KU’s Self lauds freshman Agbaji in front of team, then on Big 12 teleconference - Kansas City Star
Kansascity.com - Fri 11 Jan 00:16 GMT

KU’s Self lauds freshman Agbaji in front of team, then on Big 12 teleconference - Kansas City Star

KU Jayhawks basketball coach Bill Self praised freshman guard Ochai Agbaji after Wednesday’s Kansas victory against TCU and again on Thursday’s Big 12 teleconference.

  Kansas basketball coach Bill Self praised freshman guard Ochai Agbaji in front of the entire team after the Jayhawks’ 77-68 victory over TCU late Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

  Ochai really came out there and produced and gave us minutes and played exceptional for us,” KU junior forward Dedric Lawson said of Agbaji, a 6-foot-5 Oak Park High graduate who scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two steals, one block and an assist in 25 minutes.

  Free throws a factor KU’s Dedric Lawson attempted as many free throws (13) as TCU’s entire team on Wednesday night, a stat that did not go unnoticed by Horned Frogs’ coach Jamie Dixon.

  “He’s a good free throw shooter too, so that’s another problem as well,” Dixon said of Lawson.

  “K.J. is kind of a 3 (small forward) and kind of a 4 (power forward) so if we are going to play small, you’d think it would make him more valuable because he can kind of do both,” Self said of Lawson, a 6-8 sophomore who averages 2.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 8.5 minutes per game.