Landen Lucas, the KU center 2012-2017 and Sports Illustrated 'Glue Guy' of the Jayhawks men's basketball team, along with his mother, Shelley Lucas, an educator and leadership development professional, are starting the Landen Lucas Foundation -Sports For Life Fund. Landen knows the value in life lessons learned through sports and he wants to be sure … Continue reading Landen Lucas Gives Back.
KU was expected to get to the 2017 Final Four. The team was confident they could do it. They had an amazing season and displayed, Grit, Toughness, and an incredible Will to Win! But even with all of that, we lost in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament this year. As a parent, watching … Continue reading Still Have More to the Story….
How sweet it is to watch our son's compete in the Sweet 16 game tonight! As mother's we are always proud, excited, and nervous at the same time. Some of us yell and cheer, some pray, some hide our eyes when the game it too close for comfort, while some of us sit quietly and … Continue reading From a Jayhawk Mom’s Perspective
The backstory - on Coach Self’s Senior Night introduction of Landen…. Landen had not seriously considered playing basketball for KU because there was already a player similar to him who had verbally committed to KU. But when that player de-committed, Coach Townsend called Coach Ward (Landen’s AAU coach) to ask if Landen would be interested. … Continue reading The Back Story….
Last night was senior night at KU in the men's basketball program. It was so exciting walking out to mid court with Landen and his dad. I could not believe how exhilarating it was to stand there and listen to everyone cheer! If that's not motivation for this team, I don't know what is. It … Continue reading Witnessing my son become a man.
Take it from me - the fortunate mother of a member of the KU Jayhawks men's basketball team - It feels great to win! But winning does not happen all of the time and our children need to learn how to grow from their mistakes and show good sportsmanship when they lose. As parents, we … Continue reading PARENTS RAISING ATHLETES
Respect the Process. The recruiting process can be exciting, brutal and tiresome for you, especially if your son or daughter is currently being recruited by high major college teams. Even if your son or daughter is not currently being recruited, there are many things you can do to help in the process. A couple years … Continue reading RECRUITED
Some people can't wait to meet their favorite player.... I raised mine 💙🏀❤️
In the world of High School Basketball Recruiting, as well as other NCAA men's and women's sports, there are lots of rules about how and when college coaches can talk to student athletes after age 14. One of these rules has to do with campus visits. A men's basketball athlete cannot take an “official visit” … Continue reading Unofficial Visits
During Landen's 6th grade year, age 11-12, he grew from 5'4" to 6' tall. This was exciting, but painful to his joints, and definitely required a lot of sleep and calories. Coincidently it was the exact same growth spurt I had at the same age. Feeding Landen healthy food and keeping an early bedtime was … Continue reading Sports Nutrition