Written by Gary Bedore (Kusports.com)
Kansas University’s students made it clear they want Lance Stephenson to play basketball for the Jayhawks next season.
Students made several banners recognizing the presence of the 6-foot-5 Brooklyn, N.Y., Lincoln High guard, who sat behind KU’s bench as part of his official recruiting visit.
“We Like Lance-A-Lot,” one banner read.
“Born Ready to Rock Chalk,” read two others.
One student held up an oversized picture of Stephenson’s face and had Stephenson sign the back of the picture.
What’s more, the fans chanted “Rock Chalk Stephenson” in the final seconds of the game and cheered wildly as he exited with coach Bill Self and KU’s players out of the northwest tunnel following the final horn.
The Jayhawks were intent on making sure the McDonald’s All-American, who is considering KU, St. John’s, Maryland, USC and UCLA, had a great time this weekend.
“We’ll go watch the (OU-Texas) game, but we’ve got a recruit in town. We’ve got to show him a good time,” Sherron Collins said. “We’ll take him out to eat and probably do something with him, let him know we’re trying to get him here, too.”