Sunday, September 4, 2016

Another point guard in the mix for KU?

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting


According to his Twitter account, Class of 2017 point guard Matt Coleman recently received scholarship offers from both Kansas and Duke.

Coleman, the ninth-ranked point guard in the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports, and 37th overall player in the class, according to, has been heavily tied to Shaka Smart and Texas throughout the recruiting process.

His Rivals profile lists 15 scholarship offers including Arizona, UConn, Florida, Indiana, NC State, Texas and Virginia. As of Saturday night, there was no check mark next to Duke, and Kansas did not appear on the list at all.

If the offers are legit, the addition of Coleman into the mix at a position of need would make KU’s pursuit of a point guard to replace Frank Mason — and possibly Devonte’ Graham — very interesting to say the least.

Coleman, 6-2, 170 pounds, is a four-star prospect from Virginia who transferred to famed Oak Hill Academy last year.

“The 2017 PG dominoes are going to be really interesting with Trevon Duval, Trae Young, Quade Green, Tremont Waters & Matt Coleman,” Tweeted recruiting analyst Adam Zagoria, of

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Jayhawks at Memorial

Several members of the Kansas basketball team were in the crowd at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night to cheer on the Kansas football team during its season opening victory over Rhode Island.

Freshman Josh Jackson, senior Frank Mason and others relaxed in the student section and posed for pictures with fellow KU students and KU hoops fans.


Suzi Marshall 5 years, 4 months ago

Self making an offer to Coleman at the late date seems to indicate he's not very confident about signing Duval, Young or any other elite PG. I bet we end up patching together the PG position(s) with grad transfers or international players.

Aaron Paisley 5 years, 4 months ago

Duval won't play college ball anywhere because he won't be academically eligible.

Dirk Medema 5 years, 4 months ago

I don't think Coach is confident about the decision of any HS athlete, and I'm more than happy with the patchwork job he does in recruiting. Mason, Graham, Svi are all part of the patchwork.

Marius Rowlanski 5 years, 4 months ago

Let's not forget that talent we already have lined up following the upcoming season. Shaka Smart seems to be able to establish a personal relationship with these kids just as Self also does. Getting talent out of Texas will be harder if Smart starts to succeed in building a strong program but they are nowhere near that now.

Harlan Hobbs 5 years, 4 months ago

The highlight of this story is the Jayhawks being at the football game. Josh Jackson continues to demonstrate why he is a classy young man. We'll only have him for a year, but what a year that should be. I look forward to following his career here and in the pros. He and Andrew Wiggins will be great ambassadors for KU despite their short tenures in Lawrence. They are blessed with so much talent and character.

Art Jefferson 5 years, 4 months ago

All these guards. I would like to hear about some possible incoming bigs. Hopefully we get someone capable of banging daily in practice with" THE GREAT AND POWERFUL AZ."

Art Jefferson 5 years, 4 months ago

That is if he is still around after this year.

Benny Armstrong 5 years, 4 months ago

Udoka will be back for a sophomore season. He's in the same situation as Svi in that they both came to KU a year ahead of most college freshman as 17 year olds, which means they'd have to stay at least two years before they are eligible for the draft. Only way he might leave before then is to go play pro overseas, but that doesn't seem likely.

John Randall 5 years, 4 months ago

It seems kind of sneaky, bringing in 17-yr olds to side step the OAD and give them a year to assimilate what they can of Self's philosophy (both offense and defense) and then a year to blossom from weeds to flowers.

The 'birther' issue always lurks in the background when dealing with paperwork from Africa or Hawaii ...

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