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THE HISTORY: ALLTIME GREATEST JAYHAWKS
David Sabino
April 15, 2008
IT'S NO STRETCH TO SAY THAT MANY OF BASKETBALL'S BEST PLAYERS HAVE MADE A STOP IN LAWRENCE. HERE'S SI'S LIST OF THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST TO WEAR CRIMSON AND BLUE
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April 15, 2008

The History: Alltime Greatest Jayhawks

IT'S NO STRETCH TO SAY THAT MANY OF BASKETBALL'S BEST PLAYERS HAVE MADE A STOP IN LAWRENCE. HERE'S SI'S LIST OF THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST TO WEAR CRIMSON AND BLUE

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B.H. BORN
C, 1951-54
Kansas did not win the NCAA title in '53, but Born was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, as well as All-America and All-Big Seven. He scored 918 points in his KU career.

NICK COLLISON
F, 1999-2003
Collison rewrote the record book in his four years in Lawrence, finishing second alltime in points (2,097) and blocked shots (243). He was named All-America after his senior season.

BRANDON RUSH
G, 2005-08
He had to put off the NBA because of a torn ACL, so Rush came back for his junior season to lead Kansas in scoring for the third straight year and win a national championship.

RAEF LAFRENTZ
C-F, 1994-98
The second-leading rebounder in Jayhawks history (1,186), LaFrentz led Kansas in scoring for two seasons and in rebounds for three. He has the most double doubles, with 56.

DARNELL VALENTINE
G, 1977-81
Valentine averaged 15.4 points and 5.2 assists and hit 47.6% of his shots in 118 games in Lawrence. He is the only Jayhawk to be named first-team all-conference four times.

JACQUE VAUGHN
G, 1993-97
He had 10 assists in a game 18 times and started 100 straight games for Kansas, but Vaughn was also honored for his work off the court, earning the Arthur Ashe Jr. scholar-athlete award.

PHOG ALLEN
COACH, 1907-09, 1919-56
After being coached at KU by none other than James Naismith, Allen had 590 wins in 39 seasons, including 24 conference championships and a national title in '52.

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