His recruitment was an absolute soap opera, but Xavier Henry began making amends with the KU faithful tonight. The Freshman from Oklahoma set a Kansas Freshman debut record with 27 points (Wilt Chamberlain, of course, holds the debut record).
Even more impressively was the fact that Henry only took 12 shots. He was 8-12 from the field and 5-8 from three. He also made all 6 of his free throws. He also had 5 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal, a block and no turnovers. Clearly an impressive debut from Henry.
Cole Aldrich had 11 points and 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. He only took 5 shots from the floor.
Get ready for a lot of that from the Jayhawks this year as the deepest team in the country can afford to spread around the shots and the minutes and wear other teams down.