Kirk Hinrich's Jersey to be Retired March 1

Nov. 17, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former Kansas men’s basketball great Kirk Hinrich will have his jersey retired in a halftime ceremony on March 1 when KU takes on Missouri.

A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Hinrich had a stellar career at Kansas from 2000-03. He guided KU to back-to-back Final Fours in 2002 and 2003. The 2002 KU team is still the only team to go undefeated (16-0) in the 12-year history of the Big 12 Conference. The following year, KU won its second straight league regular-season title with Hinrich at the point.

Hinrich, who wore jersey number 10, ranks ninth on the Kansas career scoring list with 1,753 points. His 668 assists are fourth on the school list and his 206 steals are sixth. Hinrich owns two of the top three single-season three-point field goal percentage marks in KU history – 50.5 percent in 2001 and 47.8 percent in 2002.

In 2003, Hinrich was selected to the Wooden All-American team and was a third-team Associated Press All-American. Also his senior season, he was on the Final Four all-tournament team and was the NCAA West Regional Most Outstanding Player. Hinrich was named All-Big 12 First Team both his junior and senior seasons.

Hinrich was the seventh overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls and has been a starter with the Bulls for the past five seasons. Additionally, he was a member of Team USA in the 2006 World Championships.