Kansas Jayhawks
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Landen Lucas

Position Center
Height 6'10''
Weight 250 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Portland, Ore.
High School Westview HS

OVERVIEW
Became only the 17th player in KU history to pull down 700 career rebounds, ending with 702 boards … Started 63 of his 125 games played while at KU … A 2012-13 redshirt, Lucas won five Big 12 regular-season titles, two Big 12 Tournaments, advanced to three NCAA Tournament Sweet 16s and two Elite Eights, and won a gold medal at the 2015 World University Games … In his five seasons at KU, the Jayhawks went 147-35 (80.8 winning percentage), including 75-3 (96.2) in Allen Fieldhouse … Recorded 10 career double-doubles, including six his senior season … Led Kansas in rebounding his junior year at 6.8 rpg and his senior season at 8.3 rpg … Graduated from KU in May 2016 (business) and pursued his MBA during the 2016-17 season.

CAREER HONORS
• All-Big 12 Honorable Mention [2016, 2017]
Sports Illustrated All-Glue Team [2016-17]
• Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2016-17]
• Big 12 Player of the Week [1/3/2017]
• Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (fall 2016)

2016-17 (SENIOR)
• An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection who was fourth in the league in rebound average at 8.3 rebounds per contest for all games.
• Named to the Sports Illustrated All-Glue team for the second-straight season.
• An Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree who was second in the Big 12 with 10.0 rebounds per game in conference play.
• Ended fourth on the KU single-season field goal percentage list at 63.1 percent.
• Posted six double-doubles with three in his last five games.
• Led Kansas in rebounding in 19 games.
• Had 13 games of 10-plus rebounds, including nine in Big 12 play.
• Recorded consecutive 10-plus rebound games five times during his senior season.
• Pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds versus Iowa State (Feb. 4).
• Scored a career-high 18 points against Kansas State (Jan. 3) on 8-of-10 shooting.
• Named Big 12 Player of the Week (Jan. 3) after pulling down 17 rebounds in posting his first double-double of the season (15 points) at TCU (Dec. 30).
• Tied his career high with five blocks vs. Siena (Nov. 18).

2015-16 (JUNIOR)
• Started 19 of the last 20 games of the season, only missing Senior Night.
• One of five Jayhawks named to the All-Big 12 Team, as he was Honorable Mention.
• Led Kansas in rebounding with a 6.8 average, which ranked seventh in the Big 12.
• Averaged 5.8 points per contest and had four games of 13-plus points.
• Shot a team best 64.3 percent from the field.
• Second on the team with 27 blocked shots and his 0.8 blocks per game ranked 12th in the conference.
• Posted three double-doubles.
• Led Kansas in rebounds 20 times and pulled down five or more boards in 24 contests.
• Had nine games of 10-plus rebounds, including three in the NCAA Championship: 12 against Connecticut (March 19), 11 against Maryland (March 24) and 12 against Villanova (March 26).
• Pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds versus West Virginia (Feb. 9).
• Scored a career-high 16 points against Austin Peay (March 17) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2014-15 (SOPHOMORE)
• Started 14 games and appeared in 32 in 2014-15.
• Started at the five all postseason.
• Led the team in rebounds six times, including four of KU’s final six games.
• Averaged 3.5 points and 4.3 rebounds for the season.
• Posted his first career double-double at Oklahoma (March 7) where he scored 13 points and pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds.
• Pulled down nine rebounds in the NCAA Tournament win against New Mexico State (March 20).
• Recorded 10 boards against Wichita State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament (March 22), including nine in the first half.

2013-14 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
• Appeared in 22 games in 2013-14.
• Scored two points in two minutes against Stanford (March 23) in his first NCAA Tournament appearance.
• Stepped up in Tarik Black’s absence for a big game at TCU (Jan. 25) with career highs in points (7), minutes (13) and rebounds (T-5).
• Pulled down five rebounds against New Mexico (Dec. 14) in the Kansas City Shootout at Sprint Center.
• Had five points on 2-of-3 shooting vs. Towson (Nov. 22) in eight minutes.
• Scored first career points with three vs. Iona (Nov. 19).

2012-13 (FRESHMAN)
• A redshirt his first year at Kansas.
• Averaged 3.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in KU’s two exhibition contests.
• Played 12 minutes against Emporia State (10/30), scored six points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.
• Averaged 3.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game on KU’s Europe trip to Switzerland and Paris in August 2012 … Played in all four summer exhibition contests … Shot 6-for-10 (60 percent) from the field and 3-for-4 (75 percent) from the line for the trip.

USA BASKETBALL
2015 World University Games
• Started one of eight games played for USA in winning the gold medal at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, Korea.
• Averaged 2.8 points and 5.5 rebounds as USA posted an 8-0 record.
• Second on the team with five blocked shots at the Games.
• Twice led USA in rebounds; 14 against Chile and nine versus Lithuania in the medal round quarterfinals.
• Pulled down eight boards in the gold medal double-overtime win versus Germany.
• Scored a game-high seven points twice, with both in medal play against Lithuania (quarterfinals) and Russia (semifinals).

HIGH SCHOOL
• Averaged 21.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior at Westview High School.
• Recorded his best game as a senior when he scored 32 points, pulled down 22 rebounds and blocked 11 shots.
• Began high school career at Sunset High School in Portland, moved to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada as a junior and was back in Portland at Westview High School for his senior season.
• At Findlay Prep, Lucas averaged 6.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots per game.
• Coached by Pat Coons while at Westview.
• Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
• Signed an NLI with Kansas in November 2011.

ACADEMICS
• Graduated from the University of Kansas in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in business.

PERSONAL
• Born Landen Allen Lucas in Portland, Oregon.
• Parents are Richard and Shelley Lucas… Has two brothers, Kasen and Trey.
• Father, Richard, was a standout basketball player for the University of Oregon from 1987-91.
• Speaks Japanese fluently after growing up in Japan where his father played professional basketball … Moved back to Portland during middle school.