At 3-0, the Kansas Jayhawks look to continue building on their number two ranking tonight when they face the Towson Tigers at Allen Fieldhouse. The game itself will help them prepare for The Battle For Atlantis next week in the Bahamas, but as always the focus is the future for the program.
The Jayhawks have already received huge boosts in talent with the commitments of shooting guard Kelly Oubre and big man Cliff Alexander just this week. Head coach Bill Self could easily call it good, but that wouldn’t be indicative of Self or Kansas and is not how they have amassed great talent year after year.
“We’re still recruiting and we don’t know how our situation will play itself out, but we’ll always be recruiting,” Self said.
Ever the aggressors on the recruiting trail, the Jayhawks head into tonight’s contest fresh off an 86-66 win over Iona on Tuesday night that featured a somewhat breakthrough performance from freshman Joel Embiid. The native of Cameroon turned in a 16 point, 13 rebound performance against the Gaels.
Sophomore Perry Ellis continued his solid early season play with 21 points. Kansas looks to be tested against a Towson team that they handled with ease two years ago.
“They’ve got good players,” Self added. “It will be a good test for our guys. We said all along with the exception of the Duke game because everyone put so much attention on that, this would be the hardest game we play to date, and without question, that will be the case.”