2005: Lamar Falley

Assuming incoming freshmen Russell Robinson doesn't become a true college point guard, replacing Aaron Miles after his senior season is a huge priority for KU's coaching staff.

Fortunately, there's a number of talented players in the 2005 class who play the point and have expressed interest in Kansas. Add Lamar Falley to the list of prepsters following KU's basketball program. The 6'3" combo guard from Las Vegas is high on the Jayhawks.

"I think Kansas would be a good school to attend," said Falley.

The Vegas standout averaged 17 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds as high school junior this past season. Falley played a majority of his minutes at the shooting guard position, but he plans on taking the floor exclusively at the one next season.

"I'd say I played the point 40 percent of the time this year. I'll run the point next year when I'm a senior."

Falley is interested in a number of schools and vice versa. He reeled off at least 15 legit programs when asked who had talked with him. Falley doesn't have a concrete top 5 at this point, but he indicated Kansas, Texas, UConn, Arizona, and Tennessee are all major players for his services.

"I would fit in at Kansas. With Miles leaving when I would come in, I know I could get playing time right away."

Falley is beginning the process of picking schools he would like to officially visit. He feels there's a great chance he'll take take a trip to Lawrence in the next few months.

Arizona could very well land Falley as well, the guard likes what the U of A has to offer.

"Lute Olson is a great coach, and Arizona is not too far. My family could travel there and watch me play easily."

It's about a 7 hour drive from Las Vegas to Tucson. However, geographic location will not be the ultimate decision with Falley.

"Not at all, I like to travel."

Falley shares what impresses him the most about Bill Self.

"Self is into a player's life in general and not just basketball. He establishes a good relationship with the player before going there to take a visit. That really stands out to me."

Kansas appears to be looking at Falley, Chris Douglas-Roberts from Detroit, Michigan, and Mario Chalmers from Anchorage, Alaska. It seems KU has some potential options to fill the shoes of Miles for 2005-06.


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