LAWRENCE — After nearly a week off, Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid was officially back on the court Sunday. Embiid took part in practice for the first time since last Mondays loss at K-State.
By RUSTIN DODD
The Kansas City Star
It came one day after Kansas coach Bill Self said Embiid would return to action on Tuesday at Texas Tech.
Embiid has been recovering from a nagging knee sprain and back injury. There was no structural damage, Self said, but Embiid needed some time to get his body feeling healthy again. Embiid is averaging 10.7 points and 7.8 rebounds during his freshman campaign.
He could have played (Saturday) if he needed to, Self said. But he wasnt totally pain free. But well get him back out there and see what he can do.
White still waiting
Its been a frustrating sophomore season for Andrew White III, who had his first four points of conference play during Saturdays 95-65 victory over TCU. White had expectations for his second year on campus. Most players do. But after starting the season in the rotation, hes since been passed by freshmen Brannen Greene and Conner Frankamp. A hip pointer injury in December didnt help his cause.
It didnt go accordingly, Im not happy about it obviously, White said on Saturday. But I dont complain. I dont make calls home complaining.
For now, White, a former top-50 recruit, will continue to work to earn minutes. But it appears he might have to wait another year for his opportunity.
I think Ive been doing everything in practice, White said. I think theres just a lot of guys that Coach (Self) has more faith in. He would have a better answer for that question than me.
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