Landen Lucas hopes turbulent high school career leads to consistency with Kansas Jayhawks

Throughout his senior year at Westview High School three years ago, Landen Lucas learned to travel with a bottle of nail polish remover inside his pearl white 1990 Cadillac DeVille.

It became as necessary as a pair of gym shorts on the practice court after, on more than one occurrence, he found the Cadillac hood tagged with streaks of spray paint.

The anger likley emanated from Lucas’ decision to leave Sunset High School following his sophomore year. He departed for Findlay Prep, a high school basketball program in Henderson, Nev. that competes at the national level. He returned to Oregon as a senior and joined Westview, Sunset’s rival, earning what he attributed to scorn from some supporters of his past school.

“It wasn’t the best welcome back,” Lucas, now a redshirt sophomore forward at Kansas, said by phone in an interview with The Oregonian/OregonLive.


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