Even with the consensus No. 1 ranked prospect in the country Andrew Wiggins, the Kansas 2013 class is still No. 2 in the 247Composite Team Rankings behind Kentucky. Most years, however, this Kansas recruiting class is No. 1.
Andrew Wiggins is the jewel of Kansas' talented recruiting class.
Here is a quick breakdown on the six prospects in the 2013 Kansas recruiting class:
Andrew Wiggins (Small forward, No. 1 247Sports & No. 1 247Composite)
An elite athlete and defender, Wiggins can shut down positions one through four as Kansas' future go-to defender. His athleticism is lethal in transition, and he is steadily improving as an offensive half court player. Look for Wiggins to play both the three and four in the Kansas offense while Bill Self also tweaks the offense to utilize Wiggins' abilities at the three.
Wayne Selden (Shooting guard, No. 12 247Sports & No. 13 247Composite)
A physical beast, Selden is multi skilled and capable of playing the one through the three. He will spend most of his time at the two and the three for Kansas. Like Wiggins, he has the ability to dominate his position as a defender and rebounder.
Joel Embiid (Center, No. 13 247Sports & No. 24 247Composite)
Having only played basketball a couple years, Embiid is a 7-footer who is only getting better and better. A legitimate rim protector, Embiid will allow Kansas to be even more aggressive defensively on the perimeter. Embiid is also developing as an offensive player. Kansas hopes they get some dividends on that end before Embiid takes his game to the NBA.
Brannen Greene (Shooting guard, No. 27 247Sports & No. 35 247Composite)
Greene is one of the two sharpshooters in the Kansas class. He has deep range and the length to take full advantage of being able to shoot over the defense. Greene is improving as a defender and ball handler. Although listed as a shooting guard, Greene will get the vast majority of his minutes at small forward.
Conner Frankamp (Shooting guard, No. 43 247Sports & No. 43 247Composite)
Frankamp is the other sharpshooter in the class and is perhaps the best shooter from behind the arc in the entire 2013 class. Also capable of running the point, Frankamp's greatest attribute is his shooting. Although average in size and athleticism, he is an intelligent player with an elite skill.
Frank Mason (Point guard, No. 53 247Sports & No. 120 247Composite)
Although the lowest ranked of the Kansas recruits, Mason is no slouch. He is a heralded competitor with high level toughness. Mason is a ferocious on the ball defender and has a good feel for running the point guard. Scoring will be the last of his priorities while on the court for Kansas, but he has the tools Bill Self values out of a point guard.
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