Friday, April 25, 2014
Kansas University basketball signee Cliff Alexander kept his No. 4 national ranking, while Kelly Oubre jumped from 12th to sixth in Rivals.com’s final ratings of the high school recruiting Class of 2014.
Meanwhile, Myles Turner, 6-foot-11 from Trinity High in Euless, Texas, who will announce his college choice at 3 p.m. Wednesday on ESPNU, fell from No. 6 to No. 9 overall. He has a final list of KU, Texas, SMU, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Duke and Texas A&M. Many believe it is a KU-Texas battle for Turner.
KU target Devonte Graham 6-2 from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., who was previously unranked, finishes as the country’s No. 36-rated prospect. Graham, who recently visited KU and North Carolina State, is off to Virginia for a visit today. He may also visit Virginia Tech and Providence.
The top 10 consists of Duke signee Jahlil Okafor, a 6-10 center from Chicago Whitney Young, followed by Emmanuel Mudiay (SMU), Stanley Johnson (Arizona), Alexander, Karl-Anthony Towns (Kentucky), Oubre, Tyus Jones (Duke), Rashad Vaughn (UNLV), Turner and Kevon Looney (UCLA).
Tourney on tap: The Jayhawk Invitational AAU tournament will run today through Sunday at New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, New Century, Kansas, 66031.
Malik Newman, a 6-3 junior shooting guard from Callaway High in Jackson, Miss., who is ranked No. 1 in the recruiting Class of 2015 by Rivals.com, will play for Mo Williams Academy at 8:20 p.m. today and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The No. 10-rated player in the Class of 2015, Terrance Ferguson (6-6, Dallas Prime Prep), also will play for Mo Williams.
No. 3-ranked Diamond Stone, 6-10 junior center from Dominican High in Milwaukee, is slated to play for the Young Legends at 7:10 p.m. today and 12:40 p.m. Saturday.
No. 12-ranked Chance Comanche, 6-10 junior from View Park in Los Angeles, will play for Earl Watson Elite at 8:20 p.m. today and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Josh Jackson, No. 1-rated player in the Class of 2016, will play for 1-Nation at 7:10 tonight and 9:10 a.m. Saturday.
The tournament is open to the public. Admission will be charged. For information go to jayhawkinvitational.com.