Bill Self and his Kansas team completed a nonconference slate with a 12-1 record and the No. 6 national ranking. Therefore there is plenty of Jayhawk stock on the rise.
He has a phenom freshman leading the team in scoring, a fifth-year senior as the most improved player in the Big 12, a little-known transfer forward dominating disrespectful defenses and an All-American 7'0" center smothering the opposition. Yes, the KU stock is rising as it welcomes Iowa State to Allen Fieldhouse for its conference opener.
Expectations for 2012-13 wavered across the country for the Jayhawks following an unexpected title game appearance last April. While a few question marks remain at point guard and across the bench, Kansas is rolling as we look at the stock of each impact player.