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Men's Basketball Recruiting

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Decision Day arrives for 5-star KU basketball target R.J. Hampton

After weeks of waiting, wondering, speculating and reading into even the smallest details or potential signs, the college basketball world is finally on the brink of finding out what the future holds for 5-star recruit R.J. Hampton. By Matt Tait

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Report: Hampton family waiting to see who stays in NBA Draft before making college decision

There is now actual evidence that Class of 2019 KU target R.J. Hampton is waiting for the NBA’s underclassman draft deadline to make his college decision. That’s what Hampton’s father, Rod Hampton, told Adam Zagoria this week during an interview about the 5-star guard’s future. By Matt Tait

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5-star forward Precious Achiuwa commits to Memphis

One of the Kansas basketball coaching staff’s biggest recruiting targets is officially off the board. Five-star forward Precious Achiuwa committed Friday to join the Memphis Tigers, according to multiple reports.

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4-star forward Jalen Wilson requests release from Michigan, reopens recruitment

A high school senior who had been off the recruiting market since November is firmly back on the Kansas basketball team’s radar.

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KU involved with 1 of top 2020 prospects and possible favorite to land 2019 standouts

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.

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KU recruiting target Precious Achiuwa says decision coming 'this weekend'

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

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Grad transfers Holyfield, Tucker make choices, pass on KU

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.

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KU target, grad transfer Rayjon Tucker closing in on a decision after Kansas visit

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

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5-star Kansas target R.J. Hampton officially reclassifies into 2019 class

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

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4-star prep G Cassius Stanley chooses Duke

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

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Top-10 big man Matthew Hurt chooses Duke

The Kansas men’s basketball team has missed out on another top recruit in the Class of 2019. By Matt Tait

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KU lands oral commitment from 2019 point guard Issac McBride

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

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Christian Braun commitment evokes memories of a former Jayhawk great

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

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Suddenly well-known Porter Moser in Lawrence recruiting

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

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Dunk contest, 3-point shootout highlight Day 2 of Hardwood Classic

4 current Jayhawks on hand to judge

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