Udoka Azubuike is a dangerous man. At least if you’re a basketball stanchion or in the vicinity of one while the Kansas big man is dunking.
The 6-foot-11 center unleashed dunks in the Jayhawks win over Stella Azurra/HSC Roma in their Italian tour on Wednesday that forced a safety check after the rim lowered, according to the Kansas City Star.
“We almost didn’t have a game because of him,” Self said, according to the KC Star. “It wasn’t that he dunked it so hard; it’s because he hung on the rim. Two-hundred eighty-five pounds hanging on the rim almost pulled it down twice.”
After the delay, Kansas went on to win the game, 90-56. Azubuike had 13 points.
Azubuike played in the first 11 games of last season for Kansas as a true freshman before an injury forced him to accept a medical redshirt year.
The Jayhawks are the overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 for the 14th-straight year this season, and if Azubiuke can have a few rim-rattlers, or rather rim-displacers, like that had in Italy, that could go a long way in helping Kansas live up to the billing.