Who is your favorite KU basketball lefty from the last 20 years?

Raef LaFrentz 38% 1098 votes

Keith Langford 28% 821 votes

Rex Walters 17% 499 votes

Xavier Henry 9% 271 votes

Other 6% 191 votes

2880 total votes


Scott Smetana 10 years, 6 months ago

My favorite all time players (any hand): (i'm 36)

  1. Raef
  2. Collison
  3. Dblock

Lance Hobson 10 years, 6 months ago

Lafrentz? Are you kidding me? He never even went to a Final 4, he just plodded himself through good regular seasons and disappointing tourney finishes. If disappointment is what people like, then I guess he would be your favorite.

Phoggin_Loud 10 years, 6 months ago

He was a tad bit more than 20 years ago, but Ron Kellogg had the smoothest left-handed stroke that I can remember. It's just too bad that he played before the 3-point line in college b-ball. The 1986 team would have won it all. If I remember correctly, the 3-piont line started the next year, in 1987...One year too late for Jayhawk fans.

Bill Skeet 10 years, 6 months ago

Ask this question again in early March, it might be different... X has a stroke that is reminiscent of Kellogg.

LaFrentz is the best in the last 20 years (strikewso- I can't believe you are serious-- I gotta believe the win/loss record during the LaFrentz/Pierce era was better than any of the other players listed.)

Of the Jayhawks I have seen in person, Kellogg was the purest shooter. He was just unconscious out there some nights.. I seem to remember numerous games where he would pull up from 27 feet with 35 on the shot clock-- Dreiling was just crossing half court-- and swish it. Special K was on that phenomenal 85-86 team.

James Miller 10 years, 6 months ago

I agree with everyone who voted Kellogg. That guy was a devastating shooter. I do love X, however.
Kellogg has a special place in my heart, because I was a teen when he was playing for us, and he was my first favorite Jayhawk. X has a chance to be one of our best players ever. God bless Ron Kellogg, and let's hope X reaches his potential, because he can definitely be something special.

KGphoto 10 years, 6 months ago

I have to admit. I didn't even remember that Rex was a southpaw. But for the sake of poll, I think Langford had the sweetest shot. He could just rise and fire from anywhere.

nocaljayhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Alltime KU lefty team: Walters, Langford, Raef, X, and Ron K. That's a strong five.

drum1984 10 years, 6 months ago

I think its Langford but I might be biased as I was right behind the basket wearing my number 5 jersey when Langford hit that game-winner against Georgia Tech on New Years Day. That I think was the best moment I've experienced while in Allen Fieldhouse. I'm conjuring good memories rooting for Kansas Athletics after the crushing defeat I just watched in "that other sport."

timecronk 10 years, 6 months ago

None of these players won a championship...where the hell is Sherron on this list?

Chris Shaw 10 years, 6 months ago

What about Nick Bradford? LOL! Rex Walters and Ron Kellogg are my favorites. Both played their hearts out and both went to Final 4's.

Jaminrawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Walters. He was probably the best pure shooter of the ex-jayhawks listed. Xavier could overtake him, but there is still a lot of basketball to be played this year.

Derek Conway 10 years, 6 months ago

Favorite player any hand has to be Rus Rob. So under-rated, so valuable, such a great player.

goshenjhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

timecronk --- Seriously, read the criteria for the list before you comment. Duh.

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