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Uniform Numbers

Numbers in parentheses indicate another number the player wore at some time during his career. "Ret." denotes a retired jersey; "Hm" and "Rd" designate different numbers for home and away games. An asterisk (*) marks when my list and the Media Guide disagree. Explanatory notes are at the bottom of the page.

# 00   Darrell Arthur -- 2007-08
Greg Ostertag -- 1992-95
Hasan Houston -- 1977-78
Norm Cook -- 1974-75, (also #32)

# 0    Drew Gooden -- 2000-02

# 1    Jeff Hawkins -- 2002-06
Mario Kinsey -- 2001

# 2    Conner Teahan -- 2008-Present
Alex Galindo -- 2005
Omar Wilkes -- 2004
Lewis Harrison -- 2002, (also #30)
Odd Williams -- 1945
Sam Harris -- 1944
Bob Johnson -- 1942, (also #8)
Balfour Jeffrey -- 1926, (also #10)

# 3    Russell Robinson -- 2005-08
Brett Olson -- 2003-04
Brett Ballard -- 2001-02
Lester Earl -- 1998-2000
Terry Brown -- 1990-91
Mike Marshall -- 1984
Clint Johnson -- 1978, (also #14,31)
Richard Ruggles -- 1963-64, (also #10)
Carl Deane -- 1962, (also #50)
Dee Ketchum -- 1959-61
Larry Kelley -- 1958-Hm, (also #4)
Gary Mowry -- 1956, (also #54,55)
Jerry Alberts -- 1952-55
Buddy Bull -- 1949-51
Charles Penny -- 1947-48, (also #14)
Ray Frisby -- 1946
Clay Hedrick -- 1944
John Buescher -- 1942-43, (also #10)
Howard Engleman -- 1941, (also #5)
Al Wellhausen -- 1937
Clarence McGuire -- 1928-29, (also #13)

# 4    Sherron Collins -- 2007-Present
Nick Collison -- 2000-03
Ryan Robertson -- 1996-99
Clint Normore -- 1988
Robert Coyne -- 1987
Larry Kelley -- 1957, 58-Rd, (also #3)
Larry Davenport -- 1952-55
Charlie Hoag -- 1951, (also #5)
Bill Feagans -- 1948
Albert Lukken -- 1947
Wallace Rouse -- 1945
Dean Corder -- 1944-46
Max Kissell -- 1942-43, (also #21)
Norman Sanneman -- 1941
Ralph Miller -- 1940, (also #11,13)

# 5    Rodrick Stewart -- 2006-08
Keith Langford -- 2002-05
Terry Nooner -- 1997-2000
Scott Novosel -- 1995
Kerry Bolton -- 1963-64, (also #15)
Howard Parker -- 1960
Mark Boxberger -- 1956
Charlie Hoag -- 1952, (also #4)
Guy Mabry -- 1948-50
Gil Stramel -- 1947, (also #16)
Owen Peck -- 1945, (also #7)
Harold McSpadden -- 1944, (also #8)
T. P. Hunter -- 1941-42, (also #10)
Howard Engleman -- 1939-40, (also #3)
Arthur Lawrence -- 1928,1930
Carmen Newland -- 1927-28

# 6    LaVannes Squires -- 1952-54
Jerry Waugh -- 1948-51
Earl Strong -- 1945
William Hogben -- 1939-40, (also #11,20)
Bruce Reid -- 1938-39, (also #7)
Frosty Cox -- 1929-31, (also #20)
Charles 'Russell' Thomson -- 1928-30, (also #10)

# 7    Joe Ensley -- 1957
Bill Brainard -- 1954-56
Marvin Deckert -- 1953
Claude Houchin -- 1948-50, (also #18)
Owen Peck -- 1946-47, (also #5)
Charles Froom -- 1945
Charles Moffett -- 1944-45
Jack Ballard -- 1942-43
Jim Arnold -- 1941
Bruce Reid -- 1940, (also #6)
Tus Ackerman -- 1923-25

# 8    Maurice King -- 1955-57
Jack Wolfe -- 1953, (also #26,27)
Harold Reade -- 1950
Bill Sapp -- 1947-49
Dick Van Gundy -- 1946
Charles Aylward -- 1945
Homer Sherwood -- 1944
Harold McSpadden -- 1943, (also #5)
Charles Walker -- 1941-42
Bob Johnson -- 1940, (also #2)
Cliff Campbell -- 1925-27, (also #31)
Charlie T. Black -- 1922-24, (Ret.)

# 9    Gil Reich -- 1953
Bob Kenney -- 1950-52
Gene Barr -- 1946, (also #16)
Cecil Langford -- 1945
Kirk Scott -- 1944, (also #18)
Jesse 'Paul' Turner -- 1942-43, 1947
Charlie (B.) Black -- 1942, (also #10)
Hub Ulrich -- 1941
Bob Allen -- 1939-41

# 10   Brennan Bechard -- 2009 (also #11)
Jeremy Case -- 2004-08
Kirk Hinrich -- 2000-03
Calvin Rayford -- 1993-94, 1996
Scooter Barry -- 1986-89
Tim Banks -- 1982, 1984
Wilmore Fowler -- 1978-79
Phil Harmon -- 1967-69
Richard Ruggles -- 1965, (also #3)
Sherman Stimley -- 1964
John Buescher -- 1941, (also #3)
John Anderson -- 1953-55
George Gear -- 1949, (also #25)
Jim Gregath -- 1945
Bob Carr -- 1944
Charlie (B.) Black -- 1943, 1946-47, Ret. (also #9)
John Buescher -- 1941, (also #3)
T. P. Hunter -- 1940, (also #5)
Charles ' Russell' Thomson -- 1930, (also #6)
Balfour Jeffrey -- 1926-28, (also #2)

# 11   Quintrell Thomas -- 2009-Present
Brennan Bechard -- 2007-08 (also #10)
Aaron Miles -- 2002-05
Jacque Vaughn -- 1994-97
Lane Czaplinski -- 1992
Lincoln Minor -- 1988-89
Mark Turgeon -- 1984-87
Reuben Shelton -- 1976, (also #44)
Tim Natsues -- 1969-70, (also #3)
Ron Franz -- 1965-67
Bill Lienhard -- 1950-52
James Baska -- 1945
Lou Goehring -- 1944-45
Otto Schnellbacher -- 1943, 1946-48
Marvin Sollenberger -- 1941-42
William Hogben -- 1939, (also #6,20)
Ralph Miller -- 1939, (also #4,13)

# 12   Brady Morningstar -- 2007-Present
John Crider -- 1999-2001
Billy Thomas -- 1995-98
Patrick Richey -- 1991-94
Otis Livingston -- 1988
Tyke Peacock -- 1982
Cris Barnthouse -- 1974-77
Ken Franklin -- 1972
Rich Bradshaw -- 1968-69
Pat Davis -- 1966-67, (also #14)
Wayne Loving -- 1964
Derrill Gwinner -- 1962
Wilt Chamberlain -- 1958-Hm, (also #13)
Brinton 'Pete' Woodward -- 1961, (also #50,33)
Gene Elstun -- 1955-57
Chris Divich -- 1954, (also #15)
Everett Dye -- 1952-53
Aubrey Linville -- 1950-51
Sonny Enns -- 1948-49
Edwin Pyle -- 1945
Bob Turner -- 1944
Bill Brill -- 1943
Vance Hall -- 1941-42
Don Ebling -- 1938-40
Paul Endacott -- 1921-23, Ret.

# 13   Jeff Boschee -- 1999-2002
Carl Henry -- 1983-84
John Douglas -- 1977-78
Jack Hollis -- 1974, (also #32)
Dave Taynor -- 1972, (also #32)
Fred Bosilevac, Jr. -- 1970, (also #24)
Dave Nash -- 1968-69
Walt Wesley -- 1964-66, Ret.
Wilt Chamberlain -- 1957, 1958-Rd, Ret. (also #12)
Dallas Dobbs -- 1954-56
Wes Johnson -- 1952-53
Jerry Bogue -- 1950
Dale Engel -- 1950-51, (also #16)
Bill Champion -- 1949
Joe Dunmire -- 1948
John Kanas -- 1946
Guy Ashcraft -- 1945
Willard Frank -- 1944
Armand Dixon -- 1943
Ralph Miller -- 1942, (also #4,11)
Dick Miller -- 1941-42
Bruce Voran -- 1940, (also #19)
Clarence McGuire -- 1926, (also #3)

# 14   Tyrel Reed -- 2008-Present
T. J. Whatley -- 1993-96
Kevin Pritchard -- 1987-90
Jeff Guiot -- 1983-84
Darnell Valentine -- 1978-81, Ret.
Clint Johnson -- 1976-77, (also #3, 31)
Tommie Smith -- 1973-75
Pat Davis -- 1965, (also #12)
Jim Dumas -- 1961-63
Jim Hoffman -- 1958-Hm-60, (also #15)
Melvin 'Dean' Kelley -- 1951-53
Charles Bates -- 1950
Charles Penny -- 1949, (also #3)
John Dewell -- 1947, (also #15)
Gus Daum -- 1946, (also #24)
Norman Carlson -- 1945
Geldard Woerner -- 1945, (also #24)
Bill Linquist -- 1944, (also #24)
Don Blair -- 1942-43
Warren Israel -- 1941

# 15   Tyshawn Taylor -- 2009-Present
Mario Chalmers -- 2006-08
J.R. Giddens -- 2004-05
Bryant Nash -- 2001-2002, (also #33)
Altonio Campbell -- 1985-86
Kerry Boagni -- 1983-84
Ricky Ross -- 1980
Milt Gibson -- 1975-78
Marshall Rogers -- 1973
Bud Stallworth -- 1970-72 (Ret.)
Jo Jo White -- 1966-69 (Ret.)
Kerry Bolton -- 1965, (also #5)
Al Correll -- 1963-64, (also #24)
Butch Ellison -- 1960-61
Lew Johnson -- 1956, (also #25)
Chris Divich -- 1955, (also #12)
Dean Wells -- 1950-52
Lem Jones, Jr. -- 1949
John Dewell -- 1948, (also #14)
Gordon Reynolds -- 1945
Bob Mathews -- 1944
Ray Evans -- 1943, 1946-47, (Ret.) (also #20)

# 16   Clyde Lovellette -- 1950-52, Ret.
Dale Engel -- 1949, (also #13)
Gene Barr -- 1948, (also #9)
Gil Stramel -- 1946, (also #5)
James Briley -- 1945, (also #5)
Bob Bock -- 1944
George Dick -- 1943, (also #19,24)
John Kline -- 1939-41

# 17   Eldon Nicholson -- 1953
Bill Hougland -- 1950-52
Jack Eskridge -- 1947-48
Bill Wilson -- 1946
Everett Hill -- 1945, (also #20)
Bob Malott -- 1944
John Short -- 1943, (also #20)

# 18   Wayne Hightower -- 1960, (also #55)
Art Muegler -- 1958-Hm, (also #19)
Ron Johnston -- 1955-57
Len Martin -- 1954
Lyn Smith -- 1949-50
Claude Houchin -- 1947, (also #7)
Karl Ebel -- 1946
Kirk Scott -- 1945, (also #9)

# 19   Art Muegler -- 1958-Rd, (also #18)
Harold McElroy -- 1954
Maurice Martin -- 1946, 1948-50
George Dick -- 1944, (also #16,24)
Wilson R. 'Bob' Fitzpatrick -- 1942-43
Bruce Voran -- 1938, (also #13)

# 20   Stephen Vinson -- 2003-06
Kenny Gregory -- 1998-2001
Joel Branstrom -- 1997, (also #44)
Steve Woodberry -- 1991-94
Rick Calloway -- 1990
Rodney Hull -- 1985-86
Jeff Dishman -- 1982-83
Randolph Carroll -- 1979-80
Paul Werner -- 1974
Dale Haase -- 1972-73
Greg Douglas -- 1968-69, 1971
Al Lopes -- 1965, (also #31)
Buddy Vance -- 1962-64
Ralph Heyward -- 1961
Bob Hickman -- 1958-Hm, 60, (also #21)
Gary Padgett -- 1954, (also #30)
Harold Patterson -- 1953, (also #22)
John Keller -- 1951-52
Gene Petersen -- 1949-50, (also #21)
Clair Gillin -- 1947
Everett Hill -- 1946, (also #17)
Francis Peterson -- 1945
Don Diehl -- 1944
Stanley Hansen -- 1943
Ray Evans -- 1942, (also #15)
William Hogben -- 1941, (also #6,11)
Frosty Cox -- 1929-31, (also #6)

# 21   Markieff Morris -- 2009-Present
Nick Bahe -- 2004-05
Nick Bradford -- 1997-2000
Sean Pearson -- 1993-96
Doug Elstun -- 1991
Milt Newton -- 1985, 1987-89
Mac 'Mac' Stallcup -- 1977-80
Bob Hickman -- 1958-Rd, (also #20)
Eddie Dater -- 1956-57
Bill Heitholt -- 1952-55
Bob Mackish -- 1949
Max Kissell -- 1948, (also #4)
Cliff King -- 1947
Gene Petersen -- 1946, (also #20)
Herbert Heim -- 1945
Don Barrington -- 1944
Don Ettinger -- 1942

# 22   Marcus Morris -- 2009-Present
Chase Buford -- 2008 (also #41)
Jeff Carey -- 1998-2002
B. J. Williams -- 1994-97
Sean Tunstall -- 1991
Cedric Hunter -- 1984-87
Mark Ewing -- 1982-83
Mark Welch -- 1981
Mark Knight -- 1980
Donnie Von Moore -- 1974-78
Mike Fiddelke -- 1973
Jerry House -- 1971-72
William 'Chester' Lawrence -- 1968-70
Bob Wilson -- 1966-67
David Schichtle -- 1963-65
Jerry Gardner -- 1960-62
Bob Billings -- 1958-Hm, 59, (also #23, 32)
John Parker -- 1955-57
Harold Patterson -- 1954, (also #20)
Earl A. 'Allen' Kelley -- 1952, (also #24)
Dean Smith -- 1952-53, (also #24)
Don Stickrod -- 1949
Don Auten -- 1947
Bob Van Citters -- 1947

# 23   Mario Little -- 2009-Present
Micah Downs -- 2006
Wayne Simien -- 2002-05
Jelani Janisse -- 1998-99
Rex Walters -- 1992-93
Archie Marshall -- 1986, 1988
Mark Summers -- 1981-83
Pete Townsend -- 1963
Bob Frederick -- 1961, (also #35)
Bill Elstun -- 1960
Dick Gisel -- 1959, (also #25)
Bob Billings -- 1958-Rd, (also #22, 32)
Jim Toft* -- 1954-56
Ken Buller* -- 1953
B. H. Born -- 1952-54, Ret. (also #25)
Bill Schaake -- 1951, (also #24)
Gene Anderson -- 1946
George Darsie -- 1945
Lloyd Palmer -- 1944
Bill Forsyth -- 1943

# 24   Travis Releford -- 2009-Present
Sasha Kaun -- 2005-08
Marlon London -- 1999-2000
C. B. McGrath -- 1995-98
Alonzo Jamison -- 1990-92
Chris Piper -- 1985-88
Kelly Knight -- 1980, 1982-84
Ken Koenigs -- 1975-78
Dwight Haley -- 1974
Fred Bosilevac, Jr. -- 1972, (also #13)
Randy Canfield -- 1971, (also #55)
Loye Sparks -- 1962-63
Al Correll -- 1960-61, (also #15)
Russ Marcinek -- 1959
John Cleland -- 1958-Hm, (also #25, 27)
Blaine Hollinger -- 1955-57
Earl A. 'Allen' Kelley -- 1953-54, (also #22)
Dean Smith -- 1951, (also #22)
Bill Schaake -- 1950, (also #23)
Alvin Ward -- 1948-49
Wendell Clark -- 1946-47
Gus Daum -- 1945, (also #14)
Arthur Cansler -- 1944
George Dick -- 1943, (also #16,19)

# 25   Brandon Rush -- 2006-08
Michael Lee -- 2002-05
Danny Manning -- 1985-88, Ret.
Lance Hill -- 1982-83
Mark Snow -- 1979-80
Bradley Ridgway -- 1976
Dale Ladner -- 1975
Bob Emery -- 1974
Aubrey Nash -- 1970-72
Rich Thomas -- 1967-68
Del Lewis -- 1964-66
Nolen Ellison -- 1961-63
Dick Gisel -- 1960, (also #23)
John Cleland -- 1958-Rd, (also #24, 27)
Lew Johnson -- 1955, 1957, (also #15)
B. H. Born -- 1952-54, (also #23)
Harold England -- 1947-50
George Gear -- 1946, (also #10)

# 26   Dick Warren -- 1955
Jack Wolfe -- 1954, (also #8, 27)
Harold Lowe -- 1950-51
Dave Dennis -- 1949
Jack Lippoldt -- 1946

# 27   John Cleland -- 1956-57, (also #24, 25)
Jack Wolfe -- 1955, (also #8, 26)

# 28   Bob Anderson -- 1954

# 29   Lee Green -- 1955-57

# 30   Julian Wright -- 2006-07
Lewis Harrison -- 2001, (also #2)
Chris Martin -- 1998-99
Robert Reed -- 1994
Adonis Jordan -- 1990-93
Greg Dreiling -- 1984-86
Ron McHenry -- 1982
Herb Nobles -- 1976, (also #32)
Roger Morningstar -- 1974-75
Derrick Glanton -- 1973
Randy Culbertson -- 1972
John Williams -- 1961
Lynn Kindred -- 1958-Hm, 1959, (also #31, 34)
Gary Padgett -- 1955, (also #20)
Bob Crisler -- 1954

# 31   Ashante Johnson -- 1999, (also #32)
Scot Pollard -- 1994-97
Ben Davis -- 1992
Kirk Wagner -- 1990-91
Jim Pelton -- 1985
Booty Neal -- 1978-81
Arnie Baum -- 1976
Clint Johnson -- 1975, (also #3, 14)
Bruce Sloan -- 1967-69
Al Lopes -- 1966, (also #20)
Jim Gough -- 1963-65
Lynn Kindred -- 1958-Rd, (also #30, 34)
Harry Jett -- 1955-57
Dick Wells -- 1935, (also #36, 77)
Cliff Campbell -- 1925-26, (also #8)

# 32   Tyrone Appleton -- 2009-Present
Darnell Jackson -- 2005-08
Ashante Johnson -- 2000, (also #31)
T. J. Pugh -- 1996-99
Darrin Hancock -- 1993
Mike Maddox -- 1988-91
George Thompson -- 1980-81
Herb Nobles -- 1977, (also #30)
Norm Cook -- 1976, (also #00)
Jack Hollis -- 1975, (also #13)
Dave Taynor -- 1973-74, (also #13)
Neal Mask -- 1970-72
Howard Arndt -- 1969, (also #33)
Vernon Vanoy -- 1967-68
Riney Lochmann -- 1964-66
Lee Flachsbarth -- 1962
Bill Bridges -- 1959-61, Ret.
Ron Loneski -- 1958-Rd, (also #33)
Bob Billings -- 1957, (also #22, 23)
Bob Lockley -- 1956
Allan Hurst -- 1955

# 33   C.J. Giles -- 2005-07
Bryant Nash -- 2003-2004, (also #15)
Luke Axtell -- 2000-2001
Greg Gurley -- 1992-95
Jeff Gueldner -- 1987-90
Tad Boyle -- 1982-85
Rick Worrel -- 1981
Keith Douglas -- 1980
Rick Suttle -- 1973-75
Mark Mathews -- 1970-72
Howard Arndt -- 1967-68, (also #32)
David Brill -- 1963-65
Brinton 'Pete' Woodward -- 1962, (also #50, 12)
Bill Goetze -- 1960
Ron Loneski -- 1957, 58-Rd, 59, (also #32)
Jay Drake -- 1950

# 34   Christian Moody -- 2003-06
Chris Zerbe -- 2001-02
Paul Pierce -- 1996-98
Richard Scott -- 1991-94
Freeman West -- 1989-90
Tony Guy -- 1979-82
Brad Sanders -- 1976-79
Nino Samuel -- 1973-74
Monte Johnson -- 1958-Hm, (also #35)
Lynn Kindred -- 1957, (also #30, 31)
Wes Whitney -- 1953
Jack Carby -- 1950
Duane Henderson -- 1926-28

# 35   Jerod Haase -- 1995-97
Blake Weichbrodt -- 1993-94
Todd Alexander -- 1990
Calvin Thompson -- 1983-86
David Magley -- 1979-82
Rodger Bohnenstiehl -- 1966-68
Monte Johnson -- 1957, 58-Rd, 59, (also #34)

# 36   Jack Rodgers -- 1951
Dick Wells -- 1933, (also #31, 77)
Al Petersen -- 1925-26

# 38   Wally Beck -- 1951

# 40   Brad Witherspoon -- 2007-08
Mark Pellock -- 1985, 1987
John Crawford -- 1978-81
Dale Greenlee -- 1973-75
Dave Robisch -- 1969-71 (Ret.)
George Yarnevich -- 1967
George Unseld -- 1963-64
Larry Sterlin -- 1961, (also #55)

# 41   Chase Buford -- 2009-Present (also #22)

# 42   Jeff Graves -- 2003-04
Steve Ransom -- 1997, (also #44)
Mark Randall -- 1987, 1989-91
Jeff Johnson -- 1985-86
Scott Anderson -- 1977-78
Marc Fletcher -- 1975
Mark Williams -- 1971
Harry Gibson -- 1962-64
Grover Marshall -- 1961
Ken Hensley -- 1960
Gary Thompson -- 1957, 1958-Hm, 1959, (also #43)

# 43   Macolm Nash -- 1990-92
Jerry L. Johnson -- 1986
Chester Giles -- 1979-80
Drew Rogers -- 1973
Gary Thompson -- 1958-Rd, (also #42)

# 44   David Padgett -- 2004
Eric Chenowith -- 1998-2001
Steve Ransom -- 1996, (also #42)
Joel Branstrom -- 1995, (also #20)
Nick Proud -- 1994
Pekka Markkanen -- 1990
Mike Masucci -- 1988
Keith Harris -- 1987, (also #45)
Ron Kellogg -- 1983-86
Jeff Konek -- 1981
Paul Mokeski -- 1976-79
Reuben Shelton -- 1974, (also #11)
Wilson Barrow -- 1972-73
Pierre Russell -- 1969-71
Roger Harris -- 1966
Larry Norris -- 1965
Steve Renko -- 1964
John Matt -- 1961-63
Al Donaghue -- 1958-Hm, 1959-60, (also #45)

# 45   Cole Aldrich -- 2008-Present
Raef LaFrentz -- 1995-98
Keith Harris -- 1988, (also #44)
Brian Martin -- 1982-84
Tom Kivisto -- 1972-74
Bob Kivisto -- 1970-71
Al Donaghue -- 1958-Rd, (also #44)

# 50   Todd Kappelmann -- 2001-02
Jay Roberts -- 1964, (also #55)
Carl Deane -- 1961, (also #3)
Brinton 'Pete' Woodward -- 1960, (also #12,33)
Doyle Schick -- 1959

# 51   Eric Pauley -- 1992-93

# 52   Sean Alvarado -- 1987, 1989
Danny Knight -- 1973-75

# 54   Matt Kleinmann -- 2005-Present
Travis Williams -- 1995-96
David Johanning -- 1991-92
Marvin Mattox -- 1988
Marvin Branch -- 1988
Art Housey -- 1980-81
Gary Mowry -- 1958-Hm, (also #3,55)

# 55   Moulaye Niange -- 2003-05
Victor Mitchell -- 1981
Randy Canfield -- 1972, (also #24)
Roger Brown -- 1969-71
Jaye Ediger -- 1967
Fred Chana -- 1964-66
Jay Roberts -- 1962-63, (also #50)
Wayne Hightower -- 1961, (also #18)
Larry Sterlin -- 1960, (also #40)
Gary Mowry -- 1958-Rd, (also #3, 54)

# 77   Dick Wells -- 1934, (also #31, 36)

# 99   Robert Oyler -- 1933-35

This section contains the most discrepancies with the University of Kansas Men's Basketball Media Guide. For one thing, my list is bigger; it contains more players at each number. The bigger problem is that the lists disagree occaisionally. In many instances, individual players wore different numbers in different seasons. The Media Guide reports just one of those numbers for the player's entire time.

In a few cases, the two lists just plain-old don't agree. About half (back to the early 50's) of all my data come from each season's Media Guide. Obviously, one (or both) of the Media Guides is incorrect.

The most interesting case is for B. H. Born. Each Media Guide for his playing years list his number as 25. The jersey KU retired for him bore number 23. I've seen a couple of pictures, "action-poses" with no date, in which he is wearing 25. If I had to guess, I'd say that he wore 23 only in his sophomore year, 1952. That year Ken Buller (listed as #23 on the pre-season roster) did not play. In '53, they both played. In '54, Born was still listed as #25, and Jim Toft, who did play in three games, was #23.

Born's jersey (#23) and Danny Manning's (#25) jersey were retired in separate ceremonies during the '92 season. I don't remeber which was first. If I'm correct about Born wearing #23 for only his first season, perhaps they chose it over #25 because KU thought it would look strange to see two big 25's on the wall of the Fieldhouse. Or, heck, the old press guides are full of typo's anyway....

1958 is interesting because the team all wore two different numbers: for home and away games. The road number is one number higher than the home number. Basically, if the player played in '57, then that number became his ROAD number for '58. Players whose first year was '58, usually wore their HOME number for subsequent seasons. KU has tried for years to get Wilt Chamberlain to come back to get his jersey (#13) retired. But, for up to 10 of his 48 games, he wore #12.

Another sidenote is the number 35 which the Media Guide reports was worn by both Monte Johnson and Bob Frederick. Well, Johnson did wear #35 for all but his road games in '58. Frederick, who played with the varsity only one game in '61 and (according to the lettermen list) never received a letter, must have been wearing 35 on the junior-varsity team. According to the preseason roster of '61, Frederick's number was 23.

Again, I don't claim that I'm right and the current Media Guides are wrong. As a general principle, though, I've used the data reported by each season's Guide.

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