Campus Corner

The Star's blog on college sports, featuring Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri

Videos: KU prepares for start of exhibition basketball Tuesday

10/28/2013 3:57 PM

10/28/2013 5:10 PM

Basketball is finally close.

After more than a month of practice, Kansas will open its two-game exhibition schedule against Pittsburg State at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Allen Fieldhouse. The game will provide the next step in a maturation process for a six-man freshman class that includes No. 1 overall recruit Andrew Wiggins and probable starter Wayne Selden.

Wiggins, a 6-foot-8 swingman, and Selden, a 6-foot-4 guard, are expected to take two starting spots for Kansas, while junior point guard Naadir Tharpe, sophomore forward Perry Ellis and senior forward Tarik Black, a graduate transfer from Memphis, will fill out the starting lineup, KU coach Bill Self said on Monday.

On Monday afternoon, Ellis talked about the adjustment process for all of KU’s young players.

KU freshman point guard Frank Mason also talked about the nerves of the freshmen playing their first game inside Allen Fieldhouse.


Join the Discussion

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service