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Adonis Jordan

Adonis Jordan committed to Kansas in the wake of NCAA sanctions under Larry Brown, and his decision was rewarded, as Jordan started on two Final Four teams for the Jayhawks.

Jordan didn't play a ton in his freshman season, but averaged more than 10 points per game in each of his final three seasons in Lawrence. Jordan was probably the first guy in Kansas history you could really call a 3-point shooter. He attempted 3.4, 4.1, and 4.2 threes per game over the final three seasons of his career and shot 41 percent for his career. Jordan was also an impressive scorer inside as well, shooting over 50 percent from two despite being listed at just 5-11. Add in an assist-to-turnover ratio of over 2:1 (and a career turnover rate of under 20 percent), and you have the makings of one of the best point guards in the history of Kansas basketball.

Jordan ranks 27th on the all time KU scoring list with 1,373 points, but he'd no doubt rank a lot higher if he shot more than 7 times per game over the course of his career. Instead, Jordan focused on passing the ball (3rd all time in career assists in Big 8 history), playing tough defense (11th all time in career steals in Big 8 history), and taking makeable shots (which is why he was 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage as a sophomore and 6th as a senior). It's why he was on two NCAA tournament all regional teams, and why he checks in as the 33rd ranked player on our list.


34. Joel Embiid

35. Cedric Hunter

36. Russell Robinson

37. Eric Chenowith

38. Scot Pollard

39. Tyshawn Taylor

40. Darrell Arthur

41. Devonte Graham

42. Jerod Haase

43. Kenny Gregory

44. Wayne Selden

45. Otto Schnellbacher

46. Ryan Robertson

47. Xavier Henry

48. Mark Turgeon

49. Paul Mokeski

50. Charlie T. Black