Basketball is finally close

By Rustin Dodd

After more than a month of practice, Kansas will open its two-game exhibition schedule against Pitt State at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The game will provide the next step in a maturation process for a six-man freshman class that includes No. 1 overall recruit Andrew Wiggins and probable starter Wayne Selden,

Wiggins, a 6-foot-8 swingman, and Selden, a 6-foot-4 guard, are expected to take two starting spots for Kansas, while junior point guard Naadir Tharpe, sophomore forward Perry Ellis and senior forward Tarik Black, a graduate transfer from Memphis, will fill out the starting lineup, KU coach Bill Self said on Monday.

On Monday afternoon, Ellis talked about the adjustment process for all of KU’s young players.

KU freshman point guard Frank Mason also talked about the nerves of the freshmen playing their first game inside Allen Fieldhouse.