How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 21 NBA games

November 22, 2012


Cole Aldrich, Houston Rockets (W, 93-89 vs. CHI)

Did not play (sprained ankle)

Mario Chalmers, Miami Heat (W, 113-106 OT vs. MIL)

9 points (3-7 FG, 1-2 3P, 2-4 FT), 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 turnovers in 22 minutes

Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Thunder (W, 117-111 OT vs. LAC)

8 points (4-7 FG), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 19 minutes

Drew Gooden, Milwaukee Bucks (L, 113-106 OT vs. MIA)

Did not play (inactive)

Xavier Henry, New Orleans Hornets (L, 115-107 OT vs. IND)

Did not play (coach’s decision)

Kirk Hinrich, Chicago Bulls (L, 93-89 vs. HOU)

4 points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3P, 0-2 FT), 6 assists, 4 turnovers in 23 minutes

Marcus Morris, Houston Rockets (W, 93-89 vs. CHI)

0 points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3P), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in 14 minutes

Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns (W, 114-87 vs. POR)

19 points (9-13 FG, 1-2 3P), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in 25 minutes as starter

Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics (L, 112-100 vs. SAS)

19 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3P, 6-6 FT), 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 0 turnovers in 36 minutes

Thomas Robinson, Sacramento Kings (W, 113-97 vs. LAL)

4 points (2-3 FG), 3 rebounds, 1 block in 10 minutes

Tyshawn Taylor, Brooklyn Nets (L, 102-93 vs. GSW)

0 points (0-1 FG) in 53 seconds


Ken Lassman 5 years, 6 months ago

Journal World: why call current NBA players who are Jayhawk alumni "former Jayhawks?" Most if not all continue to pledge their allegiance to KU by coming back to town and rooting for us. Give them credit by referring to them as "Jayhawk alumni?"

Joe Hyde 5 years, 6 months ago

"Former" is a better choice as the word makes no distinction between players who graduated with a degree and those who turned pro early and did not graduate.

As for the active roster NBA players who left KU early to turn pro, referring to them as "former Jayhawks" is certainly more respectful than calling them "Jayhawk drop-outs". Those players who were good enough to turn pro early, and they did a lot of good things for the team during the time they were in school here. (They often come back to town and root for us, too.)

Ken Lassman 5 years, 6 months ago

Here's the Merriam-Webster definition of "alumnus:" "a person who has attended or has graduated from a particular school, college, or university."

Note that the word can be applied to either a graduate or merely someone who attended, which applies to all members of KU basketball teams. Therefore, I think that calling them all "Jayhawk alumni" is both appropriate and preferable to "former Jayhawks." After all, most of them still proudly call themselves Jayhawks, just as I call myself one even tho I no longer attend KU. Once a Jayhawk always a Jayhawk, I say.

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