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Chris Teahan, younger brother of Conner, plans to walk-on at KU

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Because Frank Mason III’s son is still a dozen years or so away from attending college, and with recent family ties Evan Manning, Josh Pollard and Tyler Self now gone from the program, the Kansas men’s basketball team was staring at the possibility of moving forward without a family ties connection.

That was until Tuesday when the Teahan family came through.

Chris Teahan, the younger brother of former KU player Conner Teahan, announced via Twitter Tuesday morning that he was planning to attend KU, where he would walk on to the basketball team.

Conner Teahan, a former two-sport standout at Rockhurst High, who actually tried both basketball and football at Kansas, started as a walk-on and later was put on scholarship before the 2010-11 season on his way to becoming a huge part of the Jayhawks’ run to the 2012 national title game.

Often called by Bill Self that season KU’s sixth starter, Teahan delivered deft outside shooting and, at 6-foot-6, 212 pounds, was big enough to compete with most players on the floor.

Chris Teahan, listed between 6-4 and 6-5, 175-190 pounds on various recruiting sites, is listed as a shooting guard, ranked as the 92nd best player in Missouri and, like his brother, appears to have a good outside shot.

"Chris was our leading scorer this year (and) is a tremendous 3-point shooter," Rockhurst coach Pete Campbell said. "He did a great job leading our team this year as a captain. He has a great attitude and great effort. We certainly wish him well as he walks on for the Jayhawks."

Comments

Suzi Marshall 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Nice to have another Teahan and Rockhurst man onboard. I like the symmetry of this announcement....10 years later, the team can return to the San Antonio River Walk with a freshman walk-on Teahan on the team. This time Chris can get out of the boat with Connor and his family cheering from the steps.

....does this mean we don't need to sign Trevon Duval?

Matt Tait 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Ha. I think they'd still gladly take Duval. I just don't believe anyone's counting on it.

Jonathan Allison 3 weeks, 6 days ago

He looks like a guy who can help the team later on. He will learn to get his shot off quicker when he starts practicing at KU.

Conner and Tyrel Reed before him and McLemore all had the ability to run out from the paint, come off the screen catch the ball square up and get the shot off in the blink of an eye. Opposing teams had to game plan for those guys because they were so deadly if the contest came late.

The way our team plays now, we shoot a lot more threes from 4 positions. We have had some solid three point shooters but no one since McLemore who had that special ability to catch and shoot on the move like that. Greene was that good at times when healthy and mentally engaged.

Dirk Medema 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Nice shout out to Frank's son.

We have any closet cousin's or step-brothers out there to fill the other roster?

Tony Bandle 3 weeks, 5 days ago

I wonder if his hair is as nice as Conner's was. I always thought that Conner was a bigger version of Zac Efron. :}

Tony Bandle 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Speaking of walk-ons, now that Chuckie Moore is onboard, matched with the Lawsons, Garrett, Conliffe and Lightfoot, the first team rotation will have their hands full in practice for sure.

Bill Kiekel 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Love the idea of another Teahan walk on. The leading scorer at Rockhurst and the work ethic Conner had gives me great hope for Chris Teahan as a Jayhawk !

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