Kansas junior guard Marcus Garrett may not be known for his 3-point touch. But when the No. 3 Jayhawks made their preseason debut against Fort Hays State at Allen Fieldhouse, Garrett led the team in distance shooting.
Garrett, who scored 15 points in KU’s 86-56 win, said following a 4-for-7 night from long range that much of his offseason work, which included plenty of pickup games, helped him improve as a shooter.
“The biggest thing is just confidence,” Garrett said.
Highlights from the 2019 Late Night in the Phog scrimmage, where the Crimson squad prevailed, 32-30.
Devon Dotson of the Blue team led all scorers with 12 points. David MCormack put up 10 for the winning Crimson team.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said after Late Night in the Phog Friday that headliner Snoop Dogg’s performance, which included pole dancing and a gun that shot out money, wasn’t what he expected.
“That’s not the direction that anybody at the school would want that to go at all,” Self said, “regardless of the entertainment it provided many.
“It was still not the right way to provide the entertainment,” added Self, who said he only stayed for a couple songs because he wasn’t feeling well.
Former Kansas basketball All-American Sherron Collins was called onto the court at Allen Fieldhouse during the team's Late Night in the Phog festivities by head coach Bill Self.
Collins was given warmup shot before trying to make a shot from mid-court to win $5,000 apiece for a pair of KU students.
After missing his warmup attempt, Collins banked in the money shot, leading to him getting mobbed by the current KU basketball team.
After missing out on his sophomore basketball season at Kansas, forward Silvio De Sousa is excitedly looking forward to his return with the Jayhawks.
De Sousa, who worked Wednesday at Washburn University's basketball camp, told reporters how he got through a challenging year.