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, 11 months ago

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

  1. Raef
  2. Collison
  3. Dblock

Lance Hobson 10 years, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago

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

drum1984 10 years, 11 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, 11 months ago

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

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago

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

goshenjhawk 10 years, 11 months ago

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

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