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Monday, August 13, 2012

Former Jayhawk Sasha Kaun wins bronze medal with Russia

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— Former Kansas University center Sasha Kaun is an Olympic bronze medalist.

Kaun, 6-11, 250 pounds from Tomsk, Russia, scored six points and grabbed six rebounds while playing 30 minutes in Russia’s 81-77 bronze medal victory over Argentina on Sunday in London.

Kaun, who played for KU’s 2008 national title team, was the first Jayhawk men’s basketball player to participate in the Olympic Games since Danny Manning in 1988, winning the bronze medal. Kaun currently plays professionally for CSKA Moscow.

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LeBo 1 year, 8 months ago

Sasha the only likeable Russian! Just think if the Cold War never ended?

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Ralster Jayhawk 1 year, 8 months ago

Dear LJW, I would like to add my vote to having stories on this website ALSO having a correlating photo of some sort to match the content of the story or the headline. Please? Thanks.

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notjustbread 1 year, 8 months ago

How about a pic of Kaun with the medal on?

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juke4jay 1 year, 8 months ago

Couldn't a picture have been added to the Sasha article? Come on guys, it would have been much better than a pop up ad!

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jaybate 1 year, 8 months ago

Post Suggestions for the All Play Thru Injury Team:

Sasha Kahn Tyshawn Taylor Elijah Johnson Mario Little

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jaybate 1 year, 8 months ago

Watched some vintage Kaun. He could guard the post. It was amazing how rarely a post man got an easy look within 15 feet, even when playing so injured he could barely snag a rebound. He has to have been the best play on a blown knee post in KU history

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PSM 1 year, 8 months ago

Why has Paul Pierce never played in the Olympics?

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ohmixmaster 1 year, 8 months ago

Cgngrats Sasha!! I had a lot of fun watching all your Olympic games this year, as well as your World Games performances in 2010. Russia has a really good team that can flat out defend. It was a joy watching all these games, and your successes. RCJH!

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