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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2013: The year for sports in the Kansas City metro?

First, the Royals seem very real this year:

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The Chiefs have gutted their team, added more new players and changed plenty of people in the front office:

And now this, only yesterday:


Andrew Wiggins among biggest recruiting victories in Kansas basketball history

To go along with it, the  Latest 2013-14 power rankings in basketball came out late yesterday and show our very same KU ranked 4th. What they had to say:
The wait is over. Andrew Wiggins has chosen Kansas. The deadline for entering the NBA Draft has come and gone. We've lost Trey Burke, Victor Oladipo and Ben McLemore to the pros, but Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State, Russ Smith of Louisville, and Shabazz Napier of Connecticut are staying.

Sorry, Florida State. If Wiggins had selected the Seminoles, you'd probably see them in our latest edition of the early 2013-14 rankings. But he didn't, so they're not. See how the rest of the field is shaping up.

4. Kansas: Despite the loss of five starters, the Jayhawks became a Final Four contender again when Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2013, signed his letter of intent to play at Kansas. The 6-foot-8 Wiggins is an unbelievable athlete and a real game changer for KU. Coach Bill Self has put together his best recruiting class ever, including Wayne Selden, center Joel Emblid, and shooters Conner Frankamp and Brennan Greene. Sophomore Perry Ellis and point guard Naadir Tharpe must provide leadership. Self isn't done; he'd like to add Memphis transfer Tarik Black. Kansas will be favored to win the Big 12 for a 10th consecutive season.
So let's not jinx it, sports fans.

Let's just keep our fingers crossed.
And enjoy.

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