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Originally published October 21, 2010 at 04:34p.m., updated October 22, 2010 at 12:00a.m.

Dallas prep LeBryan Nash chooses Oklahoma State

Rivals.com's No. 4-rated player selects Cowboys over KU, Baylor

Kansas recruit LeBryan Nash watches the action during Late Night in the Phog, Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.

Kansas recruit LeBryan Nash watches the action during Late Night in the Phog, Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.

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LeBryan Nash, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound senior forward from Dallas’ Lincoln High, orally committed to Oklahoma State on Thursday afternoon on ESPNU.

He chose the Cowboys over Kansas University and Baylor. Nash’s half-brother, Byron Eaton, attended OSU.

“I chose Oklahoma State because it’s best for me and my family,” Nash said on ESPNU. “Kansas was a great place to go, and Baylor also. I thought Oklahoma State would be best for me, though."

Rivals.com’s No. 4-rated player averaged 17.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game last year. He visited KU for the recent Late Night in the Phog.

Nash opened the ESPNU segment with caps of the three schools as props. He didn't put any of those on his head — instead a huge, orange OSU Cowboy hat in announcing his choice.

“He (Eaton) played a good role. He told me Travis Ford is the coach for me,” Nash said. “He was there four years. I listen to what he says because he’s my big brother. I fit in the system. I love it there.”

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nohohawk 3 years, 11 months ago

no shock here. he posted yesterday on his facebook page that he was going take his skills to _ _ _ _ _ _ _. only school that happens to fit 13 letters was oklahoma state.

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kushaw 3 years, 11 months ago

Techinally, if he was going say, "I am going to be a Kansas Jayhawk" would also fill those blanks.

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rpboy06 3 years, 11 months ago

Im starting to wonder if Late Night is actually that attractive or if it's just an excuse for recruits to go and get pampered for a weekend.

IMO Late Night is somewhat boring. There should be more Men's basketball opposed to introducing Fall/Winter/Spring sports and performances by the dance crew.

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Matt Bowers 3 years, 11 months ago

I think when you see all those other highly sought after recruits, it is only human that you may question your spot in the rotation.

Rock Chalk

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WichitaHawk1434 3 years, 11 months ago

I could NOT agree more with rpboy06. Late was kinda slow and very little b-ball. Other sports are important but Late night is not the time. Dances were silly

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Joe Baker 3 years, 11 months ago

oh well- Now we should definitely get McLemore

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kushaw 3 years, 11 months ago

Somebody just saw Nash on his cell phone back behind corner. Rumor is that he's talking to Bill Self.

(Note: This was a complete made up story and I think we all know that Bill Self would not do anything like that. Leave that to the likes of Calipari).

The Orange Cowboy hat was pretty funny! That thing was huge. It reminded me of those two girls from Okie State back in 2004 that were on CBS during the NCAA tournament all the time for that crazy dance.

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100 3 years, 11 months ago

On the same or similar topic....

Calipari, contrary to the reports that turkish center Enes Kanter was paid upwards of 150,000 to play on a professional team, claims that he asked Kanter the appropriate questions when recruiting him and that he wasn't paid. Now that the reports are out, he is backing off chatting about Kanter's money, but is standing firm in saying he "believes" Kanter should qualify as a student athlete, regardless of if he was paid or not.

Is there something we don't know about "getting paid" that Calipari does?

The other interesting thing this summer with Calipari's Tigers is that Eric Bledsoe had an investigation into his grades by the Alabama high school commission.

They essentially proved that a teacher changed his grade. There's a big article about the facts, and indeed it looks like he was paid off. But the high school wouldn't change his grade to what it should have been (a C).

Thus Calipari by the skin of a technicality (high school too lazy to change an official transcript of an NBA player) escaped another vacated season.

Now their fans can brag yet again for another year about having the most wins (barf bag please)....

Anyhow, what a Calipari circus over there.

Apparently they have the number 1 recruiting class coming in for the third year in a row next year, albeit, laughably, 2 of those recruits have already stirred up headlines, one for asking for 100,000 & the other for having Calipari at an open gym which violated a high school rule & cost his team a chance to play for state, but, conveniently for Calipari, helped him to land the boy (Gilchrest).

Oh the drama of the Calipari barfaholic roller coaster!!!!!

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JayCeph 3 years, 11 months ago

I can't figure out the last sentence from this article. Can someone help me?

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apeoples410 3 years, 11 months ago

Instead of putting on one of the baseball caps he put on a big, foamy, cowboy hat made of the same material that those big foam fingers are made of.

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chriz 3 years, 11 months ago

Is it hard to bring people to Kansas for some reason? Is it because we don't have an NBA team nearby? I realize that we got Josh Selby, and that's awesome, but when we lose guys like Harrison Barnes and, possibly, Perry Ellis, guys who are home grown in a sparsely populated recruiting bed (being the 300-mile radius around Lawrence, KS), I tend to get concerned.

I can understand losing Nash considering that he's from Dallas and that he comes from an OSU family, but we seem to always be the bridesmaid. Not sure what the deal is. We just won a championship, we're an elite program, yadayadayada. Or, maybe it's not as bad as I'm imagining it...

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kushaw 3 years, 11 months ago

I wouldn't lose sleep over it. KU will be just fine! Just don't go over to "The Shiver" right now because "The Sky is Falling" crowd is out in swarms right now.

Nash would have been a great kid in a KU uniform, but now it's time to move on to the next kid. 2 weeks and hopefully McClemore chooses KU over MU. I would have to admit that losing McClemore to Mizzou would be a tough pill to swallow.

(Now back to my Vacation)

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Priest Fontaine 3 years, 11 months ago

Hard to bring people to KS??? really? KS consistently has one of the top recruiting classes every year for decades. Our tradition practically sells itself. Of course we don't get everyone we want. I think we've been very spoiled lately. What makes it seem worse than it is, is that we are on almost every top recruit's lists of possible schools. It makes it seem like we are losing hundreds of recruits. When blue chippers like Barnes and Nash include us on their final list it's a good thing (even when we lose out). No time to get worried. Self and the legendary tradition of KU basketball will work it out!

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Ron Prichard 3 years, 11 months ago

We're not going to get the #1 recruit every year, and we got him last year, so we're doing pretty good. There are 100+ "quality" D1 schools for a player to pick. Remember when you were in highschool? What made you pick KU? Geographic location? Always a fan? School that fit your needs?

There are a 1000+ reasons a recruit may pick a given school. Our tradition, recent success, and most importantly Bill Self, turns many of those recruits toward us. We get more than our fair share. As long as Self is here--and I think even afterwards--KU will be just fine when it comes to consistently recruiting top flight talent.

Heck, a recruit might decide to pick a school based on a girl he met or a great party he goes to while on a visit. Nash's brother played at OSU and he's from Dallas, which is only a few hours from OSU's campus. Isn't that reason enough to pick OSU? I would just be happy we are consistently in the running for the top recruits and get more than most.

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Brian Conrad 3 years, 11 months ago

are you kidding? really? Calapari has shown all 5 star players / one and dones make for bad chemistry. build solid 4 year players / 4 star and add couple 5 star players here and there = Final Four Self = best team builder in country.
any one getting all the 5 star players is cheating! fab five all paid . Kentucky players obviously paid. USC football .

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Brett Forreal 3 years, 11 months ago

The guy just wanted to stand out more by putting up huge numbers, not be overshadowed by anybody. Too many trees at KU. His loss. Bring on Big Ben.

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Brett Forreal 3 years, 11 months ago

He will leave in a year anyway if possible. He was able to cover it up with the family deal.

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GilbertAZ 3 years, 11 months ago

Looks like the big 12, or big 10, or whatever this league is going to be called, is starting to get pretty loaded with talent. I think this only helps KU. Great players want to play against other great players. I predict that over the next couple of years, KU's recruiting classes will become almost silly.

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SaltyJayhawk 3 years, 11 months ago

Although i'm disappointed that we didn't get this kid, I was impressed by his demeanor while announcing his pick. He was polite and actually spent a whole two minutes thanking people. I thought the cowboy hat was pretty funny, and i understand he isn't insulting KU by not coming here, he's just going to OSU because his brother did. I Hope he has a great career, except for the games in which he plays us.

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Tony Bandle 3 years, 11 months ago

No sour grapes...good kid....great player.....best decision for him.....I was kind of stunned by the number of people on this site who thought he was coming to Kansas.

Elite talent is looking for Playing Time, Conference Exposure and Individual Opportunity. He will be the big fish in the small pond, do his time and move onto his true dream, The Show.

Opposite tact is Josh Selby, elite talent but working within the team concept, again showing his skills at an elite program, with mega-exposure before moving on to the league.

Both approaches can work. It's regrettable 'cause LeBryan would have been a great Jayhawk

PS Take a little comfort...he didn't go to Consucky or Puke and he didn't become a Tarhole!!!

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loyal2thephog 3 years, 11 months ago

I heard Bill Self on the radio say today that his sources,

"although not the most reliable" indicate that there is a very good chance of a lockout in the NBA next season... "the owners have drawn a line in the sand..." and something to the effect of no progress has been made.

I'm sure this had an effect on Nash's decision. If that (the NBA lockout) happens, our roster is going to be loaded with talent, top to bottom: senior to frosh Wondering what others are thinking regarding this... Does this hurt/help our recruiting moving forward?

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Krohnutz 3 years, 11 months ago

First, everybodies sources are saying that. I could go into the reasons why it is hypocritical for owners to fork over stupid amounts of cash for guys like Vince Carter and Rashard Lewis and then complain they are losing money... But this forum is about KU baby!

My second, and main point, is that it means there will be a season or two where college basketball will actually feel more like the good ole days. Back when guys didn't talk about leaving early until they were juniors. Back when a "veteran" team wasn't something that separated you from your peers, but a norm.

The selfish part of me wants the NBA to finally get to where they do not offer huge rookie contracts so players are tempted to stick around in school. The other part of me realizes that it is assinine to fault players for taking money offered (we would all cash that check, anybody saying otherwise is a damn liar or ignorant of their own stupidity). So let's try this, owners... hey... try not overpaying guys like Kirilenko and Eddie Curry ridiculous amounts of cash.

/fixed

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Layne Pierce 3 years, 11 months ago

KU will always get players. We may not always get the top 5, but we will get some, and after the top 5, the rest is pub and promo. When we can't get anybody we want, then we start crying, but we are a long ways from that. I think we get McLemore, and I already really like Sharpe. Our roster is still not exactly depleted.

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Jaminrawk 3 years, 11 months ago

So which top-10 recruit decommits over winter and chooses KU around the McDonalds AA game weekend this year? Beal?

I wouldn't fret about it. KU has been down this road before and it's humorous everyone gets all worked up about it. Last time I checked, KU still has the longest tourney streak going and wins the Big XII (a league Nash will be playing in next year) every year.

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chriz 3 years, 11 months ago

What's the situation on Bradley Beal? Is he decommitting from Florida?

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KY_Cats1 3 years, 11 months ago

So how is that 2011 recruiting class coming along? Just outstanding if you are a fan of the Cats! So good in fact, we have already moved on to bringing in the top class for 2012...and 2013...and 2014 for that matter.

...and the beat goes on in Lexington. Enjoy fighting over the scraps the Cats leave on the dining room floor.

Go Big Blue!!!

UK Wildcats The King of College Basketball

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Clarence Haynes 3 years, 11 months ago

KY_Cats1......It'll get sidetracked somehow. Give Calipari time!

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Priest Fontaine 3 years, 11 months ago

glad we don't have to deal with an entire team of one and dones every year. Surprised you are bragging about this to KS people or to anyone. It isnt about getting the best recruits, it's about assembling the best team. Although I will admit that Brandon Knight broke my heart by going to UK. That is, until we upgraded to an even better baller (Josh Selby).

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Matt Bowers 3 years, 11 months ago

Its going so well over at UK that their on our site checking in. KY, get a hobby or a girlfriend dude. Its only a matter of time before coach Cal makes his next career move to the NBA.

Rock Chalk

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100 3 years, 11 months ago

Five words:

Eric.

Bledsoe.

High.

School.

Transcript.

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Selbyville 3 years, 11 months ago

How are all those marquee wins under Calipari that you don't have?

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100 3 years, 11 months ago

Thirteen more words:

Enes.

Kanter.

Paid.

One.

Hundred.

Fifty.

Thousand.

To.

Play.

Professional.

Basketball.

In.

Turkey.

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100 3 years, 11 months ago

Twelve more words:

John.

Wall.

Had.

A.

Shoe.

Agent.

Verbal.

Agreement.

With.

Clifton.

All.

Season.

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100 3 years, 11 months ago

Twenty six more words for you:

Agents.

Are.

Sitting.

At.

Calipari.

Dining.

Room.

Table.

Whenever.

They.

Want.

Often.

On.

Weekends.

And.

His.

Players.

Convenietly.

Make.

Sandwiches.

In.

His.

Kitchen.

Whenever.

They.

Want.

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100 3 years, 11 months ago

Kings of college basketball?

Did you forget what happened in 1952?

The death penalty!

Those first 3 NCAA championships you won would have been erased had you not had so many pro-UK folks in the NCAA office back then! All of your players from 1948, '49 & '51 admitted to getting paid by betters!!!

And years later a couple of your key players admitted to getting paid to go to UK in the first place!!!!

You guys are the Kings of college basketball???

When was the last time you were in the final four?

Where did Adolph Rupp come from?

And, oh yeah...

Who was really the first to 2,000 wins?

Because those who know, know that you guys are at about 1,900 wins right now if you take away 1948, 1949, 1951 & 2010 (Bledsoe, Wall NCAA was kind we all know what Wall did after he left UK & what Bledsoe did before).

We are certainly not the King but we love this sport dearly.

But what in the he'll makes you guys think you are?

If anybody it's certainly not you guys, nobody even paid attention to UK until the salesman took his Tigers into Adolph Rupp Arena!!!

(by the way that Arena is not the property of UK, it's the city's!!!!)

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dynamitehawk 3 years, 11 months ago

Hey slut. Hope that your one and done class makes it happen for you this year.

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waywardJay 3 years, 11 months ago

This is going to end badly at Kentucky. In 5 years when they are stilldropping in the sweet sixten, KYCats will say... WAaaaaaaaait a minute.

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Aaron Carpenter 3 years, 11 months ago

Hey welcome back to relevance. Also, welcome to the 2013 death penalty when that turd of a coach finally gets what he deserves. Aren't you due in the mine soon, time to go to work

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Scott Smetana 3 years, 11 months ago

I'm so glad for you. You guys are the joke of college basketball with the lead clown at the helm. I enjoy watching the scandals and loses in key games each year. Keep up the good work!

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KUjhawk10 3 years, 11 months ago

HAHA..Yea its only a metter of time before you join indiana in the land or irrelevants with your wins revoked, your players ineligable and your coach gone to the NBA. Your the cesspool of college Bball

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Brian Conrad 3 years, 11 months ago

UK worst team money can buy... never make it to final four and Guarantee the NCAA will give you guys the Death penalty .. They will not let Calapari get away with his crud three times!

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GoodwinK 3 years, 11 months ago

you'll be cleaning up Calipari's grease trail soon enough Kentucky

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jhawkr 3 years, 11 months ago

We always lose the battle of the hats / ballcaps !

God knows we all wanted him, but he chose to attend a lower level Div. 1 school. Upon checking there are only -347- Div. 1 schools. So, the grass can always look greener elsewhere to most any recruit.

However, I have to think that Coach Ford played up to him that if he works at it, he just might be the next James Anderson at OSU. Being the leading scorer and player 36+ minutes a game has to be appealing to most kids. Plus his chunky step-bro went to OSU and it is closer to home.

In the end he will regret his decision if he cares about the Big Dance and winning ! Without Anderson this year OSU has basically zero to none in the realm of big time scorers. He could change his mind by signing day !

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jayhawk15 3 years, 11 months ago

His half brother is Byron Eaton who played 4 years at OSU. He grew up in the OSU program and was recruited very early by OSU. There was to much of a connection to the OSU program to pull him away. And to be honest OSU has probably the second best basketball tradition besides KU in the Big 12. They have a great arena and a good young up and coming coach. Its not a big surprise we couldn't steal him away from them. Really it means Mclemore who plays the same position will most likely commit here and he has a ton of upside and is ranked 17th by rivials so we should be fine.

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Tallhawk 3 years, 11 months ago

Nash also stated during his announcement that one of the biggest deciding factors was that Coach Ford has be recruiting his since he became the coach at OK State, gotta appreciate the kids integrity and character for committing to Coach Ford.

Does anybody have any idea for when Ben may announce his college choice?

Always a Jayhawker !!

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DoubleDD 3 years, 11 months ago

Recruiting can be such a crap shoot. Some would say KU is losing out on big time talent. At first I believed this hook line and sinker. Then as common sense set in. I have a different spin. Why would a top recruit who is border line one and done come to KU. They wouldn't unless they know for sure they can fill a hole in KU's lineup. A top recruit considering KU not only has to compete with starters but bench players as well.

Now this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Its all in how you look at it. Yea KU misses out on some star studded talent. Yet when we do get a recruit, you know they really want to be a Jayhawk. Maybe I'm reaching but that's how I see it.

Truthfully, I would not want to be a UK fan right know. Yea they'll win alot of games, and will steal most of the media attention. Yet would you as a fan want to root for a new team ever year with no players to connect with. That would be like picking a different NFL team ever year and rooting for them like that meant something to you. I want KU to win as much as the next fan, but I wouldn't sell my soul to the devil to do it. (UK).

Its kind of sad that a program like UK would give away tradition, and the college experience just to win. (there's no college experience with one and done) I mean can any UK student really say they went to college with any UK basketball players. I think not.

If a kid is chasing money and thats all they care about then KU is not the answer UK is. If they want to be apart of something special where fans and students will remember your play long after you moved on, then KU is the answer. I always thought of the Fog as some kind of smoke screen. I've since come to believe that it is the essence of previous players and fans that have made KU the mecca of CB.

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waywardJay 3 years, 11 months ago

Furthermore, even if they COULD say they went to college with ----------- Kentucky satr, They certainly couldn't say they had them in --------------- class, or even remember their name because Kentucky players flame out in the L.

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nohohawk 3 years, 11 months ago

To those who have mentioned the lockout above and before. I am praying so hard that this lockout actually happens and I'm sure the NCAA is doing the same. If so, this could possibly make next year one of the best years ever in college basketball!!! And if the NCAA sees the ratings go through the roof because of all this talent that had to stay an extra year we may start to see changes that would affect the one and done rule and hopefully make the NCAA say you have to stay in school two years before leaving. Just imagine that all the kids leaving early next year can't leave and then you add another class of talent to that pool. You will see the mid majors actually picking up some three and four stars and actually competing on a higher level as well. Please let this lockout happen for the sake of being able to experience one of the best quality years of college basketball EVER!!!

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oldalum 3 years, 11 months ago

Unfortunately the one-and-done isn't an NCAA rule, and nothing they do seems to have any effect on it. It's an NBA rule, and I'm sure they don't give a flying fig about the welfare of college basketball. They just use it as a free farm system. But I'm with you in hoping that they do have a lock-out. For at least one year we might be able to relax and not worry about who we were going to lose.

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bennybob 3 years, 11 months ago

Um, if there is a lock out next year. we might as well give the title to kentucky as they will have 10 NBA players on their roster.

i don't care how inexperienced they are having an entire NBA team on your bench will roll any team in the nation.

they might go undefeated

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jh1808 3 years, 11 months ago

There will still be a draft, and the lottery talent will still declare early. Kids like Barnes, Selby, Perry Jones, etc. will all have agents beating down their door offering to front them the game checks they will be missing out on in order to sign them. Some of the borderline guys (Marcus Morris, Kemba Walker) will stay, but the top tier will still be gone.

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Chris Bruning 3 years, 11 months ago

tallhawk, i believe Ben M. will decide early November if i remember correctly. Could you imagine if he chose MISERY!?!? Me neither i believe he's a jayhawk all the way....as for LeBryan Nash, good luck at OSU. They have absolutely no chance of winning a big 12 title anytime soon....im more worried about Baylor and the recruits they just picked up....they will be a team to deal with as they have been lately....Ben mclemore is a stud and 2012 looks good for us for recruits and it sounds like we got a damn good start on the top of the 2013 class with late night in the phog... ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!

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newyorkjayhawk 3 years, 11 months ago

some great posts, as always... here's a few of my thoughts, for those who like reading fellow fans' ideas...

nash going to oklahoma state is not as worrisome as durant going to texas or beasley going to k state... that list, i'm sure could go on and on, but we'll stick with those two... somehow, and i'm pretty sure i know how, kansas has not only survived the loss of recruits like this, but succeeded even further in spite of it... in fact, here's my thought on that... first, their talent helped us ultimately prepare for bigger games against lesser talented go-to-players. second, those one-and-done players that want more scoring opportunities than demands on the defensive end are not immoral people, but rather don't fit into the "team" concept that our guys do... i think selby is a rare exception to that, and henry wasn't so bad at that either. lastly, for all those haters out there saying that kansas never gets the great recruits... guess what you're doing for the guys we DO win in recruiting battles... they get motivation to prove you wrong, with a game tying 3-pointer in the championship game, or a triple double against drake in the following year's tourney... we win conference championships and bring in another 30+ win season. they work as a team, they play better defense and they make you fall in love with them. this is no circus where clowns come for the fame and fortunes, they ascend to allen field house for the shivers down their spine as they run through tunnel, for the participation in a historically legendary program, for the victories and the chance to truly become quality players and people. kansas doesnt need the best of the best individual athletes to take home the ultimate prize... they need the best of the best teammates and that's what HCBS is best at finding. rock chalk jayhawk, go KU.

last but not least, with nebraska and colorado out of the conference, competition actually heats up. with that, more national coverage is bound to take place... the texas vs kansas rivalry will grow and prosper into lucrative publicity since we'll always play them twice per year. if baylor continues to progress, same goes for that match up. k-state is MUCH better than a decade ago, and oklahoma state is often considered a tourney bound team. outside of iowa state, the big 12 actually was done a favor by losing two of the lowest performing teams in the conference... that alone could help recruit better talent for the big 12 and kansas in particular. oklahoma state grabbing the #4 recruit in the country helps get that ball rolling.

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oldalum 3 years, 11 months ago

The loss of Colorado and Nebraska should also help our RPI rating through playing against a stronger conference.

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Chris Bruning 3 years, 11 months ago

http://theshiver.com/2010/10/nash-a-poke/ Nash said alot of good stuff about KU, sounds like he was a KU lean coming into late night........

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Chris Bruning 3 years, 11 months ago

typical recruit talk?? yeah basically the same words....but i felt LeBryan was more sincere than most. anyways its good for the big 12 regardless, i can barely stand to listen to any college basketball analyst anymore these days.....Bob Knight is actually pretty good when it comes to kansas, and Fran Fraschila

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bennybob 3 years, 11 months ago

Man this site is filled with KU homers so biased its sickening.

Anyone that is truly objective and honest with themselves should come to the conclusion that up to this point, the 2011 recruiting class has been a huge failure.

And looking at what recruits are left, there isn't much hope its going to get any better.

Our Big 12 streak is going to be in serious danger the next few years.

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Jaminrawk 3 years, 11 months ago

Geez. They already got Naadir Tharpe an ESPNU100 player and are still in the running for Ben McLemore and Angelo Chol. Not to mention the fact that THREE years in a row Self has snagged decommits from other big school in Spring. Relax.

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Rick Arnoldy 3 years, 11 months ago

"Man this site is filled with KU homers so biased its sickening."

Uh, it's a KU centered web site. What are you expecting?

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Tallhawk 3 years, 11 months ago

KU will be just fine year in and year out with HCBS, E. Johnson will be here for at least 3 more years, the 2012 recruiting class is what this coaching staff is banking on, tons of talent and we will make it a top 10 class. Stay positive, do not get too worked up over kids that will most likely be 1 & done, have faith in your Head Coach and his staff, if you want proof, just watch and see again how Kentucky do, they are always going to be good, but I do not see them winning the Championship with 1 & dones year in and year out. Go Hawks. Enjoy the weekend !!!! Always great to be a JayHawk.

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Jaminrawk 3 years, 11 months ago

I agree. If anything losing guys like Rivers, Nash, etc only affects next year because those guys are one-and-done. Thankfully, KU does have some kids like EJ, Releford, Thomas, Wooldridge, Withey, etc that were recruited by some really big schools and look like guys destined to start. Heck, Tyshawn will likely be back next year and maybe the Morris twins too (you never know). I would have LOVED to land those guys but it doesn't mean KU is going to crumble at all. We're spoiled by the amount of McDonalds AA's Williams and Self have brought to KU over the years but we've lost our share of guys and came out on top. You think recruits like Willie Warren, J'Mison Morgan and Nick Calathes don't second guess their decisions when they committed? I'm sure they were all watching on TV when Kansas won the national title.

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Layne Pierce 3 years, 11 months ago

KU is not going to fold up because we lost this big fish, but I would suggest that a player of his size and physical attributes, remains our teams achilles heel. We were best when we had a Paul Pierce, a Brandon Rush. We've got bigs and lots of guards, but the smll forward position remains our big question mark. Hopefully Releford and Little can pull it off. I'm not completely certain. What do you all think?

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ParisHawk 3 years, 11 months ago

Totally agree. When Self was at Illinois he was known for the three-guard offense, and when Rush was sitting Sherron replaced him. Rush had no real 3 to back him up his whole time here: he played like 35 minutes a game except when injured his junior year. And he was a last-minute addition!

When Xavier sat last year, who replaced him? Usually a guard.

I'm rooting for Little and Releford, but whatever happens we've got lots of talent and only the first 7 or 8 players will matter at the end of the year, whatever their position. Self will play the best 3 bigs and the best 4 non-bigs, whoever they are.

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Coyotehawk 3 years, 10 months ago

For those of you who actually thought KU even had a chance at this kid, well, i've only one thing to say

NUTS

Nash was OSU bound from day one. Look beyond the spotlight people. Family ties have more to do with recruiting then just about any other factor when it comes to chosing a school.

Writing was on the wall on this one. Not sure why so many people are suprised.

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