Kansas basketball: Top ten Jayhawks of the decade
Kansas basketball has had lots of team success in the past decade, but these are the individuals that helped make it happen.
Despite no new national titles, the 2010s were good to Kansas basketball. The Jayhawks were nine-time conference champions, made the NCAA tournament every year, made six trips to the sweet sixteen, five trips to the elite eight, two trips to the final four, and one appearance in the national title game.
But who were the guys that got Kansas there?
Since 2010, Kansas basketball has had four first-team All-Americans, seventeen players taken in the NBA Draft, and one consensus national player of the year. This list will attempt to rank the ten best players between 2010 and 2019.
- The player must have played between 2010 and 2019.
- No players on the current roster are eligible.
- Personal achievements carry more weight than team accomplishments.
- Only the player’s time at Kansas will be taken into account, not their achievements in the NBA or other leagues.
Choosing only ten players from such a long time period is hard, but the amount of success Kansas basketball has had during that time makes the decisions just that much more difficult. There are guys getting left off of the list that would be other programs’ best player ever, yet they can’t crack the top 10 in a decade at Kansas.
With that being said, some players could be snubbed, underrated, overrated, or just right. Feel free to drop a comment and let us know what we got right, or wrong.