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Kansas basketball players glad Bill Self Boot Camp is over

Bill Self cut his infamous boot camp a day short as a reward for the team's excellence over the grueling two weeks.

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The college basketball season drawing near can only mean one thing in Lawrence, KS -- Bill Self's Boot Camp. The Kansas head coach's annual grueling preseason camps are infamous and this week, the Jayhawks went through Self's 10th camp.

Self gets things going early in the morning and pushes them until late at night. After getting started at 5 a.m. and doing conditioning, they move onto weightlifting and pick-up games before tutoring sessions wrap up the day at 10 p.m.

This year, the team did splendidly, and Self rewarded them by cutting the two-week camp by a day.

I believe it was one of the better ones we had. We got off to such a bad start we had to repeat last Monday morning’s workout in the afternoon. Guys at that point in time realized the only way they’d want to do this was do it together, be positive and have great attitudes.

Self was quick to point out the work of Kevin Young and Travis Releford, saying that the two senior forwards were exceptional all camp. The No. 2 Jayhawks are expecting big things this season and a lot of that is because of the leadership they have in their seniors. At least after boot camp, things are looking up for Kansas.