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Kansas guard Marcus Garrett

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New KU strength coach Ramsey Nijem greets Jayhawks with great energy at inaugural boot camp

As far as introductions go, the one Kansas junior Marcus Garrett had with new KU strength coach Ramsey Nijem on Monday morning during Day 1 of boot camp still had him smiling hours later. By Matt Tait

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Early to bed, early to rise: Boot camp off and running for Kansas basketball

Monday was a feet-shuffling, legs-turning, lungs-working-overtime kind of morning for the members of the Kansas basketball program, who kicked off another year of Bill Self boot camp at 6 a.m., at the Jayhawks’ practice gym. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Freshman Marcus Garrett knows what it takes to earn playing time

Freshman Marcus Garrett doesn’t come across as someone who places a premium on prestige. My guess is he didn’t come to Kansas because of all the glitz that comes with playing for a blue blood. He came to Kansas because he wanted to become a better basketball player.

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Tom Keegan: Playing for an Eddie Sutton disciple prepared Marcus Garrett for Bill Self

The words of his former boss have echoed through the years for Dallas Skyline High basketball coach Paul Graham. So when Marcus Garrett was a freshman at Skyline and one of his teachers informed Graham that he was “being silly, standing up, disrupting the class,” the coach told the student he had better stop if he wanted to continue to play basketball. By Tom Keegan

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