Each year, college coaches across America are saddled with the vigorous decision of possibly replacing student-athletes who have ample eligibility left to continue playing.
Losing players to graduation eases the recruiting process because at least coaches know exactly what gaps are in need of filling.
Kansas Jayhawks head basketball coach Bill Self differs not from other head coaches in the country. After winning the 2008 national championship, the Jayhawks lost six seasoned veterans, confronting Coach Self with the rocky reality of replacing first-rate dynamic talent.
Unsure of whether the Morris twins will forgo their senior seasons to test the NBA waters, one constant Self is sure of is his awareness that guards Tyrel Reed and Brady Morningstar are graduating. Ahead for the 2011 recruiting trail, Self has zoned in on four specific targets he feels can make an immediate impact in the 2011-2012 season.
Ben McLemore, Josiah Turner, Angelo Chol, and LeBryan Nash all are set to attend a Kansas Jayhawks tradition, Late Night in the Phog, taking place in Allen Fieldhouse October 15.