Class of 2019 PG adds name to list of Late Night visitors

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The row of visitors sitting behind the Kansas bench on Oct. 1 at Late Night in the Phog could soon stretch from baseline to baseline.

Another Kansas target on Wednesday revealed to Matt Scott of TheShiver.com that he was planning to attend this year’s Late Night festivities.

Class of 2019 point guard Markese Jacobs, of Chicago Academy, will make an unofficial visit to KU’s campus the weekend of Oct. 1.

Jacobs, 5-foot-10, 155 pounds, is considered one of the most explosive guards in the 2019 class.

KU assistant Jerrance Howard, a Peoria, Ill., native, is the lead recruiter for Jacobs.

Jacobs joins a list of Late Night attendees that includes current KU commitment Marcus Garrett, guard Troy Brown and point guard Collin Sexton, from the 2017 class, along with point guard Brandon Williams and five-star big man Bol Bol, from the 2018 class, as well as a trio of 2019 prospects in Zach Harvey, Bol teammate Jeremiah Robinson and forward Matthew Hurt from Rochester, Minn.

Offers flying

It’s hard to envision what the Kansas basketball team will look like in 2020 and beyond, but the KU coaching staff is well on its way to making that more clear.

Andrew Slater, of 247Sports, reported on Wednesday that KU was one of three schools to offer scholarships to Class of 2019 prospects Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis, both of whom are ranked near the top of the 2019 recruiting class.

Lewis, a 6-4, 170-pound, five-star shooting guard and Antoine, a 6-5, 175-pound combo guard, both come from Ranney Prep School near Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

Washington and Miami, Fla., were the other schools to offer the teammates. And, with KU recently offering Class of 2018 point guard Jahvon Quinerly, 6-foot, 165 pounds from Hackensack, N.J., Adam Zagoria, of zagsblog.com, recently Tweeted that it was going to be “tough to keep those kids in Jersey. As always.”