RCW: Faces in the Crowd 4.17
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.
Jr. | G | 5-8
Junior guard Brianna Osorio‘s career-high scoring performance led Kansas to its first Big 12 road victory under head coach Brandon Schneider to start the week. Osorio netted 19 points behind a 7-of-14 (.500) shooting performance on the road to lead KU’s offense. She also pulled down three boards and recorded a steal in the win.
Against No. 6 Baylor, Osorio connected on five of her nine attempts (.556) from the field for 12 points. She dished out a pair of assists, while also recording a block and a steal. The Las Vegas, Nevada native averaged double figures on the week after registering back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts.
Jr. | G | 5-5
Junior guard Christalah Lyons continued her streak of double-digit scoring performances after notching 15 points against both Texas Tech and No. 6 Baylor. Lyons shot 48 percent from the field last week, while recording nine rebounds and eight assists.
The Dallas, Texas native leads the Jayhawks with 14.8 points and 4.1 assists per game and has netted 14 double-digit scoring efforts in KU’s 15 games thus far in the 2017-18 season.
Sr. | G | 6-2 | 185
Senior guard Devonte’ Graham dropped 27 points against Texas Tech to start the week, where he was a perfect 13-for-13 from the charity stripe. In the win at TCU, Graham scored 28 points, and mixed in six assists and three steals. He was clutch from the free-throw line, sinking 13-of-15 attempts, including eight straight in the final two minutes to secure the four-point victory.
So. | F | 6-8 | 210
Sophomore forward Mitch Lightfoot sparked Kansas’ offense in a road win at TCU. In the contest, Lightfoot recorded career highs with six blocked shots, 26 minutes played and six offensive rebounds. His six blocks were the most by a Jayhawk in a conference game since Joel Embiid also swatted six against Texas on Feb. 22, 2014, and his four second-half blocks were the most by a Jayhawk in a single half since Landen Lucas tallied four against Siena on Nov. 18, 2016. Lightfoot leads Kansas with 28 blocked shots on the season.