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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DeAndre Daniels delays decision until Thursday morning

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DeAndre Daniels, the No. 10-ranked player according to Rivals.com in the class of 2011.

DeAndre Daniels, a 6-foot-8 small forward from IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., has delayed his decision on a college until Thursday morning.

Daniels, the No. 10 player in the nation according to Rivals.com, will choose between Kansas, Texas and Oregon. Duke also is a factor in his recruitment.

Rivals.com national recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer believes that Daniels' choice is Texas, as written on the national Rivals.com recruiting board.

The 180-pound Daniels originally committed to Texas on July 3, 2009. After decommitting in August of 2010, Daniels last January was believed to be KU-bound for second semester of the 2010-11 school year with his IMG teammate, Christian Garrett.

Garrett did join the KU program as a walk-on, however Daniels returned to IMG to complete his senior year.

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Dee Shaw 2 years, 11 months ago

A week later and sttttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllllllllllllllllllllll waiting. Just wanting to make sure he makes the right choice. Joke.

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Dee Shaw 2 years, 11 months ago

Still waiting and it is Tuesday morning. Five days later and 120 hours later. WOW. Drama Queen.

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Dee Shaw 2 years, 11 months ago

Monday morning May 23 and still no answer.

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Marvin Blackburn 2 years, 11 months ago

Can you imagine the infighting that must be going on inside the Daniels household right about now?

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JayDocMD 2 years, 11 months ago

There once was an hombre named Deandre. Basketball and indecision were his forte. An array of dates were set, with no deadlines yet met, Let's hope to Yahweh there's a payday.

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NorthCoastHawk 2 years, 11 months ago

I have an update. I recently saw DD through the back window of a May 21 doomsday Winnie. 6:00pm Saturday... Why bother committing right????

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matlockhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

  1. I know this has been mentioned, but which Thursday are we talking about?

  2. If he is this messed up on his days of the week- a. How is he going to make it to class? b. How is he going to do in class? c. How (in the world) will he remember the number of the player that he is supposed to be guarding?

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IrishDaddy 2 years, 11 months ago

Perhaps daddy wants to be joining the KU coaching staff for BIG $$$$$$$$.

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MrWalleye2U 2 years, 11 months ago

The way i see it, DD could end up being a cancer. If he can't agree with his dad on where to go, tells me he needs to grow up. Stay away if your heart isn't 100% Kansas Jayhawks. I'm done checking for updates on a kid that will end up being another Xavier Henry.

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actorman 2 years, 11 months ago

It's been a while since I was in class, but as I recall, Friday comes after Thursday, and the headline still says "Daniels delays decision until THURSDAY morning." Well???????

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sekjayhawker 2 years, 11 months ago

i've crunched the starting lineups as has most fans for next year...we need this guy...we need added depth...to play our everyone plays style of game, we can only hope for a down conference year, which is likely. Just remember this last year was to be a "rebuilding year" as well. We laugh at that! HCBS, DM and the gang will coach up everyone. TT will know he's the one leading the team, instead of always wondering about who's team it is. TR will be sick inside and dipping out as well. He will find himself on the line a bunch! DD...KU is the place for you! You will find no better experience and lifelong connection in any other program.

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cobweb 2 years, 11 months ago

It's nice to be wanted. I'm jealous. Let the kid take his time and get it right. I couldn't find my ass with both hands at his age.

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boomrsoonr26 2 years, 11 months ago

For us to say that Texas fans want DeAndre just as bad as we do, well thats just not true. I guarantee Texas fans havent been watching and refreshing their UTSports.com equivelant like most of us have. I can honestly say that we are watching this sooo closely b/c the fanbase believes we need this kid to compete next year for a Big 12 minus 2 title. UT fans are only refreshing their page to see if Mack Brown killed Austin Box. Too soon?

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justinryman 2 years, 11 months ago

Well??????????????????????????????????????

Wait for it, wait......

Yeah yeah yeah still waiting. So not cool any more.

Moving on!!!

What? What was that? Oh nothing as usual.

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matlockhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

If his on court decision making ability is this uncertain, do we really want him to be a Jayhawk?

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phog 2 years, 11 months ago

Next time send the check as Over Night mail !!!!!!!!!!!

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Robert Robinson 2 years, 11 months ago

I'm pretty sure this is a sign that he will not be coming to Kansas. Wonder if he's back to trying to get in to Duke.

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bad_dog 2 years, 11 months ago

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Jayhawklegacy 2 years, 11 months ago

He atleast could of said he wasn't going to make a decision today!!!!!

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ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 11 months ago

I have unlimited Internet on my phone but my provider just sent me a text saying "dude really? Enough!"

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nuleafjhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

I hope some of y'all have seen Jamari Traylor in a whole new light. At least he can make a decision!!

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Steve Gantz 2 years, 11 months ago

How dare he keep all of us fans waiting like this. I mean how many times a day do I have to type in kusports.com? Getting a little tired of it.

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dynamitehawk 2 years, 11 months ago

I used to wake up at 8:45 PM many, many times in college.

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MrWalleye2U 2 years, 11 months ago

Texas has a whole team of 4 and 5 star players coming in. Come to KU if you want to play more then five minutes a game.

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Janet Olin 2 years, 11 months ago

This is a big decision, and he should weigh it carefully. To be fair to himself, the coach and team he chooses, he should be 'all in' and fully committed to his choice.

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Janet Olin 2 years, 11 months ago

This is a big decision, and he should weigh it carefully. To be fair to himself, the coach and team he chooses, he should be 'all in' and fully committed to his choice.

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brooksmd 2 years, 11 months ago

Nothing? No tweet, no facebook? I'll check back next Thursday morning.

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Kevin Heath 2 years, 11 months ago

Funny the DeAndre Daniels is an anagram for: A DEADLINES NERD.

Although DeAndre Daniels is also an anagram for: AxxL END DESIRED (you figure out what letters are missing)

Yes...see what we have become...way too much time on our hands.

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Laura Hrabak 2 years, 11 months ago

LJW please give us some kind of update even if its just another place to restart the comments...lol

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nuleafjhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 DeAndre Daniels delays decision until Thursday morning

By J-W Staff Reports

Is it REALLY still Thursday morning somewhere in the world ?

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William Blake 2 years, 11 months ago

I thought stretching was a good thing?!


ten·sion    [ten-shuhn] –noun 1. the act of stretching or straining. 2. the state of being stretched or strained. 3. mental or emotional strain; intense, suppressed suspense, anxiety, or excitement.

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Michael Pannacciulli 2 years, 11 months ago

i'm sure he meant to say, "next thursday"...

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JayDocMD 2 years, 11 months ago

How do you type the Jeopardy theme song?

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Mike Barnhart 2 years, 11 months ago

Once again it's prom season and once again we Jayhawk fans sit and wait for some primadonna high school hoopster to accept our invitation to the dance. It's getting really old. It's a trend unlike any other school in the country. These are just the names I recall of the top of my head: Charlie Villinuava, Brandon Rush, the Morris twins, Xavier Henry, Josh Selby, and now three guys in one day.

Someone please explain to coach Self that there's an EARLY signing period designed to avoid this fiasco!

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WisconsinJayhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THURSDAY MORNING TO GET HERE!!!

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ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 11 months ago

From now on I suggest we add talley marks for each time we check/refresh this story.

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I41R4KU 2 years, 11 months ago

Just had a tornado touch down behind my house in Colorado Springs. It was a welcome distraction to sitting here hitting "refresh" over...and over...and over...and over...and over.

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bradyporningstar 2 years, 11 months ago

DANIELS IS OURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WELCOME TO LAWRENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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claycountyjayhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

Everyone just calm down.Im sure he's just waiting to see if coach cal's last minute bank transfer went thru.

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Gil Ek 2 years, 11 months ago

Thursday of what month/year?

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Tony Bandle 2 years, 11 months ago

Let's assume DD is gone.

Front line has Braedon and Jamari on board to give 10 hard fouls to protect TRob and Jeff Point guard is covered by Tyshawn, Elijah and Nadiir. Shooting guard is covered by BenMac, Conner and Christian Swing man is Travis and Justin.

On paper from the 2010-2011 team, that's 1 starter[Tyshawn], 2 first off the bench guys[TRob, Elijah], 1 redshirt[Conner], 2 walk-ons[Justin, Christian], 2 reserves [Jeff, Travis] and 4 frosh[Braedon, Jamari, BenMac, Nadiir]

I'd say this coming season will be very interesting and we won't have to worry about the curse of being a #1 seed.

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BewareOfThePhogOnTheWater 2 years, 11 months ago

@missourijayhawk You have apparently been in Mizery too long. Get out now while you still can and are somewhat sane.

We will be just fine with or without DeAndre. I would rather have him, but I'm really over these primadonna one-and-done, media-hype types. Come on, DeAndre, either commit to KU or not, but it is time to move one way or another.

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William Weissbeck 2 years, 11 months ago

I really don't think Self got better recruits at U of I. Champaign-Urbana is a hard place to recruit to, even for kids from Chicago. He recruited a different level of recruit and had the luxury of filling in spots with serviceable players from Illinois. There just aren't that many serviceable BB players in Kansas. At KU, he is up every year against the cream of the recruiting schools. It's always Duke, UK, UNC and resurgent west coast schools, not to mention Texas in the local neighborhood. We had Selby. Would have been nice if Harrison Barnes saw some regional loyalty, but maybe for an Ames, Iowa guy, leaving the Big 12 was the best thing if he wasn't going to Iowa State. We just don't have the advantage of having a local stud in the neighborhood every year, like Michigan State or Ohio State. And while I love KU, it is not UNC or Duke, nor is it in the Big East. And I have no idea what Calapari puts in the UK vending machines.

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I41R4KU 2 years, 11 months ago

MO-J...uh...we got top-5 recruits (arguably the top recruit) each of the last two years.

Anywho...

It is indeed amazing that nobody that knows anything hasn't let something "slip" yet. It's clear, at this point, that he's a tight-lipped kid...wow.

One way or the other, I'm just ready to move on. I mean, if I hit "refresh" one more time on the three pages I have open...welllll...I might just throw the computer out the window instead.

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missourijayhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

How can noone know what this kid is doing. Maybe he doesn't really want to play college basketball!!! Why is it that we cannot get these big time recruit's anymore. We have been missing out on all of our big time targeted guy''s the last couple of year's what's going on. Thought Bill and his staff knew how to recruit...He got better guy's to go to Illinois....

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wrwlumpy 2 years, 11 months ago

This just in.... No decision yet.

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jbrownjib 2 years, 11 months ago

Well it's Thurs evening and no DeAndre?

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brooksmd 2 years, 11 months ago

Guess I'll go back out and do some more pressure washing on the patio.

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brooksmd 2 years, 11 months ago

Just saw on ESPN that Turg snagged Martin's top assistant/recruiter.Dalonte Hill to join him at Maryland. And Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box has died after being found unresponsive in El Reno, OK. No cause given.

Just thought I'd provide some kind of news since nothing seems to be coming out of Florida.

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justinryman 2 years, 11 months ago

Well there is always tomorrow, and the next day and the day after that and all of next week, all of June too.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Daniels? Daniels? Has anyone heard from Daniels?

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ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 11 months ago

I'm out too. And I just became a grumpy old guy that doesn't get today's youth. If you can't understand 16300 fans at every game, the best facilities, and coaching staff in the country then. . .This is the part off college athletics that every coach talks about when they have to describe the part of the job they don't like. Being strung along by a high school kid while aau coaches,agents, and financial advisors operate in the shadows (and don't kid yourself, they work for us too).

So if he comes, great, welcome to the family. If he doesn't, who cares!

Oh...and...fire turner!

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classof94 2 years, 11 months ago

This just in. Apparantly Roy's private jet just scheduled a flight to FL with Barnes and Jordan on the guest list.

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Jayhawklegacy 2 years, 11 months ago

I called in sick today is that crazy?

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Jayhawklegacy 2 years, 11 months ago

He could be having a heart to heart with CS right now that has lasted an hour or two! I hope that isn't the case unless he is telling him how much he can't wait to be here!

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brooksmd 2 years, 11 months ago

Well let's see, it's 3:26 here so that means 4:26 in Florida so I'm sure classes are over. hmmmm Maybe he can't reach HCBS on the phone to tell him. The kid is playing it for all he can imho.

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KUbsee69 2 years, 11 months ago

Bottomline: Nobody said which Thursday.

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Jayhawklegacy 2 years, 11 months ago

Well when you have crazy Hawk fans like most of us are, then this type of thing drives us nuts! I have been checking his status everyday for 6 months. My wife thinks I'm crazy, my friends think I'm crazy, but hey I bleed everything crimson and blue!

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jhawkd 2 years, 11 months ago

"As KU fans we have high standards and by yanking us around for this long does not bode well for his popularity."

This cracks me up. Really?? Yanking us around? Nobody knows why it is taking this long. For all we know, he got in a car wreck or had a family emergency. People need to relax and not take EVERYTHING so seriously. Enjoy life people, it doesn't last very long (apparently we only have two more days anyway).

BTW, my guess is that nobody will even care about this day in 6 months.

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Hank Cross 2 years, 11 months ago

This is absurd. I'd love for KU to pull the offer just to show that it won't get jerked around like this. As it stands now, the team is good enough to compete for the B12 reg season and tourney titles and can make a run at the S16 from a 4-5 seed. Spend next year building the core and reload for a title run in '12-'13.

BTW this isn't a life changing decision for him. If he's as good as they say, he'll be in the NBA in a year or two anyway and it won't matter if he wore crimson and blue or dirt-colored burnt orange or puke green.

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Jayhawklegacy 2 years, 11 months ago

I think he decides to go to oregon, figures out they can't compete with the elite and transfers to Texas! Then while at Texas suffers an injury and yet transfers again to Kansas. Plays one season for us then decides for the Nba. That has what this recruiting process has felt for me!

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JayDocMD 2 years, 11 months ago

Just noticed Deandre is listed on Ebay. The hold up, it turns out, is that nobody has hit the minimum bid price yet.

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cobweb 2 years, 11 months ago

Come on guys. He's a kid. Give him a break. This is a big deal. He might be trying to decide whether KU or Texas coeds are hotter.

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Kevin Heath 2 years, 11 months ago

I'm out, don't care any more. If he comes here he obviously isn't 100% committed. If he goes to Texas he obviously isn't 100% committed...either the people doing his PR are total idiots.

DeAndre, good luck with your decision. You have the second winningest program in college basketball with a fan base that would love to have you, a team with 5 national championship banners hanging from the rafters, the court named after its first coach who happened to invent the game, a team that just lost three players early and by some projections (whether we all agree or not) may all three be lottery picks in the draft, and you have a team which has won the last 7 conference regular season championships. You have guaranteed playing time on that team. Oh, and you have two of your current teammates and friends who will be on the team. If you are still struggling with your decision I'm concerned you won't qualify because it doesn't take a brain surgeon to see which is the better deal.

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Tony Bandle 2 years, 11 months ago

A haiku:

Deandre to choose

Deciding a decision

Does not come easy.

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Kevin Heath 2 years, 11 months ago

This just in:

Bubba Ray Smith of RivalScoutsYahooZagsBlowsHisNose.cn is reporting the following:

DeAndre Daniels, a basketball recruit given 8 thumbs up by Homer Simpson, is consulting Jason Biggs of American Pie fame to decide whether he should face the media as cool, hip DeAndre or laid-back and relaxed DeAndre. Once this decision is made he will move on to the boxers or briefs decision, then he will decide where to play basketball. More to follow...

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JayDocMD 2 years, 11 months ago

Deandre Daniels rearranged...

Deadline Snared (ummmm, no) A deadline ends (someday?)


A Slander Denied (Duke admissions dept.)

Dad Ensnared Lie (KU>TX)

Saddened Learn I (that Deandre TX > KU ?)

Anal Ridden Seed (Deandre's thoughts on IrishDaddy)

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RockChalk26 2 years, 11 months ago

One thing is certain. Daniels is committed to not committing.

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armynut58 2 years, 11 months ago

litlmikeyb, Right there with ya brother. Have my FB and Twitter accounts refreshing every 30 seconds. Still have a bad feeling DD is headed south. :(

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KUcrazyinCT 2 years, 11 months ago

There's a silent auction somewhere in the US right now where Calapari and Barnes are submitting their bids for the kid's services...

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litlmikeyb 2 years, 11 months ago

I don't remember the last time I clicked "Refresh" this many times on a page in a single day...

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jchief40 2 years, 11 months ago

Daniels just committed to K State.

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justinryman 2 years, 11 months ago

Well here it is at 1:18 CST and there has been no new headlines saying on what his choice is.

So now what? When?

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bradyporningstar 2 years, 11 months ago

he's coming, he's coming, he's here!!!!!!!!

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Kevin Heath 2 years, 11 months ago

Correct me if I'm mistaken here, but I'm fairly certain there will be no signing. There will be no binding commitment of any kind. The signing period has ended, and NCAA rules stipulate a LOI is invalid if signed outside the signing period. At this point all we have to go on is his word when he makes the announcement. I don't think anything is binding until he has attended class at his school of choice at this point.

He can say he is coming to Kansas or going to Texas, but he won't need a release to change his mind...he can just change it as the wind blows until he enrolls and attends class at a University.

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eddiesuttonschoolofdriving 2 years, 11 months ago

If he comes to KU, I don't care how he ends up picking KU, even if he just accidentally signs the wrong letter of intent. He wants to advance to the next level and is going to play hard no matter where he goes. Xavier deferred to his brother's wishes by coming to KU, and regardless of what you thought of his game, he was a good teammate. Its not like Daniel's dad wants to send him to Siberia and he wants to go to the French Riviera, he's picking between two great places.

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brooksmd 2 years, 11 months ago

If you read the latest post on Zagsblog, he says DeAndre's dad likes KU and ultimately the two of them have to be on the same page as both have to sign the letter, so I'm thinking DeAndre wants to go to UT. I like his dad's thinking, but I would rather DeAndre want to come to KU and not because his dad pushed him. However, if it is supposed to be between KU and UT why does Zagoria have a Kensucky image in the posting? Could it be another late phone call from Calisleazy has thrown a monkey wrench into it?

http://www.zagsblog.com/2011/05/18/deandre-daniels-saga-drags-on/#more-52552

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classof94 2 years, 11 months ago

Hope he doesn't take this long to decide to shoot or pass. The ball will stick like never before.

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00000 2 years, 11 months ago

The production value on his ESPN show was a little too low, so Industrial Light & Magic is tweaking some of the visuals. Give 'em time, people! Those AT-AT walkers aren't going to design themselves.

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jayhawkinnc 2 years, 11 months ago

Deandre, Thursday morning has come and gone. It's afternoon now. WTF is your decision?!

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darockchalk 2 years, 11 months ago

no it was to get a rise out of them which i did

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darockchalk 2 years, 11 months ago

Ha! Ha! you all are the tools i played you like a hoe! Ha Ha!

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Troll_or_AntiTroll 2 years, 11 months ago

His coach said the "decision" would be this morning. He did not say the "announcement" would be this morning. We should probably have that in a month or two.

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Steve Gantz 2 years, 11 months ago

If he brings us what our last two ballyhooed recruits brought us, then what are we getting all worked up about?

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bradyporningstar 2 years, 11 months ago

rock chalk daniels is a hawk!!!!!!!!! WELCOME ABOARD DANIELS!!!!!!!

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Nick Cole 2 years, 11 months ago

It is 12:12 here in FL. What's the hold up?

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Bob Weinstein 2 years, 11 months ago

It is no longer morning in Florida

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milehighhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

Is this going to be streamed online anywhere?

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William Blake 2 years, 11 months ago

DeAndre Daniels - Myth or Magic

  1. His real height is 7'4 or 6'8"?

  2. He weighs 190 lbs or 380 lbs?

  3. He once drank 156 16-US-fluid-ounce (470 ml) beers in one sitting?

  4. He had a major feud with a guy named Jake "The Snake?"

  5. He is well known as "Fezzik?"

DeAndre "The Giant"

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JHAWK34TRUTH 2 years, 11 months ago

Some of you guys sound like trolls...quit blasting the kid before he even make his decision! Just enjoy the ride and quit having your panties in a bunch..patience, that's the name of the game now..so wait before you make any assumptions.

DD, we can use a gifted player like you and I'm sure coach self and manning knows how to put you in the right position to use you to your full potential.

Self > Barnes when it comes to the X&O

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cobweb 2 years, 11 months ago

Kids wait until the last minute because they want to see who stays in the draft so they can get playing time. Not Self's fault. Besides, he had a great Tulsa team with guys you never heard of.

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lee3022 2 years, 11 months ago

I love the passion among Jawhawk fans. It shows here and it really shows in Allen FIeldhouse. I trust his coach that we can wait one more day. It is a good sign to me that that day has been delayed.

I say the decision in KU.

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brad53 2 years, 11 months ago

Come on DD you want to see a sell out crowd every night you got to come to Kansas, the only sell out you will see at Texas is when KU comes to town.

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Robert Brock 2 years, 11 months ago

The way the Daniels recruitment has gone, I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't hold a press conference to announce that he is going to re-classify to the Class of 2012 and will start over.

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LaJHawk666 2 years, 11 months ago

Of course, it's way too early to tell, but I don't think DD is any more of a one-and-done than McLemore, whom I think will be here for at least two years. DD needs to bulk up some more.

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AZHawk72 2 years, 11 months ago

Though I doubt many will agree...

...we probably landed the player we NEEDED the most, now we need to pull off an upset to get the player almost everyone WANTED the most. Our assets seem to be his two former teammates now here and the departure of Morningstar and Little, which, seemingly, has left the wing up for grabs. It sounds like Daniels is a wing who can play shooting guard while McLemore is a shooting guard who can play the wing, which might be the bone of contention.

When Daniels seemed to be headed this way at the mid-year, he must have been given the impression that Hamilton was staying due to another late-season fade. With Hamilton booking with the two freshmen studs, Texas must have crawled to IMG begging for another shot.

If D.D. is, indeed, a potential one-and-done, he has to see the advantage of having Taylor and Johnson setting him up well instead of a very talented freshman. The talented veterans who've been through the wars will make D.D. look better quicker. This, along with a wide-open shot to start at the wing, is why he should sleep well tonight, enjoying the peaceful silence because it's going to get really loud once he steps into the Fieldhouse.

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lhohman3 2 years, 11 months ago

Penny Hardaway was also a "whippet". 6'7" 195. I think D. Manning could teach DD some NBA-ready post moves. That is where his game is probably lacking.

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Laura Hrabak 2 years, 11 months ago

Hey the video every one keeps posting saying that he has made his decision for Texas is from Dec...he is just delaying to give Traylor a lil love...tommorow he'll be rock chalking it up!

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CrodieBroyle 2 years, 11 months ago

Darrell Arthur had a good dream the night before as well

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IrishDaddy 2 years, 11 months ago

Guess the check in still in the mail....

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Jaminrawk 2 years, 11 months ago

His coach said something on the radio today that I thought seemed interesting, something to the extent of "KU fans have waited a long time, one more day won't kill them." Almost seemed promising. I'm probably reading in though. Hope he has a dream about KU tonight.

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Jaminrawk 2 years, 11 months ago

His coach said something on the radio today that I thought seemed interesting, something to the extent of "KU fans have waited a long time, one more day won't kill them." Almost seemed promising. I'm probably reading in though. Hope he has a dream about KU tonight.

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Cameron Schienebeck 2 years, 11 months ago

If he does go to Texas it will be a disappointment, but at the same time there are a lot of great recruits available in the 2012 class. I'd much rather have the extra scholarships available for them.

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lrahardja 2 years, 11 months ago

DeAndre Daniels shoots like one of the greats KU had (P Pierce), smooth shooting... also penetrates like one. Same position, about the same height... Pierce was a starter for 3 years. DD looks more skilled as a HS player than Pierce was. Let's see...

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lrahardja 2 years, 11 months ago

No dream tonight... very simple - if DD wants to win, he will come to KU. KU has strong returning players such as T Taylor (PG), T Robinson (PF), key supporting role players in E Johnson (SG/PG), and Jeff Whitey (C). DD plays a different role than these guys mentioned. If he goes to Texas, who will support him to get the "W"? Texas top contributors are either in the NBA draft or graduated. Texas lost all 4 front-court players. Texas' best player next year will be their bench player in J'Covan Brown?

Come and join KU!!!

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Ralster Jayhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

Good comments, guys. Im not quite understanding the theory of not wanting to share the spotlight--they are 2 frosh, who if both choosing KU--then simply are 2 teammates coming to a new "team". Its still about "team" at KU, especially with what Self tells recruits, so Im not getting the "me" factor.

2nd point: Is Daniels really 6'8 and 180lbs? 20 lbs. lighter than 6'1 RussRob, or 6'2 Selby? And 20 lbs lighter than 6'8 200# Justin Wesley? Who knows if this kid (emphasis on 'kid') is a wing or a post? 3 or a 4? Or a featherweight tweener? You almost have to play 210 lb Releford as a 'emergency 4', like Little was forced to last year. Very odd to me. Just my half-cents worth...

I've seen Jaybate use the term "whippet" to describe the thin-speedy-gazelle-athletic body type. This 6'8 frame weighing 180 lbs would seem to posterize the concept of whippet. Should be a sight to see. But dont blink. And beware the kansas wind...

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AndOne 2 years, 11 months ago

I'm hoping he has a Darrell Arthur-style dream tonight!

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William Blake 2 years, 11 months ago

DeAndre... meet Andrea... along with DM and CS... your ticket to the NBA lottery!

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woodscolt 2 years, 11 months ago

So far I think we have the kids that wanted to play for KU. Daniels seemed like he would have come here if he could have managed to get financial aid as a student last semester. That was our chance , if it was one at all, and it didn't pan out. I have said all along lacey would stay home and Daniels would go to Texas. Kentucky is second for Daniels. It would have taken an unusual set of circumstances to hedge hedge things towards KU. Hope I'm wrong because we need immediate help up front.

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bhol 2 years, 11 months ago

I remember things working out well when Darrell Arthur delayed his decision by one day. Let's hope the results are similar this time around.

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Sally Presson 2 years, 11 months ago

come on DeAndrea--be a Jayhawk!!! We love our players and fight to the end for you!!! Texas is a great school, but KU is the BEST!!! Hope you pick KU. Just don't do the hat trick--that makes you look silly. Be strong and just say "KU"

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hailtoku 2 years, 11 months ago

Its times like these where I don't believe the recruit has been to a game and Texas or KU.

I just can't imagine going to a Texas game and then a KU game and saying "Oh yeah, Texas is where I want to be".

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Andy Tweedy 2 years, 11 months ago

I've never seen the Traylor kid play, but he looks like a beast physically from what I can see. Everybody gives so much attention to points, but I just simply cannot imagine this kid will not be a horse on the boards. Whatever the case, it will all work out. If he goes somewhere else, just leaves another scholarship for 2012.

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DRsmith 2 years, 11 months ago

Although KU needs a stud, not sure this guy has it all together. Might be better if he went elsewhere.

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Chicago_JHawk 2 years, 11 months ago

From the beginning of his reopening his recruitment, wasn't the generally accepted impression that he preferred UT, but his father preferred KU? If so, it's like the BMac situation in reverse. Better for him to ultimately go where HE wants to, instead of where family may wish.

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lionhawkward 2 years, 11 months ago

I hope we get this kid ,maybe . We need to worry about the team chemistry, Bradley, Bucknell, Northern Iowa, VCU ..... I dont see any of these schools on the radar for the "big"boys.... I remember when we won with 2 or 3 star kids .... Piper , Turg , Barry, Woodberry, RIchard Scott, Magley, Kellogg etc.....

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Clarence Haynes 2 years, 11 months ago

I only hope that we are not in this last minute predicament in the coming years. Too stressful for all involved.

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Jonathan Allison 2 years, 11 months ago

I've never seen Self set the table for a guy like this before.

Coming to Kansas should be a dream come true. You get to play with your buddies at a premier basketball program, where you're almost guaranteed to be a star.

I can't help but believe that KU is the favorite. Hopefully he's just letting Traylor have the spotlight today, before he steals all of the attention in the morning.

Remember that the IMG announcement said that both of these guys would let the coaches know their decisions before they make them public. He probably has already faxed in his LOI and is just waiting to announce it.

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ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 11 months ago

like a bar with a "free beer tomorrow" sign

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osagefire209 2 years, 11 months ago

This is starting to sound more like trouble more then anything else, to much like Josh Selby recruiting and in fact Selby was a one in done player, this is KANSAS not KENTUCKY.

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Dyrk Dugan 2 years, 11 months ago

Two IMG kids now with the Jayhawks....i would say we're the favorite. we can still circle the bases on this recruiting class....c'mon DeAndre! let's be Jayhawks!

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Philip Garver 2 years, 11 months ago

The longer this goes, the better it is for newcomers (Oregon).

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William Blake 2 years, 11 months ago

He just doesn't want to share the limelight with Jamari... and why would he be sharing the limelight if he was picking Texas?

I don't know... logic doesn't seem to be a part of recruiting...

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