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Joseph Yesufu - Men's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Joseph Yesufu

Position Guard
Height 6'0"
Weight 180 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Bolingbrook, Ill.
High School Bilingbrook HS / Drake
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Entered the transfer portal following the 2022-23 season … Played in 69 games with three starts in his two seasons at Kansas … Played in 34 games of Kansas’ 2022 NCAA National Championship run … A combo guard who is explosive and has great range … A solid on-ball defender … Played two seasons at Drake prior to transferring to Kansas in 2021 … Earned numerous Missouri Valley Conference honors while at Drake … Has 113 games played for his career with 10 starts, 661 points, 116 assists and 71 steals.

2021 MVC All-Tournament Team
2021 MVC Sixth Man of the Year
2021 MVC All-Bench Team
2021 MVC Most-Improved Team
2021 MVC Scholar-Athlete

Played in 35 games with three starts … Finished the season averaging 12.7 minutes per game and scoring 4.1 points per game … Had four games scoring in double figures, including 14 points versus Texas (2/6) … Had back-to-back season high 14 point games against Tennessee (11/25) and Texas Southern (11/28) … Recorded a three-steal game off the bench against Oklahoma State (2/14) … Finished with three assists and rebounds with just eight minutes versus Oklahoma (2/11).

Averaged 9.2 minutes per game … Pulled down four rebounds vs. West Virginia (3/10) in the Big 12 Tournament … Tied his season high with nine points vs. Kansas State (2/22) … Had seven points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals, in 23 minutes at Iowa State (2/1) … Played in 34 games in the 2021-22 season… Had five games with at least three assists during the season including two four assists games … Led the team in steal two times against Tarleton State (11/12) and at Texas (2/7).

Named the Missouri Valley Conference Sixth Man of the Year … Also named to the MVC All-Bench and Most-Improved teams … Was a MVC Scholar-Athlete and named to the MVC All-Tournament Team … Started the last seven of the season, including four post-season games, and played valuable minutes off the bench in the first 24 games … Averaged 12.8 points, 1.8 assists and 1.8 rebounds a game … Averaged 23.2 points in the last nine games of the season, making at least four threes in five of those games … Reached the 30-point mark in both games against Evansville, set career-high in second contest with 36 points … Set a career-high with six assists when Chicago State … Made a career-high six three-pointers against USC in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Scored more than 15 points in 10 games.

Missed the first nine games of league play with a knee injury, then re-injured the knee and has missed every game since Feb. 1 … Averaged 3.8 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists in the 13 games he participated in … Set career-highs in points with 16, rebounds with six, assists with three and steals with four all against Simpson.

Named honorable mention all-state at Bolingbrook High School in 2018-19 … Named the Herald News Boys Basketball Player of the Year … Averaged 16.0 points per game as a senior … Posted 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a junior to help Bolingbrook win 22 games … A National Honor Society member.

Born in Bolingbrook, Ill. … Parents are Olalekan and Michelle Tesufu … Has two older siblings – Joshua and Jessica … Enjoys watching Netflix and Hulu … Plays video games with an emphasis on Call of Duty and 2K … Business administration major graduating in May of 2023.