Sunday, September 7, 2014
In an interesting recruiting twist, Class of 2015 blue-chip prospects Stephen Zimmerman, Jaylen Brown, Carlton Bragg and Brandon Ingram will visit both Kansas University and Kentucky as a Fab Four group.
They’ll be in Lawrence for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog and Lexington, Kentucky, for the Oct. 17 Big Blue Madness.
“It just happens to be the Midnight Madness stuff at both schools, and that is usually the best time for recruits to visit and when coaches want players to see all the fun they have and when they want us to come,” Zimmerman, a 7-foot senior from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, told centralkynews.com. “It is still kind of like every man for himself, but at the end of the day you have friends and people you can trust, and some players do package deals and stuff.
“You can make it fun to interact or just do what you want to do for yourself. Both work.”
Zimmerman, Rivals.com’s No. 10-rated player who also has set up visits to North Carolina, UCLA and Arizona, said he expects it’ll be tough to pick a school.
“If I like more than one school at the end, I will sit down with my parents and go over each one of them, Zimmerman told the website. “I am a senior now and will be leaving for college soon. I have to look at who will be there when I get to school and playing styles and stuff like that. I have to really get in depth if I don’t just get that natural feel at one school, because at this time I have interest in all the schools.”
The story on Zimmerman is available at http://ljw.bz/1qEMC18
In homes coming: Rivals.com reports that coach Bill Self will hold an in-home visit with No. 3-rated Malik Newman, a 6-3 shooting guard from Callaway High in Jackson, Mississippi, on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, he will visit both No. 2-rated Brown, a 6-7, 200-pound senior 6-7 small forward from Wheeler High in Marietta, Georgia, as well as No. 18 Ingram, a 6-8 forward from Kinston (North Carolina) High.
On Thursday, Self will visit No. 14 Bragg, a 6-9 forward from Villa Angela St. Joseph in Cleveland.
On Friday, he’ll visit with No. 6 Cheick Diallo, a 6-9, 220-pound forward from Our Savior New American in Centereach, New York.
On Sept. 15, Self will hold an in-home with No. 10 Zimmerman.
On Sept. 16, Self will visit No. 7 Ivan Rabb, 6-9, 210 from Bishop O’Dowd in Oakland, California.
And on Sept. 17, he’ll visit No. 19 Tyler Dorsey, 6-4 guard from Pasadena, California.
Svi here Monday: KU freshman guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk of the Ukraine will likely be traveling to KU on Monday, KU coach Bill Self said at Saturday’s KU-Southeast Missouri State football game at Memorial Stadium. If flights don’t work out, he’ll likely be here no later than Thursday.
The 6-foot-8 Mykhailiuk just completed a busy summer in which he played for Ukraine’s FIBA World Cup team and Under 18 team.
Junior offered: KU has offered a scholarship to No. 27-rated junior Isaac Humphries, a 6-10 center from La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, according to Rivals.com. He has also heard from Duke, Arizona and many others.