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Devonte' Graham tops ratings in home loss to Oklahoma State

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Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) is fouled by Oklahoma State guard Brandon Averette (0) during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) is fouled by Oklahoma State guard Brandon Averette (0) during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Devonte’ Graham: Practiced very little during the week because of knee bone bruise, but still gave a solid 40-minute effort that included 17 points, eight assists, four rebounds and three steals. Made 5 of 8 field goals and 2 of 3 3-pointers.

2 - Udoka Azubuike: Made his first four free throws and missed next three. Had stretches of offensive dominance but had rough day on the boards, picking up just two defensive rebounds and five total.

3 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Late in the game forced a really bad pass into the lane that was intended for Marcus Garrett and intercepted and his 3-point shots weren’t dropping (2 of 9), but was very active, as always. Showed athleticism on two blocked shots off the board. Finished with 17 points, five rebounds and four assists. Coach Bill Self mentioned that Graham and Svi are two players who consistently play hard. Had three dunks.

4 - Malik Newman: Awakened in second half to score 14 of his 16 points. Made all three second-half 3-point attempts, but picked up all five of his rebounds in the first half. Only player in seven-man rotation who didn’t have at least one floor burn.

5 - Marcus Garrett: Played 14 minutes, made some nice defensive plays and finished with two points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal.

6 - Mitch Lighftoot: Had just one rebound, off the offensive glass, in 18 minutes to go with a blocked shot. Also took another big charge.

7 - Lagerald Vick: His second-half-of-the-season swoon remains a mystery. Contributed five points and three rebounds in 34 minutes and shot 1 of 5 inside the arc and 1 of 5 beyond it.

8 - Silvio De Sousa: In 48 seconds of action, picked up a nice offensive rebound and it’s a miracle his put-back shot didn’t shatter the backboard. Instead the line drive shot hard off the backboard with no chance at going in.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 - Devonte'aham (205)

2 - Svi Mykhailiuk (190)

3 - Udoka Azzubuike (176)

4 - Lagerald Vick (167)

5 - Malik Newman (150)

6 - Marcus Garrett (125)

7 - Mitch Lightfoot (108)

8 - Sam Cunliffe (34)

9 - Silvio De Sousa (20)

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Comments

Layne Pierce 6 months, 2 weeks ago

End of game, Svi has to be selfish, in interest of team. His turnovers were trying to do the right thing, truth is, when you're a scorer at end of game, you go for the score, if there's any doubt.

I personally think SVI should be 2 or even 1, on this list. He had 5 rebounds and two blocks. Frankly Doke is a project. He is not a good passer, a horrible free-throw shooter, and takes the ball fake almost every time. And frankly he got only 5 rebounds. Need I say more.

Actually, this team is not a machine, it is more like the Frankenstein monster, put together in pieces. That's right, Team Frankenstein.

RCJH

Drew Doerfler 6 months, 2 weeks ago

i think the team's first half performance should wipe out any player getting ranked at all

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