Kansas basketball has yet to see a player transfer or declare for the NBA Draft, but the stillness won’t last.
Kansas basketball’s roster has been completely stagnant outside of the graduations of Isaiah Moss and Udoka Azubuike. Sure, the season ended a lot earlier than normal this year, but Duke, Michigan State, Purdue, and many other schools have already seen some of their players declare for the draft or transfer.
One reason we haven’t seen any KU basketball players declare for the draft could be that it might get pushed back to August or September. The draft is normally held in mid-June, so this is a really strange situation.
On the flip side of things, Kansas also hasn’t signed any transfers or landed a recruit in the class of 2020 since 2019. Since Kansas won’t be getting Donovan Williams, it’s likely that the Jayhawks probably won’t sign another recruit in the class of 2020 either.
As of now, Kansas basketball fans can expect Devon Dotson to enter the NBA Draft. He’s projected to be a late first-round pick by NBC Sports with other mock drafts having him as an early second-rounder. While it’s not a foregone conclusion that Dotson won’t return after getting feedback, he’s definitely the least likely Jayhawk to return next season.
Other Kansas players like Marcus Garrett and Ochai Agbaji could test the waters as well to see what NBA teams think of them. Overall, this would be very beneficial for both the players and their teams, since they’d know what they need to work on in order to become better NBA prospects.
Essentially, don’t be alarmed if some Jayhawks declare for the draft. With the exception of Dotson, everyone else will likely be back for the 2020-21 season.
In terms of transfers, there really isn’t anyone that sticks out immediately. Silvio De Sousa would be the first guy that comes to mind given how his season went last year, but there’s no hard evidence that suggests he’s leaving.
Whatever happens, don’t expect the offseason to stay this quiet for Kansas basketball. Someone is going to transfer, declare, or get signed at some point, which could set off a chain of events. While Kansas won’t have a mass exodus like Wichita State has had, there’s no way things don’t heat up in the near future.