K.J. ? Really ? Why would he leave a top program? ? Makes no sense at all to me… he will get playing time here. He got better over the year, and there are many many positives for sticking with a top program.
Grimes leaving would be a flat out joke. My god. For what? d-league money and anonymity…? He is nowhere NEAR pro level. Where is Newman now ? D-league right? Newman was better than Grimes. If he leaves, then my advice to the coaching staff- avoid guys like him like the plague. Get guys who want to play for Kansas and to learn the game under self, not guys who think it’s an ok stop before they “ supposedly”go to the pros.
And why wouldn’t Doke want one more year under self, under the bright spotlight of a blue-blood college program… overseas can wait one more year for a 20 year old.
The unfortunate reality is Kansas is just a hub for these guys professional careers. When you put so many guys into the NBA or into professional careers overseas, logic really doesn’t apply when it comes to guys staying or leaving. There are more options becoming available every year and players have more leverage then they have ever had. 5 years ago most of these guys would likely have stayed and it wouldn’t really be a question. Now every player down to the ball boy needs to be asked whether they are returning or not. For better or worse this is where we are now