Before the season opener last November, Kansas coach Bill Self figured his team had better depth than last season but lacked comparable star power.
Self’s assessment has changed, though. The Jayhawks — who lost first-team All-America forward Thomas Robinson and third-team All-America point guard Tyshawn Taylor to the NBA after they led Kansas to the NCAA championship game — do have decent depth. They also have Ben McLemore, a redshirt freshman guard who is projected by some analysts as the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft in June.
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