One-and-Done: Kansas Jayhawks basketball player ratings from A to Z in loss to Cincinnati

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Cincinnati junior guard/forward Simas Lukosius (41) shoots for three against Kansas freshman guard Johnny Furphy (10)
Cincinnati junior guard/forward Simas Lukosius (41) shoots for three against Kansas freshman guard Johnny Furphy (10) / Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal / USA

Tier 4: One-and-Done Jays

4. Johnny Furphy

Johnny continues to be in a shooting slump, going 1-for-8 from the field. Furphy did rebound well, which was his highlight of the night. He finished with two points, eight rebounds, one steal, two blocks, and three turnovers. With multiple NBA scouts in attendance, he didn't do himself any favors with his output tonight to impress them. For KU to win in the NCAA Tournament, he will need to take and make open shots. If he plays like this, it could be a major reason KU goes one-and-done in March.

5. Elmarko Jackson

The expectations for Elmarko have obviously dropped significantly throughout the year. Tonight, he got to play 34 minutes and had some positive moments, including a highlight dunk in transition. He rebounded the ball well, leading the team with nine. Elmarko was also an awful 2-for-11 from the field. Jackson finished the night with five points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, and no turnovers. Elmarko could provide a spark off the bench in the NCAA tourney, but tonight was not his shooting night.

6. Nicolas Timberlake

Nicolas got the start and played 27 minutes. He went 2-for-9 from the field, including 1-for-5 from deep. For a player who came in being known as a shooter, he has not shown it all year and had another poor shooting night. Nicolas finished the day with five points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one turnover. KU needs someone to step up and hit threes, and going into the season, the belief was it would be him. It hasn't been all year. If he goes 2-for-9 in an NCAA tourney game, it could be a reason this team goes one-and-done.

7. Dajuan Harris

Entering the year Harris, had a lot of hype as being one of the best point guards in America. In reality, he hasn't been a top 10 point guard in the Big 12 Conference. Juan has played poorly all season, and unfortunately for many of us fans, we will be stuck watching him again next year for his sixth and finally his final season as a Jayhawk. Juan played with no emotion or urgency again tonight. He was abused on defense for the second straight game. Juan was 3-for-11 from the field, consistently missing layups and floaters, including a layup that he shot over the backboard. He has to lead college basketball in missed layups for the season. Juan finished with eight points, two rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, and four turnovers.

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