5 seniors to replace . . . Coach is swinging for the fences and is in on some great kids. How about this recruiting class in 2008: Greg Monroe 6-9 PF
Romero Osby 6-8 SF
Willie Warren 6-4 SG
Travis Releford 6-3 CG
Rotnei Clarke 5-10 PG
Clarke and Warren are great friends. Warren is a great shooter, and Clarke recently scored 60 points in a state playoff game. Osby is a force inside and is developing into a wicked wing. We all know about Releford, who now plays in Kansas and was an AAU teammate of Tyrel Reed and, I believe, Conner Teahan too. Releford's been playing pickup games in Lawrence during the summer for a couple of years now, from what I hear. Monroe is only the consensus #1 high school prospect in the class.
Now that would be a special class, and Coach Self is just the guy to pull it off!