Former Jayhawk Greg Gurley Returns to Kansas Athletics

June 27, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former KU basketball guard Greg Gurley has come back “home” to Lawrence. Gurley has joined Kansas Athletics as a Director of Development in the Williams Education Fund.

Gurley will help implement strategic fundraising initiatives with Kansas Athletics’ annual-fund and major-gift donors, with an emphasis on K-Club letterwinners and donors in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

A native of Leawood, Kan., Gurley played at Kansas from 1992-95, appearing in 124 games. His KU teams won three Big Eight Conference regular-season titles, the 1992 league tournament title and advanced to the 1993 Final Four. Gurley led KU in three-point field goal percentage in 1994, making 45.1 percent (41-91) from beyond the arc. For his career he shot 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and averaged 3.3 points per game. He was also an Academic All-Big Eight performer for the Jayhawks.

Gurley was a standout at Shawnee Mission South High School, where he helped lead his team to the Kansas 6A state championship in 1990. He was named the state of Kansas’ Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year in 1991.

Gurley has worked the past three seasons as the analyst for KU men’s basketball games on the Jayhawk IMG Television Network. He has also worked for 10 years as an analyst for the 6 News Lawrence rebroadcasts of Kansas men’s basketball games. Gurley has also spent more than 10 years as a college basketball studio analyst for Metro Sports in Kansas City, Mo.

“Greg is a Kansas native and is well-connected in the Kansas City area,” KU Associate Athletics Director for Development and Marketing Terry Mohajir said. “His love for this University, his intimate knowledge of Kansas Athletics and his many relationships with former KU student-athletes make him a good fit for this job. We’re excited that he is joining our team.”