The Kansas Jayhawks are on the verge of a championship breakout, but there are still some things that need to be addressed before Kansas sets it sights on NCAA Tourney glory. Here’s our list of 3 Burning Questions For Kansas Basketball Heading Into The 2015-16 Season.
1. What Will Perry Ellis Do For A Finale?
“He has a chance to be a top-10 scorer, and I’d assume high in the rebound ranks,” head coach Bill Self said of Ellis recently. “He will be at least a two-time, first-team all-league player. He is going to graduate.”
Ellis' decision to return to Lawrence is a two-fold benefit, in that it gives him a chance to finish his education and increase his draft stock by rocketing up on many an all-time list for KU. He's never been to a Final Four, and perhaps this is the year where everyone rallies around him to get him to that big stage.
2. Is Brannen Greene 100%?
Greene required offseason surgery after "feeling something pop" in his hip back in late-January. He struggled through the injury through March, but he's expected to be in game shape and ready to go come the 2015-16 season. From there, Greene will compete with Wayne Selden for a true sixth man role. If he's healthy, his undeniable shooting touch should edge him ahead and allow for him to play a key role in the Jayhawks' run to the NCAA Tourney.
3. What Impact Will Dwight Coleby Have?
“He’s exactly what I think we need,” Self said in early June about the transfer of the Mississippi power forward/center. “He’s a big guy that can play either bigs position. He’s active. He reminds me of a lot of a bigger Jamari or Thomas Robinson-type body."
A versatile, active big man is essential to Self's system at its peak efficiency. Coleby could be the puzzle piece that gets the offensive machine rolling for KU.
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