February 27, 2017
Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) walks out on Senior Night with his mother, Shelley, and father, Richard.
Landen Lucas’ bid to make an NBA roster fell short after his summer with the Boston Celtics. But that does not mean the former Kansas center has reached the end of big time basketball. By Matt Tait
Through a co-initiative with his mother, Shelley, former KU center Landen Lucas has created the Landen Lucas Foundation – Sports for Life Fund, which, in both Lawrence and his hometown of Portland, will provide scholarships and financial support for young athletes who may not otherwise be able to participate. By Matt Tait
By the end of Saturday night at Sprint Center, one team Richard Lucas loves will advance to the Final Four. And the other’s season will be over. The proud father of KU's Landen Lucas said Friday he’s certain the scene will feel a bit bizarre just before tip-off. It wasn’t all that long ago that his son wore Oregon colors just about every day and openly cheered for his dad’s alma mater. By Benton Smith