It doesn’t come as any surprise that the national media thinks highly of the Kansas Jayhawks. Still, losing two first round picks and ending up with four top 10 players at their position.
Wayne Selden — No. 5 Shooting Guard
Perry Ellis — No. 3 Power Forward
Kelly Oubre — No. 9 Small Forward
Cliff Alexander — No. 3 Center
The only position where Kansas didn’t come in the top 10 was at the point guard position. That’s not entirely surprising as no one is certain who will start for Kansas in the 2014-15 season. Will it be sophomores Frank Mason or Conner Frankamp? Or will it be the incoming point guard from Brewster Academy, Devonte’ Graham?
Regardless of who starts at point, this team will be talented and deep. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk isn’t mentioned by the Sporting News and it is possible he may make a big impact for the Jayhawks next year.
What do you think of the rankings by the Sporting News? Oubre and Alexander are somewhat unknowns for how well they’ll play in college. Selden showed at times he was capable of being one of the best shooting guards and he played most of the year injured. Perry Ellis is certainly capable of being the top power forward in the country.
Let me know down in the comments what you think about the rankings.