The Jayhawks finished the season at 32-7(16-2) and loss to Kentucky in the National Championship.
Thomas Robinson 17.7pts 11.9reb 1.8ast
Tyshawn Taylor 16.6pts 2.3reb 4.8ast
Elijah Johnson 10.2pts 3.2reb 3.5ast
Travis Releford 8.5pts 4.2reb 1.8ast
Jeff Withey 9pts 6.3reb 3.6blk
Perry Ellis PF 6’8″ 220
Ben McLemore SF 6’5″ 185lbs
The Jayhawks were expected to have a down season last season and they made it to the finals. I was reluctant to put ‘em at 12 because they lost so much by losing Robinson and Taylor that it’s hard to put them any higher. I expect Johnson to have a break out season and lead the Jayhawks. Withey will continue his defensive domination of the tournament but has to improve his low post game if the Jayhawks want to win another Big 12 championship. Ellis looks to replace Robinson at the four but it will be impossible for the freshman to duplicate the season Robinson had. McLemore had some problems last year and had to miss the whole season but he is ready to make an immediate impact and will be the major difference in the Jayhawks coming close to last season.