Next Man Up: Kansas basketball player ratings from A to Z from win over Oklahoma State

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Coming off of a loss at Iowa State, the Kansas Jayhawks showed the bench is capable of making an impact for the rest of the season with a win over Oklahoma State.

With the Big 12's leading scorer, Kevin McCullar, sitting out this game due to an injury, the rest of the squad took the next man up motto and had one of their best collective games of the season. All five starters scored in double digits, and the Jayhawks controlled the game handily from the start cruising to an 83-54 victory.

Kansas Basketball Player Ratings vs. Oklahoma State

K.J. Adams Jr.
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Tier 1: Big Jays

1. KJ Adams

KJ Adams finished several big dunks off lobs and had a perfect shooting night. He went 7-for-7 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free throw line. KJ also had several great assists and had a complete game. He finished the game with 16 points, two rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block, and two turnovers.

2. Hunter Dickinson

Hunter got back to what he does — getting double-doubles. Hunter got banged up a bit on one play hitting the ground, but he was his usual efficient self, being able to score at will with the ball in his hands. Big Hunt dropped 16 points on 8-for-14 shooting and had 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, and one turnover. Even better, with the Jayhawks in control most of the game, he got some extra rest after only playing 28 minutes. Hunter crossed the 2,000 career point line in this game. A big accomplishment for the big man.

3. Johnny Furphy

Johnny continues to be a big piece of the starting lineup. He can stretch the defense with his shooting and attack on drives a bit more tonight as well. Furphy also has been excellent on the glass, cleaning up rebounds since he was inserted into the starting lineup, and continues to take care of the basketball when in his hands. While Furphy will most likely never be seen as a lockdown defender at KU, the strides he has taken over the season of keeping his man in front of him without fouling has been great to watch. Johnny finished with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, one block, and no turnovers.

4. Elmarko Jackson

Elmarko got the start tonight with Kevin McCullar sidelined with an injury. Elmarko responded with one of his best offensive outings of the season. Jackson was able to knock down multiple shots, including 2-for-2 from 3-point range, which was great to see the ball go in the basket for him. Elmarko finished with 10 points, two rebounds, one assist, and two turnovers.

5. Dajuan Harris

Juan had a solid night and it was good to see him attack a little more on the offensive side of the ball. Harris went 5-for-9 from the field, including 2-for-3 from deep. Harris finished with 12 points, seven assists, three rebounds, one steal, and one turnover.