LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas coach Bill Self is going to ask his
players to spend time in the weight room and come back bigger and
stronger next year.
But first he has to know who's coming back next year.
U-C-L-A ousted the Jayhawks in the regional finals over the
weekend, and Self says he plans to sit down with players being
mentioned as possible first-round N-B-A picks.
Sophomore Brandon Rush is most often mentioned as a possible
early N-B-A entry. The others, including sophomores Julian Wright
and Mario Chalmers, have said they are definitely planning to
return for their junior year.
But players in their situation have also been known to change
Self said he told his players all year that he would not talk
about their N-B-A prospects until the season was over.
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