As the Kansas basketball coaching staff continues filling out its 2019 recruiting class the Jayhawks also find themselves in good standing with one of the elite prospects for the Class of 2020.
Whether the news will turn out in favor of the Kansas men’s basketball program remains to be seen, but the Jayhawks should know one way or the other by the end of this weekend whether one of their top recruiting targets will be playing in Lawrence next season. By Benton Smith
The Kansas basketball team’s 2019 recruiting class was dealt a pair of blows on Saturday, when two of the Jayhawks’ targets announced their commitments to other programs.
Over the weekend, the Kansas basketball program, along with the city of Lawrence and KU’s campus, got their shot at impressing graduate transfer Rayjon Tucker, who made an official visit to KU and appears to be zeroing in on making a decision about where he’ll send his final season of college basketball next season. By Matt Tait
After weeks of wondering and speculation, Little Elm, Texas, guard R.J. Hampton on Tuesday made official his decision to reclassify from 2020 into the 2019 class. Hampton, a 5-star prospect who sits very high on KU’s wish list, announced the news in a video on Twitter. By Matt Tait
On the same afternoon that Kansas basketball coaches and players learned center Udoka Azubuike will be back for his senior season, the Jayhawks missed out on a highly regarded prep guard who could have complemented the 7-footer inside. By Benton Smith
The Kansas men’s basketball team has missed out on another top recruit in the Class of 2019. By Matt Tait
Late Night strikes again. The Kansas men’s basketball team on Monday picked up its second commitment from the Class of 2019, when Issac “Mackey” McBride announced he would join the Jayhawks just after 5 p.m. By Matt Tait
Christian Braun’s opportunity to make a name for himself as a Kansas basketball player may still be a ways out. But, according to KUsports.com recruiting insider Matt Scott, the latest KU commitment is well on his way to following in the footsteps of a former KU star who later wrote a book about the way he played. By Matt Tait
A year after Loyola-Chicago basketball coach Porter Moser recruited the Hardwood Classic in Lawrence, he returned this weekend for the 2018 event with a Final Four ring and a whole lot more recognition. By Matt Tait
The Hardwood Classic AAU event out at Sports Pavilion Lawrence capped off its second day on Friday with a spirited dunk and 3-point contest that wowed the crowd and got the adrenaline flowing in all four corners of the massive gym. By Matt Tait
This past weekend might have been all about former college basketball players learning their fate and preparing to make the jump to the NBA, following last Thursday’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn, N.Y. But there also was a significant piece of news regarding potential future Jayhawks that surfaced, as well. By Matt Tait
The best basketball prospect playing Saturday night on Court 3 at Lawrence Sports Pavilion wasn’t difficult to spot. He was the one calling for the ball and more often than not, not having it passed to him.
The time has come for Indiana prep standout and Hoosier State legend Romeo Langford to make his college decision public. Langford, the top remaining prospect in the 2018 college basketball recruiting class will announce his choice between Kansas, Indiana and Vanderbilt around 6 p.m. tonight at a ceremony at his high school in New Albany, Ind. By Matt Tait
With Kansas coach Bill Self and part of his coaching staff down in the Dallas area over the weekend for what Rivals.com recruiting analyst Krysten Peek described as, “a huge opening weekend for recruiting,” several targets in the 2019 and 2020 recruiting classes put on quite a show in front of the KU coaches and dozens more. By Matt Tait