The Kansas Jayhawks basketball team had one of the best off-seasons of all teams in the nation, adding numerous strong pick-ups. Here is a look at the updated roster.
Frank Mason- freshman point guard. Mason will battle for time as a freshman with the potential of gaining more playing time down the road.
Wayne Selden Jr.- key freshman reserve on the wing. Selden arrives as a five-star recruit.
Andrew White III- White is a sophomore this season. He was the 56th-top recruit a year ago as a guard. Averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds as a high school senior.
Justin Wesley: Walk-on transfer. Played in 36 games last season for Kansas, younger brother of former Jayhawks star Keith Langord.
Evan Manning: Son of Danny Manning, is a sophomore guard.
Naadir Tharpe: The leader of next season’s team. Tharpe, will start at point guard.
Tyler Self: The son of head coach Bill Self. A sophomore guard.
Brannen Greene: Another freshman entering the team, Greene has high credentials as a four-star recruit out of Georgia.
Christian Garrett: Senior backup for the guard position. Can play both guard spots.
Niko Roberts: Another backup for the guard position, Roberts played some as a sophomore. Known as a gym-rat.
Joel Embiid: Five-star freshman recruit center for the Jayhawks. Can be brought along slowly for the team with addition of other players.
Andrew Wiggins: The top recruit nationally, will be counted upon to start immediately. The likely top NBA pick next season.
Connor Frankamp: A strong four-star freshman point guard, will back up Tharpe at the position.
Tarik Black: Transfer from Memphis, has the potential to be a huge pickup for Kansas. Can play the power forward or center spot.
Jamari Traylor: Redshirt sophomore will be a backup at the forward position. Elite scorer at high school, averaged 20 points and 12 boards.
Landen Lucas: Backup forward/center, who was another elite player out of high school. Redshirt freshman averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds and four blocked shots per game as a high school senior.
Perry Ellis: Enjoyed a great freshman season where he came alive later on in the season. Ellis is expected to start next season at the power forward position.
Hunter Mickelson: Transfer power forward/center from Arkansas. Mickelson has the potential to be a strong backup for the team if called upon. Going to redshirt this season.
After three exhibition games, Kansas opens the 2013-14 season with a game vs Duke on Nov. 12th as part of the Champions Classic.
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