A week after the fact, a number of video clips keep rolling in from campuses all across the country of the wild and wacky antics that went down during every school’s own version of Midnight Madness. We’ve already shown you what happened on Tobacco Road where Andre Dawkins jumped clear over a freshman and Pepperdine’s Keion Bell jammed it over 7 people. Then, just to take it to another level, Indiana’s flashy freshman Victor Olapido one-upped Bell by dunking over 8 people.
On the court with Kansas, coach Bill Self is as straight laced as they come, as he rarely has a hair out of place or has his shirt undone as he patrols the sidelines while giving an earful to Big 12 Conference officials. But off the court, Self has proven to be a character, regularly appearing in upbeat local commercials, often in outlandish get-ups like when he donned a white leisure suit with butterfly collars to help aid youth charities in downtown Kansas City.
With the NCAA regular season kicking off for most teams this week, Self probably needs a bit of comic relief as his Jayhawks are still awaiting a decision as to the eligibility of 5 star recruit Josh Selby, who could be a difference maker from day one. With the departure of 3 seniors from last season’s squad he surely will look to returning upperclassmen Tyshawn Taylor, the Morris twins, and Brady Morningstar to again help lead his squad deep into the NCAA Tournament come March.
During Late Night at the Phog, Kansas’s version of Midnight Madness, Self whipped the crowd into a frenzy by dressing up as rapper Vanilla Ice, decked out in shiny gold MC Hammer pants, before introducing the men’s team. To everyone’s suprise, the players then entered the court wearing sweater vests as they promptly parodied Boyz 2 Men and N Sync songs. At least their having fun in Kansas.
Check out Bill Self Impersonating Rapper Vanilla Ice:
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Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen also provides content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.