Kansas Jayhawks Basketball: Five Things You Didn’t Know

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Nov 27, 2014; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Devonte Graham (4) passes the ball against the Rhode Island Rams during the second half at HP Field house at Wide World of Sports Complex. Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Rhode Island Rams 76-60. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

By now you’ve heard about how good Devonte’ Graham has been as the back-up point guard for the Jayhawks.

He’s been so good in fact, Self has left him on the court with starting point guard Frank Mason III at times.

But, do you really know how good the freshman has been?

There certainly has to be some credence given to the fact Graham only plays about 17 minutes per game, but his numbers speak for themselves.

His 28 assists and three turnovers in his past eight games since returning from a toe injury have likely been drilled in your head by the media so much, you’ll never forget it, but it really is an amazing accomplishment.

Prior to this run, he had seven assists and seven turnovers, so he must have been paying attention in practice while he was out.

Had he not missed those six games, plus another he did not play in earlier in the season, Graham’s 3.5/1 assist-to-turnover ratio would be good enough for fifth in the country.

Qualifiers must play in 75 percent of their teams’ games, and average three assists per contest to qualify.

If he plays the next three games he will meet the minimum percent of games played.

He is averaging 2.3 assist per game, but 3.5 since returning. If he keeps up this pace, the Jayhawks will have a freshman in the top five of one of the most coveted stat categories in basketball.

While Graham’s passing is impressive, check out this move he made in high school after deciding to keep it himself.

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