Bill Self has taken the Rock Chalk international, and a Jayhawks roster replete with freshmen are getting an education fast. Kansas defeated the Swiss national team 79-76. The two teams are set to play each other again on Wednesday, but Rock Chalk Talk has a breakdown of the first meeting, good and bad:
- Kevin Young was statistically probably the best player on the floor with 9 points and 8 rebounds (6 offensive!) in just 13 minutes of playing time. This team isn't going places if Young is the best player, but he definitely has proven he can contribute at a high level
- Ben McLemore had an inauspicious debut, going 0-6 from the field and turning it over three times. He did have 7 rebounds though, so hopefully he won't be the type of player who will carry offensive struggles to the other end of the floor.
Check out Rock Chalk Talk for the complete breakdown of what was a very ugly affair (or "learning opportunity," as coaches might say) - KU was 3-of-15 from three point range, and the Swiss were 9-of-35. Team USA does not approve, guys.
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