2. Hunter Dickinson
Unlike McCullar, Dickinson won’t need to improve in most aspects of his offensive game this season. He is also one of the most talented centers in the country — Bill Self even called him the most skilled big man he has ever coached.
The 7-foot-2 Michigan transfer averaged 18.6 and 18.5 points in the previous two seasons before joining Kansas basketball. What made his scoring average even more impressive last year is that he played alongside a pair of guards who were drafted to the NBA this year. In a much less dense offensive scheme than the one he played in Ann Arbor, Dickinson could have nights where he scores 25+ points with ease.
Dickinson can dominate opposing defenders on the low block or hit jump shots from the baseline and beyond the arc. His offensive game is more versatile than anything we’ve seen in Lawrence in quite some time. He could very well join the likes of Jayhawk greats such as Wayne Simien and Jalen Wilson in averaging over 20 points per game under Coach Self.