Perry Ellis was an obvious choice as the Kansas Jayhawks' most improved player heading into the 2013-14 season. It was Jeff Withey the season before that and Thomas Robinson in 2011-12.
While Bill Self will always have loads of talent at his disposal, roster turnover and inconsistent perimeter decision-making have led to an unusually long list of wild cards for most improved player in 2014-15, one of which already bolted Lawrence (Naadir Tharpe). Tharpe's departure only slightly shrunk an intriguing candidate pool.
Here is a look at a three returnees for the Jayhawks who could dramatically improve their play in hopes of making another Final Four run.