Kansas Not Done Yet

With the early signing period, gone and past, if Kansas were to stop now, they'd have by far one of the most potent classes in the nation in 2013, ranking second to Kentucky according to Scout.com.

With the early signing period, gone and past, if Kansas were to stop now, they'd have by far one of the most potent classes in the nation in 2013, ranking second to Kentucky according to Scout.com.

The Jayhawks have a diverse group of five athletes that each bring something special to the table in swingmen Brannen Greene, Wayne Selden, guards Connor Frankamp and Frank Mason and big man Joel Embiid.

"It's a good group, covers a lot of ground and needs," Scout.com's Evan Daniels said. "Kansas added firepower on the perimeter and a lot of guys that can score the ball. They needed a point guard and they added two, added some shooting on the wing with Selden and Greene. Connor Frankamp is a point guard, but will be able to play off the ball some because of his skill set. Joel Embiid adds great talent up front and rapidly developing big man. Kansas has a great history with developing big men."

But, with signing day still months away, the Jayhawks aren't done, as they are still pursuing talent that could catapult their class into another stratosphere.

The main targets, Kansas looks to be targeting are Plano (Texas) big men Julius Randle and Monteverde (Florida) center Dakari Johnson, as well as Huntington (West Virginia) swingman Andrew Wiggins, who reopened his recruitment a few weeks ago.

Randle would make for a monsterous frontline, paired alongside Embiid, and current Kansas bigs Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor and Landen Lucas, who is redshirting this season.

Randle is expected to visit Kansas at the end of December when the Jayhawks face American. The visit will come a few weeks after he visits Texas, who seems to be Kansas' biggest challenger for his services.

Randle fractured a foot at the end of November and will miss around three months, but that shouldn't change his visit plans.

At 6-10 250 pounds, Johnson reclassified from 2014 to 2013 and adds depth to the class at the position. Johnson is taking his time with his recruitment and will begin visits later this winter. He's expected to pick a school this spring.

The Jayhawks will have major competition for Johnson. He is also being recruited by heavy hitters such as Syracuse, Kentucky, Florida, Louisville, Ohio State, Arizona and Georgetown.

Wiggins seems to be the wild card and longest shot of the group. Scout.com's number one recruit opened up his recruitment in October and there's an impressive group of suitors for the 6-8 195 pound swingman including Kentucky, Florida State, Syracuse and Ohio State, in addition to Kansas, who Wiggins likes.

"Kansas, they stay talking to me," Wiggins told Scout.com Evan Daniels. "Again that's a school that's historic with a lot of history with basketball."

As of now, Florida State and Kentucky seem to be the favorites, but should Bill Self and his staff get Wiggins on an official visit to Lawrence, anything is possible with a player that will turn heads wherever he goes.

"Andrew Wiggins is the full package on the wing. He's an elite level athlete that can defend, rebound and score from three levels. He's one of the best high school prospects I've seen," Daniels said.

In the end, this already has shaped up to be one of Self's best if the his best class at Kansas. That will give fans many years to look forward to, as the Jayhawks will be a regular fixture in the National Championship discussion.


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