Tyler Self, #20

  • Year Senior
  • Pos Guard
  • H/W 6-2/170

Season stats

Shooting A M %
Field goals 10 3 .300
Free throws 2 2 1.000
Three pointers 6 2 .333
High game points 5
Effective FG% .400
Per-game breakdown Total Per game
Off. rebounds10.1
Def. rebounds20.1
Blocked shots00.0
Games played14
Games started1
Minutes per game2.0
Total Points10
Points per game0.7
Personal fouls2
Technical fouls0
Triple doubles0
Double doubles0


Bill Self doesn’t hesitate when asked to name his all-time favorite Kansas basketball player. It’s his son, Tyler, of course.

“I know there’s nothing I have enjoyed more in coaching than having my son on the team,” said Bill Self, KU’s 14th-year coach, of Tyler, a 6-foot-2 senior guard out of Free State High School.

It’s actually the fifth straight year Self has been able to enjoy working closely with his son. Tyler Self redshirted a year because of injury.

Bill Self acknowledged there could come a time this season he gets choked up thinking about the fact this is likely the last calendar year he sees his son on a daily basis.

“I haven’t cried yet today,” he said, joking. “I’m really looking forward to this year with the guys. Of course having Tyler around. It may get to the point it is (emotional) during the season.”

Tyler Self’s sense of humor may serve to keep his dad’s emotions in check.

“Half of the stuff he says is in one ear and out the other,” he said, smiling.

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