KU Basketball Roster- The 2017/2018 Men’s Team

The 2017-2018 season has begun from NCAA men’s basketball. Let’s meet the Kansas Jayhawks Basketball roster and get ready for one of the best seasons yet! With a wide variety for this year’s KU basketball roster, we can expect a great team. KU has players from all around the world, to McDonald’s All-Americans, to players who have had past family members play, to two brothers currently on the team. Meet this year’s roster and watch as each player progresses this season and takes KU all the way!

KU Basketball Roster

KU basketball roster

Image courtesy of KUsports.com

The Returning Players

Lagerald Vick #2

  • Junior
  • Guard
  • Memphis, TN
  • Averaged 25.6 minutes last year

Sam Cunliffe #3

  • Redshirt Sophomore
  • Guard
  • Seattle, WA
  • Transfer from Arizona State, first yer of eligibility
  • First game debut playing with KU will be KU vs. Arizona State

Devonte’ Graham #4

  • Senior
  • Guard
  • Raleigh, N.C.
  • Starting guard for the Kansas Jayhawks
  • In the 1,000 point club, the 59th player at KU to do so

Malik Newman #14

  • Redshirt Sophomore
  • Guard
  • Jackson, MS
  • Transfer from Mississippi State, first yer of eligibility
  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American
  • Entered the 2016 NBA draft without an agent and decided to withdraw and go to KU
  • First KU basketball player from Mississippi

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk #10

  • Senior
  • Guard
  • Cherkasy, Ukraine
  • Goes by “Svi” pronounced Sveeeeeee!
  • Two-time Academic All-Big 12
  • Ranked 20th for KU careers in 3-pointers

Clay Young #21

  • Senior
  • Guard
  • Lansing, KS
  • Attended KCKCC and transferred to KU for the 2015-2016 year

Udoka Azubuike #35

  • Sophomore
  • Center
  • Delta, Nigeria
  • His name is pronounced you-DOE-kuh az-uh-BOO-kee
  • His freshman year, Udoka started six games
    • He had a season-ending injury when he hurt his wrist and had to undergo surgery, keeping him out the remainder of the season
  • McDonald’s All-American

Mitch Lightfoot #44

  • Sophomore
  • Forward
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Originally born in Kansas City
  • Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year

The New Players

Marcus Garrett #0

  • Freshman
  • Guard
  • Dallas, TX
  • Gatorade Texas Player of the Year

Dedric Lawson #1

  • Junior
  • Forward
  • Memphis, TN
  • Older brother of K.J. Lawson
  • McDonald’s All-American
  • Transfer from Memphis, will play in 2018-2019 season

K.J. Lawson #13

  • Sophomore
  • Guard
  • Memphis, TN
  • Younger brother of  Dedric Lawson
  • Transfer from Memphis, will play in 2018-2019 season

Charlie Moore #5

  • Sophomore
  • Guard
  • Chicago, IL
  • Transfer from University of California, will play in 2018-2019 season

Chris Teahan #12

  • Freshman
  • Guard
  • Leawood, KS
  • His older brother, Conner Teahan, played for KU 2007-2012
    • Conner was part of the KU basketball roster in 2008 when the Jayhawks won the NCAA National Championship! Maybe having a Teahan on the team is good luck? Let’s hope so!

Billy Preston #23

  • Freshman
  • Forward
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Rivals.com 8th ranked player for 2017 recruits
  • He’s a whopping 6-foot-9

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