Jayhawk Invitational Thoughts

I was away this weekend, so I didn't get to check out any of the games, but I was pleased to hear Travis Releford enjoyed his time here:

"I like the lights and the fans," Releford said. "There's a whole lot of people giving me hype."

I think we've got a really good shot at Releford for 2008. We're closed and very tied in with him, and we should have some vacancies.

I'm a little concerned to hear that Cole Aldrich continues to struggle with injuries. He had a stress fracture earlier in the year which nearly caused him to miss most of last season, and he's having foot issues now. Additionally, he had to be hospitalized for bruised ribs.

Hopefully, his frame will get a bit stronger so this isn't a lingering issue moving forward.

Tyrel Reed also played this weekend, drawing yet more comparisons between himself and former Jayhawk great, Kirk Hinrich. I'd love to hear impressions from anybody that was lucky enough to attend the event.

Oh, and a belated Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers who read the Phog Blog.

Link to LJW article on the JIT.