Check out highlights from the 10th annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, played Thursday night at Free State High.
Crimson - 128
Drew Gooden 19, Jeff Withey 7, Elijah Johnson 18, Ben McLemore 52, Travis Releford 2, Conner Teahan 5, Sherron Collins 12, Devonte’ Graham 8, Kid from the stands 5.
Blue - 109
Keith Langford 32, Tyrel Reed 16, Mario Chalmers 29, Jamari Traylor 6, Jeff Graves 3, Jeff Hawkins 5, Nick Bradford 9, Clay Young 4, Rex Walters 5.
Wayne Selden Jr., who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, speaks to the media following a scrimmage at Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Wednesday.
Selden discusses his career and various KU basketball topics.
KU freshman point guard Devon Dotson talks to the media following a scrimmage at Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Wednesday.
Dotson scored seven points for the red team in a blowout while playing in front of KU fans on campus for the first time.
The Kansas men's basketball team competed in a scrimmage with former players at Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Wednesday.
The Red team had little trouble blowing out the Blue team.
Sam Cunliffe 9, Udoka Azubuike 14, Dedric Lawson 10, Charlie Moore 26, K.J. Lawson 2, Devon Dotson 7, Mitch Lightfoot 6, Ochai Agbaji 2, Marcus Garrett 4.
Wayne Selden 6, Devonte’ Graham 8, Mario Chalmers 0, Travis Releford 4, Silvio De Sousa 10, Elijah Johnson 5, David McCormack 8, Chris Teahan 3.
Travis Releford, a former Kansas basketball player, speaks to the media after the scrimmage at the University of Kansas basketball camp.
Releford discusses the 2018-19 Jayhawks, and some of their strengths and weaknesses at this point.
Releford is back in the area for the off-season. He plays overseas professionally.
The Blue team lost to its Red team counterparts Tuesday afternoon during a scrimmage at the University of Kansas basketball camp.
Still, Dedric Lawson, David McCormack, Marcus Garrett, Ochai Agbaji, E.J. Elliott and Chris Teahan kept things close in an 81-74 defeat.
Scoring both inside the paint and from out on the perimeter, Lawson, a junior transfer from Memphis, led the Blue team with 20 points.
A freshman big, McCormack was right behind Lawson in the scoring column, adding 18 points, a few coming via monstrous follow jams on the offensive glass.
Here are the Blue team’s complete highlights from the first-to-80-wins scrimmage.
Following a scrimmage Tuesday afternoon at the University of Kansas basketball camp, freshman big man David McCormack praised the Jayhawks’ frontcourt depth.
Even though returning starting center Udoka Azubuike sat out the first-to-80 pick-up game due to illness, campers watching inside Horejsi Family Athletics Center got to see the 6-foot-10 McCormack, as well as Dedric Lawson, Silvio De Sousa and Mitch Lightfoot.
“We’re all skilled. We’re all powerful,” McCormack said. “We all know how to play the game and we play to our strengths.”
So just how good could KU’s group of bigs be in the upcoming 2018-19 season?
“I feel like we have the best frontcourt in the nation,” McCormack said.
Kansas basketball big men Dedric Lawson, Silvio De Sousa and David McCormack show off their footwork and finishing ability in front of campers Monday afternoon during KU basketball camp.
Lawson, a 6-foot-9 junior, sat out the 2017-18 season after transferring from Memphis.
De Sousa, a 6-9 sophomore, appeared in 20 games this past season, after arriving mid-season as an early high school graduate.
A 6-10 freshman, McCormack, a McDonald’s All-American, just arrived in Lawrence a few days ago.
San Antonio — After the Kansas basketball season ended at the Final Four with a loss to Villanova, sophomore forward Mitch Lightfoot expressed his gratitude for what seniors Devonte’ Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk and Clay Young helped the Jayhawks accomplish.
Although some doubted this KU team’s ability to live up to the program’s standards a few months ago, Lightfoot said the skepticism helped the players en route to Big 12 titles and four wins in the NCAA Tournament.
Lightfoot expects this March’s postseason run will prove beneficial for him and other Jayhawks who will be back for the 2018-19 season.
San Antonio — Following the Kansas basketball team’s Final Four loss to Villanova, sophomore guard Malik Newman shares his thoughts on the Jayhawks’ struggles at The Alamodome.
Newman, who became one of KU’s best players late in the season, said he hasn’t yet decided whether he will turn pro and leave the program early.
The season he spent playing alongside All-American Devonte’ Graham, Newman added, taught him a lot.