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Monday, November 15, 2010

Kansas officially announces signing of Naadir Tharpe

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Kansas coach Bill Self officially announced the signing of 6-foot guard Naadir Tharpe to a national letter of intent on Monday.

Tharp, a point guard from Worcester, Mass., averaged 13 points and six assists last season for Brewster Academy, located in Wolfeboro, N.H. Last season, Brewster went 35-5 and won the prep national championship.

“We are all very excited about Naadir,” Self said in a release. “We feel so fortunate that we were able to sign him. Even though we got involved recruiting him late, we saw him play a ton over the last couple of summers.

"He reminds me so much of (former KU guard) Aaron Miles. He’s a good solid point guard, quick, athletic and has become a very good shooter. I really believe he will be a great addition to our program.”

Tharpe was ranked the 91st-best player by Rivals.com. During his sophomore season, he was teammates at Brewster with current KU forward Thomas Robinson.

Comments

Ben Kliewer 10 years, 2 months ago

Fire Self! Wait, what? No...nevermind. I mean, WOOHOO!

Ryan Sullivan 10 years, 2 months ago

HCBS says Aaron Miles, but I'm thinking more RussRob. Either way - we win.

haydenhawkco 10 years, 2 months ago

I have a friend in Jordan named Naadir and he said it means "rare". He could be a special player.

KU_FanSince75 10 years, 2 months ago

It is nice to pluck a recruit out of the UConn and UMass territory once in a while.

Rock Chalk---welcome Naadir!

REHawk 10 years, 2 months ago

A player who relishes the earliest opportunity to sign as a Jayhawk. Very special. Welcome aboard, Naadir!

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