Mar 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Naadir Tharpe (1) dribbles during the game against the Michigan Wolverines during the semifinals of the South regional of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Basketball: A Look at Next Season’s Roster


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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  • Scott

    1) It’s Bill Self, not Bob Self.
    2) Hunter Mickelson is redshirting this year.

    • Dale_Rogers

      Also, it’s Jamari Traylor, not Taylor.