Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sunflower Slate Q&A: Central Christian’s Kaelon Gary

KAELON GARY

Central Christian senior guard Kaelon Gary joined an elite fraternity of players by eclipsing the 1,000-point mark for his career in a loss to College of the Ozarks on Jan. 11. The Tigers are 16-5 overall, 5-3 in MCAC play and on a three-game winning streak thanks in large part to the play of Gary, a Wichita Southeast product. He is averaging 15 points, 3.47 assists and 1.94 steals headed into Tuesday night’s game against Haskell in McPherson.

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Washburn well-represented in Super Bowl (and so is the Jayhawk … again)

CARY WILLAIMS

You read it right.

Washburn, an NCAA Division II school in Topeka, will be well-represented on the field when Super Bowl Sunday rolls around. Our friends over at wusports.com did a great job of breaking down the careers of Baltimore defensive back Cary Williams and San Francisco linebacker Michael Wilhoite.

Wilhoite is in his first season on the roster for the 49ers after spending a season on the practice squad. If you’ve watched the Ravens’ playoff run, or the NFL in the last decade, you probably know who he is already.

And of course the Jayhawk is well-represented in the Super Bowl once again with San Francisco defensive back and former Coffeyville Red Raven Dashon Goldson.

TA

 

Former Southeast, Hutch CC star Joe Mitchell lands at Friends

 

JOE MITCHELL

Here’s my story that’s up right now at Kansas.com on former Southeast/Hutch CC star guard Joe Mitchell landing at Friends. This (I think) ends a crazy two years for Mitchell, who signed with Ohio out of Hutch – where former South star Jamaal Walker and Steve Eck protege was an assistant coach – left the Bobcats after spending the summer there and then came to Wichita State, where he sat out last season before quitting the team in October when WSU coach Gregg Marshall didn’t offer him a scholarship.

I never understood why Mitchell left Ohio – he seemed like a great fit there and the Bobcats made the NCAA Tournament last season and are one of the better teams in the MAC. I never saw him fitting in at WSU, either, where there was a glut of guards ahead of him. The scouting report on Mitchell is he’s great off the dribble but if you can keep him from going tot he hoop he’s not able to hurt you from three-point range – but nobody’s seen him in play in two years.

He should be really good in the KCAC. I spoke with Friends coach Dale Faber today and he seemed pretty excited about Mitchell coming to play for him – should be in action Saturday when the Falcons host Southwestern.

-TA