Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.17.13
“I don’t really pay attention to (high) expectations from other people,” Wiggins said. “I make goals for myself, my family and God.”
Here’s a look at some of KU’s top targets in the 2014 class, according to Rivals.com and 247Sports.com. Many of these players are expected to attend KU’s Late Night in the Phog, which has been pushed up to Oct. 4 after the NCAA allowed for an earlier start to practice.
“I wish we were still playing Kansas,” Pinkel said. “You’d like to think that we’d get together and get that game going again.”
Ben Heeney, LB, Kansas: Heeney got loose from blockers to make 112 stops last season. Coach Charlie Weis says he'd like it if Heeney didn't have to do it again and upgraded the defensive line with some juco talent in hopes of taking some of that responsibility off Heeney. The 6-foot, 227-pound Hutchinson, Kan., native could break through as a junior this season.
9. Kansas: The Jayhawks' defense is improving, but call me skeptical when your great hope in the unit is a juco transfer. Cassius Sendish comes to KU and has impressed after a good career at two different schools and should join fellow juco transfer Dexter McDonald, who returned to KU after spending last season at Butler Community College. JaCorey Shepherd should provide some depth and maybe make a start or two after transitioning from receiver and Tyree Williams played sparingly as a freshman last season.
He's got almost no name recognition around the league for now, but don't be surprised if Love changes that with a big breakout game in conference play to help the Jayhawks end their frustrating losing streak.