Career Highlights: The winningest player in Kansas basketball history, amassing 130 victories throughout his career. Finished his career ranked fifth on Kansas’ career scoring list with 1,888 points. As a senior, named to the Associated Press All-America Second Team, NABC All-America First Team and USBWA All-American First Team. Also an All-Big 12 First Team selection and the winner of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith, Lute Olsen Player of the Year and NABC Senior Achievement awards. An All-Big 12 First Team selection as a junior and named Second Team all-America by the NABC and USBWA. Won Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year honors as a sophomore as well as an NCAA Division I national title. Member of the Big 12 All-Rookie team as a freshman.
Senior (2009-10): Led Kansas in scoring (15.5 ppg) and assists (4.5 apg) as a senior. An Associated Press All-America Second Team, NABC All-America First Team and USBWA All-American First Team pick. Named All-Big 12 First Team. Winner of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith, Lute Olson Player of the Year and NABC Senior Achievement awards. Also a Bob Cousy Award finalist, a Wooden Award Midseason Candidate and Naismith Trophy Watch List honoree. Tallied a career-high 33 points on 9-of-16 shooting and 13-of-14 free throws vs. Cornell. Accumulated 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and 5-of-9 from three vs. Baylor. Collected 26 points and six assists vs. Texas A&M. Registered 23 points vs. Hofstra. Recorded 22 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals at Oklahoma State. Contributed 22 points and five assists at Nebraska. Tallied 19 points and six assists vs. Texas Tech. Scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting vs. Michigan. Totaled 15 points and a season-high eight assists vs. Radford. Named Most Outstanding Player of the Big 12 tournament.
Junior (2008-09): Ranked among Big 12 leaders with averages of 18.9 points (third) and assists (fourth). An All-Big 12 First Team selection and a member of several All-America teams - NABC Second Team, USBWA Second Team, Sporting News Third Team. A finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy and the Bob Cousy Award and a midseason candidate for the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award. Set a season-high with 32 points vs. North Dakota State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Named the Big 12Player of the Week following 26 points in the win at No. 3 Oklahoma and 25 points in the win vs. Missouri. Became the 51st player in school history to score 1,000 career points with 26 points at Iowa. Had a career-high 11 assists vs. New Mexico State to record a double-double. Logged 40 minutes with 21 points vs. Syracuse in the College Basketball Experience Classic championship game. Named to the CBE Classic All-Tournament team.
Sophomore (2007-08): Averaged 9.3 points and 3.1 assists in 23.8 minutes per outing. One of the first players off the bench in KU's national championship season. Earned the Big 12 Sixth Man Award as voted on by the league coaches. Also named to the Big 12 All-Reserve Team in a media vote. Came up big in the national title game against Memphis with 11 points, six assists and three steals in 34 minutes. Drained a three against the Tigers following a steal with 1:46 remaining as KU overcame a nine-point deficit with 2:12 to play in regulation. Assisted on Mario Chalmers' game-tying three pointer with 2.1 left. Averaged 11 points and five assists in the Final Four. Scored in double figures 15 times, including each of his three starts. Earned Co-Big 12 Player of the Week March 12 after averaging 13 points and five assists vs. Texas Tech and Texas A&M. Started for the first time vs. Loyola (Md.) after missing six games due to a stress fracture in his foot.
Freshman (2006-07): Member of the Big 12 All-Rookie team. Averaged 9.3 points in 22.3 minutes per contest. Started three games. Made 40.5 percent (47-of-116)from three-point range. An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection. Was the driving force in KU's 80-77 win vs. Missouriwith 23 points and five rebounds. Also hada stellar game versus Texas in the 88-84 overtime win for the Big 12 Championship with 20 points, six rebounds and three assists. Tallied 20 points vs. Kansas State. Collected 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting (3-for-4 from three-point range) vs. Texas A&M.
Strengths: Tough. Excellent penetrator. Creates space for himself to get off shots. Excellent athlete. Solid outside shooter. Good strength.
Personal: Recruited in three sports - basketball, baseball and football - as a high school athlete. Broke the Chicago Public League record with 250 receiving yards against Carver as a sophomore.