2019–20 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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2019–20 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
University of Kansas athletics (logo).svg
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2019–20 record0–0 (0–0 Big 12)
Head coachBill Self (17th season)
Assistant coachKurtis Townsend
Assistant coachNorm Roberts
Assistant coachJerrance Howard
Home arenaAllen Fieldhouse
Seasons
2019–20 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Baylor 0 0       0 0  
Iowa State 0 0       0 0  
Kansas 0 0       0 0  
Kansas State 0 0       0 0  
Oklahoma 0 0       0 0  
Oklahoma State 0 0       0 0  
TCU 0 0       0 0  
Texas 0 0       0 0  
Texas Tech 0 0       0 0  
West Virginia 0 0       0 0  
2020 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019–20 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team will represent the University of Kansas in the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, which will be the Jayhawks' 122nd basketball season. The Jayhawks, members of the Big 12 Conference, will play their home games at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. They will be led by 17th year Hall of Fame head coach Bill Self. The Jayhawks will enter the season with 20 consecutive wins at Allen Fieldhouse. If they can win their first 10 home games, they will have their fourth 30+ game home court win streak under Bill Self. The Jayhawks will attempt to rebound from losing six players through the draft and outgoing transfers, including Silvio De Sousa who has been battling the NCAA regarding his eligibility. De Sousa did state if he wins his appeal regarding the NCAA declaring him ineligible, he would return to Kansas.[1] On May 24, 2019, he won his appeal.[2]

Roster changes[edit]

Early draft entrants[edit]

Beginning with the 2019 draft, players who declare for the NBA draft and are not selected are able to return to their school if they terminate their agreement with their agent. If they are selected, however, all remaining eligibility is forfeited. Below are any players that declared for the draft. Also indicated is if the player chose to remain in the draft. The class given is the class the player was for the 2018-19 season.

Name Position Class Stayed in
draft
Dedric Lawson[3] F RS Junior Yes
Quentin Grimes[4] G Freshman No[5]
Devon Dotson[6] G Freshman No[5]
Silvio De Sousa[1] F Sophomore No[2]

Recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Issac McBride
G
Little Rock, AR Arkansas Baptist 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Oct 1, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Christian Braun
F
Overland Park, KS Blue Valley Northwest 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 14, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Tristan Enaruna
F
Mount Pleasent, UT Wasatch Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) May 7, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 83
Jalen Wilson
F
Denton, Texas Guyer 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 12, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 85
Dajuan Harris
G
Columbia, Missouri Rock Bridge 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jul 16, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:     247 Sports: 15     Rivals: 17      ESPN: NR 

Transfers[edit]

Outgoing[edit]

Name Position Class New School
Charlie Moore[7] G RS Sophomore DePaul[8]
K. J. Lawson[9] G RS Senior Tulane[10]
Quentin Grimes[5] G Freshman Houston[11]
Garrett Luinstra[12] G Freshman TBD

Incoming[edit]

Name Position Class Old School
Isaiah Moss Guard RS Senior Iowa[13]

Walk-ons[edit]

Name Position Class High school Home town
Michael Jankovich Guard Freshman Jesuit Dallas, Texas

Roster[edit]

The roster below is a preliminary roster based on the previous season’s roster with recruits being added and seniors, outgoing transfers, and players who declared for the draft being removed. The roster may undergo multiple changes leading up to the season as players transfer in or out, high school seniors commit, and walk ons are added or cut from the team. The roster will not be finalized until the fall.

2019–20 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G -- Dajuan Harris 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Columbia, MO
G 0 Marcus Garrett 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Dallas, TX
G 1 Devon Dotson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Charlotte, NC
F 2 Christian Braun 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Overland Park, KS
G 4 Isaiah Moss 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) RS Sr Chicago, IL
G 5 Elijah Elliott (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Southlake, TX
F 10 Jalen Wilson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Denton, TX
G 12 Chris Teahan 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Leawood, KS
F 13 Tristan Enaruna 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Mount Pleasant, UT
G 20 Michael Jankovich (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Dallas, TX
F 22 Silvio De Sousa 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Luanda, Angola
G 30 Ochai Agbaji 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Kansas City, MO
C 33 David McCormack 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 265 lb (120 kg) So Norfolk, VA
C 35 Udoka Azubuike 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Sr Delta, Nigeria
F 44 Mitch Lightfoot 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Gilbert, AZ
G 55 Issac McBride 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Little Rock, AR
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: July 16, 2019

Schedule and results[edit]

The Jayhawks full non-conference schedule was announced on June 3. The conference schedule as well as the time and networks for some non-conference games will be announced in the late summer or early fall. As is usual, they will play all nine Big 12 opponents in a home and home series.

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 24, 2019*
7:00 pm, JTV/ESPN+
Fort Hays State   
                  Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
October 31, 2019*
7:00 pm, JTV/ESPN+
Pittsburg State   
                  Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
Regular Season
November 5, 2019*
TBA, ESPN
vs. Duke
Champions Classic
  
                  Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
November 8, 2019*
7:00 pm, TBD
UNC Greensboro   
                  Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
November 15, 2019*
7:00 pm, TBD
Monmouth   
                  Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
November 19, 2019*
7:00 pm, TBD
East Tennessee State
Maui Invitational campus game
  
                  Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
November 25, 2019*
8:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. Chaminade
Maui Invitational Quarterfinals
  
                  Lahaina Civic Center 
Lahaina, HI
November 26, 2019*
TBD, TBD
vs. UCLA / BYU
Maui Invitational Semifinals/Consolation Round
  
                  Lahaina Civic Center 
Lahaina, HI
November 27, 2019*
TBD, TBD
vs. TBD
Maui Invitational Championship/3rd place game/
5th place game/7th place game
  
                  Lahaina Civic Center 
Lahaina, HI
December 7, 2019*
TBD, TBD
Colorado   
                  Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
December 10, 2019*
7:00 pm, TBD
Milwaukee   
                  Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
December 14, 2019*
7:30 pm, TBD
Kansas City
Jayhawk Shootout
  
                  Sprint Center 
Kansas City, MO
December 21, 2019*
TBA, TBD
at Villanova
Big 12/Big East challenge
  
                  Wells Fargo Center 
Philadelphia, PA
December 29, 2019*
TBA, TBD
at Stanford   
                  Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, CA
January 25, 2020*
TBA, TBD
Tennessee
Big 12/SEC Challenge
  
                  Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
Big 12 Tournament
March 11/12, 2020
vs. TBD
First Round/Quarterfinals
  
                  Sprint Center 
Kansas City, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Final 
AP  
Coaches

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jayhawks' Silvio De Sousa declares for NBA Draft, hopes to return to KU pending appeal". KansasCity.com.
  2. ^ a b "Jayhawks' De Sousa wins appeal, eligible to play". ESPN.com.
  3. ^ "Kansas forward Lawson entering NBA draft". ESPN.com.
  4. ^ "Quentin Grimes declares for the NBA Draft". KWCH.com.
  5. ^ a b c "Devon Dotson announces return to KU; Quentin Grimes to transfer". KansasCity.com.
  6. ^ "Kansas guard Devon Dotson declaring for the NBA draft". ESPN.com.
  7. ^ "Reserve point guard Charlie Moore transferring from KU to yet-to-be determined school". KansasCity.com.
  8. ^ "Former Morgan Park star Charlie Moore transferring to DePaul: report". Suntimes.com.
  9. ^ "K.J. Lawson likely to remember his time at KU fondly. 'It changed my life'". KansasCity.com.
  10. ^ "K.J. Lawson transferring to Tulane". KSNT.com.
  11. ^ "Houston lands top transfer Grimes from Kansas". ESPN.com.
  12. ^ "Walk-on guard Garrett Luinstra to leave KU basketball team after one season". KansasCity.com.
  13. ^ "Kansas adds transfer Isaiah Moss to 2019-20 roster". KUAthletics.com.