Former Jayhawks Releford, Morningstar pack bags

Brady Morningstar, left, and Travis Releford

Brady Morningstar, left, and Travis Releford

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Former Kansas University guard/forward Travis Releford is playing for the Mississauga Power, a professional basketball team based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

The team is a charter member of the National Basketball League of Canada, which was founded in 2011.

The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Releford, who played in Belgium last season, scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds with three steals in the team’s season opener against Brampton (Ontario).

Meanwhile, Former KU guard Brady Morningstar is playing for Science City Jena in Jena, Germany. His team competes in Germany’s professional A League.

The 6-foot-4 Morningstar averaged 14.1 points, 4.1 assists and 1.9 steals a game last season while playing for Tapiolan Honka in Finland. He has also played for Tulsa in the NBA Developmental League and in Greece.

In a Q-and-A with fans on Twitter on Thursday, Bill Self said Morningstar was the best defensive guard he has coached in 12 seasons at KU.