'Tis the season! Lots to do today, so I'm getting this to you early. Hopefully those of you that have to work have a shortened day like I do.
Although Black’s Kansas career started slowly, it had more to do with constant foul trouble and less to do with his offensive production. During his first 10 games in a KU uniform — eight of them starts — Black had delivered 11-of-20 shooting, good for 55 percent. After Saturday’s effort, Black is up to 64 percent and feeling good about his game once again.
Black, a transfer from Memphis, scored a career-high 17 points during the Jayhawks' 86-64 victory over Georgetown at Allen Fieldhouse, KU's first home game since Nov. 22.
“I think if you ask 100 coaches, 80 would say, ‘If we could really guard, I wouldn’t play anything else (but man),’” Self said. “That’s what we have to get back. Last year’s team was 36.1 (percent field-goal defense). We’ve been in the top 10 in field-goal-percentage defense nine times in 10 years, and one year we were awful: We were 12th in the country. It is our staple, our identity.”
Wiggins & West.
Here’s a guy who, just two years ago, was in the same position many of these junior-college prospects find themselves in today — loaded with offers, overwhelmed with questions and unsure which was the right path to take. Today, he’s a returning team captain, a guy who can look these young guys in the eyes and tell them, ‘If you follow my lead, you too can put yourself in this position.’