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Friday, September 4, 2009

St. Louis hoops recruit has KU on top list

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Bradley Beal, a 6-foot-3 junior guard from Chaminade High in St. Louis, has narrowed his list of prospective colleges to six, according to Rivals.com.

Finalists are: Kansas, Duke, Florida, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio State.

KU thus far has set up in-home recruiting visits with six seniors. They are: Terrence Jones, 6-8, power forward, Jefferson High, Portland; Brandon Knight, 6-3 point guard, Pine Crest High, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Doron Lamb, 6-4 shooting guard, Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va.; Adreian Payne, 6-10 center, Jefferson High, Dayton, Ohio; Josh Selby, 6-1 point guard, Lake Clifton High, Baltimore; and Royce Woolridge, 6-3 shooting guard, Sunnyslope High, Phoenix.

Woolridge has orally committed to KU.

Comments

Chris Shaw 10 years, 7 months ago

I was hoping he would be on our list. I bet Kansas lands Terrance Jones because I don't think Harrison Barnes will commit to KU. Who knows with the rest of that list. Would be sweet to land Knight or Selby.

David Hall 10 years, 7 months ago

who ever ku get we should be a good team tho

u digg

Aaron Carpenter 10 years, 7 months ago

I had a cloner tell me that barnes is isu or duke. That only leads me tobelieve hr is really smart or really dumb. Redemption is in Lawrence mr barnes.

KANSTUCKY 10 years, 7 months ago

Nothing smart about DoooK. I hear Syracuse needs a quarterback.

Brett Forreal 10 years, 7 months ago

If this is true about Barnes......what is he thinking? Not a smart move. Stupid, stupid, stupid. KU will hand him his head on a platter at each school. Hope this is not true.

STLHawkFan 10 years, 7 months ago

Inside scoop from STL...it's a foregone conclusion that Beal is attending KU.

DocBean 10 years, 7 months ago

Barnes is not going to ISU. EVERY ISU fan thinks he's going to go there and save their program. It's not happening, ISU can't put a team around him that would allow him to be successful, and that will hurt his draft status. Even KSU had Walker to go with Beasley, and Durrant and Griffin at Texas and Oklahoma had a lot of other talent around them. It's Duke, UNC, or KU for Barnes.

I'm hoping KU.

Ryan Mullen 10 years, 7 months ago

You can bank on this Harrison will not go to Duke. He's coming to KU I can almost guarantee it.

BlueUmbrella 10 years, 7 months ago

It appears Barnes is headed to UNC. Woolridge and Barnes clearly lack an affinity for each other. I got that impression from the interviews each did after the Lawrence Invitational this summer.

Tony Bandle 10 years, 7 months ago

With all the guarantees on this website, you'd think this was a car sales blog.

Let me give you all my guarantee.....NONE ON US, including me, truly know where these kids are going, because THEY really don't know where they are going.

That being said, I have a good friend who is tied into Chaminade, St. Louis. STLHawkfan is not far off. Bradley Beal really, really, really likes HCBS and KU.

He does want to keep his options open and has listed Missouri as a courtesy to his home state. I only know this by rumor but Ryan Robertson has been in touch with Bradley, acting as sort of a counselor on how to handle the disappointment and anger when you chose your home state's biggest rival over it. What school was that again that Ryan went to???? :}

Regarding Harrison Barnes, I have a brother who has in-laws in Des Moines and, yes unfortunately it is true, Harrison is seriously considering staying home. It seems that Brackens has proved that as a big fish in a small pond can work just as well as a cog in a big wheel. Harrison is very close to his family with location being a major factor and I think the rumors about Duke are overblown.

Ryan Mullen 10 years, 7 months ago

Also regarding Barnes I have a friend who's brothers, mothers next door neighbor's car mechanic heard it from a Priest that one of the Elder's from his church has an uncle who's son goes to school with Harrison that he is coming to KU. So trust me it is true.

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

Does Vegas take bets on where these kids are going? I doubt it.

If there were any rationality to school choice at all, the oddsmakers in Vegas would already be promoting betting on it and laying odds accordingly.

Parameters and variables driving school choice by players is so complex and idiosyncratic that only bribes can skew it toward the predictable, and the better the players are, the less the big schools seem willing to cheat, because the more apt they are to be caught. So: the cheating defaults to lesser programs, which even more bollixes up the probabilities. Why? Bottom line, none of these top players should ever go anywhere but one of the Top 5 programs. But they often do for whatever reasons.

How can you lay odds on this stuff?

Ain't it great!

100 10 years, 7 months ago

Nice points all.

Let's keep in mind even though Harrison loves his home, this is a very good character trait -- he's a great kid with a great heart.

Convieniently for us he's a perfect fit to be a Jayhawk, including a great MBA program and the reigning AP coach of the year.

At this age you weigh your options -- clearly, the best fit for his family would be ISU. The second best fit would be Kansas.

The best fit for business would be Duke -- if he wants to spend 8 years in school and not go NBA at all. A smart young man would consider Duke. Here again, Kansas is the 2nd best fit -- Harrison could get his MBA from a very prestigious business program here in Lawrence in 4 years if he works hard.

Basketballwise, it's between Duke & KU. Since Duke hasn't won it's own conference for five years, Harrison might have to figure this out for himself.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk

Chris Shaw 10 years, 7 months ago

I love the competition on here with some people trying to be as "Witty" as jaybate. It's been increasing and increasing over the last couple of months. Just face it, Jaybate is the king of "Wit".

Ryan Mullen 10 years, 7 months ago

Jaybate,

Seriously how many names do you post under.

DocBean 10 years, 7 months ago

haha yep, I agree with jahawkinmullen.

"kushaw" seems to have some strange love affair with jaybate. – which is to say he loves himself.

I wouldn't call any of jaybate's posts witty. They're self-indulgent at best, certainly not witty.

97jhawk 10 years, 7 months ago

Wow!! You mean there's actually a kid out there that we're not competing with Creepy Calipari and his Lamekittens of Kentucky? Maybe Beal is smarter than the average cat. We'll see!!

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

jayhawkinmullen,

I use only one other alias:

jayhawkinmullen

Gotcha!

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

DocBean,

Man have I missed your spent-razor repartee. Welcome back from whatever rock you spend the off-season under.

Every flower requires some manure.

From the likes of you I grow. :-)

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

Seriously,

We're apt to get all of these guys.

Its the KU renaissance.

suttonku 10 years, 7 months ago

From what I hear we have a great shot at Payne, Beal is all but a done deal...I think Selby is headed to Uconn...I think Knight is up in the air right now, Ku has a good chance to land him for sure though...KU will always get recruits no matter what but I dont see Barnes attending KU...I think he is duke bound...Ive heard he has virtually no interest in going to ISU.

KGphoto 10 years, 7 months ago

Cheesepipe: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cheesepipe

Now while I agree that kushaw may be a little cheese'mouthed' from jaybate, so too is DocBean cheesemouthed from jayhawkinmullen. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cheesemouth

But cheesepipes are just as good in the winter than they are in summer zal. In fact I recommend we all break out our cheesepipes along with our blue/red beers tomorrow before the game.

Good day.

David Howell 10 years, 7 months ago

This has been a crap shoot of a commentary ......... No one knows sh$t and you all know it. Hell, look back at the debacle of the infamous HENRY boys. How can anyone say they know anything ? This is the age of disinformation.

p.s. I thought Barnes was semi-intelligent and wanted a prestigous school ?! Iowa State ? Yea if you want to learn to grow corn, shovel snow or put out sand bags on the Mississippi River !

Brian Stoops 10 years, 7 months ago

Does anyone know of any college basketball recruiting sites?

Besides the following:

<p>www.rivals.com www.scout.com www.theshiver.com

Thanks!

Martin Rosenblum 10 years, 7 months ago

You don't really just READ jaybate's posts, you:

wallow in them

trudge through them

marinate in them

grow old reading them

time how long paint dries with them

learn somethng and nothing from them

like a car wreck, try to look away from them (but can't)

Jack Wilson 10 years, 7 months ago

I actually want to avoid this recruiting stuff .. I'm having Henry/Stephenson withdrawal. Just tell me when they sign and qualify. Otherwise, it is a waste of thought and time.

Ryan Mullen 10 years, 7 months ago

Stoops,

Yes there is also mybrothersunclesnephew.com and thepriesttoldme.net. Personal favorite though is guarenttedrecruits.org.

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

Man, all this love and hate and neutrality in fairly equal parts are converging to keep me perfectly balanced!

Thank you all for keeping jaybate's head screwed on.

With all your help I am going to be able to get into a zone this season.

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

memhawk,

I would only add that sometimes one may marinade in them, too!

Ryan Mullen 10 years, 7 months ago

njjayhawk,

Huh that is interesting because I just got off the phone with the Easter bunny and he or she the darn thing can't make up it's mind told me that he has made up his mind and he will be attending Johnson County Community College. Apparently they have a very good business program there and it is a 2 year degree, he wants to jump to the NBA after his sophomore season, and he is almost guaranteed to start.

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

Stoops,

There are actually quite a few recruiting websites out there, but the jaybate news service stringers report the following four highly specialized sites stand out:

nofreakingcluewhereanyofthesepamperedfreaksaregoingtogodotcom

recruitingisallaboutwhocangivetheparentsthehighestpayingjobsdotorg

schoolswithathleticdormslikebeverlyhillsbordellosgetsomeofthebestplayersdotcom

recruitingguruswillcommitcorprophagyifitwillgetthemclicksdotorg

Brian Stoops 10 years, 7 months ago

Jaybate, "Beverly Hills Bordellos" - is that a reference to an old showtime series that aired around 1996?

Clearly my first post wasn't thought out very well......point well taken!

Chicago_JHawk 10 years, 7 months ago

Stoops - zagsblog.net isn't too bad. Sometimes a gem buried in there.

Martin Rosenblum 10 years, 7 months ago

Signs that you.... Might Be A Jaybate:

If you use the term "stringers",.. you might be a jaybate.

If you describe places and nostalgia from Lawrence from the 70's,....ymbaj.

If you've ever timed out on the site connection due to voluminous posting....ymbaj.

If you use the Okie-baller theory more than twice in a month's time....ymbaj.

If you have developed a fantasy like the jaybate news service....ymbaj.

If you have a secret desire for Nick Krug to do a nude photo shoot with you....ymbaj.

And finally, If you have a history of posts where any of them should have started with "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."....You Might Be A Jaybate!

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

For Memhawk...

jaybate news service:

Bulletin: stringers in Atlanta report CDC studying allegations that Fort Detrick chem-bio researcher team has successfully reconstructed an active viral agent thought extinct since the early 1970s called R2B1N3SNFWALKINMAN, more widely known to the public as "Saturday Night Fever." This virus is known to spike a little understood "sensitive testosterone" production in men that makes them sensitively seek out women for dancing and heavy sweating. Males afflicted with this virus invariably adopt unconventional behaviors like wearing white, or pink, double knit stretch suits cut tightly through the crotch. Those infected are driven to dance compulsively. Strangely, their prime motivation ceases to be bedding the opposite sex, but rather to become the best dancer they can be and make it big in Manhattan. The newly engineered strain of R2B1N3SNFWALKINMAN also symptomizes by making infected males spend so much time posting to stogs, such as KUsports.com, that they frequently experience site connection time-outs. Another symptomization is lifting the dance partner over head at least twice a year and shouting, "Iba!" twice. And to reiterate: Another symptomization is lifting the dance partner over head and shouting, "Iba!" twice. Those afflicted with the disease often use the alias of Tony Manero, when posting. They also resort to cheap bits such as fake news services to enable them to live in further denial about their government's morally, strategically, and tactically indefensible decision to descend into the unpardonable barbarism of instituting a 24/7, 365 day year global torture prison archipeligo to terrorize Americans, as much as foreigners, into tolerating oil wars for empire. CDC officials speaking on abyss-like, deep background indicate that R2B1N3SNFWALKINMAN virus may also have an embedded dormant sequence, which can be switched on post infectus by various airborne chemical agents that induces critical fetishes appearing as same sex infatuations with professionals in the visual arts, especially sports photographers. CDC officials advise: if you, or anyone you know, grows reflective and uses the phrase "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." contact the CDC in Atlanta immediately.

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

Bulletin Update: CDC officials now add that R2B1N3SNFWALKINMAN virus has recently been categorized supercalafragilisticexpialidociously contagious and that it can not only spread through direct contact, but also through indirect exposure as well. At least one documented case indicates that R2B1N3SNFWALKINMAN has spread digitally through an as yet undetermined human to internet to human mechanism. This is called a "second degree of freedom" infection by CDC. It symptomizes with persons embracing the full interactive potential of the internet and thinking and writing creatively and amusingly about persons with "first degree of freedom" infections of R2B1N3SNFWALKINMAN. CDC reports a small outbreak of this "second degree of freedom" infection discovered on KUsports.com, which was then tracked to a desk top computer with pirate internet access located in a basement apartment on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. CDC has already dispatched a team of pandemiologists to Memphis to track the situation. CDC reports that this second degree of freedom infection can most easily be identified by stoggers posting the following: "...You Might Be A Jaybate."

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

STOOPS,

Yep, BH Bordello, one of the iconic soft hotties of that era. And mention this to memhawk, who thinks I only make allusions to the '70s, will ya?

Ryan Mullen 10 years, 7 months ago

Signs that you may be obsessed with Jaybate.

when all of your posts not only speak of jaybate but are actually about jaybate.

you have jaybate posters on your wall of what you think jaybate looks like.

your house is set up too how you think jaybates would look like or trailer not sure.

all of your converstation with friends and family is about this great guy on kusports.com named jaybate.

finally you will never ever be whole within yourself until you meet jaybate in real life.

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

jayhawkinmullen,

Have you heard of the imitative fallacy? ;-)

Ryan Mullen 10 years, 7 months ago

Jaybate,

Have you heard of the fallacy of imitative people?

Martin Rosenblum 10 years, 7 months ago

Tolstoy...I mean, Jaybate -

So what's wrong with white double knit suits anyway?

This CDC agency, do you think they have a cure for the dreaded disease that afflicts cousins who marry like jayhawkinmullen?

Gotta go, I hear the pandemiologists trying to break in............save yourself........it's every goomba for himself! Go get Father Frank, I may need the last rites!

jaybate 10 years, 7 months ago

jayhawkinmullen,

I asked first and you didn't answer. Bad faith. End of discussion.

John Randall 10 years, 7 months ago

""p.s. I thought Barnes was semi-intelligent and wanted a prestigous school ?! Iowa State ? Yea if you want to learn to grow corn, shovel snow or put out sand bags on the Mississippi River !""

You need to check the map. Hint: Google 'skunk river iowa'

John Randall 10 years, 7 months ago

jaybate (anonymous) says... memhawk, I would only add that sometimes one may marinade in them, too!

Only if you forgot the verb is spelled with a 't', the noun with a 'd'.

I know you can get away with it as an "alternate form," but expect better from a self-professed pundit (modern usage).

Martin Rosenblum 10 years, 7 months ago

KU62 -

I hope your comments were directed toward Jaybate.

Your noun v. verb discussion is correct. I used it as a verb. Jaybate replied with a comment using the spelling of the noun version.

I'm glad you're a stickler for the details as I am.

One way I've heard to distinguish the two is by the British pronunciation of the two words - marinate: phoneticly ATE at the end of the verb while marinade: phoneticly NOD at the end of the noun. One wouldn't use the version with NOD to describe the verb and vice versa.

Wouldn't Emeril, Bobby Flay etc be proud of this!

Tony Bandle 10 years, 7 months ago

KANSTUCKY....no, no please, this is all so funny my sides are hurting.

It's kind of like a virtual playground where all the guys are calling out the other guys to impress the girls. The comments both pro and anti Jaybate have been elevated almost to the level of spiritual prose. My friend Jaybate has become a Cultural Concept as opposed to merely a rabid Jayhawk fan.

If I may reiterate my previous blog....Beal, yes...Barnes, no!!

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