Eudora High basketball standout Mitchell Ballock announced Sunday night he has orally committed to play college basketball at Creighton University. By Bobby Nightengale
Trae Young, a 6-1 junior point guard from Norman (Okla.) North High, who is ranked No. 26 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, attended the recent KU-Kentucky game with his dad, Rayford, a former standout at Texas Tech.
Josh Jackson, a 6-7 senior shooting guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., this week officially narrowed his list of schools to Kansas University, Michigan State and Arizona.
Future Kansas University basketball player Udoka Azubuike, who orally committed to KU over North Carolina and Florida State on Thursday on ESPNU, happens to be a 16-year-old true center from Nigeria — who, despite not yet starting a weight-lifting program — stands a stout 6-foot-11, 270 pounds. By Gary Bedore
Udoka Azubuike, a 6-foot-11, 270-pound senior center from Potter’s House Christian in Jacksonville, Florida, who is ranked No. 27 nationally by Rivals.com, has orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University next season.
Hillcrest Academy center DeAndre Ayton split his Saturday in Lawrence as a spectator and the main event.
Michael Porter, a 6-8 junior from Tolton Catholic in Columbia, Missouri, scored 35 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in Saturday’s 58-53 victory over Blue Valley Northwest at the Best of the Midwest Showcase at Johnson County Community College. Earlier in the day, the No. 3-rated player in the Class of 2017 attended the Kansas University-TCU game.
Udoka Azubuike, a 6-11 senior center from Potter’s House Christian in Jacksonville, Florida, did not announce his choice on Sunday at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts, as originally planned.
Michael Porter, a 6-foot-8 junior forward from Tolton Catholic in Columbia, Missouri, sat behind the Kansas University bench with his high school teammates during the Jayhawks’ 70-63 win against TCU on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Jarrett Allen, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound senior forward from St. Stephens Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, who is ranked No. 20 in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, tells Zagsblog.com that five schools are recruiting him the hardest.
Marques Bolden, a 6-foot-10 senior forward from DeSoto (Texas) High, who is ranked No. 16 in the recruiting Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, has visited KU, Kentucky, Duke and Oklahoma, and also has TCU on his list.
Kansas University recruiting target Michael Porter, a 6-foot-9 junior forward from Tolton Catholic in Columbia, Missouri, who is ranked No. 3 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, will be playing in the Lawrence area on Saturday.
Josh Jackson, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2016 according to Rivals.com, updated mlive.com on his recruitment Monday, after playing in the Throwdown in Motown in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.
Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches, who today host their annual holiday hoops clinic in Allen Fieldhouse, will also begin preparations for a (10-4) UC Irvine team that visits for an 8 p.m., battle on Tuesday. By Gary Bedore
Josh Jackson, a 6-7 senior guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, California, who is ranked 1 in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, visited Arizona last weekend.