Which KU player do you think the World University Games helped the most?

Carlton Bragg 2% 92 votes

Perry Ellis 1% 42 votes

Devonte Graham 0% 25 votes

Landen Lucas 0% 37 votes

Frank Mason 12% 519 votes

Hunter Mickelson 39% 1597 votes

Wayne Selden 40% 1672 votes

Jamari Traylor 0% 10 votes

Lagerald Vick 2% 90 votes

4084 total votes


Jonathan Allison 7 years, 2 months ago

My vote goes to Hunter. I am sure that Selden will get a nice confidence boost. But he has always projected as a starter and team leader, and he's always been a confident player. Hunter needed the opportunity to shine, especially before Cheick Diallo steals the spotlight from the other bigs on the roster not named Perry Ellis.

John Randall 7 years, 2 months ago

Exactly the way I saw it, Jonathan. No one (but maybe Jamari) showed less than we expected and several came up with a good deal more.
The absolute refusal to quit makes me believe the biggest gain was the team as a whole. Total love. TOTAL LOVE!

Michael Uphaus 7 years, 2 months ago

I look at it like this....KU needs leadership and more often than not that comes from your one or two best players. Selden played like the best player on the team for more games consecutively then I have ever seen him play. He didnt have one 30 pt game against Brazil and then single digits the next two games, he showed up every game and made plays. Wayne is now the lead dog on this team, above Perry, above Frank above everyone.

Joe Ross 7 years, 2 months ago

Very interesting that few fans feel the freshmen--Vick and especially Carlton--were helped very little. I think we all knew Wayne had the potential to turn on the juice. Very few voted Frank because we have witnessed stunning performances from him before. To me, a vote cast for Mickelson makes the most sense. Yet Im still surprised that the juxtaposition of two freshmen who have never experienced a collegiate game against solid world players doesnt move more people to say their particular experiences helped them tremendously going into the season. My number "two" choice to this question would be Carlton Bragg, hands down.

John Randall 7 years, 2 months ago

What you say means you didn't read the question. This wasn't a ranking of eight players – picking ONE who made the MOST improvement in the eleven day marathon of eight games against older, taller teams is just a cumulation of opinions.

Joe Ross 7 years, 2 months ago

Not only did I read it, but I understood it. The question asks who was helped most by the experience in South Korea. By virtue of the fact that the freshman had no experience AT ALL, in my mind they are candidates (now you can argue this point, which is fine; but to even begin to do so would mean implicitly that my understanding of the question is a given). Not only did the freshmen get to play at collegiate-level talent, but because of the situation they got to do it with team mates they will be playing alongside this fall. They got to learn the basics of Bill Self's offense as well. Im not ranking the players. If that were the case, Id have chosen Wayne Selden and Frank Mason in some combination of 1st and 2nd; NOT MIckelson. Im also not basing my answer on who made the most IMPROVEMENT. My focus is who was HELPED MOST. Look at the question and my answer again.

Darwin Dandy 7 years, 2 months ago

I have to agree with u about Mason because we expect greatness out of him but that let's you know how spoiled we are as Kansas fan. But I'm surprise by the consistence that Wayne Selden played with more than anything. Also Carlton Bragg is every bit of 6'10". I think this guy going to be a beast once he get comfortable with the system because he already has the hustle and heart part down.

Marius Rowlanski 7 years, 2 months ago

Joe, I think it was because most fans have high expectations on both Vick and Carlton. That they both did very well (even though they've barely learned the system) is probably why they didn't receive more votes but your point is well taken.

I voted for Mickelson and Selden would have been second as I thought he was clearly the MVP and he has not lived up to expectations in his first two years.

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