QB of Kansas basketball team wowed football coach
Kansas football coach David Beaty got around to answering the question put to him about tight end James Sosinski, who walked onto the basketball team, but first Beaty chose to address another member of the athletic department.
"I would be remiss if I didn't congratulate coach (Bill) Self and the basketball team, and Devonte' Graham, and what an unbelievable career," Beaty said. "I don't know if I've seen, in the times I've been here, a kid that has literally unified an athletic department like this Devonte' Graham kid has. He might be one of the most electric personalities I've ever seen."
Beaty didn't stop there.
"I've just watched him make all of our programs better," Beaty said. "This kid is an amazing person. To get him to be able to go experience that (Final Four), I was so happy for him and the job that coach Self and those guys did."
Watching Graham so consistently throw long passes on the money and watching him dart so quickly at both ends, it was easy to picture him joining the quarterback competition at KU. To steal a quote from Dana Carvey doing an impression of President George H.W. Bush, not going to happen, wouldn't be prudent. Obviously, Graham has an impending professional basketball career for which to prepare.
Still, it's interesting to think about how many quarterback qualities he possesses: born leader, accurate passer, fast, quick, elusive, never makes excuses, performs well in the clutch.