Bill Self’s Basketball Boot Camp 2009 has started a few days earlier than originally planned.
Self, Kansas University’s seventh-year basketball coach, ordered his Jayhawks into the new hoops practice facility for 6 a.m. conditioning workouts on Thursday.
He informed the Jayhawks of the extra Boot Camp sessions at a team meeting on Wednesday night. That meeting was called in response to incidents between basketball and football players Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
“We have started Boot Camp. We had a semblance of Boot Camp today and will start it officially on Monday,” Self told the Journal-World Thursday afternoon.
Self would not come right out and say the extra Boot Camp sessions were disciplinary measures against his squad. The inference is obviously there, however.
“I’ve been on the road recruiting a lot and have not had a chance to spend any time with the guys of late,” Self said. “I was able to spend some time with them today.”
He said they would be back in the gym at 6 a.m. Friday.