Azubuike earns top spot after dominant night vs. ETSU
1 – Udoka Azubuike – The big fella was fantastic in every way, imposing his will on the overmatched Buccaneers and finishing with 21 eye-popping points on 10-of-13 shooting. His blend of patience and power was a sight to behold.
2 – Devon Dotson – Started the game off with a bang, attacking the basket, being a pest on defense and helping Kansas deliver an early punch from which ETSU never fully recovered. Also hit 6 of 6 from the free throw line en route to a 19-point night.
3 – Tristan Enaruna – So smooth already and getting smoother by the game. His length, poise and all-around ability make him a serious weapon that can strike when opponents have their hands full with Dotson, Azubuike and the rest of the KU starting five. Tallied 4 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in 24 minutes.
4 – Marcus Garrett – Made 4 of 6 shots, dished three assists and swiped 3 steals. Would have made a push for the No. 3 spot if not for those 3 turnovers on his line.
5 – Silvio De Sousa – Bill Self said De Sousa contributed as much to KU winning down the stretch as anybody. That’s two pretty strong outings in a row for the KU forward who got off to a slow start to the season.
6 – David McCormack – Back in the starting lineup, McCormack played 12 minutes and scored four points and grabbed three rebounds. Not bad but nothing like we saw from him off the bench last Friday night.
7 – Ochai Agbaji – Another off shooting night has Agbaji 3 for 17 in his past two games. He played 34 minutes and he played hard. The shot’s just not falling right now. That’ll change soon enough.
8 – Isaiah Moss – Scored just two points in 17 minutes, but, more glaringly, had two pretty bad turnovers on a night he took just two shots.
9 – Christian Braun – Played eight minutes and had little to show for it. Remains a work in progress but is definitely capable and still worthy of real minutes.
T1 – Devon Dotson – 30
T1 – Udoka Azubuike – 30
3 – Marcus Garrett – 25
4 – David McCormack – 24
5 – Tristan Enaruna – 22
T6 – Isaiah Moss – 17
T6 – Ochai Agbaji – 17
8 – Silvio De Sousa – 15
9 – Christian Braun – 8
10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x
x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is expected to be out at least three months.