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One of the biggest questions moving towards next season in the Big 12 is: What kind of team will Kansas put on the floor?
They are losing the Morris Twins (entered the NBA Draft), who led the team in scoring and rebounds. It's hard to replace not only their numbers (Together, they scored 30.8 ppg. and grabbed 16 rgp), but their presence on the team.
Even though Josh Selby (7.9 ppg; 2.2 rpg) ended up having a disappointing freshman season ((7.9 ppg; 2.2 apg), he also has left the program for the NBA (or other places in professional basketball?).
On top of these losses, the Jayhawks will miss seniors Tyrel Reed (9.7 ppg; 3.1 rpg), Brady Morningstar (7.1 ppg; 3.3 apg), and Mario Little (5.1 ppg; 2.9 rpg).
All together, that means that Bill Self will have to rediscover 60 points and 26 rebounds per game...not an easy task, even in Lawrence.
Tyshawn Taylor (9.3 ppg; 4.6 apg) and Thomas Robinson (pictured, 7.6 ppg; 6.4 rpg) will form the nucleus to the Kansas lineup.
Travis Releford and Elijah Johnson bring some game experience, but they have not been counted on up until now to play a major role for the team.
Self is bringing in a good (not great) recruiting class that will add further talent and depth, but there are no centerpiece players arriving to build around.
This could be one of the most lean years in a long time for Kansas. They will not be bad, but they will not be anything close to the dominating Jayhawks team that we have come to expect either.