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Friday, June 5, 2015

World Games practice nears

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Kansas University opens practice for the World Games (July 3-14, South Korea) on Monday in advance of exhibitions against Canada on June 23 and 26 in Sprint Center. Self told the J-W the Jayhawks would likely practice five days a week but the NCAA allows unlimited practice time.

The addition of SMU’s Nic Moore (5-foot-9) to KU’s summer team gives the Jayhawks some interesting lineup possibilities.

“Nic is the best player in the American Conference,” KU coach Bill Self said. “He can play on the ball. He can play off the ball. I can see all three of those little guys (Frank Mason, 5-11, Devonté Graham 6-2) playing together at once. I see two of ’em playing together with Wayne (Selden, 6-5) out there. I think it’ll be a fun deal. What I will do and our players will understand this, I’m gonna play everybody. We’re not going to do the platoon like Kentucky did last year, but we’re gonna give everybody an opportunity to play and get better because some of our guys do desperately need some minutes. Hunter (Mickelson, 6-11) is a good player. I just didn’t give him a chance to play as much last year because of depth we had in certain situations.”

Comments

Rodney Pain 6 years, 11 months ago

I can't wait for these games at the Sprint Center. Nothing beats Kansas basketball in the summer time.

Jeff Coffman 6 years, 11 months ago

Technically speaking nothing beats kansas basketball in april, but year round is awesome as well.

Joe Ross 6 years, 11 months ago

This should quell suspicion that Chukwu's visit was a threat to Mickelson and his future at Kansas.

David Lara 6 years, 11 months ago

Or coach wants to showcase him in order to peak interest in transfer destinations.

Pius Waldman 6 years, 11 months ago

Well sorry to say to those that are wanting Hunter to leave. He will surprise and Self in his statement realizes his limited playing time. The only quell is in some fans mind. Hey the extra games and practice coming up will get us more charged for the Late Night at the Phog.

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