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The Jayhawker Podcast

Nov 5, 2020

How does a guy commit to Kansas sight unseen and end up becoming a Jayhawk for life? For Julian Wright—who grew up in Chicago watching Michael Jordan and the Bulls win championships—he just wanted to play. And when opportunity literally knocked, it was too good to pass up. That drive to be a Jayhawk led to an All-Big 12 and All-American career that included some superstar-type performances. But all good things eventually come to an end. And when Wright decided to leave the Jayhawks after just two seasons to turn pro, there were questions. Wright’s decision would end up being the right one, after he was taken with the 13th pick of the 2007 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans). And if you doubted how much it hurt him to leave Kansas, how did he prove it when the Jayhawks won the 2008 national title?