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Men's Basketball Recruiting

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Notebook: Prep Trae Young has two picks to make

Before he announces his college choice, blue-chip basketball prospect Trae Young still has to announce where he’ll be playing his senior year of high school. By Gary Bedore

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KU targets Porter, Young featured in KC Classic

The opening tip of the marquee game of the KC Classic basketball tournament went to MoKan Elite point guard Trae Young, who after a couple dribbles, launched a deep lob pass to fellow blue-chip college prospect Michael Porter, Jr., who flushed it — one-handed of course.

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Top preps in local hoops tourney

Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young, two of the top basketball prospects in the recruiting Class of 2017, will be playing for Mokan Elite EYBL at this weekend’s KC Classic at Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 247Sports reports. By Gary Bedore

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Josh Jackson makes ‘Super Five’ team

Incoming Kansas University freshman Josh Jackson was named to the 44th-annual Louisville Courier-Journal Super Five team, which honors the country’s top high school players. By Gary Bedore

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Self: Azubuike "an impact guy right off the bat"

KU men's basketball coach Bill Self on Friday spoke publicly about the addition of 7-foot big man Udoka Azubuike, and it's clear from Self's comments that the Jayhawks are expecting big things from their new big man right away.

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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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