Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Virginia prep ‘Cat’ Barber plans KU visit


Hampton (Va.) High School senior basketball point guard Anthony “Cat” Barber will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University Aug. 31-Sept. 2, his mother reported Wednesday.

Pam Barber told that the 6-foot-2 Barber would also visit Louisville (Sept. 7-9), North Carolina State (Sept. 14-16) and Alabama (Sept. 21-23).

The deciding factor will be ... “how important education is for them,” Pam said of the college programs. “Just, will Anthony be with someone he’s comfortable with? Is someone going to stop him when he’s wrong, praise him when he’s right?”

KU is also recruiting Barber’s Boo Williams AAU teammate Troy Williams, a 6-6 forward from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. Williams, who is ranked No. 41 nationally (Barber is No. 9), lists KU, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisville, Georgetown, South Carolina, Ohio State, Arkansas and Memphis.

“Anything is possible. They may play together. We’re just not sure right now,” Pam Barber said.

More recruiting: No. 36-rated Semi Ojeleye, a 6-6 senior forward from Ottawa High, has a final list of Duke, Indiana, Oregon and Stanford, reports. ... KU will hold an in-home visit on Sept. 10 with No. 70-rated Demetrius Jackson, a 6-1 senior point guard from Mishawaka, Ind. He has an in-home with Illinois on Sept. 9. ... No. 33-rated Marcus Lee, a 6-9 senior forward from Deer Valley High in Antioch, Calif., will visit Duke on Oct. 27-28, reports. He will also visit Louisville (Sept. 7), Kentucky (Oct. 12) and Indiana (Oct. 20). He has set in-home visits with KU (Oct. 6) and Kentucky (Oct. 16) and has already visited UCLA and California unofficially. ... No. 53-rated Tyler Roberson, a 6-8 senior forward from Roselle (N.J). Catholic, has cut his list to 10 schools: KU, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Rutgers, Seton Hall, SMU, South Carolina, Syracuse and Villanova.


bennybob 1 year, 7 months ago

Dear LJW,

Jermaine Lawrence update please!


Alohahawk 1 year, 7 months ago

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! on their NCAA BB page, mid center under "College Blog Network" released an article about Naismith's original BB rules. Either I somehow missed it, or the LJW has been lax in their coverage, but the article states that it was announced last week (by KU officials) that a building is to be erected at the North East corner of Allen Field House to house the rules. It will be somewhat like a student union, where people could have meetings, eat lunch, Etc.

Sounds like they have the right idea. Make the rules available for everyone to see who visit the campus.


Jack Wilson 1 year, 7 months ago

Did we dodge a bullet in Turner, or did Turner make a huge mistake going to AZ that led to his problems?

I think we dodged a bullet, given how plentiful the weed appeared to be around KU hoops ...


jhawkrulz 1 year, 7 months ago

Anyone think we would have a better chance of landing him if he went by "Hawk" Barber?

I actually think this is the guy self wants and if he wants him, I think he'll land him.

Have Angel Morris give Pam a call, I think they would hit it off!!


flyingfinn 1 year, 7 months ago

How many freakin guards do we need????????


soapisurfriend 1 year, 7 months ago

Take a look at what Randle has been up to as of late. Contrary to the article, I'd say there's no way he goes to UK and I'm certain he would never play college ball with the twins or Wiggins. He wants to be the star of his class, and that bodes well for Kansas. It's also likely why he speaks highly of the guys already commited to Self because Greene and Frankampenstein would be a phenomenal supporting cast.


ccarp 1 year, 7 months ago

Let's fill Memorial against SDSU and show Mr. Barber and family how much we support our Hawks!


Michael Pannacciulli 1 year, 7 months ago

Like that he's coming...don't like that his short list is still a mile long with some closer-to-home schools. I like the dance that is brewing though with Williams important is it that he receives an offer from KU for Cat''s decision making process? Cat will be surrounded by studs one way or another if he chooses KU so from my POV he can't lose by picking KU!


dynamitehawk 1 year, 7 months ago

Cat Barber is a cool name. Really cool. And if Troy Williams comes with him, then I think we should call him Mad Dog Williams.

If we had a Mad Dog and a Cat on the same team it would please me to the point that actual results would not matter.


Eliott Reeder 1 year, 7 months ago

Aloha, it seems you haven't spent much time on the message boards here at KUSports. Aloha, meet Blackmild. Blackmild, this is Aloha. Aloha is an old guy who lives in Hawaii. He reads every article on this site, like many of us, and comments frequently. He is a fellow Jayhawk devotee. Blackmild is a quite frequent poster from the message boards who often has interesting tidbits of relatively inside information on recruits and such that I believe he manages to attain by following various twitter accounts and other KU sports sites. He also famously writes in short, terse sentences using terribly amusing grammar and ALWAYS in all caps. Glad I could introduce you to one another... ;)


april28 1 year, 7 months ago

I live 15 miles north of Ottawa and, sadly, have no back story on Ojeyele...Gary: any ideas on why we aren't involved with him?


David Hall 1 year, 7 months ago



Mike Rotchurtz 1 year, 7 months ago

You gotta like Anthony's mom's guidelines. Makes me like him more and makes me think we have a better shot at him. When education matters to a kid, then Kentucky is out of the picture pretty quick, aren't they? Got a good feeling about this one but something tells me hia buddy doesn't come along.


Alohahawk 1 year, 7 months ago

Jaybate's posts carry a lot of weight and he hates being late, so he didn't wait. On this date he's first out of the gate and stays up to debate the fate of a highly rate(d) recruit. Thanks, mate. ;>P


jaybate 1 year, 7 months ago

Does education matter at KU?


Will Self, staff and board rats be there to stop him when he is wrong, and praise when right?

Double check!

Come on, Anthony!


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