What do you guys expect from this team?
Kansas 2010-2011 Depth chart
PG- FR-Josh Selby – SOC.J. Henry- SO-Elijah Johnson
SG- JR-Tyshawn Taylor – SR-Brady Morningstar – FR-Royce Woolridge- Chase Buford- Jordan Juenemann
SF- SR-Tyrel Reed- SR-Mario Little-SO-Travis Releford- JR-Connor Teahan
PF-JR-Marcus Morris- SO-Thomas Robinson
C- SO-Jeff Withey- JR-Markieff Morris
This is my projected Kansas lineup for 2010-2011 season how do you think they will do? I think Kansas should have a good season again, with Josh Selby coming in being a great scorer, in the scrimmages Iv'e watched Tyshawn Taylor looks much improved, tyrel reed shoots the 3 lights out, no question about that, marcus morris was one of the most improved players from freshman to sophomore year and many expect the same for him transitioning to his Junior season. The center position is hard to predict, I don't see markieff and marcus starting together, Jeff withey worked all off season with Danny Manning and they should help the 7 footer just like it did with Cole Aldrich. With reserves like improving Thomas Robinson, Markieff, Brady and senior mario Little, maybe athletic Travis Releford also I think they can compete for the big 12 championship again and a high seed.
I think it's a nice team. I think Mizzu, Kansas State, Baylor and Texas are better.
I would say Kansas was a team who will be solid. Ranked within the 20's and maybe a 6th or 7th seed in the tourney.
to predict for me how they will finish compared to the other teams in the big 12, I feel like all the teams you named and Kansas and pretty closely matched, the Big 12 should be extremely good this year, Kansas has a relatively easy non conference schedule but like I said the big 12 is very good, i except them to be seeded from 3-5
I look for them to win about 25 games and be a 2-4 seed. I look for Jeff Withey to improve significantly and split the time at C with Markeiff. I don't know what to expect from Selby, but I hope your right about Taylor improving. He had an off year last season and had some personal issues like that football fight and facebooking how he should have left after his freshman year. I think Marcus Morris will be their main starter, and watch out for Mario Little, I think he'll be a good glue guy for this squad.
It's hard to predict in a way because for this year's team you have to except a lot of guys to step up, Tyshawn Taylor, Marcus Morris(star player) Jeff Withey and Markieff will be key
I still think they'll win the north, K-State is going to be good again, but they lost Clemente and them losing Sutton's toughness will hurt. I think a lot of their success will rest on the improvement of Wally Judge. He has the physical ability to be a beast, but he's still on the raw side. KU still maintains a very deep lineup and I think K-State is their only real competition in the North. Mizzouri will be a solid team like always, but they aren't on the same level as far as talent as the Kansas teams. I think Baylor and Texas could potentially take out KU to win the Big 12, but Barnes is a great recruiter without being a great coach, another melt down like last year really wouldn't shock me. Scott Drew on the other hand will have Baylor ready to play and I think they are the favorite to win the Big 12.
Kansas lost their Big 3 to the draft and replaced them with Josh Selby. The Morris brothers and Tyshawn Taylor will have to take huge leaps in their game for Kansas to compete with K-State, Texas, Baylor, Mississippi and even Colorado has a decent group of players.I dont believe they will compete for best team in the Big 12.
This years favourites for the Big-12 should be Kansas state based on experience and talent. Jacob Pullen is a very good College scorer and clutch performer and Wally Judge should have a breakout season.
Texas seems to be the program with the brightest future. Texas has Deandre Daniels, Myck Kabongo and possibly Kyle Wiltjer lined up for next years recruits with Khem Birch also possibly joining. Cory Joseph, and Tristan Thompson may take a while to develop and if Jordan Hamilton has a breakout year and goes to the NBA it could make room for a 5 star SF to get recruited as well.
I just don`t see Kansas in the mix to win the conference this year.
I think Mizzou and Kansas State will be better in the North. Texas SHOULD be better, but Rick Barnes isn't a great coach sadly. Baylor lost alot of leadership and have a shaky PG situation
Kansas State has almost everything needed to be contender. Clemente's speed will be missed, but I expect a solid rebound from Nick Russell and I see Pullen stepping up at the PG spot. Pullen should be the starter at PG. Sutton's D will be missed, but FR Shane Southwell should take his minutes next season and is seen as a solid defender who can also be a point-forward. Southwell or McGruder should contribute.
Mizzou should be just as good as they were 2 years ago when they were an Elite 8 team. They have all the athletes they need to run their press, and Tony Mitchell, Ratcliffe, and Phil Pressey coming in. Pressey should ease the loss of Miguel Paul, who transferred and provided PG abilitty and quickness.
Kansas should be the 3rd team, I just am not sure that Withey, and all the new players will be able to play for the title in the Big 12 next year. They have alot of inexperience, but Morris, Taylor, and Selby are a solid nucleus of players to start with. I think Kansas will be good by the end of the year, but they should emerge for the title again in 2011-2012.
Colorado has two good players and a bunch of servicable college players, Just because Alec Burks who is a projected 1st rounder and Higgins doesn't mean their team as a whole will amount to much. I think they'll have a similar season to Texas Tech last season, ups and downs, but end in the middle. I understand if you think K-State, Texas, and Baylor are better teams, but Missouri and Colorado just don't have the players and talent level to be considered better than KU.
Mizzou has talent on their team lol....Don't sleep on them. That team is loaded at just about every position, and that press is extremely scary. I'd be surprised if they weren't a top 10-15 team next year. They return a bunch of talent, and they brought in arguably the best recruiting class in the conference
I haven't really looked at their incoming class. Anderson's face paced game that throws off a lot of other teams hasn't really done so to Kansas. KU plays at a high paced pace and has plenty of ball handlers. I just don't think they have the depth and size to hang with KU.
They beat Kansas the last time they had a roster with the talent to fit with Anderson's scheme (2008-2009....Zaire Taylor's game-winner?).
KU blew a 14 point halftime lead at Missouri, I went to the next game at the feildhouse and KU beat them by 25. They had a good run in the tourney that season, but that 2008-09 KU team was plagued by Collins trying to do too much and that is exactly what happened in the second half of that game to blow a big lead.
And don't get me wrong, I don't think KU is a contender next year, but I just think they're better than Missouri
Mizzou has plenty of depth and size, that wont be a weakness, the thing is with Mizzouri Mike Anderson is finally given some big time players, he took a team of 2 & 3 stars to the elite eight, now lets see what he does with 4 & 5 stars he can prove his one run wasnt lucky.
I think on paper their better than Kansas, but neither team has much experience which could come into factor.
I got my money on Mizzou. They remind me of last year's K-State team because they have good incoming talent in the fold, but also return their best players in their nucleus. This Mizzou team should be one of the best teams, not only in the conference, but in the entire nation next season
Im kind of sick of hearing everyone say Rick Barnes is a bad coach because it just aint true, I dont want to get into it but lets not blame Pittman's obgoing foul trouble, Bradley's lack of court vision and a ball handle and James's lack of shot creation on Rick Barnes.
Also it is the frickin Big 12 argueably the best conference in all of the Nation. Texas can't just dominate every single year. Those are some very tough teams. Dont blame Rick Barnes because if he was a bad coach, players would know he is a bad coach before you do and players would simply not choose to be coached by him.
I guess only time will tell, but KU doesn't have the experienced veteran college stars like they did last year in Aldrich and Collins, but they are just as deep. They have 3 players that could have NBA careers they can rotate at the point, they have shooters in Reed and Woolridge (if he doesn't red shirt) plenty of rebounding in the Morris bros, Thomas Robinson, and a true 7 footer who in my opinion is the wild card, if Withey gets it together they are significantly better than if Markeiff has to play the bulk of the minutes at center ( Morris is good, but has a pretty low Bball IQ and gets in foul trouble ). They are pretty young, but if they have the necessary chemsitry they are gonna be pretty good, but its one of those things we'll just have to wait and see. I got my money on KU, lol....I'd be a horrible fan if I had my money on UM.lol
I didn't say Barnes was a bad coach, just that his coaching wasn't on par with the type of recruits he brings in. I said he wasn't a great coach, and he brings in great recruits.
Look at the players Rick Barnes has had on his roster:
He has had the most prolific 3-point shooter in conference history (A.J. Abrams), the most prolific rebounder conference history (Damion James), an All-American PG (D.J. Augustin), and arguably the best freshman in college basketball history (Kevin Durant) ON THE SAME TEAM and what does he have to show for that roster? 2nd rounds in the NCAA tournament and out.
Last season they had the 2nd most talented roster in the Big 12 hands down, and they went from the #1 team in the nation to a team that could be mentioned as a bubble team. Barnes played like a 12 man rotation (in college!) and the team had no continuity. Last season was more on Barnes not cutting his rotation than any real problem with the players. The players were a bit selfish, but Barnes didn't put them a place to gain success after they lost to K-State.
If Bill Self had Texas' talent, they would be in the title game. Coach Martin, Coach Drew, and Coach Anderson could all say the same things. Rick Barnes isn't a very good coach, no way should he be without a Final 4 with those teams.
Missouri already has primetime monday night games on ESPN scheduled against Kansas, and Kansas State so well see.
Love Big Mondays im excited regardless. I'd rather watch a great game between rivals than a blow out. KSU and Mizzou really fell off 4 or 5 years ago or so, I'm glad to see them as ranked teams, its good for the conference and makes for exciting basketball.