Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Monday listed Ukrainian freshman guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk as a probable starter for Tuesday’s 7 p.m. home exhibition game against Emporia State.
Self said as of Monday he’d likely open with the fivesome of Frank Mason, Mykhailiuk, Wayne Selden Jr., Perry Ellis and Jamari Traylor. For the first exhibition game, he went with Devonté Graham, Mason, Ellis, Selden and Traylor.
Self also said sophomore Brannen Greene, who suffered a concussion against Washburn last Monday, had “practiced the last two to three days and is good to go unless he were to get hit again.”
Asked if players had begun to separate themselves at practice, Self said: “Not yet. Svi has probably been as good as anybody in the last few days of practice. We haven’t had separation like I thought we would both inside and on the perimeter. You could make a case for Cliff (Alexander) in certain situations, Landen (Lucas) in certain situations. You know Jamari and Perry are going to play regardless. You can make a case for any of our six perimeter players being starters. I’d like to see a little more separation.”