Tyler Self, #20
- Year Senior
- Pos Guard
- H/W 6-2/170
|High game points||5|
|Per-game breakdown||Total||Per game|
|Minutes per game||2.0|
|Points per game||0.7|
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.