The Ratings

Travis Releford edges out other starters for top spot

Jesse Newell

**1. Travis Releford:** Was challenged to attack the rim by Kansas coach Bill Self at halftime, and he delivered. The senior was efficient, scoring 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting while posting a team-high seven rebounds. The guard has a natural gift of avoiding shot-blockers when taking layups to the rim. ...

Jeff Withey, Travis Releford the top 'Hawks against Spartans

Jesse Newell

**1. Jeff Withey:** KU coach Bill Self said that Withey nearly single-handedly won the game for KU, and that's probably not far off. The senior notched his first triple-double in a regular-season game, posting 16 points to go with 12 rebounds and 12 blocks. The center did a great job ...

Jeff Withey edges out Travis Releford for top spot

Jesse Newell

**1. Jeff Withey:** The senior played his best offensively when KU needed points down the stretch. He tied a career-high with 25 points on 7-for-12 shooting while also hitting 11 of 14 free throws. Defensively, he helped shut down his own man and also others who ventured into the lane ...

Travis Releford, Jeff Withey top ratings against Washington State

Jesse Newell

**1. Travis Releford:** The senior broke out of his shooting slump, going 6-for-7 from the floor and 2-for-3 from three to lead KU with 17 points in 23 minutes. The performance came after a lackluster first three games offensively when he was 0-for-11 from three and hadn't made any shots ...

Ben McLemore, seniors take top five spots in rankings

Jesse Newell

**1. Ben McLemore:** KU coach Bill Self asked him to be more aggressive offensively, and the freshman showed more flashes of his potential while shouldering the scoring load for KU on Thursday night. McLemore finished with 25 points, which included a pair of dunks that sent the Fieldhouse crowd into ...

Jamari Traylor earns top honors against Michigan State

Jesse Newell

**1. Jamari Traylor:** Had the highlight of the night — a vicious, stickback dunk in the first half — and provided consistent play the rest of the time. He flew high for a second-half, fast-break block against the backboard, showed some good post moves and earned KU a couple extra ...

Jeff Withey tops first ratings of year

Jesse Newell

**1. Jeff Withey:** He was KU's leading scorer with 17 points, but his biggest impact came on the other end of the floor. He had five blocks and changed numerous other Southeast Missouri shots, leading KU's stifling defense in the first half. Withey also tied a team-high with 12 rebounds, ...


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