A loud contingent of Kansas fans were in the United Center on Wednesday night for the 40th annual McDonald’s All-America game, cheering on future Jayhawk forward Billy Preston. The highly touted prospect did not disappoint them.
A few days after Kansas lost to Oregon in the Elite Eight, KU signee Billy Preston stood in the concourse of the United Center, where he is set to play Wednesday in the 40th annual McDonald’s All-American Game. KU’s defeat still feels like a fresh wound, but the 6-foot-10, 230-pound Preston was looking forward. He’s confident that the loss to Oregon can be the building block for an even brighter future in Lawrence. “It was a great season, we fought hard, that showed we had a lot of fight and heart inside of us,” said Preston. “With that being said, I want to bring that same competitiveness next year.” By Eli Kaberon
In the end, Trae Young just could not leave home. Young, one of the Kansas basketball program’s top remaining targets in the 2017 recruiting class, announced shortly after noon on Thursday that he would attend the University of Oklahoma, picking the hometown Sooners over Kansas and Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait
When it comes to recruiting, there are few things as valuable as making it official. And on Friday evening, that's exactly what the Kansas men's basketball team did with Arizona State transfer Sam Cunliffe. By Matt Tait
Chalk up another transfer for the Kansas men’s basketball team. And this one will be eligible next January after sitting out the second semester this season and first semester next season. Arizona State freshman Sam Cunliffe on Saturday afternoon confirmed that he had committed to KU to continue his college basketball career. By Matt Tait
Despite a visit to Late Night in the Phog last month, highly coveted Class of 2017 guard Collin Sexton announced Thursday that he was headed to Alabama.
A few months after becoming the first player in the 2017 recruiting class to orally commit to the Jayhawks, four-star combo guard Marcus Garrett on Wednesday became the first player in the class to sign with Kansas. By Matt Tait
Another Class of 2017 target for the Kansas men’s basketball program chose to play his college basketball elsewhere on Monday, when five-star small forward Troy Brown announced that he was headed to Oregon. By Matt Tait
With November fast approaching and a decision from five-star Class of 2017 point guard Collin Sexton expected soon, the No. 7 ranked player in the country, according to Rivals.com, has pinpointed a date for his decision. By Matt Tait
One day after losing Class of 2017 forward Deng Gak to the University of Miami, the Kansas basketball program learned that a top-tier Class of 2018 prospect had chosen to go elsewhere, as well. By Matt Tait
Eric Bossi, of Rivals.com, on Tuesday morning Tweeted that Kansas target Deng Gak, a 6-foot-9, four-star forward from Blairstown, New Jersey, had committed to Miami. By Matt Tait
The Kansas men's basketball program definitely put its best foot forward during a weekend visit from Class of 2017 point guard Trae Young. By Matt Tait
A few notes and nuggets from the recruiting trail, where several KU basketball targets in the Class of 2017 and beyond continue to make news. By Matt Tait
Feedback from Late Night 2016 continues to roll in from a handful of the recruits who were in attendance at this year's season kickoff event at Allen Fieldhouse.By Matt Tait
After visiting Lawrence for Late Night in the Phog on Saturday, Markese Jacobs knew it was the place he wanted to spend his college career.