Kevin McCullers’ Kansas Return Makes Jayhawks Preseason No. 1

Kevin McCullers Jr. returning for another season in Lawrence

Kevin McCullers Jr. returning for another season in Lawrence
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Kansas Jayhawks Were Already a strong choice to be next season’s preseason No. 1 in men’s basketball, with another stellar recruiting class, the race filled with transfer portals, And a strong core is returning. not to mention a healthy bill self One of the best basketball coaches of all time. And I’m pretty sure my ears are still ringing from covering the return of the Border War against Mizzou from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence in December. 2021. Kevin McCullers Jr.decision to withdraw from nba No doubt in the draft process and Wednesday’s return to the Jayhawks: Going into next season, KU has one of the most stacked rosters in the country.

McCullers had Coin-FLikely to be drafted, with his best chance to break into an NBA roster coming in the summer and pre-season. It would be far from certain. and in returning to a The Blue Bloods of College Basketball, he will be a primary figure for a team that is expected to compete for another national championship. The 6-foot-6-foot-6 McCullers is known for his defensive ability, having been named a Naismith Defensive Player of the Year semifinalist each of the past two seasons. He started 33 games for Kansas last season, averaging 10.7 points and seven rebounds per game. McCullers is also ultra-experienced, having played three years at Texas Tech before transferring to Kansas.

Jayhawks Have One of the Deepest, Most Talented roosters

The return of McCullers gives the Jayhawks the desire of nearly every other team in the country. KU has a lot of elite talent. It will be a crowded starting lineup with an eight- or nine-player rotation that will be rougher than any in America. Prior to McCullers’ return, Kansas’ starting five were DaJuan Harris, Michigan transfer Hunter Dickinson, Towson transfer Nick Timberlake, Texas transfer Arterio Morris and KJ Adams. And I can’t forget star-studded freshman Elmarco Jackson, who will no doubt play a role in how the Jayhawks do this fall. It’s a salacious seven with McCullers. I covered Harris in high school and he became one of the Best distributor in the country. My alma mater is Towson and I have watched Timberlake be a big fish in a small pond in the Greater Baltimore area for his entire college career. lights-out 3-point shooter, a great traveler, and steadfast in transition. Some low-level collisions are not successful. I bet Timberlake bucks that trend.

There was much fanfare about Dickinson leaving Michigan to come to Kansas, as he was considered the best player to enter the transfer portal this offseason. In a conference with poor defensive teams across the board, one of the Big Ten’s best players over the past few seasons should help the 7-foot-1 center flourish. Adams is entering his third year at Lawrence and has moved to fill some vacancies. Jayhawks National Championship Team two seasons ago. He is now a KU veteran and should only improve in his junior season.

Absolutely, there will be competition for a starting number 1 position From Duke, Yukon, Marquette, Houston, and others. But no one else has the talent, depth, depth to match. And experience, both on and off the court, like Ku. The repetitive nature of Kansas on Top College Basketball can get boring. If you don’t like them, kill them. it will be a tough hell What to do this winter and the coming spring.