Firepower coming to Kansas

There is a four man class coming to Kansas that has fans and coaches alike very happy.

The Kansas Jayhawks are officially loading up in the 2013 class. Bill Self and his coaching staff made it a priority to add firepower on the wing and on the perimeter, and now they have done that in a big, big way.

Wayne Selden became the latest the player to issue his commitment to Kansas. At 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, Selden is one of the most physically imposing wings in the country. His combination of strength, athleticism, and ability to get in the lane is nearly unmatched in the 2013 class, and now he will make his way to Lawrence for his college basketball.

On the wing he is joined by Brannen Greene. The combination of Greene and Selden is an impressive one. While Selden can shoot the ball, that isn't what he is known for. That means Greene and Selden will complement each other's games because Greene is one of the top shooters in the country. Also both of them have the length and athleticism to be versatile on the defensive end.

Selden can guard anyone from shooting guard through power forward, and then Greene is most comfortable guarding on the perimeter, and is at his best against shooters. Because of their differing skill sets, the two wings should have the ability to mix and match and be a problem for opposing teams.

While those two are great together on the wing, the Jayhawks have two other perimeter commitments as well. They are guards Conner Frankamp and Frank Mason. Like with the two wings, the two guards are also very different which allows him to do different things on both offense and defense.

Frankamp is the shooter. He is one of the top scorers from the perimeter in the country. Frankamp is almost automatic when his feet are set and he gets a clean look. Mason on the other hand is a slasher.

An excellent athlete, Mason really excels at getting to the rim. Like Frankamp, Mason might be a bit of a combo guard more than a true point, but still he is more than capable of running the show on offense and being a major factor on the defensive end.

Overall this four man class is built entirely on the perimeter and it is a very impressive one. Kansas knew they needed depth at all three positions in the backcourt and now they have done it, and done it the right way with a very well rounded class.

Time will tell if more gets added to the group, but right now Self and his staff have to be happy with what they have done and there is a lot of depth and talent now on its way to Phog Allen Fieldhouse.

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