Ivan Rabb, a 6-10 forward from Bishop O’Dowd High in Oakland, California, is the latest player in the Class of 2015 to say he’ll be signing in the spring.
Rabb was slated to visit KU this weekend, but his mom, Tami, told Zagsblog.com she had a conflict at work. They’ll reschedule in order to attend a KU home game this season.
Rabb, who has visited Kentucky, will visit Arizona on Jan. 3. He’s also considering UCLA and California.
“I thought it (Kentucky) was a really nice school,” Tami Rabb told Zagsblog. “The coaching staff was great. It was a lot to think about from the perspective of the business decision. I enjoyed my visit there.”
Of KU, she said: “I know Ivan really likes Kansas a lot. I like the coaching staff and we just want to go see.”
Of the springtime decision, she added: “He wants to play with some different guards in his class and he wants to see where they go.”
Reg-gie, Reg-gie: KU coach Self said he would have invited Hall of Fame baseball player Reggie Jackson into the Jayhawks’ locker room had he known he was at Monday’s KU-Washburn game.
“He was the man,” Self said. “He was one of those guys you either loved or loved to hate. There was no middle ground with him. ‘Oh, Reggie, he’s OK.’ Nobody ever said that. It’s ‘he’s the best’ or ‘he’s the biggest jerk.’ He was a stud.”
This, that: KU sophomore forward Brannen Greene, who suffered a concussion Monday versus Washburn, returned to practice with contact Friday. ... KU will meet Emporia State at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Allen Fieldhouse. ... Self had a football-related tweet on Friday. “Hope I see a lot of you at Memorial Stadium tomorrow. Gonna be a great day, let’s support our guys vs. Iowa State #salutetoservice #rockchalk.”