RJ Hampton, the 5th ranked prospect in this year's class per 247 Sports, had whittled his list of colleges down to Kansas, Texas Tech, and Memphis. However, early this morning, he chose none of them. Hampton, a combo guard who would have checked a lot of boxes for this year's Kansas team, elected to play in New Zealand for a year before declaring for the NBA draft.
Many predict that Devon Dotson will return to school, while Quentin Grimes will not. If that plays out, Hampton would have been an ideal player to take Grimes' place, offering shooting ability that will likely be lacking on this year's roster. All is not lost though, as the Jayhawks are still very much in the running for Hampton's friend Jalen Wilson, a small forward ranked in the top 50 of this year's class, and an excellent shooter in his own right. Wilson recently broke off his commitment to Michigan after their recent coaching change.
Wilson now becomes a very important target for Bill Self. If he too goes elsewhere, Kansas may have serious shooting and depth issues in their backcourt, which might make for another tough year to watch offensively.