Banner Year: The Championship Season of the 2021-22 Kansas Jayhawks (Personally Inscribed)

Now that the 2022 National Championship banner has been unfurled, it’s time to unveil KU’s official commemorative championship book. “Banner Year” covers the entire 2021-22 season in unique ways no non-licensed book can. Each copy of this numbered, limited edition is a hard-cover, 160-page coffee-table book printed on archival paper and packed with exclusive, dynamic, never-before-published photos by Kansas Athletics’ own photography staff and features a rhythmic script by the “Voice of The Jayhawks,” Brian Hanni.

The book also contains a foreword written by Coach Bill Self and afterword by star forward David McCormack. Each member of the Championship team has his own page spotlighting favorite moments of the season and what it meant to be a part of this historic title run. The cover of “Banner Year” has an embossed, replica image of the 2022 Championship Banner that hangs in Allen Fieldhouse. Every year is a great year to cheer on Kansas Basketball, but 2022 was truly a Banner Year.

Now Jayhawk fans can own the official commemorative book that celebrates a team and season we’ll never forget!

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Now that the 2022 National Championship banner has been unfurled, it’s time to unveil KU’s official commemorative championship book. “Banner Year” covers the entire 2021-22 season in unique ways no non-licensed book can. Each copy of this numbered, limited edition is a hard-cover, 160-page coffee-table book printed on archival paper and packed with exclusive, dynamic, never-before-published photos by Kansas Athletics’ own photography staff and features a rhythmic script by the “Voice of The Jayhawks,” Brian Hanni.

The book also contains a foreword written by Coach Bill Self and afterword by star forward David McCormack. Each member of the Championship team has his own page spotlighting favorite moments of the season and what it meant to be a part of this historic title run. The cover of “Banner Year” has an embossed, replica image of the 2022 Championship Banner that hangs in Allen Fieldhouse. Every year is a great year to cheer on Kansas Basketball, but 2022 was truly a Banner Year.

Now Jayhawk fans can own the official commemorative book that celebrates a team and season we’ll never forget!

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Brian Hanni

Brian Hanni is a sportscaster and writer in Lawrence, KS., where he broadcasts for his alma mater, the University of Kansas. In his sixth season as the “Voice of the Jayhawks,” Hanni had the privilege of calling KU Basketball's 2022 National Championship run. His annual poetic season recap was the initial inspiration for this book. “Banner Year” is Hanni's second book. His initial work, “Game Maker,” is a children's book that delivers the inspiring true story of James Naismith as an ambitious and creative child who grew up to become the inventor of Basketball. While Hanni's first love will always be behind the mic, he's enjoyed crossing over into the written word as his storytelling style evolves.

Bill Self

Bill Self is one of the most accomplished coaches in the history of college basketball. A first-ballot inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, he has led Kansas to two NCAA National Championships, nine Elite Eights, and four Final Fours. He is one of only two active coaches (Rick Pitino) to have won multiple NCAA titles. He has led Kansas to 16 Big 12 Conference regular-season titles, including an NCAA-record 14-straight between 2005 and 2018. Overall, in 29 seasons as a head coach, Self has a 763-229 record (76.9 percent). A native of Edmond, Oklahoma, Self played basketball at Oklahoma State where he was a four-year letterwinner from 1982 to 1985. He received his bachelor's degree in business in 1985 and a master's degree in athletic administration in 1989, both from OSU.

David McCormack

David McCormack is a two-time All-Big 12 selection who excelled in KU's run to the 2022 NCAA National Championship. He earned all-tournament honors at the Final Four and at the NCAA Midwest Regional. McCormack played in 132 games at KU, starting in 96 of them. He ended his career 46th on KU's all-time scoring list; his 1,145 career points made him just the 64th player in the long history of KU basketball to reach the 1,000-point plateau. He finished 19th on the KU career rebound list with 681. He was the 2022 Big 12 Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and led the Big 12 in field goal percentage in 2020-21 at 51.5%. McCormack graduated from Kansas in three years with a Communications Studies degree in May 2021 and is near completion of his master's degree in digital content strategy.

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Weight34.56 oz
Dimensions8.58 × 0.71 × 10.63 in
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