I'm not sure why, but he hasn't played much this season. I suspect it's the emergence of Dedric Lawson and the 4 guard lineup, but Lightfoot is only getting a smattering of minutes this year. I know he's played more the last couple of games, but I remember noticing a couple weeks ago he's had several DNPs this season and I don't think he's been hurt. IIRC he only played about 10 minutes against us the first time and that was above his season average. To your point, he can be a threat, and as short as the KU bench is tonight I'm certain he'll get higher than average minutes. But I think Samuel defending on the block will have a better time with him than Samuel trying to defend him on the perimeter. I honestly don't expect CJD to try to defend Lightfoot with Samuel, though. I'd expect JD, Lat, or Noi to guard Lightfoot when he plays. ETA: Just checked and Lightfoot has played 200 minutes in 22 of 24 games averaging 9.09 minutes per game played and 8.3 MsPG for all of's games.