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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 Rivals.com’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 Rivals.com, 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 Rivals.com 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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Weekend visitors likely part of plan by KU basketball

Marcus Garrett was scheduled to arrive in Lawrence on Friday morning and Chaundee Brown on Saturday. Both are highly coveted Class of 2017 hoops prospects and one of them already has pledged his services to Kansas and head coach Bill Self. According to Rivals.com recruiting analyst Eric Bossi, it might not be merely a coincidence that these two were brought to town at the same time. By Matt Tait

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Top 30 player in 2017 Class adds name to KU's Late Night list

On Friday, forward Cody Riley, the No. 29-ranked player in the Class of 2017, according to Rivals.com, told Shay Wildeboor of JayhawkSlant.com that he, too, was planning a trip to Late Night. By Matt Tait

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Add another to KU's Late Night visit list

Five-star Bishop Miege prospect Bol Bol confirms plans to attend

Bishop Miege standout Bol Bol, the son of former NBA player Manute Bol, has added his name to the ever-expanding list of visitors for this year’s Late Night in the Phog event at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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2017 PG Collin Sexton to attend KU's Late Night in the Phog

Collin Sexton, one of the top point guards in the 2017 recruiting class and the No. 12 overall player in the Rivals.com rankings, is planning to visit Kansas for Late Night in the Phog the weekend of Oct. 1. By Matt Tait

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Late Night visit list grows by one

Earlier this week, KU's list of Late Night in the Phog visitors for the Oct. 1 extravaganza grew by one, when Class of 2018 point guard Brandon Williams became the latest to make his intentions known. By Matt Tait

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