What do you expect a bunch of the most highly decorated and talented NBA rookies to do during the rookie photo shoot? Crazy trick shots while catching them on camera, of course.
Former Louisville guard Peyton Siva wows his peers by dropping home a blind one-handed shot from halfcourt. Needless to say Ben McLemore was pretty impressed as he dusted Siva’s shoulders off after the shot. He can then be heard saying: “Watch this, I’m next.”
Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.
The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.
Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.
Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.
Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.
Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.