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Ridiculous highlight videos featuring former Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins and current KU guard Frank Mason

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Wednesday was a big day for KU basketball highlights on the Internet, whether by current players or former stars.

Three such videos caught my eye and had me talking about them well into the night and even still this morning.

The first was from former Jayhawk and current Minnesota Timberwolve Andrew Wiggins, who attempted and nearly finished a 720-degree dunk.

You’ve heard of the popular 360 that guys try and almost always send crowds into a frenzy? Yeah, this is two of those. On the same jump. By the same guy. In mid-air.

Those of us who got an up close look at Wiggins for several months during the 2014-15 season at Kansas surely could have predicted that some day Wiggins would try — and possibly even accomplish — something like this.

Shame on us for even entertaining the thought that a human being could do something so incredible and shame on him for nearly doing it. What an incredible athlete and what a fortunate thing for the Kansas program that one of the NBA’s brightest young stars chose to spend his lone season of college in Lawrence. The gift that keeps on giving, man.

Next up, were a pair of ridiculous videos (shown below in the same minute-long clip) starring senior-to-be Frank Mason, who, along with Devonte’ Graham and Carlton “Don’t Call Me Charlton” Bragg, have been representing Kansas (and themselves) at the adidas Nations event in Southern California.

Mason, who looks even more athletic and stronger than he has during his first three seasons as a Jayhawk impressed everybody with his bounce at the event.

As you’ll see in the video, some of that came during a dunking showcase, when Mason tossed the ball off the backboard or bounced it to himself and then flushed it with authority.

The other, which comes at the 35-second mark is a monster block of an unsuspecting big man who seemed to think he was seconds away from an easy, rim-rocking dunk.

Mason had other ideas and packed the attempt from behind like he had a personal vendetta against the young man.

If this is any indication of the frame of mind that Mason has entering what will be his final season as a Jayhawk, the Big 12 Conference should be flat-out terrified and the Jayhawks should be thrilled. Of course, would anyone really expect Mason to take any other state of mind into the 2016-17 season?

As for Graham and Bragg — who, on at least one of the box scores at the event was dubbed “Charlton Bragg — they, too, delivered strong performances at the adidas Nations showcase, playing for Team Mavericks which also features Iowa State guard Naz Long.

All four were college counselors at the event that combines some of the nation’s best prep prospects with some of the top college players in the country in a camp setting.

Mason, Graham, Bragg and the rest of the Jayhawks are expected to return to Lawrence by August 20.

Comments

Steve Corder 5 years, 3 months ago

From my vantage point Mason is the linchpin on the 2016-17 team.

Tim Orel 5 years, 3 months ago

Wiggins will nail that dunk, if he hasn't already. Just, wow!

Shame Mason fouled on that dunk block, but otoh, perhaps the foul was part of the message sent. I'm really looking forward to this season.

Shannon Gustafson 5 years, 3 months ago

I don't think they blew the whistle for a foul, it was for out of bounds.

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