Men's Basketball Recruiting

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2017 PF Deng Gak picks Miami over Kansas

Eric Bossi, of, 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

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Jayhawks make strong impression on 2017 PG Trae Young during weekend visit

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

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KU basketball recruiting notebook: Oct. 13, 2016

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

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2017 point guard Trevon Duval reopens recruitment

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

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KU basketball lands commitment from 2019 guard Markese Jacobs

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.

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KU's Bill Self says heavy recruiting load nothing new for Jayhawks

In addition to running his team through Boot Camp and spending the bulk of the past couple of weeks on the road tracking targets in the Class of 2017 and beyond, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self found time to offer up a state of the union regarding KU’s current recruiting. By Matt Tait

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Self: Jayhawks not likely to join preseason combine craze

While Duke and Kentucky going to the preseason combine system for its NBA prospect certainly catches the attention of the college basketball world, don’t expect to see Kansas follow suit any time soon. By Matt Tait

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5-star forward Billy Preston eyeing October visit to Kansas

Oak Hill Academy forward Billy Preston, who recently trimmed his list to five finalists, including Kansas, told’s Krysten Peek that he planned to make an official visit to KU “sometime in October.” By Matt Tait

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Jet setting continues for KU coach Bill Self on recruiting trail

The jet-setting continued for Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and his staff on Thursday. And it looks as if it will continue through the rest of the week. By Matt Tait

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KU basketball again makes cut for 5-star forward Billy Preston

Ranked No. 8 in his class by, five-star forward Billy Preston on Tuesday revealed in an updated Final 5 on his Twitter page that Kansas again had made the cut. By Matt Tait

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KU cracks final three for Orlando guard Chaundee Brown

Four-star Orlando shooting guard Chaundee Brown recently eliminated Maryland from his list of finalists and is now down to Kansas, Florida and Wake Forest. That and much, much more from a busy couple of days on the recruiting trail for the KU coaches. By Matt Tait

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Finalist Friday: Jayhawks crack Top 5 for two Class of 2017 prospects

Two highly sought-after Class of 2017 prospects on Friday narrowed their lists of finalists to five schools and KU and Bill Self made the cut for both five-star forward Kevin Knox and four-star point guard Matt Coleman. By Matt Tait

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Elite 2017 PG Trae Young to host KU coaches on Friday

PG Collin Sexton, KU commitment Marcus Garrett also set in-home visits

Highly coveted Oklahoma point guard Trae Young, the 14th-ranked player in the Class of 2017, has set a date for his in-home visit with Kansas. By Matt Tait

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No. 1 overall recruit DeAndre Ayton picks Arizona over Kansas, Kentucky

The Kansas basketball program’s long pursuit of No. 1 ranked prospect DeAndre Ayton ended Tuesday just after 5:20 p.m., when Ayton announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter that he was headed to Arizona. By Matt Tait

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KU commitment Marcus Garrett recaps memorable visit

Garrett tells Kansas target Chaundee Brown: 'It really doesn't get any better'

Kansas commitment Marcus Garrett took his official visit to Lawrence over the weekend and in addition to playing a little 21 and two-on-two with a few current members of the KU squad at the basketball court inside McCarthy Hall, the Dallas native played a small role in helping the KU coaches recruit more talent. By Matt Tait

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