Despite the threat of NCAA allegations, Bill Self and Kansas basketball have put together a solid 2020 recruiting class. Here’s a breakdown of each prospect.
According to Rivals, Kansas basketball currently has the No. 12 overall 2020 recruiting class in the country. It’s a solid ranking for the Jayhawks and Bill Self, who are both in hot water right now due to NCAA allegations.
The notice of allegations from the NCAA includes multiple major infractions, like lack of institutional control. Out-recruiting teams can be hard enough, but it doesn’t help when all of the other coaches can use the threat of sanctions against Self. That’s why the class he and the staff have put together is so impressive.
The class is third in the Big 12 behind Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. The Red Raiders are just one spot in front of Kansas in the overall rankings, and Oklahoma State places eighth overall. The Cowboys are bringing in the No. one overall recruit in the country Cade Cunningham.
In terms of replacement, Kansas is going to have quite a few spots to fill.
Seniors Isaiah Moss and Udoka Azubuike will both graduate, and losing the big man Azubuike will be a major loss. Ochai Agbaji could leave for the NBA, but that may not be in his best interest. Time will tell for Agbaji.
Finally, Devon Dotson is likely gone. Dotson is looking like a borderline first-rounder so far and a second-rounder for sure based on his play this season. The good news is that the Jayhawks will have Dajuan Harris, a redshirt guard who could become a catalyst for the Kansas offense next season.
Here’s a full breakdown of each member of Kansas basketball’s 2020 recruiting class, in order of lowest-ranked to highest-ranked according to Rivals.