Many Thanks to Larry Brown

  • The addition of Nic Moore to the KU summer lineup for the WUGs appears to have reassured Bill Self that Selden will best fit the 3 spot this season. Perhaps with a healthy Graham, Nic’s presence would have been less essential. But he is a very skilled guard who, combined with Frank, looks to be a beacon for Self and Graham. Now it will be interesting to watch Svi work at the 2 spot, as HEM thinks he might best be situated.

  • Keeping Graham healthy will be the key to keeping Wayne in that spot. If Graham gets another significant injury (2nd now in a year) then our PG depth and potential lineups alter dramatically.

  • @REHawk I originally had wondered if DG had sustained a long term recovery type injury but he was shagging balls at sprint during warm ups & not immobilized as I had envisioned. Encouraging site to me as I’ve endured several torn muscles & not been a quick healing process at all. Wayne was simply just a badass on both ends of the floor at the Tues game & I’d have to believe this is finally his time to shine at the 3. Not sure if his elevation is what it was when younger but when attacking a rebound you sure realize one word NOT to describe him with is bashful. He systematically escapes the box out & climbs relentlessly into the trees.

  • @globaljaybird

    I don’t know…his one dunk on Tuesday seems to indicate that he has his jumping skill back at full force.

  • @JayHawkFanToo Maybe he was laying back in warm ups. Watched him for at least half an hour & just seemed different. Prob saving energy.

  • I am estatic over Wayne at the 3. I think it will match his skill set much better. I have swung around 180 degrees with Wayne, and his new position. I think he could have a break out year. I think we have a shot at the title, and moving Wayne to the 3 will help us get there.

  • @globaljaybird

    Dunking during warmups is illegal in college BBall and results in a technical foul. I believe that FIBA might have the same rule. Dunking takes a fair amount of energy; Dean Smith at UNC had a drill where layups counted more than dunks and 3-point shots as he believed it had the highest percentage of success with the least effort; Coach Roy Williams had talked about this on a few occasions.

  • i believe the dunking rule was taken care of this round of rule changes. no longer an issue?


    I’m riding your optimism!

  • @BeddieKU23

    The USA/KU game was not a NCAA sanctioned game and it was played under FIBA rule,s which I believe do not allow dunking during warmups either…but I am not 100% on this. I know you can dunk in the NBA during warmups but I really have not seen any; no sense in wasting energy before the game.

  • @BeddieKU23 You’re right. According to Sporting News, the pre-game dunking rule was lifted, and is no longer a technical by NCAA rules. And according to FIBA rules, its a technical to hang on the rim, but no mention of dunking during the pre-game warm-ups.

  • @oldhwkfan

    Yes, that rule was lifted by it does not go into effect until the start of the new season. The game was not NCAA sanctioned so it would not apply anyway. I got some information about FIBA rules but as I mentioned, nothing conclusive so am not 100 %sure one way or the other. I do know that during warmup players try take it easy before the game and even in the NBA I just don’t see dunking during warmups. I do know that some players like to dunk before/during practice warmups; LeBron is known for trying some extreme dunks during this time but not during game warmups.

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