds.

Collins has been the Jayhawks' leading scorer in 10 of 13 contests this year. He also won Big 12 player of the week on March 9, 2008.

Comments

Bleed_Crimson_Blue 11 years ago

Great story about Royce Woolridge, a 2010 commitment, in today's KC Star:http://www.kansascity.com/sports/story/964555.html

Timmay97 11 years ago

That WAS a great article......thanks!That kid has a great mom. Keep up those grades, and keep working on that jump shot. Most important.....learn to defend!

Jayhawk444 11 years ago

Congratulations to Sherron. He certainly deserve this. Over the holidays my family watched the 2008 Final Four games on DVD. I was reminded again how critical Sherron's contributions were in those games. Without his steal and 3 pointer very late in the Memphis game, Mario's shot wouldn't have mattered. Very nice to see him recognized for his efforts.

jaybate 11 years ago

Would it be legal for KU to strike up a relationship with a high school academy that would be a place where all of KU's early commits and want be Jayhawks players could go and learn to play Bill Ball starting in high school. Wouldn't it be fabulous if we could have freshman coming in who already knew how to play SELFDEFENSE and SELFOFFENCE?! This academy could become a place where KU players who want to get into coaching could go after a year on the KU staff as graduate assistants. They could coach a couple years at the highschool academy and then roll out into one of the many Oakie Baller programs now dominating college basketball.I really think it is kind of a waste for these kids to go to these big time high school basketball factories and STILL not come to KU ready to play SELFDEFENSE. I realize part of learning SELF DEFENSE is playing D against D1 competition. But another part of it is playing D the Bill Self way. It involves an intensity and a mastery of fundamentals that high school basketball factories just are NOT achieving.

Matt Bowers 11 years ago

Bleed_Crimson_Blue thank you for the heads up. It was a great article on what appears to be a wonderful recruit. Coach Self and the rest of the staff have done a great job recruiting and it looks like we are going to be real strong these next couple of years. It is very exciting watching how Coach Self puts together the different pieces of the puzzle with recruiting. It seems to be really coming together. Nice work this week Sherron. We are going to need a big outing from you for every game the rest of the season! You have become the complete floor general and are doing a great job of keeping the guys focused and in the game. Jaybate, that sounds like a great. Is there another school out there for our football team?

joedavis 11 years ago

jaybate, that's against NCAA rules.

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