Jayhawk News Roundup

The Wichita Eagle 'Breaks down the Hawks', looking mainly at perimeter players:

The bulk of the outside shooting will again come from sophomore J.R. Giddens, who likely will be playing his final season at KU before going to the NBA. The 6-foot-5 whirlwind can catch fire as a shooter, as he did in the NCAA Tournament by making a sizzling 61 percent of his shots. Galindo, however, has the ability to take some of the outside shooting load off Giddens while using his 6-7 size to create some mismatches against smaller guards.

"I think the key to us shooting better is sharing the ball better," KU coach Bill Self said. "We need to make that extra pass. Shots become easier when you're wide open instead of somewhat open.

Shots easier to make when one is open...check.


Fans inside Allen Fieldhouse can prepare themselves to hear that name within the starting line up this season...or at least for Friday's game against Vermont. Bottom line: I'm happy for Moody and he's probably the second best post player we've got right now. That being said, one of the three freshmen, each of whom is more physically prototypical for a true post man, will likely take his starting spot from him before the season's over. MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODY

If you're looking to learn a bit more about Vermont, I suggest you read these game notes.

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