Questions in mind as Kansas get to another basketball season
As the season starts, there are few questions that will be ringing in the minds of many concerning the vulnerability of Kansas.
1. Who’s responsibility will it be for the guard duties?
In the previous two seasons, it has been the partnership of various players in the guard. For instance in 2008, Russell Robinson/Sherron Collins/Mario Chalmers were responsible for the role while in 2009 and 2010 seasons, Tyshawn Taylor/Collins filled the position.
However, the new coach Bill Self has claimed to make a change in the formation not that he lacks the guards but he believes a new format will take the team a mile ahead. He plans to use Frank Mason as the only point guard with other players disposed to the wings. He may as well partner him with Devonte’ Graham. He boosts talented wingers of the likes of Ben McLemore, Travis Releford, Andrew Wiggins and Wayne Selden.
2. What will mean for the perimeter rotation after the departure of Conner Frankamp?
Conner has been a homegrown player who has been a great die hard for the team but his departure comes to the shock of many. Previously, Self had used several rotation formation with Kelly Oubre Jr., Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Brannen Greene, Sophomores Wayne Selden Jr. or Frank Mason rotation with Frankamp leading the line. His departure however still leaves several players to be rotated in a five man set.
3. Will it be possible for the Jayhawks to protect the rim?
In previous season, the team has boosted several shot-blockers who have gone to rank in the top 25 nationally. However, with the Morris twins, the team has faced serious defensive deprive and will look forward to move away from their current 31st position. They will probably have the services of Perry Ellis and Cliff Alexander. With these two, they may be in a position to protect the rim; they will also be boosted by the ever attentive Junior Jamari Traylor.
4. Is Jayhawks a better 3-point shooting team?
The team has been faced by serious problem when it comes to three-point shooting. However with the services of a freshman Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk as well as existing only outside shooters Brannen Greene and Devonte’ Graham will improve its quality.