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Manning's son to walk on at Kansas

POSTED April 8, 2012 4:05 a.m.

WICHITA (AP) — Former Kanas assistant coach Danny Manning is leaving a presence behind when he leaves Lawrence to become the coach at Tulsa.

The Wichita Eagle reports that his son, Evan Manning, will walk on the Jayhawks team. Since his 2011 graduation from Lawrence Free State, the 6-foot-1 guard has spent the past year playing at the New HamptonSchool, a prep school in New Hampshire.

New Hampton coach Peter Hutchins says Manning started at point guard the first half of the season while guard Olivier Hanlan, a Boston College commitment, was injured.

Manning was limited to a reserve role when Hanlan returned, but still averaged close to double figures for the season.

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