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MARCH 2017 – Frank Mason was on hardly any major college program’s radar despite a standout career at Petersburg (Va.) High, where he scored 1,901 points and finished second in school history on the scoring charts behind Naismith Hall of Famer Moses Malone.
In fact, the 5-11 Kansas senior point guard committed to Towson University before attending Massanutten Military Academy in 2012-13. Four years later, the once overlooked Mason has emerged as arguably the best player in the country and one of the top players in KU history.
FEBRUARY 2017 – This has been a milestone season for Kansas coach Bill Self as the Jayhawks enter February chasing their 13th straight Big 12 title.
In November, Self became the winningest coach in Allen Fieldhouse history, surpassing his good friend Ted Owens. On Dec. 6, he won his 600th career game against UMKC, joining 31 other coaches in the club and becoming just the ninth-fastest coach to reach that milestone.
On Dec. 21, Self received his highest individual honor to date when he was nominated for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
DECEMBER 2015 – Perry Ellis feels like it was about yesterday when he arrived at Kansas in 2012 after winning four-straight state championships at Wichita Heights and becoming a four-time Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year and City League’s all-time leading scorer.
“It went by so fast, so fast,” said Ellis, a 6-8 KU senior forward. “I’m excited about it. I’ve been getting better each season and having more fun.”
MARCH 2015 – He’s a 6-7, 215-pound rangy sophomore guard at Kansas. He wears No. 14. And he’s from Juliette, Georgia.
His name is Brannen Greene, and he’s one of the best shooters in the country who will need to come up huge in KU’s quest to make a deep run in March and make the Final Four.