LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Expectations never change at Kansas.
It doesn't matter that the Jayhawks lost the seventh overall choice in the NBA draft in Ben McLemore, or a bevy of seniors led by 7-footer Jeff Withey, a second-round pick in April's draft.
In fact, expectations may be higher than ever this season.
The Jayhawks will begin pursuit of their unprecedented 10th consecutive Big 12 championship by leaning on perhaps the most heralded freshman class that coach Bill Self has assembled during his decade-long tenure in Lawrence. It's led by Andrew Wiggins, the consensus No. 1 overall recruit, and includes two other potential one-and-done stars in Wayne Selden and Joel Embiid.
"There's as much hype around this year as any," Self said, "and it's a large part because of the unknown. We've had other good players and other good teams returning. This team hasn't proven itself at all. But the unknown of having a good recruiting class has everyone pretty excited."
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