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Men's Basketball Recruiting

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KU hoops prospects to play on TV Saturday

Several Kansas University basketball recruiting prospects will participate in the Under Armour Elite 24 all-star game, set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York. By Gary Bedore

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KU hoops target Mitchell Ballock talk of town

Eudora High sophomore Mitchell Ballock received hugs, high-fives and plenty of pats on the back Tuesday — the day after it was made public that he’d received a scholarship offer to play basketball at tradition-rich Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

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KU hoops offers Eudora’s Ballock

Eudora High sophomore combo guard Mitchell Ballock, who led the Cardinals to the Class 4A-II state championship last March and starred at this summer’s Stephen Curry camp in California, has been offered a scholarship to play basketball at Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas basketball recruiting target Zimmerman nets MVP

Kansas University recruiting target Stephen Zimmerman was named MVP of the Nike Global Challenge last weekend in Chicago. By Gary Bedore

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KU makes prep Dorsey’s top-10 list

Tyler Dorsey, a 6-foot-4 senior combo guard from Maranatha High in Pasadena, California, on Saturday cut his list of schools to 10 and scheduled official visits to two of the finalists — Kansas University and Oregon.

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Jaylen Brown to visit KU, other hoops notes

Jaylen Brown, a 6-7, 200-pound senior small forward from Wheeler High in Marietta, Georgia, will visit KU for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com reported Tuesday. Brown is ranked No. 3 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals.com. He’s also considering UCLA, Kentucky, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida and Ohio State. By Gary Bedore

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KU hoops recruiting: Zimmerman sets up in-home visit

Stephen Zimmerman, a 7-foot senior center from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas who will visit KU for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog, will have an in-home visit with KU’s Self on Sept. 15, Jayhawkslant.com reports. By Gary Bedore

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KU basketball notebook: Landen Lucas begins tour with victory

Kansas University sophomore forward Landen Lucas scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds in Athletes in Action’s victory over a Lithuanian pro team, Saturday in Estonia. Notebook by Gary Bedore

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KU retouches Allen Fieldhouse floor

Allen Fieldhouse will have a shiny, new basketball floor for its 60th anniversary season. Workers started the process of sanding, sealing, painting and buffing KU’s playing surface on July 29 with the court to be available for men’s and women’s practices around Labor Day. By Gary Bedore

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Mentor: Ex-Oregon recruit Kasongo college-ready athlete

Former Oregon signee Ray Kasongo, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound unranked power forward from Canada who will visit Kansas University with his parents Friday through Sunday, as a freshman will be able to hold his own physically against top college talent. So said his mentor, former Louisville player Brandon Bender. By Gary Bedore

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Former Oregon signee Kasongo to visit KU

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self isn’t finished pursuing players in the incoming Class of 2014. The Jayhawks — who still have one scholarship available in recruiting — this weekend are scheduled to host Ray Kasongo, a 6-foot-9 power forward who was recently denied admission to Oregon. By Gary Bedore

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Ukrainian signee named tourney MVP

Incoming Kansas University freshman Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk was named most valuable player of the Under 18 European championship Div. B basketball tournament on Sunday in Sofia, Bulgaria. By Gary Bedore

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KU’s Mykhailiuk lifts Ukraine to Euro tourney final

Incoming Kansas University freshman Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 22 points off 8-of-18 shooting to lead Ukraine to a 65-64 victory over Finland in Saturday’s semifinals of the Under-18 European Championship Div. B tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. Basketball notes by Gary Bedore

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KU’s Ellis, Oubre help out at adidas Nations

Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis and freshman guard Kelly Oubre are working as college counselors at the fifth-annual adidas Nations event Friday through Monday in Los Angeles. Basketball notebook by Gary Bedore

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Bill Self stresses science of hoops to youths

With most of his Kansas University basketball players out of town for a four-week break before the start of first semester classes, Bill Self hit the road Thursday to do some teaching at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Wyandotte County Unit. By Gary Bedore

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