Bill Self and his Kansas staff added a key piece for the future when 6-9 combo forward Billy Preston, our No.16 rated senior, from Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill Academy decided to become a Jayhawk!
He chose Kansas over USC, Syracuse and Indiana.
Preston is a long and skilled combo forward that has the tools to take it off the class, and take it end to end, finish with drive or kick to teammates for the easy deuce or trey! He averaged 13.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists on the Nike EYBL circuit with Houston Hoops and RM5 Elite. He can isolate on the wing and score going left or right. He can knock down perimeter J if you back off him, but is at his best attacking the rim off the dribble. He will cause a lot of match-up problems for Big 12 opponents. Only question we have is will he give consistent effort that Coach Self demands on defense, if he does than he could be one and done!
He joins 6-6 wing guard Marcus Garrett in the Kansas Class of 2017!