Kansas basketball: Predicting the 2020-2021 starting five

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*Dajuan Harris, Redshirt Freshman

As of now, we’re going to give Dajuan Harris the inside track over the competition for the other guard position; however, don’t be surprised if five-star recruit Bryce Thompson makes the start instead.

Harris was a four-star recruit that redshirted the last season. He already has chemistry with his team, which gives him an edge, at least to start with. Harris is also ridiculously athletic and will see time next season whether he starts or not.

Thompson is Kansas basketball’s incoming five-star combo guard who stands at six-foot-five. He was set to participate in the McDonald’s All-American game which was unfortunately canceled due to COVID-19. He’s also got a great chance to start next season given his potential, but he is a true freshman.

Thompson will undoubtedly be a big part of the Jayhawks’ offense no matter what happens, and he’ll probably end up starting at some point next season even if it isn’t to start with. He’s just too talented not to get a ton of minutes.

Everything will come down to the offseason and who earns the spot to start. Things could also change after the first games of the season, similar to last year’s squad which featured more than a few different combinations.