Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kansas Jayhawks: A Freshman Changes Everything

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
The Kansas Jayhawks have consistently dominated College Basketball. Head Coach Bill Self always surrounds himself with elite talent to reload every year.

The Jayhawks lost three starters from last years squad but also had reserves and a highly-touted freshman to commend their efforts.

Josh Selby was considered the best player, and point guard overall by Not to mention, he did a lot to back up the notion. Selby is one of the best scoring freshman this year.

However, Selby is still fighting for eligibility to play for the Jayhawks this season. Selby was considered to fill the shoes of former-Jayhawk Sherron Collins. Collins was the main distributor, scorer and leader of the team with 30-plus wins last season.

Selby was looked on to at least share the role of filling his huge shoes. Nonetheless, until he is granted eligibility, the Jayhawks aren't the same team that was selected to finish second overall in the Big 12 conference.

Without Selby leading the way, the Jayhawks lack the pure scoring, and presence of a marquee guard to run their offense. They still have Tyshawn Taylor, Elijah Johnson, and Travis Releford but none of these players can run the point at the college level.

They are all off-guards that commend the point guards efforts. However, with Selby the Jayhawks are among the best teams in the country.

Right now, Coach Self is still waiting for an official nod on the eligibility of his freshman guard. However, until then a freshman changes everything.

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