Former Kansas basketball standout Sherron Collins talks about his upcoming jersey retirement ceremony (Monday vs. Oklahoma), what it means to him and his relationship with coach Bill Self.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self praised Devonte' Graham's leadership, Marcus Garrett's positive impact and his memories of Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins, who both will have their jerseys retired within the next week.
If you couldn’t make it out for KUsports.com’s 2017-18 Kansas basketball season tip-off party Thursday night at Abe & Jake’s Landing, here’s some of what you missed.
Members of the 2008 KU national championship team, Sherron Collins, Tyrel Reed, Brennan Bechard, Jeremy Case and Matt Kleinmann sat down with Matt Tait and Tom Keegan to watch the final minutes of the Jayhawks’ memorable overtime victory over Memphis from nearly a decade ago.
Afterward, the former KU players fielded questions from fans.
Collins, Reed and Bechard gave their thoughts on what makes Bill Self a great coach.
Case discussed how Self and then-assistant Danny Manning worked together.
And Collins explained how important it was to have Brandon Rush back on the team that season when he could have left early for the NBA, had Rush not suffered an injury.
Speaking at KUsports.com’s KU basketball season tip-off party Thursday night at Abe & Jake’s Landing, former Kansas basketball star Sherron Collins described what it means to him to have his jersey go up in the Allen Fieldhouse rafters this coming season.
“I was speechless,” Collins said of the moment he heard from Jayhawks coach Bill Self his No. 4 jersey would be on display with other program greats. “I wanted to cry. I wanted to run and shout outside.”
Collins earned All-American honors in 2010 and was the recipient of the Lute Olson Player of the Year, via collegeinsider.com, that same season.
The Chicago guard was the 2010 Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player and a two-time All-Big 12 First-Team selection. He was named to the all-conference squad in each of his four seasons at KU, including the 2007-08 Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year award. Collins also ranks ninth all-time at KU in assists, with 552, and fourth on the KU career 3-point field goals made list with 232.
Collins’ jersey will be retired on Feb. 19, 2018, the date of KU’s Big Monday home game against Oklahoma.
Former Kansas players returned to Lawrence to put on a show for the ninth-annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic at Lawrence Free State High.
The Crimson Team, which won 104-101, featured plenty of highlights from Wayne Selden, Mario Chalmers, Cole Aldrich, Mario Little, Billy Thomas, Sherron Collins, Elijah Johnson and many others.
Chalmers scored a team-high 22 points.
Several former Kansas basketball players returned for a first-to-80 scrimmage against current Kansas players in front of Bill Self campers Wednesday afternoon at Horejsi Center.
In a blast from the past, watch some of the highlights from Sherron Collins, Keith Langford, Tyshawn Taylor, Ben McLemore, Mario Chalmers, Perry Ellis and others.
The current Jayhawks squad won the scrimmage, 82-75.