KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Justin Wesley tried acting. Once. It was the 6th-grade Christmas play; he was one of Santa's elves. Blink and you missed him.
"I can't exactly remember what made me do it. Maybe I thought it was going to be fun," the junior forward on the Kansas basketball team recalls. "I only had one or two lines I didn't say much. I guess you would put that on my resume."
Which begs the question: Did the elf even have a name? Pixie? Toodles? Ralph? Anything?
"It was just 'Elf Seven,'" Wesley chuckles. "My part wasn't that significant."
His next one will be.
For the last two weeks, the 6-foot-9 Wesley has been playing the role of Wilt Chamberlain, the greatest player ever to wear a Jayhawk uniform and arguably the most dominant force in college basketball history. Shooting began in Lawrence on August 15 for the independent film "Jayhawkers," which chronicles Chamberlain's recruitment to the University of Kansas from Philadelphia in 1955 by then-KU coach Phog Allen and how ...