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Men's Basketball Recruiting

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KU officially announces signing of No. 1-rated Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson has signed with KU, coach Bill Self announced today.

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Recruit Lightfoot ‘serious’ player

The official website write-up on Saturday’s Ballislife.com All-America game referred to future Kansas University forward Mitch Lightfoot as a “rugged and serious-minded player.”

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KU signee Lightfoot lights up all-star game

Future Kansas University forward Mitch Lightfoot erupted for 32 points to lead all scorers in Saturday’s Ballislife All-America game at Long Beach (Calif.) City College. By Gary Bedore

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Transfer target: Ex-Duke guard Thornton to visit KU

The recruitment of former Duke University basketball point guard Derryck Thornton is about to get serious. Thornton, a 6-2 freshman who recently announced plans to leave the Durham, N.C., school after one season, announced Monday he will visit USC this weekend, then Kansas University a week from today. He also plans to make trips to Washington and Miami before settling on his transfer destination. By Gary Bedore

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Center of attention: KU alone in pursuit of No. 1 prep Ayton

Kansas University’s basketball program, which recently landed a commitment from Josh Jackson, the No. 1 prospect in the high school recruiting class of 2016, also leads for the top player in the Class of ’17. By Gary Bedore

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Self offers Miege duo

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has offered a scholarship to Bishop Miege freshman Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, the son of former KU player Lester Earl, Rivals.com’s Eric Bossi reported Tuesday. By Gary Bedore

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KU coaches meet with Thornton

Needing to reload on the perimeter for the 2017-18 season, Bill Self is recruiting one transfer who played for a basketball blueblood last season. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas basketball coaches hit road recruiting

Kansas University’s basketball coaches were on the road tracking high school juniors in the recruiting Class of 2017 over the weekend, while continuing to work to fill three remaining scholarship slots for the 2016-17 team. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Greed is good in building Kansas roster

It pays to be greedy when assembling a college basketball roster, so even though Kansas University coach Bill Self already has the best collection of Big 12 perimeter players and the best post players, there is no such thing as an embarrassment of riches in sports. The more talent, the better. By Tom Keegan

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Ellis repeats as Big 12 scholar-athlete

Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis on Thursday was named the 2016 Big 12 men’s basketball scholar-athlete of the year for the second straight season. By Gary Bedore

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Top-ranked senior Josh Jackson picks Kansas

Josh Jackson, the country’s No. 1-ranked high school basketball player who vowed to keep his impending college commitment low-key, delivered on his pledge at 7:34 p.m. on Monday.

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Can KU corral another No. 1-and-done today?

Today, for the second time in four years, Kansas University’s basketball program is in position to land a commitment from the country’s No. 1-rated high school player. By Gary Bedore

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Prep Jackson helps U.S. cruise at Hoop Summit

Josh Jackson, the top-rated high school basketball player in the country, scored seven points off 3-of-7 shooting and grabbed four rebounds as Team USA clobbered the World Select team, 101-67, in Saturday’s Nike Hoop Summit in Portland. By Gary Bedore

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Mitch Lightfoot included in All-Star contest

Future Kansas University basketball forward Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-foot-8, 217-pound senior from Gilbert Christian High School in Arizona, has accepted an invitation to play in the Ball is Life All-America game April 30, at Long Beach City College in California. By Gary Bedore

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U.S. Summit coach Goolsby ‘honored’

L.J. Goolsby, who as head coach of KC Run GMC (formerly Pump N Run) the last 13 years has established himself as one of the top youth basketball coaches in the country, this week tries to turn a star-studded group of blue-chip high school basketball players into a true team. By Gary Bedore

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