We all saw Josh Selby sink a huge three-pointer for Kansas last Saturday in his debut. While teams like Duke are losing star players for the season (Kyrie Irving), the addition of Selby makes KU even scarier this year. What other mid-season additions are out there that could turn a good team into a great one? Here are a few.
Several commentators on ESPN have stated that with the addition of Selby, KU is the No. 1 team in the nation now. He scored 21 points in his debut and shot an outstanding 62 percent behind the three-point arc. He also grabbed five rebounds and was 6-of-7 from the free-throw line. With Selby, Taylor and the Morris twins, the Jayhawks have four guys who can score in double digits every night.
Dee Bost has been suspended so far this year. He is set to make his return shortly for Mississippi State. Bost will give the Bulldogs some needed leadership from a senior who's been through the SEC battles and is also a deadly outside shooter.
The big man, who is projected to be a late first-round to early second-round NBA pick even though he has played in only one game the last two seasons, scored 12 points in his debut against Virginia Tech last Saturday. With Bost and Sidney, MSU will be a force in the SEC.
Somewhere in this crowd there are several people wearing "Free Enes" t-shirts. That is because Enes Kanter is perhaps as good as, if not better than, Ohio State's Jared Sullinger. He is still in NCAA limbo, however, and we still don't know if we will see him this season. If not, the college game likely never will. He is a lottery pick already.
UMass basketball will get a nice addition when undefeated UCF comes to town in Jesse Morgan. Morgan had signed a letter of intent to play at Seton hall, but then transferred to UMass. He therefore had to sit out last year and the first semester of this year. He makes his debut tonight for the 7-3 Minutemen. He averaged 28 points and 11 rebounds in his senior year in high school.