Kansas Jayhawks Bill Self Hoping To Strike Gold In Recruiting Two Years In a Row

By Dave Daniels
Jahlil Okafor
Guy Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self has been doing pretty well lately don’t you think? Last summer he sealed the recruitment of Andrew Wiggins, the most highly touted college prospect since 2003. Jabari Parker was recently called by Sports Illustrated as the best high school player since LeBron James and Wiggins was then rated above Parker by most recruiting outlets.

Self knows how lucky he is, and it is going to be an enjoyable year for him; he even made some comments lately about how coaching in the pros has always been a dream. Not to alert Jayhawk fans, but it is a definite possibility if Self wins another title in Lawrence. For now though Self likes the team he has.

“This is without question the most athletic team we’ve had,” Self said to Sporting News. “But with all that being said, it’s still the youngest team that we’ve had.”

There could be some definite growing pains for this squad, but as Wiggins continues to work with the Jayhawks strength coaches he will continue to get better through the year. In my mind, expect the Jayhawks to be one of the teams left standing come the Elite Eight. Can not wait for this.

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