While most of the KU men's basketball team is in the middle of summer workouts, Sasha Kaun is halfway around the globe. The 6-11 center is spending the next four weeks in his homeland of Russia.
In a perfect world, college basketball coaches would nearly double the size of the 65-team NCAA men's tournament field. Realistically, they'd accept a smaller victory.
Decision-making ability is one area NBA scouts look at when evaluating college prospects. In that regard, at least one scout is more impressed with Big 12 Conference players who didn't leave early for the draft than most who did.