Former players, current Jayhawks react to Bill Self's induction into the Hall of Fame


A first-time member of the Hall of Fame ballot, Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self received plenty of support leading up to Saturday’s announcement that he was a part of the 2017 Hall of Fame class.

Many opposing coaches throughout the season expressed their appreciation for Self’s accomplishments, which includes 13 straight Big 12 titles, seven trips to the Elite Eight in 14 seasons at Kansas, two Final Fours and a national title in 2008. 

Then there were all of the former players, administrators, analysts and others who offered their endorsements for one of the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

After Saturday's announcement, several current players, former players and others sent a message of support to Self through social media:

None by Basketball HOF

None by Kansas Basketball

None by Kansas Basketball

None by Big 12 Conference

None by Frank Mason

None by Devonte' Graham

None by Billy Preston♕

None by Russell Robinson

None by Ben McLemore

None by Cliff Alexander

None by Tyrel Reed

None by Chris Harris

None by Ray Bechard

None by Scottie Pippen

None by Jay Bilas

None by Holly Rowe

Our Series on Bill Self's Journey to the Hall of Fame

• Hall of Fame Material Part I: Larry Brown ‘in awe’ of Bill Self’s stellar run at Kansas

• Hall of Fame Material Part II: Daughter Lauren most impressed by Bill Self’s ability to mentor

• Hall of Fame Material Part III: Frank Mason III knew right away that Bill Self was the coach for him

• Hall of Fame Material Part IV: Doc Sadler says Bill Self same (sarcastic) guy as the day he met him

• Hall of Fame Material Part V: Bill Self’s style, passion make Danny Manning a proud alum


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