An interesting, if not overly-deep preview of the Maui Invitational. What they say about KU:
J.R. Giddens transferred, and Wayne Simien and Aaron Miles graduated. So what's left for head coach Bill Self?
Three walk-ons turned into scholarship players, and in came four incoming freshmen who make as good of a recruiting class as any in the nation.
Guards Mario Chalmers, Micah Downs and Brandon Rush, brother of the Charlotte Bobcats' Kareem Rush and ex-UCLA player JaRon Rush, join forward Julian Wright, as all four are expected to contribute.
# Go-to player: Sophomore forward C.J. Giles (2.8 points, 2.4 rebounds)
# What they have to do win: Let the freshmen loose.
Don't forget about the Sophomores, either. It's Self's team now.