April 16, 2008

Self talks about newest signee

Saying Tyrone Appleton has a knack for winning would be an understatement. During his two year career at Midland (TX) Community College, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound point guard won 57 games and captured the NCJAA National Championship during his freshman season. So, it should come as no surprise that Kansas head coach Bill Self was ecstatic when Appleton's Letter-of-Intent arrived today, the first day of the spring signing period.

A native of Gary, Ind. (Harmony Prep), Appleton averaged 13.2 points (46 percent shooting), 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game last season for 28-4 Midland. Appleton led the Western Junior College Athletic Conference in scoring, assists and steals as he was named MVP of the league. He was also named second team NJCAA All-American in 2007-08.

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