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Three former Jayhawks were enshrined into the Kansas sports hall of fame yesterday, including former Jayhawk forward Raef LaFrentz. LaFrentz averaged 15.8 points per game over his Jayhawk career. In his Senior season he led the Big 12 in both offensive and defensive rebounding percentage. He was one of three players, the others being Tim Duncan and Shaq, to be named first team All-Americans twice in the 90s.
Joining him were former KU athletic director Bob Frederick and former basketball coach Dick Harp. Frederick, among other things, served as the NCAA tournament chairman twice and had an award, the Bob Frederick Sportsmanship award, created in his honor. He of course was the man who hired Roy Williams, and tragically died in a biking accident in 2009.
Harp played on the KU team that lost in the 1940 national championship game, and assisted Phog Allen before succeeding him as head coach. His 8 years of coaching saw middling success, as he went just 121-82, and 53-45 in conference play, but he did manage to win two conference titles and a trip to an NCAA title game.