‘Late Night at the Phog’ full of action, Jayhawks are loaded at every position

Late Night at the Phog full of fun at Allen Fieldhouse/Daily Kansan.

Late Night gettin’ better and better.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

LAWRENCE — The unofficial start to the college basketball season went down Saturday night in front of 16,300 blue clad lunatics at historic Allen Fieldhouse during the 2016 installment of ‘Late Night at the Phog.’ The highly anticipated men’s crimson and blue scrimmage ended in a 48-48 tie. KU coach Bill Self had several high profile recruits in attendance. Four biggest takeaways of the evening: 1) Carlton Bragg appears to be KU’s best player. The 6’10” sophomore ran the floor, was active on the glass, and he displayed unlimited range and perfect form on his jumpshot.

Conversely, top recruit Josh Jackson looked average at best. The Detroit native, widely regarded as being the nation’s No. 1 prospect, didn’t show much explosiveness in transition and his jumper is arguably the ugliest ever seen. If the NBA Draft was held today, Bragg would be the first Jayhawk taken.

Jackson’s jumper is so hideous, even Coach Self took notice. “I think it’s fair to say that he can tighten his stroke up,” Self said. “I think it’s fair to say he can improve. It’s fair to say he’s not pure, by any stretch.”

2) KU assistant coach Brennan Bechard got mobbed midcourt after he converted a half court shot worth $10,000 to KU student Jordan Stiers who received a check from Coach Self. “It’s crazy. I don’t even have words to explain it,” said Stiers, who hand-picked Bechard to take the shot.

“I’m probably gonna help mom pay some bills.”

3) Donning a skull mask and a crimson and blue jumpsuit, Kansas City rap artist Tech N9ne perfomed a medley of his popular hits. 4) The ‘Dancing with the Jayhawks’ competition was actually kind of cool. Team Fresh, Dream Team and Team Extreme all did a nice job.

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15 comments

  1. I agree. Bragg is the real deal and dont sleep on Vick.

  2. LOT OF PRESSURE ON BILL SELF. THIS TEAM HAS A LOT OF TALENT. IF KU MISSES THE FINAL FOUR, SOMETHING IS WRONG.

  3. This might be KU’s best roster since ’08

    Rock Chalk!!!!

  4. Spencer Ware fumbles

    Not trying to make a judgment this early but if J. Jackson is the nation’s best player it’s a down year for college hoops.

  5. Doesnt matter how much talent KU has, Bill Selfs teams always choke in the NCAAs.

    #ROCKCHOKEJAYHAWKS

  6. wow i’m impressed… this team could be better than last year… FINAL FOUR….i’m calling it

  7. Depth at every position + experienced backcourt = high expectations

  8. Don’t sleep on LaGerald Vick anytime soon! Also can’t wait to see Malik Newman play in 2017-2018!

  9. Graham is the man to watch. Mason needs to hit the bench. Love Bragg! He’s the REAL DEAL. It will take Jackson time to learn the college game. He should be ready to dominate by March. ROCK CHALK!

  10. LeBron's Hairline

    What difference does it make to have good players?

    KU will loose in the 2nd round of the tourney anyway

  11. Perry Ellis is 100 years old

    josh better dunk everytime because that jumper is broke

  12. Charles Amofordjuoh

    Josh Jackson or Jayson Tatum will be the first pick next year

  13. TheBasketball Guy

    Bruh all college prospects seem to have shitty looking jumpshots

  14. Ruthless Lover

    Agree with the article. Bragg’s game iz da shit. Hear Jackson is the TRUTH but it remains to be seen.

  15. PG WHO CARES!!!
    SG JOSH JACKSON
    SF BEN SIMMONS
    PF DARIO SARIC
    C JOEL EMBIID
    2017-2018 76ers
    DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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