According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com, Kansas Jayhawks Head Coach Bill Self met with point guard Devonte Graham on Friday.
With the departure of Embiid, Kansas may be seeking the services of Myles Turner despite the presence of numerous big men already on the roster. While a talent like Turner would be a terrific addition for the Jayhawks, Kansas has a more pressing need at point guard.
Enter Devonte Graham.
Graham signed with Appalachian State out of high school, but asked out of his letter of intent. According to Goodman, Graham was not released from his Letter of Intent. He eventually decided to attend Brewster Academy, a prep school, instead of enrolling at Appalachian State.
That school has recently released Graham, opening up his recruitment.
Kansas still has 3 in-house candidates for point guard on the roster. Incumbent starter Naadir Tharpe is returning for his senior season, but he suffered though inconsistent play most of last season, and appeared to loose some confidence as the season wore on.
While Bill Self loves to stock up on interior players, Kansas needs a more steady performer at point guard. Tharpe is up-and-down offensively, and is not a good defensive player.
Mason is quicker and a better defensive player, but is shorter. Mason is much better and driving the ball but has problems finishing.
Frankamp is probably better suited as a shooting guard, though he did a good job protecting the basketball when his playing time increased late in the season. He also struggled at times at the defensive end.
If Graham is more of a true point guard than the three players already on the roster, then maybe Self can improve the team by adding him instead of another big guy like Myles Turner.
It will be interesting to see who Self inks to the spot vacated by Embiid.