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Freshman Johnny Furphy on meeting KU's other Australian

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Kansas freshman Johnny Furphy poses in his No. 10 KU uniform during KU media day at Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. [Chance Parker photo]

A few months back, before the KU football season started, freshman punter Damon Greaves talked about his plans — and excitement — to eventually meet up with fellow-Australian Jayhawk Johnny Furphy.

At the time Greaves discussed it, Furphy had yet to arrive and was newly committed to Bill Self's basketball program.

But in the months since, the two Australia natives have linked up to share tales of home and get to know each other while playing for the Jayhawks on the other side of the world.

Here, from Wednesday's KU hoops media day, is Furphy's account of how the meeting went down. Click the image below to see the video. (Twitter/X is having issues with its embed feature at the moment)

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