Kansas Coach Bill Self's List of Pros Gets Longer and Longer

Aug. 25, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Add former Kansas guards Aaron Miles and Brady Morningstar to the list of Jayhawks who have recently signed contracts to play professional basketball. Miles inked with Krasnie Krilya in Samara, Russia, and Morningstar is going to play for A.G.O. Rethymno in Crete. Currently, there are 17 Jayhawks who played under KU head coach Bill Self scheduled to play professionally in 2011-12.

“My agent sought a team that was looking for a shooting guard that could defend and now I’m heading to Crete this weekend,” KU 2011 senior guard Brady Morningstar said. “I’m pretty sure I’ll know some of the players on the other teams and there are some college players on my team.”

“I’m glad I’m getting the opportunity, like many of my former KU teammates, to keep on playing,” Morningstar added. “I’m grateful to Coach Self, Coach (Danny) Manning, Coach (Joe) Dooley and Coach (Kurtis) Townsend for getting me to where I’m at today.”

Bill Self KU players in the pros:

Name (years at Kansas) – current team

Cole Aldrich (2008-10) – Oklahoma City Thunder

Darrell Arthur (2007-08) – Memphis Grizzlies

Mario Chalmers (2006-08) – Miami Heat

Sherron Collins (2007-10) – Hacettepe Universites in Ankara, Turkey

Xavier Henry (2010) – Memphis Grizzlies

Darnell Jackson (2005-08) – Sacramento Kings

Sasha Kaun (2005-08) – CSKA Moscow in Moscow, Russia

Keith Langford (2002-05) – Khimki Moscow in Moscow, Russia

Aaron Miles (2002-05) – Krasnie Krilya in Samara, Russia

Brady Morningstar (2007-11) – A.G.O. Rethymno, Crete

Marcus Morris (2009-11) – Houston Rockets

Markieff Morris (2009-11) – Phoenix Suns

Tyrel Reed (2008-11) – VOO Verviers-Pepinster in Verviers, Belgium

Russell Robinson (2005-08) – JSF Nanterre in Paris, France

Brandon Rush (2006-08) – Indiana Pacers

Josh Selby (2011) – Memphis Grizzlies

Julian Wright (2006-07) – Toronto Raptors