Kansas are National Champions in college basketball. This past year's squad showed resolve, poise, ability, and tenacity to claw their way to winning a championship. Now comes the hangover of winning a title and the rebuild... Or does it? KU has been on a warpath recruiting-wise even before winning the title. Top prospects such as Gradey Dick, Ernest Udeh, and MJ Rice have committed to play for Bill Self's already solid squad, and more seem to be on the way (potentially)
Kevin McCullar, former standout guard at Texas Tech, has committed (if he chooses to remove his name from the NBA Draft pool) to play for Kansas next year. McCullar averaged 10.1 points per game, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists, however that isn't even his bread and butter. McCullar thrives on defense, averaging almost 2 steals a game, and can lock down opposing guards as a phenomenal back court defender. Pair that with Dajuan Harris, who is also a highly touted back court defender, and KU could see games where opponents face struggling to score even 60 points.
As the late, great Billy Mays used to say: "But wait, there's MORE"
Tyrese Hunter, former Iowa State guard, has also expressed great interest in joining Kansas. Hunter also averaged 2 steals a game, and averaged 11 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.9 assists. Add him to the mix in Kansas and we could see great potential in a repeat for the Jayhawks, with conference rival transfers no less. Kansas could once again dominate the Big 12, and could also have the potential to be an undisputed overall 1 seed in the tournament with this potential roster. It goes to show that as a Blue Blood in college basketball, most programs don't need to rebuild, but rather, reload. This year, Kansas seems bent on breaking out the big guns.
Burn Notice: 9/10 Sunday Scorcher is gonna be HOT this week.