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- Tait: Mason shows defensive pride KU needs
- Niang glad KU-ISU rivalry heated up in his time as Cyclone
- Traylor’s Senior Day speech brings Self to tears
- Seniors grateful for experiences at Kansas
- Notebook: Seniors worn out after win, emotional day
- Jayhawks come through in crunch time on Senior Day
- Watch all four KU Senior Day speeches
- Ratings: Ellis on top again after memorable day
Kansas senior forward Hunter Mickelson discusses his recent move to the starting lineup. The 6-foot-10 Mickelson says he has shown he’s willing to do whatever needs to be done when he is on the floor.
Mickelson thinks the Jayhawks’ front-court depth — Jamari Traylor, Landen Lucas, Carlton Bragg, Cheick Diallo and Mickelson all are battling for minutes — is good for all the players and says the starting big man spot for KU remains up for grabs.
The day before his Kansas basketball team takes on Holy Cross, coach Bill Self discusses defending the Crusaders’ version of the Princeton offense, and the down-the-road benefits of facing that type of team.
Self also says he needs to give senior big Hunter Mickelson more playing time to “see what he can do” before Big 12 play begins. The coach added the same could be said for freshmen bigs Carlton Bragg and Cheick Diallo.
“Anybody who thinks it’s easy to squeeze six guys into 80 minutes doesn’t really understand it,” Self said of trying to find playing time for those three, as well as seniors Perry Ellis and Jamari Traylor, and junior Landen Lucas.
Watch Frank Mason III swat a layup, Hunter Mickelson convert a follow jam, Perry Ellis run the floor for a dunk and Carlton Bragg attack the rim.
Kansas delivered those highlights and more in an 89-66 exhibition victory over Pittsburg State.
Kansas sophomore point guard Devonté Graham says he tried to do a bit of everything on his way to 7 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists in the Jayhawks’ exhibition win over Pittsburg State.
Graham says he likes to get defensive rebounds and push the ball, because the Jayhawks are harder to stop when they’re in transition
Although KU won by 23 points, Graham said the team didn’t play well defensively in the tune-up.
But the point guard did like what he saw from a couple of KU’s big men: Hunter Mickelson and Carlton Bragg.