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…