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Devonte’ Graham, Marcus Garrett talk KU’s comeback win over West Virginia

Kansas guards Devonte' Graham and Marcus Garrett, along with center Udoka Azubuike, discuss the Jayhawks' come-from-behind 77-69 victory over West Virginia, Azubuike's free throws and the College GameDay atmosphere.

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Graham and Newman on how KU held on to beat Iowa State

Kansas guards Devonte’ Graham and Malik Newman discuss how they got past settling for 3-pointers and survived a scare from Iowa State, 83-78, Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Devonte Graham discusses Silvio De Sousa, starting Big 12 play

Kansas senior point guard Devonte' Graham talked about how he can help freshman Silvio De Sousa adjust to joining the the team in the middle of the season and what changes when KU starts Big 12 play at Texas on Friday.

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What stood out from Devonte Graham’s 35-point games? Jayhawks share their thoughts

Kansas forward Clay Young and coach Bill Self discuss Devonte' Graham's monster week where he scored 35 points in back-to-back games vs. Toledo and Syracuse, and what impressed them the most about his performances.

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Devonte Graham talks about his career-high 35 points vs. Toledo

Kansas senior point guard Devonte Graham talks about his big day against Toledo, KU's success on offense and how he's worked on his shot more in the last few days.

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Devonté Graham, Bill Self lament low energy vs. Fort Hays State

Despite an 86-57 victory over Fort Hays State in the Kansas basketball team's final exhibition game, senior point guard Devonté Graham and coach Bill Self talked about the team's slow start in the first half and defensive effort heading into Friday's season opener.

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Devonte Graham discusses becoming the face of the basketball team, advice from Frank Mason

Kansas senior point guard Devonte' Graham talked about becoming the face of the team, replacing Frank Mason III and some of the advice he's received from former players at Big 12 media day Tuesday at Sprint Center.

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Bill Self talks about summer practices, upcoming trip to Italy

After two summer practices in preparation for the team's exhibition games in Italy, Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self gave an update on the team's progress.

Off of the court, he's seen senior point guard Devonte Graham take the top leadership role and he believes the summer practices help set a tone for younger players entering the program.

"This is Devonte's team," Self said. "We want other guys to be leaders and all those things, but everyone is going to look to Devonte."

Self said he plans to play everyone during the exhibition games in Italy in August, but will likely play eligible players together and transfers together.

Despite losing national player of the year Frank Mason III, star freshman Josh Jackson and Landen Lucas, Self believes the Jayhawks have the pieces for another strong season.

"Udoka being healthy, Billy Preston is a talent, Devonte and Malik together is a little different than Frank and Devonte, but still I think there's a chance this team could be pretty good," he said.

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Eljiah Johnson praises KU’s backcourt; details overseas game vs. Tyshawn Taylor

After practicing against the Kansas men's basketball team, including a scrimmage in Bill Self's camp game, former KU guard Elijah Johnson is happy with what he's seen from the Jayhawks' backcourt.

Headlined by Devonte' Graham and Malik Newman, Johnson believes there's tons of potential for the upcoming season.

"I think we've got some weapons," Johnson said. "Although a lot of people haven't been on the floor for us yet, I think coach will whip them up. I don't think this team is going to be one step behind any other team."

Johnson played overseas in several countries last season, finishing in Turkey, which gave him an opportunity to face off against former teammate Tyshawn Taylor — where they both scored more than 30 points.

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Mario Chalmers praises KU’s backcourt, remembers facing former KU players in camp games

Back in Lawrence for a pair of scrimmages, former Kansas guard Mario Chalmers had an opportunity to run up and down the court against many of the current Jayhawks.

That included matching up against KU's potential starting backcourt of Devonté Graham and Malik Newman, who impressed him with their play.

"They are going to be great. I have high expectations for both of them, especially Malik Newman. They’ve got to pick up the slack from Frank (Mason) and they are two good guards that we need up top.”

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