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08:14 AM ET 01.25 | Thanks to a successful three-year career at Kansas, one that included an NCAA title, Mario Chalmers will soon join KU greats in the rafters. Kansas announced Thursday that Chalmers will have his No. 15 jersey retired during halftime of the Texas game on Feb. 16 at Allen Fieldhouse. "It means a lot to me," Chalmers said Thursday, after finishing up a practice with the NBA's Miami Heat. "Being up there in the rafters with guys like Paul Pierce, Drew Gooden, Wilt Chamberlain, it's a great accomplishment, and it makes me proud to be a Jayhawk." Chalmers becomes the first Kansas player to have his jersey retired since Wayne Simien on Jan. 29, 2011 -- and the first player recruited by current KU coach Bill Self.

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January 25, 2013  10:32 AM ET

He was a solid college player and of course made the huge shot in the title game, but was only the 3rd or 4th best player on the team any season he was there. Don't think he belongs with the other players in the rafters just for making one shot...

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