Despite being only five games into the 2012-13 season, Kansas' basketball team has clearly shown what it need from its youngsters to compete.
Andrew White III and Rio Adams have played sparingly, but efficient shooting combined with good decision-making will strongly determine their playing time for the remainder of the year. Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor and Ben McLemore have given Kansas fans much of what they expected: athleticism, energy and indecisiveness.
The other freshman players (Landen Lucas, Zach Peters, Tyler Self and Evan Manning) have either been regulated to mop-up duty or have not received any minutes. Peters and Lucas appear to be candidates for redshirts.
As Kansas continues nonconference play, we will take a look at each impact freshman's strengths and weakness thus far.