Jayhawk basketball players mingle in the Statehouse

TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback and state lawmakers took a short break from politics this morning to talk about something they all seem to agree on — their love of Jayhawks basketball.

Senators endorsed a resolution, Gov. Sam Brownback is set to sign a resolution and a basketball hoop is set up in the lobby on the first floor of the Statehouse. Meanwhile, players, including Jeff Withey, Travis Releford, Conner Teahan and Jordan Juenemann, signed autographs and shook hands while cameras flashed in the hallways.

“We are¬†ecstatic¬†with the performance of KU basketball — men’s and women’s — this year,” Brownback said.

Brownback attended the last three games the men’s team played, saying, like most KU fans, he enjoyed the Elite 8 victory over North Carolina the most.