University of Kansas

KU notes: Self says redshirts aren’t likely

Updated: 2013-11-06T04:40:23Z

By RUSTIN DODD

The Kansas City Star

— For the moment, it appears that Kansas will not redshirt anybody this season, Jayhawks coach Bill Self said after Tuesday night’s 92-75 victory over Fort Hays State.

The most likely candidate is freshman guard Brannen Greene, who had six points Tuesday, but Self says he likes Greene’s ability to make shots.

“I don’t know if we’ll redshirt anybody,” Self said. “But there’ll be some serious talks in the next couple days.”

Freshman guard Conner Frankamp, another player on the fringe of the current rotation, will have to serve as backup point guard on Friday in the season opener against Louisiana Monroe while junior Naadir Tharpe serves a one-game suspension. Tharpe played in an unauthorized game in Chicago last summer.

For now, the perimeter rotation is set with freshman Frank Mason and sophomore wing Andrew White III coming off the bench.

“Frank and Andrew White are gonna play,” Self said. “And if you start the other three guys (Andrew Wiggins, Wayne Selden and Naadir Tharpe), that’s five. And I never have played six perimeter players. So somebody’s gotta emerge and do something.”

• Wiggins was one of 15 players to appear on the 2013-14 Oscar Robertson Trophy Preseason Watch List, which was selected by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association board of directors Tuesday afternoon. The award is to be presented to the national player of the year by its namesake.

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