He won't be able to fill the vacancy left by injured point guard Tyshawn Taylor over the next three weeks, but Kansas discovered a dangerous new weapon on Saturday in junior forward Kevin Young.
In KU's 78-67 home triumph over Jared Sullinger-less Ohio State, Bill Self threw the Buckeyes for a bit of a loop by expanding Young's role, which to this point in the season had been as a bit player mostly used in mop-up duty.
Young came in having not played more than 14 minutes in a game this season, but played 16 minutes in the second half while scoring a season-high 14 points. He hit on his first six field goal attempts, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Young wasn't put in the game to score, though. After Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas scored 15 points in a variety of ways in a close first half, the 6-foot-8 young was inserted to stick to Thomas like glue. The rest of the way, Thomas scored four points on 2-of-6 shooting.
"Kevin probably had as much to do with us win...