After PG Tyus Jones and C Jahlil Okafor both announced that they would be attending the University of Duke next year, many of you were left scratching your head and asking what's next? Where do we go from here?? Some of your questions were answered when PF Cliff Alexander committed to the University of Kansas.
So now hypothetically Kansas will have two maybe three scholarships left for next season. How does KU reload next season? There are a few options that KU could pursue. The first thing KU could do is to give an all out, no holds barred attempt to get C Myles Turner to come to KU. If Joel Embiid decides to leave for the NBA, that would leave a huge hole at the center position for next season.
If KU injects Myles Turner into the lineup he would be a more then suitable replacement for Joel Embiid. What happens if SG Wayne Selden leaves for the NBA? That's where SG Rashad Vaughn steps in and fills the void left by Selden. Rashad Vaughn would be an excellent replacement that is a lights out shooter who would work perfectly in Coach Self's system. Now imagine a depth chart that looks like this:
PG: Nadiir Tharpe, Frank Mason
SG: Rashad Vaughn, Andrew White III, and Connor Frankamp
That looks pretty good doesn't it?? It's a dream scenario for KU but definitely a dream that is achievable. Let's take a look at the two other possible additions to the KU class for the 2014-2015 season.
Trinity High School
Center 6-11 225 Pounds
Update- Myles Turner is a very talented center with excellent size. He gets up and down the court very well and has a consistent motor throughout all parts of the game. He is very good on the low post and is the best when he's in a pick and roll offense, because of his ability to make outside shots. He knows how to finish from either post and has very soft touch. One of the things that Myles Turner does better then Jahlil is shot blocking.
Myles Turner is a threat to block any shot because his extraordinarily long wingspan. He will bail out his teammates due to his great help side defense. He possesses great court vision for a center and is very unselfish with the ball. Bill Self is a legend at producing big's who are willing to pass the ball. Myles Turner possesses the trait that Bill loves the most about a guy. Myles Turner is in really good physical shape for a center and doesn't take any plays off. He needs to rebound a little on his rebounding but with Cliff Alexander playing next to him there shouldn't be any problem with corralling in the rebound.
Turner needs to add some size so that he can take the beating that he is going to take down on the blocks but with Andrea Hudy anything is possible.
Golden Valley, Minnesota
Findlay College Prep
Scoring Guard 6-6 200 Pounds
Update- Rashad Vaughn has an excellent body to play scoring guard in college basketball. Vaughn's arms make him an excellent defender on the ball. He handles the ball extremely well at the top of the key and can attack the hoop from every part of the court.
Rashad Vaughn's best attribute is his hot shooting, especially from the outside. When Vaughn gets on a hot streak, there aren't many people that can stop him. He needs to improve on creating his own shot and utilizing his skill shot to add some moves while he is in the lane.
He is hot/cold player that can be dominant for stretches but also miss a few shots here and there. Bill Self has never had a shot producer like Vaughn and there's no better coach to improve the weaknesses of Rashad Vaughn. With the strength of Vaughn and the ability to shoot, the sky is his limit.