7-foot Sleeper Joel Embiid Headed to Kansas
With Jeff Withey set to graduate after this season, the Jayhawks found a possible replacement in 7-foot Cameroon native Joel Embiid. The Jayhawks recruiting class had yet to add a front court player and now has a huge body in young Embiid.
New to the game, Embiid got a slightly rude awakening last year in the ESPN National High School Invitational by top 2012 recruit Brandon Ashley. Well, despite his lack of experience, Embiid took that as motivation, with his combination of size and athleticism vaulting him to near the top of 2013's center prospects.
Bill Self has done wonders with young big men and while Embiid may take time to develop, the finished product may garner NBA attention. Here is a video of some recent highlights of Kansas' newest addition: