Every passionate college fan base has its share of message board crazies, and the University of Kansas basketball team is no different. One not-quite-all-there fan was so unhappy with the Jayhawks’ recent performance from the free throw line, he decided to take matters into his own hands to fix it with an impromptu coaching session.
According to the Lawrence Journal-World:
“University of Kansas police were called to the men’s basketball dorm Wednesday afternoon, where a man reportedly kept showing up to give a resident there some “free-throw advice.”
The call about the man “wanting to give free-throw advice” came in about 3:30 p.m., but when police got to McCarthy Hall, the man — who’s not a KU student — had already left, KU police Deputy Chief James Anguiano said. For that reason, at least as of about an hour after the call, police didn’t plan to file a trespassing or other criminal report, Anguiano said. (Radio traffic indicated the man had been there multiple times that day before the police were called, and may have come back again just before 5 p.m. Note: Subject’s clothing description included a blue and red windbreaker.)
Anguiano said the name of the intended recipient of the man’s advice was not relayed to him by the officer on scene.”
Even though the name of the “intended recipient” of the advice was unnamed, the Journal-World speculates that sophomore center Udoka Azubuike, who went 0-6 from the stripe down the stretch in a recent 85-80 loss to Oklahoma, could have been the player the fan sought to coach up.
You have to love that the guy showed up in a red and blue windbreaker. Fan is short for fanatic.
Here’s Bill Self discussing Azubuike’s struggles that triggered the wanna-be coach: