Then there are the freshman faces. The new kids that will try and help those seniors close out their careers with the ultimate finale. The players we will follow for the next four years and beyond.
Bonnie Henricksen is the new face of Kansas women's basketball. It will be a rebuilding season, a season of small successes, a season that takes courage and commitment. The Jayhawks can't wait to get started.
Squint closely at our November cover and you will see all of these faces and more. Fan faces, faces now in the NBA, and faces from the past. Faces filled with exhilaration and frustration. Faces that show anger, disappointment, or joy. The face of Kansas basketball is complex and rich in tradition. It is also youthful and exuberant. It can not be illustrated in a single cover. But we did our best.
Get ready. A new season of Kansas basketball is about to begin.
Look for the basketball preview issue of Jayhawk Illustrated on newsstands. Or order online now.