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Elijah Johnson to make second start Saturday against La Salle

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson defends against the pass from Central Arkansas guard Ryan Daniels during the second half, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson defends against the pass from Central Arkansas guard Ryan Daniels during the second half, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse.

December 11, 2009

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Kansas freshman combo guard Elijah Johnson will make his second straight start Saturday against La Salle, KU coach BIll Self said Friday during his pre-game meeting with reporters.

Johnson made his first career start Wednesday against Radford in place of Tyshawn Taylor, who had opened the previous seven games.

"We'll start Elijah," Self said. "Elijah played well the other day. Obviously, Ty's going to play, but we'll start Elijah. I don't think you start a kid and have him play as well as he did and all of a sudden bench him, because, to be honest, he deserves it (to start)."

Self said he thought Taylor played well in contributing six assists with no turnovers against Radford.

For a complete look at the KU-La Salle matchup, check back to KUsports.com or read Saturday's Journal-World.

Comments

achtung 4 years, 4 months ago

i think we could field two teams in the tourny this march

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hbjayhawk 4 years, 4 months ago

I don't think Jayhawk nation realizes just how good Elijah is. I don't attend practices, but I am very impressed with the minutes this young man has.

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senegal66025 4 years, 4 months ago

People forget that Tyshawn is only a sophmore. I think he has hit the "wall" and needs to work thru it. That will be easier from the bench. I have been watching KU since 52. I have never seen them this loaded. Team chemistry will be important here because a lot of guys are going to share minutes. Hopefully Tyshawn will take this the right way and be postive towards the chemistry.

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Ignorant_Yokel 4 years, 4 months ago

The role at that starting position is clear:

Set up your teammates Hit your open shots Don't turn it over Stay in front of your man defensively

Best of luck Elijah!

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