Kansas’ best ambassador is 3 feet tall

There is no bigger Kansan at the moment than 2-year-old Titus Ashby, the Derby tot whose YouTube trick shots landed him a running “Clash of the Titus” gig with Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. “I’ve never been nervous in my life, but this kid makes me nervous,” said Metta World Peace, moments before Titus bested the Los Angeles Laker 11 baskets to six on Thursday. On earlier shows, Titus tied Laker Kobe Bryant and skunked legend Shaquille O’Neal, and Titus’ original trick-shot video has nearly 12 million views on YouTube.

UPDATE: Titus’ father, Joseph Ashby, hosts a local radio talk show and also appeared on the Kimmel programs (and produced the YouTube video). He has behind-the-scene photos of the Kimmel appearances on his radio show’s Facebook page.