After an impressive freshman season, Ochai Agbaji is expected to see an increased role with Kansas in the 2019-20 season. To that end, he has made some big changes to his shooting that are already paying dividends.
According to The Kansas City Star, Agbaji has been retooling his shooting this offseason. The need to make the changes come after a terribly inefficient streak to his final ten games. He went 7-of-34 at the tail end of the season, finishing the campaign with a 23-of-75 from the three-point range.
Per the report, Agbaji has been putting in extra reps with a specialist to work on his three-point shot. He has been working to correct an issue where he has been dipping the ball too often and failing to get the right amount of extension.
After a rough end to the year as a shooter, Agbaji says he has renewed confidence in his jumper:
“I’m back to where I’m shooting it with a lot of confidence,” Agbaji said. “I feel good about my shot right now.”
The changes were reflected in his performance at Kansas’ Red vs. Blue scrimmage. Per 247Sports, Agbaji led the Red team with 17 points, several of which came from three-pointers.
Agbaji started 16 of 22 games at guard for the Jayhawks last season, recording a pair of double-doubles in the process.
Kansas is set to bring back fellow guard Devon Dotson, who opted not to stay in the NBA Draft pool. The team does lose Quentin Grimes to transfer after he explored a jump to the pros, but a second-year leap by Agbaji could be a huge help for the Jayhawks.
The 2019-20 is trending further and further upwards.