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Which KU Basketball Players Could Leave For NBA?

The Kansas Jayhawks lost to VCU in the Elite Eight in a frustrating game to watch on Sunday so sometimes the best form of therapy is simply to take your mind off of it. In an effort to do that, we're talking about the KU basketball players that might leave for the NBA after this season.

So how will KU's team look like next season?

First, three seniors are gone -- Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed and Mario Little. Morningstar and Reed weren't the best players on the team but I think their presence will be missed -- a lot. Leaders like them aren't found every day.

Second, the Morris twins. they very well could be leaving. Marcus is a first round and Markieff likely is as well. I'd love if these two stayed at KU for another year but the smart move for them may be to bolt for the league. I don't see their stock going up much higher with another season. I would guess that the chances are good that the Morris twins leave.

Third, Thomas Robinson. He should come back to school because he hasn't accomplished a whole lot in college for the NBA drafts on potential and Robinson has a lot of it. He's got the NBA body so that's step one. In the end, though, I think he returns. If the Morris twins are gone, the focus turns to him. 

Fourth, Josh Selby. He came in as the No. 1 player in the country and a likely one-and-done. Instead, he's now probably unlikely to be one-and-done. He came into KU as a role player instead of a star and I'm not sure his potential is maxed out in college right now. I'm guessing he stays another year. 

So if I had to guess, I'd say the Morris twins are gone and Robinson and Selby stick around. That would drastically change the look of the team so we'll see who decides to stay and who goes.