Kansas freshman Silvio De Sousa, who joined the team in December, talked about becoming more comfortable on and off the court, receiving a standing ovation in his debut and why he doesn't feel pressure to contribute this season.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self explains how Malik Newman has handled his sixth man role and just how much the Jayhawks trust freshman Silvio De Sousa to play in tight games, once he is cleared to play.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said the school is pushing buttons with the NCAA awaiting information on the eligibility of freshmen forwards Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa. Self, who expects to hear news soon, said he thinks the news could be favorable to De Sousa, who joined the team at the end of December.
Moments after his No. 10-ranked squad defeated No. 16 TCU on the road, 88-84, KU coach Bill Self praised senior Devonte' Graham for his 28-point outburst.
"He just didn't let us lose," Self said. "He was unreal down the stretch."
Self also gave updates on the rest of the roster, as well as two potential additions in Silvio De Sousa and Billy Preston.
Of the duo, Self said: "We haven't practiced playing with two bigs at all this year 'til this past week when we thought maybe we'd have another big or two. ... Hopefully we'll have some feedback one way or another, positive or negative, soon, and see what the outcome is."
Looking to potentially add two freshmen forwards to the lineup, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self offered updates Thursday on Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa. Preston has been withheld from action for all 14 games this year. De Sousa is awaiting certification from the NCAA.
Kansas senior point guard Devonte' Graham talked about how he can help freshman Silvio De Sousa adjust to joining the the team in the middle of the season and what changes when KU starts Big 12 play at Texas on Friday.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says freshman Silvio De Sousa, who just arrived on campus, will need at least a couple of weeks before he is ready to play in a game and help his team. Self offers the latest on Billy Preston's situation and gives his thoughts on where KU stands after non-conference play.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said he is "optimistic" that Billy Preston will be able to play this season after the freshman was held out of the first nine games and he provides an update on Silvio De Sousa's potential for joining the team.