Kansas basketball: 5 takeaways from the Jayhawks first exhibition game in Puerto Rico

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Kansas basketball competed in its first of three exhibition games on the long-awaited Puerto Rico trip. These are five takeaways from the Jayhawks debut.

Kansas Jayhawks fans were able to witness the 2023-24 squad in action for the first time yesterday afternoon when they took on the Puerto Rico Select Team. KU prevailed 106-71, led by a team-high 20 points from Arterio Morris and 19 points from KJ Adams.

Players are still trying to get a feel for things, especially newcomers who still are adjusting to living in Lawrence. Bill Self and his coaching staff will have a better idea of what the rotation will look like come November, but it was refreshing to see the ‘Hawks back in action and a sneak peek of what is to come.

You could argue that friendly matches like these mean nothing, but I’d beg to differ. At the very least, they give us a sense of who is game ready, who is not, and which lineups look the most cohesive. Without further adieu…

These are five takeaways from the first Kansas basketball exhibition game in Puerto Rico.

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