Pick and Gone: Kansas Jayhawks basketball player ratings from A to Z in loss to Gonzaga

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Mar 23, 2024; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Johnny Furphy (10) shoots
Mar 23, 2024; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Johnny Furphy (10) shoots / Gabriel Mayberry-USA TODAY Sports

Tier 3: No Jays

3. Johnny Furphy

Johnny came out hot in the first half and hit two early threes to give us a lead. In the second half, he was ice cold. Johnny finished 4-for-12 from the field. Johnny ended his night with nine points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one turnover. Johnny, who is still projected as a first-round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, will have a decision to make on if he stays at KU or goes to the NBA. I'm hoping he sticks around to take his game to another level next year and become a go-to guy for us.

4. Parker Braun

Parker played 11 minutes off the bench for the Jayhawks. He had decent in his minutes and guarded better than Hunter in his minutes. Parker made both his shots and finished the game with five points, two rebounds, and one block. Parker was a super senior and played his last game as a Jayhawk. I thought he played his role well this year and exceeded my expectations in his role.

5. Hunter Dickinson

Hunter had a solid first half scoring the ball and went cold in the second half. His defense was terrible all game, and the pick-and-roll defense was one of the primary reasons we lost today. Hunter finished 6-for-15 from the field. Dickinson ended the game with 15 points, five rebounds, assists assists, and one turnover. Hunter will have a decision after this season. He could return for a super senior season or try to go play pro. The reality is that his defense is so poor that he will never be an NBA player. He will need to improve his pick-and-roll defense immensely to sniff NBA basketball.

6. Dajuan Harris

Dajuan was aggressive on the offensive end, shooting the ball. This, of course, is a good and bad thing. The good thing was that he was aggressive, but the bad was that he is a terrible shooter and has led the country in missed layups all season. Harris finished 4-from-12 from the field. Juan had 10 points, four rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, and three turnovers. Unfortunately, Juan has already announced he will be back for his sixth season. He is a big reason this team underachieved all year and will be a big reason we could struggle again next year. I am looking forward to when we have a point guard who can score and distribute the rock in the future.

7. Elmarko Jackson

Elmarko played 17 minutes and was 3-for-6 from the field. Jackson had seven points, two assists, two steals, one block, and two turnovers. Elmarko will have a decision to make if he stays with KU or enters the transfer portal. With Dajuan Harris coming back, there is good reason to believe he may try to go play elsewhere despite him saying earlier in the week that he intends to come back next year.

8. Jamari McDowell

Jamari played 7 minutes off the bench. He was 1-for-3 from the field. He finished with three points and no other stats. Jamari showed the capabilities of being a benchpiece in the future. Jamari will have a decision to either enter the transfer portal or come back for a sophomore season.

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