Basketball Friends | With KU's roster now complete, what are the big questions entering the season?


Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) gets under the bucket past Washburn guard Levi Braun (13) during the first half on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) gets under the bucket past Washburn guard Levi Braun (13) during the first half on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

The recent announcements that Remy Martin and Ochai Agbaji are returning to college for the 2021-22 season filled out the KU roster and gives the Jayhawks an incredibly talent crew to run with.

In our latest episode of Basketball Friends with Journal-World Sports Editor Matt Tait & now-former "Rock Chalk Sports Talk" host Nick Schwerdt, who is starting a new job with 610 Sports in Kansas City next week, we take a look at what their additions means to the roster and the rotation.

In this episode we breakdown:

• Whether these Jayhawks worthy of the Top 2 or 3 preseason ranking they're sure to have

• How KU will answer the biggest questions that make all of this work

• What role will Remy and Ochai play as leaders

• And more...

NOTE: Due to technical difficulties the audio may be a little wonky depending on where/how you're viewing this.


Dirk Medema 10 months, 1 week ago

Practices will be more competitive than some of their games.

It will be interesting to see if the transfers do translate into production this year. Too many have not over the recent past.

It would be interesting to look at the PT distribution over the years and what players weren’t getting minutes. It seems to me that we have had players playing 30+ mpg in recent years because the depth wasn’t there. Assuming the transfer do produce next, it seems that there will be more depth next year than there’s been since ‘07-08.j

The Oklahoma kid was also a loss this offseason.

Keith Gellar 10 months, 1 week ago

When will ncaa hammer fall and how many seasons will the post season ban extend to?

Brian Wilson 10 months, 1 week ago

I'm not sure that will happen with NIL coming about. Under the circumstances, KU can conjure a defense, cloud the issues, and Bill Self would probably have a nice lawsuit. I am thinking there will be a minor response to apease everyone. The can of worms has been opened.

Eliott Reeder 10 months, 1 week ago

The other major advantage with depth is having solid, capable back-ups available when other guys get banged up here and there throughout the season.

Dirk Medema 10 months, 1 week ago

Agreed Elliott, if the backups are solid and capable. Ochai burned his redshirt freshman year because the backups weren’t solid and capable.

Dirk Medema 10 months, 1 week ago

Googled for minutes per game over the past seasons and found this interesting resource -

It shows starters, rotational, and limited PT players over the years. There are very very few places where I thought why didn’t this person play more, and more where it was apparent that players were limited in one way or another.

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