College Basketball: Kansas Jayhawks
LAWRENCE, Kan. Former Kansas combo guard Elijah Johnson playfully approached Charlie Moore after the compact 5-foot-11 KU sophomore stole the basketball and converted a layup to mercifully end the Red Teams 80-44 annihilation of Johnsons pro-dominated Blue Squad during the Bill Self campers game Wednesday afternoon at Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
I dont appreciate what they did to us. I told Charlie we were just getting off the plane. Wayne (Selden was) just getting here 40 minutes ago. I said, I was still sleepy and you want to run the score up on us? Have more respect for your elders, Johnson said with a wry smile after hitting one 3-pointer and scoring five points in the lopsided defeat.
The 27-year-old Johnson returned from Israel and a stint with Hapoel Gilboa Galil of the Israeli Premier League at midnight Wednesday, while fellow pros Selden and Mario Chalmers (both of the Memphis Grizzlies) pulled into town Wednesday as well. Those three as well as Belgian pro league player Travis Releford and soon-to-be NBA draftee Devonte Graham were burned by Cal transfer Moore, who cashed six 3s and scored 26 points.