College basketball is several months away from starting up, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a major shift in preseason power rankings.
For the past few weeks, college basketball insider Jeff Goodman had Michigan State as his No. 1 team in the country. The trio of Cassius Winston, Xavier Tillman and Josh Langford should have fans in East Lansing very excited.
However, Goodman has bumped another prestigious program to the top spot due to the recent announcement from four-star recruit Jalen Wilson.
Wilson originally gave his commitment to Michigan, however, the departure of John Beilein called for a change in plans. Now, the No. 50 overall recruit is heading to Kansas.
The Jayhawks had an impressive core of talent prior to adding Wilson. It appears that landing the versatile forward is enough for Goodman to bump them to the No. 1 in his power rankings.
Although Kansas is currently the team to beat in Goodman’s top 25, Michigan State and Louisville are close behind.
Updated Preseason Top 25 with a new No. 1 team:https://t.co/3ewxkczGFD
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 12, 2019
Kansas has several returning players to rely on for a potential run toward the Final Four. Devon Dotson, Silvio De Sousa and Udoka Azubuike elected to play another year of college hoops instead of leaving for the NBA Draft.
Bill Self is having a pretty good stretch of recruiting, as the Jayhawks landed Wilson a few days after receiving a commitment from graduate transfer Isaiah Moss.
With the Jayhawks ready to compete for a championship in the 2019-20 season, it looks like the Big 12 will run through Lawrence once again.