KU Basketball vs. Iowa State (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
KU Basketball at Kansas State (Photos by Jeff Jacobsen)
KU Basketball vs. Nebraska (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
KU Basketball vs. Kansas State (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
KU Basketball vs. Colorado (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
Overview: A powerful forward coming off a solid freshman season where he earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and Big 12 All-Rookie honors... Made the Team USA U19 team yet did not participate in the world championships due to a stress fracture... Has good shooting touch and solid shot-blocking ability... An agile, athletic big man who runs the floor well... Will battle for a starting position and should see considerable action... A proven champion based on guiding South Oak Cliff HS to the 2005 and 2006 4A state titles... A strong candidate for conference and national accolades.
2007-08: Led Kansas in blocks (53) and tied for second in scoring (12.6 ppg)... Played a career-high 36 minutes in the Big 12 Tournament Championship game versus Texas... His third double-double of the year came versus Baylor (Feb. 9) with season-highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds while also matching career-highs in free throws made (seven) and attempted (nine)... Had 22 points and a career-high tying 10 made field goals at Boston College (Jan. 5)... Posted his second double-double of the season vs. Miami (Ohio) (Dec. 22)... Made his first collegiate three-point field goal in the season-opener against ULM (Nov. 9).
Freshman Season (2006-07): Kansas' fourth leading scorer with seven starts in 38 games and a 9.8 ppg and 4.7 rpg... An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection who led KU in blocked shots with 56, which ranks second on the school freshman list and 11th on the KU single-season chart... Was fourth in the Big 12 with 1.47 blocked shot per game... Also ranks on the KU freshman list in points (tied for 7th with 374), rebounds (9th with 177), field goals (4th with 155) and games played (tied for 3rd with 38)... Led Kansas in scoring five times and in rebounding on six occasions as he was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie team... Posted 18 double-digit scoring games... Pulled down seven or more rebounds in eight contests... Shot 70 percent or better in 10 contests... Registered two 20-point efforts with 22 against Oral Roberts (Nov. 15) and a season-high 26 the following game versus Towson (Nov. 19)... Had an efficient game in KU's 82-80 overtime win against No. 1 Florida by scoring 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting and pulling down nine rebounds in 16 minutes... Recorded back-to-back double-doubles with 13 points and a season-high 12 rebounds at Kansas State (Feb. 19) and 15 points and 11 rebounds versus Iowa State (Feb. 24).
High School: Guided South Oak Cliff High School to back-to-back Texas 4A state titles in 2005 and 2006 and was the tournament's MVP both years... Coached by James Mays II... McDonald's All-American and third-team Parade All-American his senior season... Was named the Dallas Morning News Player of the Year in 2006... Was named co-Mr. Basketball by Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) with Nic Wise of Kingwood his senior season... 4A Player of the Year by the TABC in 2005 and 2006... Averaged 17.7 points and 10 rebounds his senior season... SOC finished 30-7 in 2006... In the 2006 state playoffs and tournament, averaged 28 points and 13.7 rebounds, including 33 points and 13 rebounds in the semifinals and 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots in the championship game... Scored nine points in the EA SPORTS Roundball Classic for the East All-Stars in April 2006... Was ranked the No. 16 player overall and No. 3 power forward by Rivals.com... Averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds for his 32-7 state championship team in 2005... Following his sophomore season, participated in the 2005 USA Youth Development Festival in California.
Off the Court: Full name is Darrell Antwonne Arthur... Born March 25, 1988, in Dallas... Undecided on a major... Mother is Sandra Arthur... Nickname is Shady... First cousin, Quinton Ross, plays in the NBA for the Los Angles Clippers... High school nickname was Slim Shady... The last Jayhawk to wear 00 was Greg Ostertag (1992-95), a Duncanville, Texas, product.
Career Honors: 2007-08: All-Big 12 First Team... NABC District 12 First Team... Mid- Season Naismith 30 list... Preseason Honorable Mention AP All-American... Preseason All-Big 12 First Team.2006-07: Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls (spring 2007)... All-Big 12 Honorable Mention... Big 12 All-Rookie.