KU Basketball Youth Clinic Successful

Dec. 27, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas basketball held its annual holiday youth clinic on Sunday with the coaching staff and players helping the youth go through basketball fundamentals. Afterwards, attendees were able to get autographs and take photos with the KU players and coaches.

“It was another fun one,” said Kansas junior Cole Aldrich. “We always have a bunch of kids that come out and get to know us personally and learn about basketball.”

Head Coach Bill Self ran his team through practice Sunday morning before the clinic.

“Getting them out Sunday morning, cold, snowy, just came back from Christmas, maybe not the most enthusiastic practice at 9 o’clock this morning,” Self said. “After we got going they were great. Then this (clinic) is a bright spot for them.

“They enjoy this,” Self said. “The players do a lot of cool things… The highlight for our team is the Special Olympics clinic we do every year. That is a meaningful thing for our guys, but our guys certainly enjoy this because we get to see a lot of the same faces year after year.”

No. 1 ranked Kansas will return to the court on Tuesday hosting Belmont at 8 p.m.