RCW: Faces in the Crowd - Men's Basketball

Each week in Rock Chalk Weekly, the top Kansas Jayhawk performances are recognized as Faces in the Crowd. Get to know some key players down the stretch in this week’s basketball postseason issue, including career highlights and a link to their full bio.

Jr. | G | 5-11 | Cherkasy, Ukraine
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Junior G Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk’s 18 points against TCU (3/9) in the Big 12 Championship were his second-highest scoring output of the season. A two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection in 2016 and 2017, Mykhailiuk averages 9.6 points per game and has made 63 3-pointers for the year. He is seventh in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage at 40.1 percent and seventh in 3-pointers made at 2.0 (per game). Mykhailiuk has started 21 of 32 games this season and has made multiple 3-pointers in 10 of his last 15 games. His four treys against TCU (3/9) tied his season high and are his most since also making four at UNLV (12/22/16). Last year, Mykhailiuk scored a career-high 23 points against Austin Peay (3/17/16) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Jr. | G | 6-2 | Raleigh, North Carolina
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An All-Big 12 Second Team selection in 2017 and two-time all-conference honoree, junior G Devonte’ Graham is 13th in the Big 12 with a 13.1 scoring average. An All-Tournament selection at last year’s NCAA South Regional, Graham has made 10 3-pointers in his last three games and multiple treys in 13 of his last 14 contests. He leads KU with 81 3-pointers and is second on the team in assists with 137 and steals with 47. Graham is fifth the Big 12 in assists (4.3), ninth in steals (1.5), fourth in 3-point field goals made (2.5), 11th in 3-point field goal percentage (.387) and second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4). Against Oklahoma State (3/4), Graham became the 59th player in KU history to score 1,000 career points, currently at 1,012, which is 57th on the all-time list.

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Sr. | F | 6-10 | Portland, Oregon
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An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection each of the last two seasons, senior C Landen Lucas finished second in the Big 12 in league games with a 10.0 rebound average in 2016-17. Overall, Lucas’ 8.4 rebounds per game are fourth in the Big 12 and he is tied for 13th in blocked shots (1.0). Lucas has pulled down 10 or more rebounds 11 times this season with all 11 in KU’s last 21 contests, including 14 against TCU (3/9) in the Big 12 Championship. A 2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection, Lucas is flirting with the Kansas single-season field goal percentage record, as he is making 64.2 percent of his shots from the floor entering the NCAA Tournament. Lucas is 97-for-151 from the field and the record is 64.6 percent by Mark Randall in 1988-89. The minimum attempts for the record is 175.

Jr. | F | 6-9 | Nassau, Bahamas
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Junior F Dwight Coleby tied his career high with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting at Texas (2/25) in 13 minutes. He has appeared in 20 games and is averaging 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds this season. Coleby also averages 5.1 minutes per game and has logged 10-plus minutes in four contests. He pulled down a season-high six rebounds against Baylor (2/1) and has four or more caroms in four games this year. Coleby is a transfer from Ole Miss who sat out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA rules. While at Ole Miss he played in two NCAA Tournament games, averaging 3.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. He had three points and seven boards against BYU (3/17/15) and four points and four rebounds versus Xavier (3/19/15).