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