Landen Lucas, #33
- Year Senior
- Pos Forward
- H/W 6-10/240
|High game points||18|
|Per-game breakdown||Total||Per game|
|Minutes per game||25.6|
|Points per game||8.0|
Landen Lucas would love to improve his offensive production in 2016-17 while remaining a force on the boards and on defense. As a junior, he hit 74 of 115 shots from the field, 64.3 percent, and 59 of 89 free throws, 66.3 percent.
He showed flashes of offensive excellence, scoring 14 points against Maryland and 16 versus Austin Peay in the NCAA Tournament. He also had a 14-point outing against Oklahoma State and 13 versus Chaminade during the regular season.
“He has to take another step,” KU coach Bill Self said. “I’d like to see him become a better offensive player, a better scorer. He has to refine his offensive game. He’ll work hard on that. That would be the next step … to become a more consistent scorer, I’d think.”
Lucas worked with former KU All-American Wayne Simien in the summer.
“Being able to pick his brain about different moves and countermoves really puts your mind at ease when you are out there instead of you overthinking things to do,” Lucas said.
“Wayne has so many tips and tricks. If I can scratch the surface of what he was able to do it can really help my game.”