An Early Look At the Kansas Jayhawks

By Trevor Lowry
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Like usual, the Kansas Jayhawks won the Big 12 regular season title–at least a share of it–and the conference tournament. However, looking at next year’s team, is there finally a chance that Kansas won’t be the bee’s knees?

Kansas will no longer have its freshman phenom in Ben McLemore and big man Jeff Withey will also be gone. But wait, there’s more! Kansas will be losing its other three starters that helped make up the starting five this season.

Jayhawks’ players go pro, that is just what they do, but so much talent is leaving this team that they may not be the best team in the Big 12–perhaps not even the second best.

However, there will be some less well-known names returning to the team and Kansas will have another good recruiting class. If Andrew Wiggins decides to come to the school, Kansas will almost automatically jump up to a preseason top 10 ranking. Wiggins is the No. 1 recruit and all and his game is literally that good. The Jayhawks do already have two 5-stars and two 4-stars joining the team.

Kansas will still be a completely different team next season and there will likely be plenty of new faces taking the court. For Kansas fans, hopefully Wiggins will be one of those faces, but at this point who really knows.

The Jayhawks will not enter the season as the favorites in the Big 12, but it would not be surprising if they made some noise in the 2013-14 college basketball season because you can literally never count out Kansas.


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