Posted: Friday January 25, 2013 4:16 AM

Former Kansas star Chalmers to have jersey retired

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Mario Chalmers remembers the first time he gazed up to the rafters in Allen Fieldhouse and read the names on the jerseys hanging above one end.

Wilt Chamberlain. Paul Pierce. Clyde Lovellette.

He was at Late Night at the Phog, the annual celebration to kick off fall practice, during his freshman year in 2004. Chalmers read the names and imagined himself having the kind of career that might one day land his name among the pantheon of Jayhawk stars.

That day will come Feb. 16, during halftime of Kansas' game against Texas.

Chalmers, whose buzzer-beating shot helped deliver the Jayhawks the 2008 national title, will have his No. 15 raised to the rafters. It will join 27 other men and three women who have had their names enshrined in one of college basketball's historic venues.

 
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