RCW: Faces in the Crowd 3.17

Each week in Rock Chalk Weekly, the top Kansas Jayhawk performances are recognized as Faces in the Crowd. Get to know last week’s stars, including information on their latest accomplishments and a link to their full bio.

Football | Sophomore | St. Augustine, Florida
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Defense immediately lands on KU’s all-name team and will look to make an immediate impact in the Kansas secondary after signing a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period last Wednesday. Defense spent the 2016 season at Kilgore College in Texas where he picked off five passes, including two in two different games, and broke up 14 pass attempts. Originally from Atlantic Coast High School in Florida, Defense was rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, ESPN.com and 247sports.com and will participate in spring ball before contributing as a sophomore next fall.

Basketball | Freshman | Detroit, Michigan
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One of the most heralded recruits in the country, Jackson continues to blend a blue collar effort with his white collar abilities. The 6-foot-8 wing grabbed eight caroms against Davidson inside Sprint Center Saturday and continues to lead Kansas with 6.3 rebounds per game. He’s also tied for KU’s lead with 19 steals, including two after halftime as the Jayhawks pulled away from the Wildcats. Jackson tied senior guard Frank Mason III with 18 points for the team lead, dished out three assists and blocked a shot. Like Mason, Jackson scored when the Jayhawks needed him most as he chipped in 10 points after halftime.

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Basketball | Senior | Petersburg, Virginia
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Mason tied for the team lead with 18 points, with eight coming from the free throw line, as Kansas grinded out a 89-71 win over Davidson inside Sprint Center Saturday. Mason has tallied 18 points or more in 10 of 11 games this season and filled up the stat sheet against the Wildcats with six rebounds, seven assists and one steal. Mason was particularly important in the second half to help Kansas pull away, scoring 11 points after the break.

Basketball | R-Junior | Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Washington netted a team-high 16 points in KU’s second victory in a row by 20 or more points as the Jayhawks handed Arizona a 75-51 defeat in Allen Fieldhouse Saturday. She connected on six of her 11 attempts (.545) from the field, contributing to KU’s highest single game field goal percentage (.474) of the season. In addition to her fifth double-digit scoring effort of the season, Washington grabbed five boards and dished out five assists.
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