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KU’s Ochai Agbaji dandy in debut: ‘We probably couldn’t have asked for anything more’

Ochai Agbaji’s mother, Erica, a four-year basketball letterwinner at Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1991 to ’94, fired off a text to her son Wednesday afternoon — several hours before he was to make his regular-season debut for No. 7-ranked Kansas at jam-packed Allen Fieldhouse.

“He was very nervous,” Erica said from the lower-level, west side fieldhouse bleachers, after watching the 6-foot-5, 210-pound freshman guard from Oak Park High School score seven points and grab four rebounds with a block, assist and two steals while playing 25 minutes in KU’s 77-68 victory over No. 25-ranked TCU.

“I remember texting him saying, ‘Just play your game.