KU Freshmen Predicted to Have Impact This Year

Greg Doyel's Ten for Tuesday is a list of the freshmen he predicts will have the greatest impact (listed in alphabetical order), and KU's incoming freshmen are mentioned:

10. Brandon Rush, Kansas: The Jayhawks will get plenty of production from their freshmen. Because of his advanced age (20) and athletic ability (you'll see soon enough), the 6-6 Rush figures to produce more than any of them. Three of the Jayhawks' top scorers could be freshmen: Rush, Mario Chalmers and Julian Wright.

Rush gets the nod in Doyel's column, but any of the freshmen could have been listed with confidence. I think it's fair (and probably safe) to predict that four of KU's top 6 scorers will be freshmen, and at least 75% of KU's scoring will come from freshmen.

Micah Downs is not getting the respect he deserves. I'm sure he'll be earning that respect before his first season's done.