I was browsing statsheet.com and I came across the unlikeliest of unlikelihoods.
Your trivia question of the day: Who led the country in Offensive rating in the 2001-02 season? The answer will be posted later today.
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Today the #1 ranked Kansas Jayhawks pounded (out) LaSalle, 90-65. The Jayhawks shot over 50% from the field and played their customary great defense, limiting LaSalle to just 36% shooting. They also allowed them to shoot just 35.7% from two, which is under their national best season average of 36.1% But the real story was the play of Freshman Xavier Henry, aka the best Freshman in the country but no one would know it because John Wall is busy getting verbal blowjobs from everyone.
Henry was 6-10 (60%) from two and 4-5 (80%) from three. He also was 7-9 (77.7%) from the line.
Xavier takes a lot of shots when he’s in the game, but that’s good for the Jayhawks as he’s second on the team (amongst people who get regular minutes) in eFG with a 65.4% mark. He’s also asserted himself well on the defensive glass (11.5%). He is better than Wall in eFG, defensive rebounding percentage and much better in turnover percentage.
Wall may be the more exciting and more athletic player, but Henry is the much more efficient one.
I decided to take control of SOTD today and bring it back in homerrific fashion. Today’s site of the day is Rock Chalk Talk, a site devoted to all things Kansas athletics. With the controversy surrounding Mark Mangino and the football program, now is a perfect time to head over and see what is going on with the Jayhawks.
And, as an added bonus, if you wander into the comments you might see me make an appearance.
Keep up the good work fellas. Rock Chalk.
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.