Podcast: E004 – Jeff Boschee

Jeff Boschee made North Dakota history in 1998 when he became the state’s first ever McDonald’s All-American. What followed in his four years at Kansas was also historic, including the most prolific 3-point shooting career the school and Big 12 Conference had ever seen (20:08).

In this week’s edition of The Jayhawker, Boschee chronicles his rise from small-town kid to KU legend and being told he wasn’t good enough to play at Kansas (11:50). Boschee talks about his early influences, countless hours spent in the gym and the instruction from Roy Williams that helped shaped him into the player he was then and the coach he is today.

His school record 338 career threes may never be touched, but what if a hypothetical all-time 3-point contest was held with Billy Thomas, Terry Brown, Kirk Hinrich, Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk all challenging Boschee? The sharp shooter from Valley City explains how that would go down (35:05).

Boschee also sheds light on KU’s perfect 16-0 run through Big 12 Conference play in 2002 (29:40) as well as some candid moments with Coach Williams along the way. Finally, he reflects on his time as a Jayhawk and what it meant to him (37:02).