Returning for Kansas basketball on Friday, Bryce Thompson looked good following his injury and should continue finding playing time.
Kansas basketball’s freshman Bryce Thompson made his return on Friday against the Cyclones and following a decent performance, it would make sense if we saw more floor time from the guard.
Thompson had sat out for a while following a finger injury sustained against Oklahoma State earlier this season. At that time, he had shown some promise and was starting to mix well with the Kansas lineup.
The young playmaker found himself on the floor early against Cyclones and would be active in quite a few stretches throughout the first half, even finding a strong role defensively.
He’d rack up 4 rebounds on top of his 8 total points on the evening, which is fairly decent coming off an injury to the hand. An injury that I’d imagine is very slow healing and would take considerable time to return from.
The good news is that he appears strong and confident and hopefully will keep seeing opportunities on the floor for Kansas.
Both Coach Self and Thompson had expressed a very positive attitude about his return, feeling healthy and appears like he’s ready to go chase another win.
This mindset is going to help put Kansas in a position to capture another much-needed win over a tough conference opponent.
While the Jayhawks’ schedule features some lighter tests for the next couple of games, there’s a challenging road ahead against programs like Texas Tech, Texas, and finally, Baylor to close out their remaining conference schedule.
Thompson will need to prove his endurance in the next couple of weeks if he wants to see adequate action in the tougher conference schedule. Finding him minutes against the Cyclones tomorrow and the Wildcats next Wednesday will be a good opportunity to get him in stride.