ITP: Oubre Declares, Recruiting, and Final Four Preview

Kelly Oubre has declared for the NBA Draft. He’s the sixth one-and-done in the Bill Self era. With more decisions on the way and major players returning for other Big 12 schools, how good can Kansas be next year? The answer lies in the hands of a bunch of McDonald’s All Americans that squared off last night.

Of the six one-and-dones Bill Self has coached at Kansas, the teams with them have combined for just eight NCAA tournament wins. Is this a trend? The people on social media certainly seem to think so. Has Kentucky put to rest the notion that you can win with freshmen, or is there still some doubt in the future of the Jayhawks? We also recap other college players who declared early for the NBA Draft, and discus how good the Big 12 can be next season.
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Ryan Landreth and Joshua Brisco then recap the McDonald’s All-American Game, won by the East 111-91. Which high school seniors would be the best fit for the reloading Jayhawks? Carlton Bragg had one of the highlights of the night, but who might be coming to Lawrence with him next fall?

We conclude the show by previewing the 2015 Final Four, headlined by three number one seeds. Kentucky is two wins away from perfection, but it’ll likely have to get through the top two other teams in the country to claim its ninth national title. Who do the ITP hosts think will hoist the trophy at the end of the season?

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Ryan Landreth

I’m a recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. In addition to writing for Rock Chalk Blog, I host the Inside the Paint podcast that covers KU basketball, and I write for Royals Review in the summer. My grandma has had season tickets to Jayhawk basketball for 30 years, and I have the privilege of going to most games with her.