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August 30, 2014

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Former Cheyenne guard Elijah Johnson becoming a fixture for No. 1 Kansas

Former Cheyenne guard Elijah Johnson, now a freshman at Kansas, will get his second career start on Saturday for the nation's No. 1 college hoops squad. The undefeated Jayhawks take on La Salle in Kansas City.

The game tips at 11 a.m. in Las Vegas, and can be seen on ESPN (Cox channel 30).

Johnson's first start came in KU's 99-64 victory over Radford on Wednesday. He had 11 points, three rebounds and an assist while getting the nod over demoted sophomore Tyshawn Taylor.

"We'll start Elijah," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "Elijah played well the other day. Obviously, Ty's going to play, but we'll start Elijah. I don't think you start a kid and have him play as well as he did and all of a sudden bench him, because, to be honest, he deserves it (to start)."

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