January 2, 2009
Former Jayhawk basketball star Wayne Simien will have his jersey retired on Jan. 29, 2011.
Wayne Simien today receives the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Kansas University basketball player. His jersey No. 23 will be hoisted high in the Allen Fieldhouse rafters at halftime of the 6 p.m. KU-Kansas State game, making him the 26th player in KU history to have been so recognized.
Former KU consensus first-team All-American Wayne Simien, who has a volunteer position at KU mentoring athletes in all sports and is basketball team chaplain, made the trip to D.C. with the Jayhawks for today’s Lisa Robinson funeral.
Former Kansas basketball All-American Wayne Simien will have his jersey retired in a ceremony on Jan. 29, 2011, the university announced Saturday.
Former Jayhawk Wayne Simien keeps a close eye on the Jayhawks from Spain, where he's averaging 16.2 points and 8.1 rebounds a game in the country's top pro basketball league.