Former KU guard Collins to play pro ball in Turkey

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Basketball notes. ...

Former Kansas University point guard Sherron Collins will play professional basketball for Turkish League team Hacettepe Universitesi during the 2011-12 season, reported this week.

The 5-foot-11 Chicago native reportedly reached an agreement on a one-year deal.

Collins, 24, who was not selected in the 2010 NBA Draft, opened last season with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. He also played for the NBADL’s Maine Red Claws, Lithuanian pro team Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and Puerto Rican team Quebradillas Pirates. He reportedly was cut by the Puerto Rican team after reporting out of shape.

Tarczewski waiting for now: Kaleb Tarczewski, a 7-foot senior from St. Mark’s High in Southborough, Mass., is expected to announce for KU, Arizona or North Carolina by the start of school on Sept. 9. He’s’s No. 12-rated player nationally.

“I really don’t think anything’s changed from earlier this summer,” New England Playaz AAU coach John Carroll told the Arizona Daily Star. “His plan was to play in July, go to Adidas Nations, then go home, decompress, and enjoy being a kid. Then start thinking about his decision in the later part of August.”

Muhammad to visit: The country’s No. 1 prospect, Shabazz Muhammad, on Tuesday told he “will visit Kansas” at some point this school year.

Muhammad, a 6-6 senior wing from Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High, is considering KU, Arizona, Kentucky, Duke, UCLA, UNLV and Texas.