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KU basketball team begins its annual preseason boot camp

Kansas players will take part in nearly two weeks of stretching, running, more running, some more general workouts, and more running during coach Bill Self’s annual boot camp.
Kansas players will take part in nearly two weeks of stretching, running, more running, some more general workouts, and more running during coach Bill Self’s annual boot camp. The Kansas City Star

You might call it the unofficial start to Kansas basketball’s unofficial preseason. The Kansas Jayhawks began Bill Self’s annual boot camp just before 6 a.m. on Monday morning. The annual workouts — which stretch close to two weeks — feature lots of stretching, running, more running, some more general workouts, and more running.

Usually, there’s lots of running.

This year, Self initiated his four-man freshman class into the ways of boot camp, welcoming power forward Cliff Alexander, wing Kelly Oubre Jr. and guards Devonte’ Graham and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk. The Jayhawks will taper their workouts, taking a short post-boot camp break to rest before beginning practice.

Kansas is set to hold its annual Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 10 at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks open their two-game exhibition schedule against Washburn on Nov. 3. They season begins on Nov. 14 against UC Santa Barbara.

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