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Flashback: Parallel Paths

<b>Originally published in the March issue of Jayhawk Illustrated</b> <p> David Padgett came into the season being compared to former Jayhawk Nick Collison. It was easy to see the similarities, especially when recalling Collison's first year in Lawrence.

Both were coach's sons with the solid fundamentals that often accompany that role. Both post players had earned a reputation for a strong work ethic. And like Collison, the 6'11 Padgett hit the boards hard and demonstrated a mid range ability with his jump shot. The McDonald's All American spent the summer prior to his freshman campaign in pick up games with Collison, as well as...