University of Kansas

January 21, 2014 1:08 PM

KU’s Naadir Tharpe rises from bench sitter to national player of the week

On Dec. 7, Naadir Tharpe was benched. Kansas coach Bill Self was frustrated. Nearly six weeks later, Tharpe was selected as the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week on Tuesday after leading No. 8 Kansas to a 5-0 start in Big 12 play. Also on Tuesday: Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid was selected as the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week.

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