Kansas basketball mid-season player grades: Which Jayhawks have performed the best?

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Honor Roll

Johnny Furphy: B+

Johnny has the ability to keep raising his grade with more opportunities and more importantly raise the ceiling of this Jayhawk team. Johnny has come off the bench for the majority of the season, averaging fewer than 15 minutes a game. Furphy got the opportunity to start the last two games, and he has made the most of it. Johnny has a very smooth game where it all looks like it comes naturally and is easy for him. He has an incredibly high basketball IQ and knows how to move with and without the ball. Johnny can score in all phases of the game from finishing at the rim, to mid-range shots, to nailing the 3-ball. The only thing holding him back from an A currently has been opportunity and his defense, which has steadily improved each game. The sky is the limit for him and the team when he is producing. Johnny has averaged 11 points and five rebounds over the last two games in which he started and saw more minutes. Overall, he has averaged 6.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.3 rebounds, and 0.4 turnovers per game. Johnny is shooting 38% from 3-point range and 50% from the field overall.

Parker Braun: B–

Parker is not going to put up major numbers this year playing behind an All-American in Hunter Dickinson. What he has been able to do is come in and provide a spark and effort when Hunter rests. Parker has averaged 8.3 minutes per game thus far and has proven to be a solid defender and pick-and-roll lob threat. He has averaged 2.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.2 steals, 0.9 blocks and 0.4 turnovers per game. Braun is shooting 73.3% from the field and 40% from deep.