Tonight at 7 PM local time is the annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic. Due to the pandemic, this year will be a little bit different format, re-branded as “Shooting for the Stars.”
The goal of the Classic is to raise money for charity. Typically, it has been a scrimmage between past KU greats. This year, it will be a 3-point shooting contest - hence the name change - featuring the most prolific 3-point shooters in KU history.
How to Watch
Friday, Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. CDT
TV: Various providers across the state of Kansas (check your local listings)
- Lawrence: Midco
- Kansas City: Spectrum, KCWE 29
- Topeka: Cox, 13 WIBW
- Wichita: Cox
- Western Kansas: Cox
Jeff Boschee (1998-2002)
Devonte Graham (2014-2018)
Billy Thomas (1994-1998)
Svi Mykhailiuk (2014-2018)
Kirk Hinrich (1999-2003)
Sherron Collins (2006-2010)
Brandon Rush (2005-08)
Terry Brown (1989-1991)
Mario Chalmers (2005-08)
Tyrel Reed (2007-2011), shooting for Frank Mason
That list features, in order, the top-8 players all-time at KU in 3-point makes, as well as #10 (Chalmers) and #12 (Reed) players on that list. Each competitor will get 25 shots from five spots behind the 3-point line. The five players with the highest scores after the first round will advance to the finals, where they get 10 more shots from a spot of their own choosing.
There is also a silent auction (live now) that includes memorabilia as well as your chance to win a 30-minute Zoom call with a KU great. You can also purchase merchandise in order to support the charity. To learn more about the beneficiaries, head over to the Classic’s website.
Bill Self is on record as saying that Svi Mykhailiuk will take home the crown. Who’s your pick?