Kansas Alumni #2: Paul Pierce

Previously on Kansas Alumni, we examined the Jayhawk career of Green Bay Packer and burger salesman, Gilbert Brown.

In today's installment, we move to the basketball court which, let's be honest, is the sport that most people here in Lawrence care about.

Paul Pierce was the leader of the Jayhawks team in the 1995, 1996, and 1997 teams before leaving for the NBA after this junior year. In each of his three years the Jayhawks cruised to the NCAA tournament getting either a #1 or #2 seed each year. Still, each season ended in an upset and the Jayhawks leaving the tournament before they should have. In 1995, Kansas lost to Villanova in the Sweet 16 game. They lost to Syracuse in 1996 in the Elite 8 as a #2 seed. The Jayhawks were again a #1 seed in the 1997 tournament but lost they lost to Arizona in the Sweet 16.

Here are some cards of The Truth...that jersey card is actually green and I have no idea why it scans as that sort of brown color.

2007 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials #WMT-PAG Paul Pierce/Al Jefferson/Gerald Green Triple Jersey

2000-01 Upper Deck Ovation #3 Paul Pierce

2000-01 Fleer Focus #135 Paul Pierce