As Christian Braun prepares to step into a larger role for the Kansas basketball team as a sophomore, he expects to take on the responsibility of being a trusted 3-point shooter.
“I feel like I’ll be able to take a lot of those shots,” Bruaun said.
The 6-foot-6 guard also said teammates such as Ochai Agbaji, Jalen Wilson, Tristan Enaruna, Tyon Grant-Foster and Bryce Thompson should contribute from long range.
Kansas junior guard Ochai Agbaji said during his long offseason this year he worked on “pretty much everything in my game.”
“More of just being a playmaker, making plays for others while also beating my man off the dribble,” Agbaji began. “Being aggressive really. And just along with that, my shot, just improving that, getting more relaxation, more comfortable.”
As a sophomore, Agbaji averaged 10 points per game, with 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists, while shooting 33.8% from 3-point range.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, ahead of the team’s annual Late Night event, told reporters on Thursday about some of the ramifications Silvio De Sousa’s departure will have on the team.
Among them, Self pointed out, the front court rotation will look different, with freshman forward Gethro Muscadin becoming the third big man, behind David McCormack and Mitch Lightfoot.
What’s more, Self said the Jayhawks might find more opportunities to play with five guards during the upcoming 2020-21 season.
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.
With a 20-minute running clock, the Kansas men's basketball team held its annual scrimmage during the end of the Late Night in the Phog on Sept. 30, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.
The game ended in a 45-45 tie on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Malik Newman. Devonte Graham led with 22 points while Lagerald Vick scored 17.
Saturday night at the Kansas basketball program's annual Late Night in the Phog, director of operations Brennan Bechard hit a half-court shot to win a student $10,000 out of head coach Bill Self's pocket — for the second season in a row.
Kansas junior guard Devonté Graham discusses the importance of Late Night for the basketball program, especially in terms of recruiting.
While fans pack Allen Fieldhouse year after year for the preseason show to see skits, dancing and a little bit of basketball, Graham says a lot of the players’ focus on these weekends goes behind the scenes in showing recruits around and selling them on KU.
Late Night in the Phog festivities featured plenty of dancing and antics, as well as freshman Carlton Bragg playing piano at center court of Allen Fieldhouse.