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Watch: Senior focus on KU guard Michael Jankovich

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KU senior Michael Jankovich, a walk-on guard from Dallas, smiles during a break in a camp scrimmage last summer. [Chance Parker photo]

He arrived plenty familiar with the program five years and ago and will leave having been a valuable part of it.

Senior walk-on Michael Jankovich, whose father, Tim, was on Bill Self's KU staff in the early days has spent the last five seasons shooting from distance whenever he can while growing into a veteran leader and valuable voice in the program.

Jankovich, who will make his first KU start tonight after joining the program as an invited walk-on, has appeared in 41 games during his Kansas career, including 10 during the Jayhawks' national championship season in 2021-22.

While most of his minutes came in mop-up time, Jankovich has been a valuable part of KU's "red team," which has helped the Jayhawks' starters and rotation guys prepare for each opponent.

Along with starting point guard Dajuan Harris Jr., who also has been with the program for the past five seasons, Jankovich is the longest tenured senior on this year's Kansas roster.

Here's a little more on Jankovich's best memories of his time at KU:

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