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BV Northwest’s Christian Braun receives scholarship offer from Jayhawks

Christian Braun, of Blue Valley Northwest, went up for a basket in a substate final against Shawnee Mission West in March at Blue Valley Northwest high school.
Christian Braun, of Blue Valley Northwest, went up for a basket in a substate final against Shawnee Mission West in March at Blue Valley Northwest high school. Special to the Star

Christian Braun, a 6-foot-6 senior guard from Blue Valley Northwest, has received a scholarship offer from Kansas, he reported Thursday night on Twitter.

Braun on Thursday took an unofficial visit to KU.

He’s also been offered by Missouri, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Illinois, Wake Forest, Creighton, Texas Tech, Mississippi and others.

“Blessed to receive an offer from The University of Kansas!” Braun wrote just after 10 p.m., on Twitter.

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Braun’s older brother, Parker, is a freshman on MU’s team. The brothers played for MOKAN Elite on the Nike EYBL circuit.

Christian told The Star recently he has two official visits planned in September, one to Kansas State on Sept. 1 and another to Oklahoma on Sept. 22.

Jeff Long will be the new athletic director at the University of Kansas, the school announced in a release Thursday afternoon. Long, who was previously athletic director at Arkansas from 2008-17, replaces Sheahon Zenger, who was fired on May 21.



Gary Bedore

Gary Bedore covers University of Kansas athletics for The Star.



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