We just landed our next great big man. He'll be eligible to play Spring of 2009 and will have a full year to practice with team and learn from coach Manning.
The following is from a story post by theshiver.com with a link provided at the bottom.
[Quote="theshiver.com"] Withey will be eligible to join his new Jayhawk teammates on the court at the semester break in 2009. With almost a year to work on his game and school, Withey doesn’t see that as a bad thing.
"I think it’s really a blessing in disguise. I can focus on getting stronger and make it a real focus. I can work on my game for the next year without distractions and then be ready to hop in next year and show everybody what I can do," said Withey about having to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules.
Withey will certainly be an immediate impact player for the Jayhawks during the 2009-2010 season. With the youth on this year’s team, next year will be full of experienced players poised for a run at the title. According to Withey, he has some tools to help in that championship run.
"I will work on my ‘back to the basket’ game and work to add strength, but I will bring a defensive presence. I will block shots, run the floor, and dunk the ball. I can play either the 4 or 5," said Withey about his game. [/Quote]