Kansas Basketball: Update On Silvo De Sousa’s Return

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 22: Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self shown during the NCAA basketball game December 22, 2014 in Philadelphia.

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The Kansas basketball program has received a bit of good news, with Jayhawks head coach Bill Self issuing an update on the status of sophomore forward Silvo De Sousa, who has been held out of action due to eligibility concerns.

According to Self, the Jayhawks shouldn’t expect to see De Sousa out of action much longer because the “eligibility ruling isn’t expected to linger long into the rest of the season.”

From a CBS Sports report:

Silvio De Sousa’s eligibility ruling isn’t expected to linger long into the rest of the season, Bill Self told @MattNorlander.

That, and a ton more info for college hoops fans, in this week’s Court Report: https://t.co/8ng6TLQGHC

— CBS Sports CBB (@CBSSportsCBB) November 28, 2018

But Self did say he thinks a verdict on De Sousa shouldn’t carry over for more than half the length of this season.

“We’re not in a holding pattern,” Self said, referring to Kansas waiting on the NCAA.

I asked Self if he thought the timeline was unknown to the point that it could come as quickly as in a couple of days or as long as two months.

“I don’t think it will be the latter, but I don’t think it will be [the former] either,” he said.

Without De Sousa on the court, the Jayhawks have still managed to jump out to a 5-0 start with wins over No. 9 Michigan State, Vermont, Lousiana-Lafayette, Marquette, and No. 6 Tennessee.

The Jayhawks are currently ranked No. 2 in the nation.

Last season, De Sousa averaged 4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in just 8.8 minutes per game.