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Parker Braun - Men's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Parker Braun

Position Forward
Height 6'10"
Weight 235 lbs.
Hometown Burlington, Kan.
High School Blue Valley Northwest HS
Class Graduate senior

Graduate transfer from Santa Clara who will be playing his sixth season of college basketball in 2023-24 … Began his career at Missouri, where he was a redshirt in 2018-19, and played two seasons before transferring to Santa Clara the past two seasons … Comes to Kansas with 109 games played and 65 starts, 570 points, 420 rebounds, 102 blocked shots and 39 steals for his career … Comes from a basketball family, most notably is his father (Donny) and brother (Christian) both played at Kansas … Brother Christian was a member of Kansas’ 2022 NCAA National Championship team and is a current member of the 2023 NBA Champion Denver Nuggets.

Started all 33 games at Santa Clara, averaging 7.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocked shots per game … His 55.3 field goal percentage led the Broncos and ranked sixth in the West Coast Conference (WCC) … He had 33 blocked shots which tied for fifth in the WCC … Posted 11 double figure scoring games with two double-doubles … First double-double was a 12-point, 11-rebound game against Gonzaga (1/7) … Turned in his second double-double in the following game at Pacific (1/14) with 10 points and 12 rebounds … Posted a season-high 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds in win over Cal (12/18) … Scored 16 points in wins over Wyoming (11/30) and on the road against Pepperdine (1/5) … Had 15 points on the road against Portland (2/18) … Dished out season-high five assists on three occasions … Four blocks and nine rebounds against New Mexico State (12/7).

Started 32 of 33 games played and averaged 6.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game … Led the team and was fifth in the WCC with a 56.1 field goal percentage … His 42 blocked shots were fourth in the league, and he averaged 6.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per contest … Posted six total double-figure scoring and four double-figure rebounding outings … Had a career-high 19 points with six rebounds and three blocks vs. Nevada (11/16) … First career double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds in win over BYU (1/27) … Had a career-high five blocked shots, all in first half, vs. Montana (12/19).

Played in 20 games, all as a reserve … Averaged 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game … Had four games with multiple blocks … Posted a season-high eight points and three rebounds in a season-high 13 minutes vs. Wichita State (12/6) … Corralled a season-high five rebounds against Bradley (12/22).

Played in 24 games, all as a reserve … Averaged 5.9 minutes, 1.4 points and 1.0 rebounds per game … His 13 blocked shots were the most by a Tiger freshman since Jontay Porter (2017-18) … Threw down two highlight reel dunks that helped steal a thrilling upset in the final moments of the win over No. 11 Auburn (2/15), finishing with four points and a board in 10 minutes … Played a career-high 24 minutes vs. Ole Miss (2/18), finishing with career-bests in blocks (4) and rebounds (7), and a season-high in points (6).

Was a redshirt

Attended Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas … Averaged 11.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots per game as a senior … Shot 78 percent from the field, including 43 percent from three-point range as well … Helped the Huskies capture the 2018 6A state championship, capping off a 21-4 season which ended on a 17-game winning streak … Played AAU for MoKan Elite … Chose to walk-on at Missouri over scholarship offers from LSU, Nebraska and Illinois, among others.

Born in Burlington, Kansas … Parents are Donny and Lisa Braun … Is the oldest of three with brothers are Christian and Landon … Christian was a starter on Kansas’ 2022 NCAA National Championship team and a 2023 NBA champion with the Denver Nuggets … Parker and Christian won the 2018 state title at Blue Valley Northwest … Landon plays basketball at Omaha and will be freshman in 2023-34 … Father, Donny, was a former walk-on at Kansas and later transferred to Saint Louis … Mother, formerly Lisa Sandbothe, was a three-time All-Big Eight Conference selection while at Missouri from 1987-91 … Uncle, Mike Sandbothe, played at Missouri from 1986-89, as did his aunt, Lori Sandbothe from 1988-90 … Graduated from Santa Clara with a degree in communications in May 2023.