The rich get richer.
Whenever you’re a fan of schools such as Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina and etc, it’s safe to say that in a calendar year, you’re happy more than not.
I mean, seriously, the only time of the year you’ll be upset is in March and that’s because your team was eliminated from the ‘Big Dance’.
Then again, at those ‘blue blood’ programs, you have a realistic chance to win the National Championship every single year.
When the brackets came out about a month ago, there were tons of people picking Kansas to cut down the nets. Unfortunately for Bill Self’s squad, they were ousted in the Elite Eight to the eventual National Champion Villanova Wildcats.
Sure, Kansas fans were hurt for a good 24-48 hours, but the luxury of being a fan of a blue blood program is that you always have recruiting to help ease the pain. However, following the season, Self only had two commits.
Albeit, one of them is five-star center Udoka Azubuike to go along with four-star power forward Mitch Lightfoot.
Nonetheless, Kansas was still missing that big splash.
— Josh Jackson (@j_josh11) April 12, 2016
According to 247, Kansas just received the best player in the country, which is the first time Self has pulled this off since he landed some guy named Andrew Wiggins three years ago.
Jackson’s hype machine isn’t as big as Wiggins, however, don’t be surprised if he has a greater impact than the Canadian star did during his lone season in Lawrence.
Here’s three cases for Jackson:
1. Jackson’s ability to make others better
While he has a bit of a shaky handle, similar to Wiggins, Jackson makes up for it with great basketball IQ. Self will have the same starting backcourt from last season, in Frank Mason and Devonte Graham, but don’t be surprised to see Jackson play some point-forward throughout the season.
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