Country Roads: Kansas basketball player rankings from A to Z in loss at West Virginia

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Hunter Dickinson, Josiah Harris
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Tier 2: Baby Jays

2. Hunter Dickinson

Hunter looks to still be banged up and bothered by an injury. He didn't look like he moved well on the defensive end and was consistently driven by and outhustled for rebounds. Dickinson was his consistent self, scoring the ball and finishing with 19 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks, and four turnovers.

3. Johnny Furphy

Johnny came out of the gates and played like a Big Jay, hitting three first-half 3-pointers and grabbing several offensive rebounds to start the game. Johnny finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists and no turnovers. While Johnny led the team in rebounding on the day, he got beat by his man late a couple of times on his blockouts, which led to additional opportunities for the Mountaineers that cost us. Johnny was off in the second half shooting but remains a massive upgrade at the "fifth starter" spot and will continue to grow as the year progresses.

4. Nicolas Timberlake

Nicolas came in the first half hot and dropped in 12 points. He added one rebound, one assist, one steal, and no turnovers in 14 minutes. He came in briefly in the second half but missed his shots and didn't have the impact he had in the first half. He did provide a spark in the first half, and I would love to see this performance repeated.

5. KJ Adams

KJ had an alright game but not enough to help get us over the hump. He finished with 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two turnovers.