It’s been a busy month for the Kansas Jayhawks, as they brought home gold medals from South Korea in the World University Games before coming home and helping out with a local All-Area Fantasy Camp.
Since one camper decided to talk some smack to Kansas sophomore Devonte’ Graham, the guard decided to get some revenge by dunking on the poor kid in the midst of taking a photo. The kid doesn’t even see the dunk coming, and according to the camp’s Facebook page, Devonte’ was pleased to get revenge.
“Devonte’ said “this is what happens when campers talk smack!” #bodybag LOL,” the camp’s Facebook post said.
Here’s a video of Devonte’ getting the best of this poor kid.
(H/T: Kansas City Star)
With three players (Dwight Coleby, Cheick Diallo and Svi Mykhailiuk) unavailable for next month’s trip to the World University Games due to the fact that they’re natives of other countries and another (Brannen Greene) out due to injury, Kansas won’t have its full roster in South Korea. And Friday morning it was reported by the Kansas City Star that another player has been ruled out due to injury.
Rising sophomore Devonte’ Graham, who averaged 5.7 points and 2.1 assists in just under 18 minutes of action per game, will not play after suffering a partially torn quadriceps tendon. While the injury won’t require surgery, it will sideline Graham for three weeks per the report.
Kansas head coach Bill Self will look to add another guard to the roster if possible, with said addition joining SMU point guard Nic Moore as players making the trip with the Jayhawks. Moore joined juniors Frank Mason and Wayne Selden, freshman LaGerald Vick and walk-ons Evan Manning and Tyler Self as perimeter players on the World University Games roster.
Saturday marks the Big 12 home opener for No. 12 Kansas, hosting Texas Tech.
It could also mean the return of freshman point guard Devonte Graham, who has missed the last six games with a sprained toe. Graham participated in practice on Friday, but his status for Saturday remains uncertain, according to Kansas head coach Bill Self.
“I wouldn’t bank on it,” Self told Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star. “I would still say, right now, he’s probably doubtful, but that may could become questionable. But I don’t think it’s probable.”
Graham was averaging 5.9 points and 1.0 assists per game. He hasn’t played since Dec. 10 against Georgetown. In his absence, starting point guard Frank Mason is logging more than 35 minutes a night.
The Kansas City Star is also reporting that freshman forward Cliff Alexander has been dealing with a back problem this week. The 6-foot-8 forward still managed to play 20 minutes, scoring four points and dishing four assists in KU’s 56-55 win over Baylor on Wednesday night.
“He’s a tough kid and his back locked up on him Tuesday,” Self told reporters. “He couldn’t practice; he tried to get out there and go, and then it was locked up the whole day.
“So we were lucky that we got the minutes we go out of him. He wasn’t effective at all in the game, in large part because of his back. (But) just his presence and his size definitely helped us win the game.”
The Jayhawks and Red Raiders meet at 3 p.m. inside Allen Fieldhouse.