• Point Guard — Sherron Collins
Will finish career as a top-10, maybe top-five scorer in KU history, and top-six assist man.
• Shooting Guard — Kirk Hinrich
First-round NBA draft pick who ranks ninth in KU career scoring, fourth in assists and sixth in steals. His jersey hangs in Allen Fieldhouse rafters.
• Small Forward — Brandon Rush
First-round NBA draft pick ranks 20th in KU career scoring and was a lockdown defender on KU’s 2008 national title team. He led KU in scoring in each of his three seasons at KU.
• Power Forward — Wayne Simien
First-round NBA draft pick ranks 12th in KU career scoring and seventh in rebounds. Consensus first-team All-American will be next Jayhawk to have his jersey hung in fieldhouse rafters.
• Center/Forward — Nick Collison
First-round NBA draft pick who ranks second in KU career scoring and blocked shots and third in rebounding. His jersey also hangs in the rafters.
• Point Guard — Aaron Miles
KU’s all-time assist leader ranks third in all-time steals. Ranks 34th on KU’s all-time scoring list.
• Shooting Guard — Mario Chalmers
Second-round NBA draft pick/Miami Heat starter ranks 24th in KU career scoring, second in steals and 11th in assists. Hit the shot heard round the world that forced overtime in the ‘08 title game against Memphis.
• Small Forward — Keith Langford
KU’s sixth-leading scorer of all time.
• Power Forward — Drew Gooden
First-round NBA draft pick who ranks 16th in KU career scoring and rebounding. His jersey hangs in the fieldhouse rafters.
• Center/Forward — Cole Aldrich
Second all-time in single-season blocked shots (94) last season and this year could break Greg Ostertag’s all-time mark of 97. Also is fourth in rebounds in a single season. Like Collins is trying to claim second national title in three years and will be first-round NBA draft pick.
• Point Guard — Russell Robinson
Seventh all-time at KU in assists and started for national title team.
• Shooting Guard — Jeff Boschee
Jersey No. 13 is KU’s 13th all-time leading scorer and first in three-pointers made in school history.
• Small Forward — Kenny Gregory
Highlight-reel dunker is KU’s 14th-leading scorer of all time.
• Power Forward — Julian Wright
First-round NBA draft pick who was fan favorite at KU for two seasons.
• Center/Forward — Darrell Arthur
First-round NBA draft pick was one of the heroes of 2008 title game.
• Honorable mention — Xavier Henry
Looking mighty good through 11 games of his career and is lock to be first-round NBA draft pick.
Coach of the decade
It’s all about national titles and he has the ring, not to mention five straight Big 12 crowns.
All walk-on team
Point Guard — Stephen Vinson
Shooting Guard — Brett Ballard
Small Forward — Conner Teahan
Power Forward — Christian Moody
Center — Matt Kleinmann
Point Guard — Omar Wilkes
Shooting Guard — Micah Downs
Small Forward — J.R. Giddens
Power Forward — Quintrell Thomas
Center/Forward — David Padgett
Point Guard — C.J. Henry
Shooting Guard — Rodrick Stewart
Small Forward — Lester Earl
Power Forward — Jeff Graves
Center/Forward — Jeff Withey
Best home game
KU 90, Texas 87, Jan. 27, 2003 (The Nick Collison Game)
KU 75, Memphis 68, OT, April 7, 2008, San Antonio
Player of the decade
(Journal-World staff member picks)
Bill Mayer — Nick Collison
Jesse Newell — Nick Collison
Gary Bedore — Nick Collison
Eric Sorrentino — Sherron Collins
Andrew Baker — Wayne Simien
Matt Tait — Kirk Hinrich
Chris Cottrell — Nick Collison
Chuck Woodling — Nick Collison
Tom Keegan — Wayne Simien
Kevin Romary — Nick Collison
Andrew Hartsock — Nick Collison
Best in-game fieldhouse video piece
Tie: The Wrath of (Sasha) Kaun
Chris Farley’s “That Was Awesome!” after amazing plays
Grandpa Simpson’s Take on the State of ‘Missourah’
Honorable Mention: Dancing Nachos
Top fieldhouse celebrity sighting
Tie: Ashley Judd, George Brett