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Notebook: Young resumes shooting at practice; McLemore snares 10 boards

November 5, 2012

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Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews

KU coach Bill Self

Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 62-50 victory over Washburn.

Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews

Elijah Johnson, Ben McLemore and Perry Ellis

Elijah Johnson, Ben McLemore and Perry Ellis talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 62-50 victory over Washburn on Nov. 5, 2012.

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Kansas University senior forward Kevin Young, who suffered a broken bone in his right hand on Oct. 25, took part in shooting drills on Monday.

“We hope to get him back at practice on Saturday,” coach Bill Self said after KU’s 62-50 victory over Washburn in Allen Fieldhouse.

Wesley starts: KU junior Justin Wesley started. He had one point and four boards in 10 minutes.

Ben McLemore on his 10 rebounds: “Being a guard, coach stresses a lot for me to crash the boards and just box my man out. It helps the team out, so I crash the boards.”

KU freshman Jamari Traylor on the win: “It was definitely ugly, but we were able to win the game. I hope we don’t have to win as many ugly games this year as we did last year, but if we need to do it, we’ll have to do it.”

Recruiting: Dakari Johnson, a 6-10, 265-pound center from Montverde (Fla.) Academy, has announced plans to reclassify to the class of 2013, instead of 2014. He has a recruiting list of KU, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Syracuse, Villanova and others. He was the No. 5-rated player nationally in the Class of ‘14 by Rivals.com.

Stats, facts: KU is now 32-3 against Washburn all-time, including 5-0 in exhibition games. ... Washburn's 50 points were the fewest scored by a KU opponent in an exhibition game since it held Pittsburg State to 45 points on Nov. 10, 2009. ... The Jayhawks held the Ichabods to 25.8 percent from the field, the lowest percentage by a KU opponent in an exhibition since Pittsburg State shot 25.3 percent last season. ... KU had 13 blocked shots, most in an exhibition since tallying 15 against Pittsburg State last season. ... After falling behind 10-5, KU went on a 16-3 run midway through the first half. During the run, the Jayhawks went 7-for-10 from the floor. ... Jeff Withey's seven blocks were the most by a Jayhawk in an exhibition since he recorded 10 against Pittsburg State last season. ... During the six-game exhibition season, freshman Perry Ellis shot 68.4 percent from the field (26-for-38).

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