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Blue-chip prep Giles headed to Duke

Harry Giles, with his mom seated to his right and his Oak Hill Academy coach to his left, grabbed a Duke hat that was hidden under a chair and placed it on his head, revealing his college choice Friday morning on ESPN.

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Texas big man plans to reveal choice

Blue-chip big man Schnider Herard, a 6-foot-10, 255-pound senior center from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, will announce his college choice next Wednesday, the day of Kansas University’s first exhibition game against Pittsburg State.

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Arizona prep Lightfoot to reveal pick

Blue-chip basketball prospect Mitch Lightfoot, who was born in Kansas City and remained a Kansas University fan after moving to Arizona at the age of 5, today is expected to orally commit to either KU or the University of Arizona.

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Texas’ Allen plans visit to Kansas

Jarrett Allen, a 6-foot-9 senior forward from St. Stephens Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, who is ranked No. 20 in the recruiting Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, will make an official visit to Kansas University on Oct. 23-25, Jayhawkslant.com reports.

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Texas forward lists KU on his final eight

Jarrett Allen, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound senior forward from St. Stephens Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, who is ranked No. 20 in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, on Wednesday listed his eight finalists on Twitter.

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Blue-chip forwards visit today

Kansas University’s basketball team, which will lose at least three frontcourt players in seniors Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor and Hunter Mickelson after the 2015-16 season, welcomes a pair of blue-chip high school forwards to campus today for weekend recruiting visits. By Gary Bedore

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TSN ranks Jayhawks preseason No. 1

The Sporting News 2015-16 college basketball preview yearbook, which hits newsstands next Tuesday, has ranked Kansas University No. 1 in its preseason Top 10.

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Elite big men on campus this weekend

A pair of elite high school basketball big men will be making official recruiting visits to Kansas University this weekend. By Gary Bedore

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Texas prep Fox to visit for Late Night

De’Aaron Fox, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard from Cypress Lakes High in Katy, Texas, will attend the Oct. 9 Late Night in the Phog as part of an official recruiting visit to Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

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Recruiting notebook: Self looking for 'everything'

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said “everything,” when asked what he’s looking for in recruiting. By Gary Bedore

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’Bama making a run at KU target Bolden

Big man reveals list of eight schools on Monday

Alabama has emerged as a major player for Kansas University basketball recruiting target Marques Bolden, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound senior center from DeSoto, Texas, who according to reports made an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa over the weekend. By Gary Bedore

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Ellis makes regional magazine cover

Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis is featured on the regional cover of Athlon’s College Basketball 2015-16 Preview Magazine.

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Haitian forward keeps KU on list

Haiti native Schnider Herard, a 6-foot-10, 255-pound senior power forward from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, has announced his final list of five prospective schools via Twitter. By Gary Bedore

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KU target Bolden to visit UK, too

Marques Bolden, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound senior forward from DeSoto (Texas) High, who recently announced plans to make a pair of recruiting visits to KU, will visit Kentucky on Sept. 4-5, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported Tuesday.

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Texas F Bolden plans 2 KU visits

Kansas University basketball recruiting target Marques Bolden has scheduled two trips to KU. Bolden, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound senior forward from DeSoto (Texas) High who is ranked No. 14 nationally in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, will visit officially on Sept. 25-26. He will make an unofficial visit for Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 9. By Gary Bedore

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Texas big man to attend Late Night

Schnider Herard, a 6-foot-10, 255-pound senior center from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, will attend the Oct. 9 Late Night in the Phog as part of an official recruiting visit to Kansas University, Herard’s mentor, Derrick Shelby, told Jayhawkslant.com on Tuesday.

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KU in running for prep De'Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard from Cypress Lakes High in Katy, Texas, who is ranked No. 9 nationally by Rivals.com, on Friday said he has narrowed his list of prospective colleges to seven: Kansas University, Kentucky, Arizona, North Carolina, Louisville, LSU and N.C. State. By Gary Bedore

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KU basketball notebook: F Gabriel cuts KU; Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix

Wenyen Gabriel, a 6-foot-9 senior forward from Wilbraham and Monson in Massachusetts who is ranked No. 84 in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, on Wednesday cut Kansas University from his list of prospective schools. By Gary Bedore

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New York guard Rawle Alkins rounding into top prospect

Rawle Alkins, who has Kansas University on his list of 11 schools, is emerging as one of the top prospects in the high school recruiting Class of 2016.

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Pekka Markkanen’s son coming to U.S.

The son of former Kansas University basketball center Pekka Markkanen has decided to follow in dad’s footsteps and play college ball in the United States. By Gary Bedore

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Forward puts KU on list

Another big man in the recruiting Class of 2016 is available. T.J. Leaf, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound senior power forward from Foothills Christian from El Cajon, California, on Thursday decommitted from Arizona.

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KU target Ferguson gives Alabama a ‘10’ on visit

One of Kansas University’s top recruits broadcast part of his campus visit to Alabama for the world to see on Internet app Periscope (which is available off Twitter) on Thursday. By Gary Bedore

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Arizona prep to visit KU

Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound senior forward from Gilbert (Ariz.) Christian High who is ranked No. 140 in the basketball recruiting Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, will visit Kansas University Sept. 11-13, Jayhawkslant.com reported Wednesday. By Gary Bedore

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Dallas guard Terrance Ferguson considers Kansas

Terrance Ferguson, a 6-foot-6 high school senior shooting guard from Dallas who is expected to announce his college choice this month, will visit Alabama this weekend, according to Eric Bossi of Rivals.com. By Gary Bedore

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KU target Bolden schedules Duke visit, will still visit Kansas

Texas high school power forward deluxe Marques Bolden, who attended last season’s Late Night in the Phog on an unofficial campus visit, will visit Duke officially Sept. 18-19, according to ESPN.com. By Gary Bedore

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KU target Giles to play at Oak Hill

Kansas University recruiting target Harry Giles, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound senior power forward out of Wesleyan Christian Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has decided to play basketball for Oak Hill Academy this school year.

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Pair of preps plan to attend Late Night

Michael Porter Jr., the No. 2 ranked player in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, plans to make a trip to Lawrence for Late Night in the Phog.

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Vick reclassifies, will play in 2015-16

Lagerald Vick is an official member of Kansas Univesity’s recruiting Class of 2015.

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KU commitment Vick 50/50 on reclassifying

LaGerald Vick sees positives in starting his college basketball career during the 2015-16 season rather than attending prep school for a year.

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More glowing reports on KU hoops commitment Vick

Future Kansas University basketball guard LaGerald Vick ranks fifth in scoring on the Under Armour Association spring circuit following a productive weekend for Team Thad AAU in New York. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas commit Vick gets positive reviews

LaGerald Vick, who has committed to play basketball at Kansas University — likely starting in the 2015-16 season — continues to compete on this spring and summer’s Under Armour Association Circuit.

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High-scoring Memphis guard LaGerald Vick picks Kansas

High-scoring Memphis Douglass High senior combo guard LaGerald Vick on Sunday committed to play basketball at Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

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LaGerald Vick commits to Kansas

AAU coach says 6-foot-5 guard had great campus visit to KU Wednesday through Friday

LaGerald Vick has committed to play basketball at KU.

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Former Baylor signee Kobie Eubanks visiting KU

Former Baylor basketball signee Kobie Eubanks is scheduled to make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University today until Monday.

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Shooting guard Vick to begin KU visit

LaGerald Vick, who recently decommitted from SMU and is planning on reclassifying from the recruiting Class of 2016 to 2015, today is scheduled to begin his official campus visit to Kansas University.

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Eubanks schedules his visit to Kansas

Former Baylor basketball signee Kobie Eubanks, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound graduate shooting guard who played this past season at Elev8 Sports Academy in Delray Beach, Florida, will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University, Saturday through Monday. By Gary Bedore

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Mitchell Ballock accepts Curry invite

Eudora High sophomore basketball standout Mitchell Ballock has accepted an invitation to the 2015 Stephen Curry Select Camp, set for June 29 to July 2, in Alameda, California. By Gary Bedore

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Big names to host camps

Some heavy-hitters in the basketball world will be holding camps in Lawrence in coming months.

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No. 3-rated Jaylen Brown commits to Cal

Jaylen Brown, the No. 3 prospect in the recruiting Class of 2015, will join No. 7-rated Ivan Rabb at the University of California next season. By Gary Bedore

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Transfer rule controversial

It’s understandable if Cleveland State basketball coach Gary Waters is frustrated over the rule that allows players who have graduated with one year of eligibility remaining to transfer to another school and be eligible to play immediately.

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Prep Ingram to pick Monday

Brandon Ingram, a 6-foot-8 senior forward from Kinston (North Carolina) High, will announce his college choice at 5:10 p.m., Central time, Monday in his school’s gymnasium. By Gary Bedore

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Malik Newman chooses Mississippi State

Malik Newman, a 6-foot-3 senior combo guard from Callaway High in Jackson, Mississippi, who is ranked No. 8 nationally in the Class of 2015 by Rivals.com, announced for Mississippi State today.

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KU basketball recruiting notebook: Newman undecided

Not so fast. Malik Newman, a 6-foot-3 senior from Callaway High in Jackson, Mississippi, says he has not chosen Mississippi State as reported by cbssports.com. By Gary Bedore

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KU target Newman says he’ll announce on Friday

Kansas University recruiting target Malik Newman, a 6-foot-3 senior shooting guard from Callaway High in Jackson, Mississippi, will reveal his college choice on Friday, Newman said Tuesday.

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Race on to land remaining preps

There’s a lot of talking going on in gyms and living rooms — as well as on the phone these days — between the few uncommitted blue-chip high school basketball prospects in the Class of 2015 and high-profile college coaches. By Gary Bedore

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Transfer target Thorne taps Illinois

Former UNC Charlotte center Mike Thorne Jr., who had Kansas University on his list of possible transfer destinations, on Saturday committed to University of Illinois during his campus visit. By Gary Bedore

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Carlton Bragg signs letter-of-intent with KU

Forward's tweet: 'Glad to say I'm officially a Jayhawk'

McDonald’s All-American Carlton Bragg, the state of Ohio’s Div. III player of the year who orally committed to Kansas University on Jan. 8, today signed a letter-of-intent with KU on the first day of the spring signing period.

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Kansas hoops recruiting targets stellar at Nike Summit

Kansas University recruiting target Cheick Diallo, who was MVP of the April 1 McDonald’s All-America game, scored 12 points off 5-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds and three blocked shots in the World Select Team’s 103-101 victory over the U.S. squad in Saturday’s Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon. By Gary Bedore

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Top prospects to meet at Summit

The top uncommitted high school basketball players in the country, who were in Chicago for the McDonald’s All-America game last week, have descended upon Portland, Oregon, for Saturday’s Nike Hoop Summit (2 p.m., ESPN2).

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Self’s prediction: UK over Duke in final

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who is in Indianapolis for the Final Four, was willing to play prognosticator for the Journal-World on Friday.

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Bragg battled nerves at McDonald’s game

Future Kansas University basketball forward Carlton Bragg was mighty nervous before Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-America game, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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McDonald’s standouts inspire rumors

Ben Simmons interrupted fellow Florida star and LSU recruit Antonio Blakeney’s interview to break the news.

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Rabb down to two; KU out

Ivan Rabb, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound senior power forward from Bishop O’Dowd High in Oakland, California, has narrowed his college choices to California and Arizona and could pick Cal as early as today, several recruiting services have reported.

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KU hits road wooing prep Diallo

The recruiting battle for elite basketball big man Cheick Diallo is heating up as the spring signing period (April 15-May 20) approaches. By Gary Bedore

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Jaylen Brown will take his time; Thon Maker details visit to KU

Jaylen Brown, a 6-foot-7 senior forward from Wheeler High in Marietta, Georgia, has been concentrating on his high school season more than recruiting.

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Thon Maker on the market now

The No. 1 player in the recruiting Class of 2016 now is Rivals.com’s No. 5-rated player in the current Class of 2015.

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Jayhawks recruiting Cheick Diallo and his younger teammate

Cheick Diallo, a 6-9 senior forward from Our Savior New American in Centereach, New York, has been studying videos from his five finalists — KU, Kentucky, Iowa State, St. John’s and Pittsburgh — to see where he might best fit in, Zagsblog.com reports.

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'Bam' on KU's radar

Kansas University is one of many schools recruiting Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, a 6-10, 242-pound junior power forward from Northside High in Pinetown, North Carolina.

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Junior forward King likes KU

V.J. King, a 6-7 junior small forward from Paul VI High in Fairfax, Virginia, tells Rivals.com he has heard from college basketball coaches from Kansas University, Kentucky, UConn, Florida, North Carolina, Louisville, Maryland and North Carolina State.

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Bragg scores 23 vs. Oak Hill Academy

Future Kansas University forward Carlton Bragg scored 23 points in Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph’s 76-72 loss to Oak Hill Academy on Monday at the Spaulding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Recruit Ferguson has 'crazy' visit to Lawrence

Blue-chip basketball prospect Terrance Ferguson tweeted that he had a “crazy time” on his unofficial visit to Kansas University on Tuesday. He watched the Jayhawks beat Oklahoma State, 67-57.

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Prep SG Ferguson watches Kansas win

Terrance Ferguson, a 6-foot-6 junior shooting guard from Prime Prep Academy in Dallas, attended Tuesday’s 67-57 Kansas University basketball victory over Oklahoma State.

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Bill Self on hand for prep Newman’s show

Blue-chip basketball prospect Malik Newman put on quite a show in front of Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne at Saturday’s Marshall County Hoop Fest in Benton, Kentucky. By Gary Bedore

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Elite guard to decide early

One of the five senior blue-chip high school basketball players who attended last Friday’s Late Night in the Phog definitely will be signing with a school in November.

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Blue-chip recruits consider package deal

Three of the blue-chip high school senior prospects who attended Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog — Carlton Bragg, Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram — are talking about attending college as part of a package deal, Bragg told Zagsblog.com on Monday. By Gary Bedore

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Vegas prep Zimmerman wowed by KU, Late Night

Kansas University’s basketball players, coaches and support staff obviously made a big impression on Stephen Zimmerman, one of the best big-man prospects in the recruiting Class of 2015, last weekend.By Gary Bedore

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Prep Jaylen Brown singles out Self, Calipari

Jaylen Brown, the No. 2-ranked basketball prospect in the country who will be attending Friday’s Late Night in the Phog, recently completed in-home visits with coaches from five schools — Kansas University, Kentucky, UCLA, Georgia and Georgia Tech. By Gary Bedore

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Chicago prep to visit for Late Night

Marcus LoVett, a 5-11 senior point guard from Chicago’s Morgan Park High, will attend Friday’s Late Night in the Phog on an official recruiting visit, Rivals.com reports.

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New York prep concludes KU visit

Cheick Diallo, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound senior power forward from Our Savior New American High in Centereach, New York, who is ranked No. 6 in the recruiting Class of 2015 by Rivals.com, completed his weekend campus visit to Kansas University on Sunday. By Gary Bedore

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Recruit Diallo on KU’s campus

Cheick Diallo, a 6-foot-9 senior center from Our Savior New American High in Centereach, New York, is on Kansas University’s campus for an official recruiting visit.

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Diallo to visit Kansas soon

Cheick Diallo, a 6-foot-9 senior center from Our Savior New American High in Centereach, New York, will meet with Kentucky coach John Calipari today, a day before Diallo begins his weekend recruiting visit to Kansas University, Zagsblog.com reports.

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Vegas prep relishes visit from Self

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and assistant Kurtis Townsend held an in-home visit with Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High senior Stephen Zimmerman on Monday night. By Gary Bedore

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Prep Bragg wowed by KU

Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound senior basketball power forward from Villa Angela St. Joseph High in Cleveland, who is ranked No. 14 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals.com, had a great in-home visit with Kansas University coach Bill Self on Thursday, Bragg’s mentor, Michael Graves, told Zagsblog.com. By Gary Bedore

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Miss. prep Newman busy with in-home visits

Malik Newman, a 6-foot-3 senior combo guard from Callaway High in Jackson, Mississippi, has had in-home visits with Kansas University coach Bill Self, Kentucky’s John Calipari and North Carolina State’s Mark Gottfried so far this week. UConn and Texas A&M’s coaches are also expected to visit with Newman, Rivals.com’s No. 3-rated player, in coming days. By Gary Bedore

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Top prospects to attend Late Night as a group

In an interesting recruiting twist, Class of 2015 blue-chip prospects Stephen Zimmerman, Jaylen Brown, Carlton Bragg and Brandon Ingram will visit both Kansas University and Kentucky as a Fab Four group.

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Cleveland forward Bragg still likes KU

Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound senior power forward from Villa Angela St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, on Monday cut his list of schools to five. They are: Kansas University, Kentucky, Illinois, Arizona and UCLA. By Gary Bedore

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N.C. prep Ingram has KU in final six

Brandon Ingram, a 6-foot-8, 180-pound senior small forward from Kinston (North Carolina) High, on Sunday night cut his list of schools to six: Kansas University, Kentucky, UCLA, North Carolina, Duke and North Carolina State. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas finalist for prep Dorsey

Kansas University is one of six finalists for Tyler Dorsey, a 6-foot-4 senior shooting guard from Maranatha High School in Pasadena, California. By Gary Bedore

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Milwaukee prep slices Kansas

Diamond Stone, a 6-foot-10 senior center from Milwaukee Dominican High, has cut Kansas University and Kentucky from his list of prospective schools. By Gary Bedore

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Plano prep Davis commits to A&M

Tyler Davis, a 6-foot-10 senior center from Plano (Texas) West High, on Friday orally committed to play at Texas A&M. Davis, who is ranked No. 35 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals.com, also had Kansas University, Arizona, Baylor, Texas and others on his list of schools. By Gary Bedore

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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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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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Tyler Dorsey to visit for Late Night

Tyler Dorsey, a 6-foot-4 senior combo guard from St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California, will visit Kansas University for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog, Jayhawkslant.com reports. By Gary Bedore

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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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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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Another big plans to visit Late Night

So far, two high school basketball players have said they’ll be attending the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog. They’ll be able to visit with another accomplished big man — former KU center Joel Embiid. By Gary Bedore

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Big Vegas prep Zimmerman to visit for Late Night

Stephen Zimmerman, a 7-foot, 240-pound senior center from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore

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KU hoops recruit Bragg plans to attend Late Night

Another top recruit in the Class of 2015 plans to experience Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 10, according to Rivals.com. Carlton Bragg, a 6-9 power forward from Cleveland (Villa Angela-St. Joseph) said he will attend the annual season kickoff event on the heels of 7-footer Stephen Zimmerman (No. 7 senior in the country) confirming the same.

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Kansas recruit Trier set for area AAU tourney

One of Kansas University’s targets for the recruiting class of 2015 will headline the 2014 Sunflower Showcase youth basketball tournament a week from Thursday through Sunday (July 24-27) at Okun Fieldhouse in Shawnee. By Gary Bedore

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Top basketball preps ‘package deal’

Malik Newman and Diamond Stone, the Nos. 1- and 3-ranked high school basketball players in the recruiting Class of 2015, say they’ll definitely attend the same college as part of a so-called “package deal.” By Gary Bedore

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Ukrainian wing Mykhailiuk chooses KU

Self says versatile athlete will report to school in fall

Ukrainian basketball sensation Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a 6-foot-6 wing from the Ukraine who has been compared to San Antonio's Manu Ginobili, is headed to Kansas on basketball scholarship.

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Ukrainian basketball prospect Mykhailiuk to visit KU

Ukrainian basketball sensation Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a 6-foot-6 wing who has been compared to the San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili and the late Drazen Petrovic, will be making a recruiting trip to Kansas University this weekend. By Gary Bedore

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Illinois prep Brunson considering Kansas

Kansas University, which landed blue-chip basketball point guard Devonte’ Graham on Friday, has emerged as one of eight finalists for Jalen Brunson, a 6-foot-1 junior point guard from Stevenson High in Lincolnshire, Ill. By Gary Bedore

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Prep PG Devonte' Graham narrows list to KU and NC State

Devonte' Graham, a 6-foot-2 senior point guard from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, on Wednesday officially narrowed his list of schools to two — Kansas University and North Carolina State.

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KU recruit Myles Turner’s decision day nears

The recruitment of Myles Turner is nearing an end with Kansas University and Texas generally regarded as the leaders for the 6-foot-11 senior center from Trinity High in Euless, Texas. Rivals.com’s No. 9-rated player nationally is expected to announce for one of those schools — or perhaps close-to-home SMU — at a 3 p.m. Wednesday news conference. Recruiting notes by Gary Bedore

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Run GMC wins Jayhawk Invitational

KC Run GMC, the host team of the 2014 Jayhawk Invitational, had some extra motivation in Sunday’s finals of this year’s tournament at New Century Fieldhouse in Gardner. By Gary Bedore

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Prep standouts show off for KU's Self, others at local AAU tourney

Whether from schools big or small, the coaches who traveled to the 2014 Under Armour Jayhawk Invitational AAU tournament on Friday night all had to be impressed with the play of Diamond Stone, a 6-foot-10, 253-pound junior from Milwaukee’s Dominican High. Recruiting notes by Gary Bedore

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KU basketball recruiting target Graham visits NCSU

Devonte Graham, the top remaining uncommitted point guard in the high school recruiting Class of 2014, completed his official recruiting visit to North Carolina State on Wednesday. By Gary Bedore

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Bill Self to visit Texas prep Turner

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self will meet with blue-chip high school prospect Myles Turner today in Texas, several recruiting sites have reported. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas signee Alexander earns MVP honors at all-star game

Kansas University basketball signee Cliff Alexander earned most valuable player honors for the West team during Friday night’s Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center in New York City.

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Prep point guard set to begin KU recruiting visit

Devonte Graham, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior point guard from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., today begins his official recruiting trip to Kansas University. Recruiting notes by Gary Bedore

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Myles Turner to announce college choice on April 30

KU, Texas, SMU, Duke, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M on list

Myles Turner will announce his college choice on April 30. By Gary Bedore

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N.H. prep guard Graham plans Kansas visit

Devonte Graham, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior point guard from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University on Friday, Brewster coach Jason Smith reported Sunday on Twitter. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks finalists for prep shooting guards

Rashad Vaughn, a 6-foot-5 senior shooting guard from Findlay Prep High in Henderson, Nev., on Friday sliced his list of prospective colleges to five. “Blessed to say my final 5: Kansas, UNLV, Kentucky, Iowa St, North Carolina #NoOrder,” Vaughn, Rivals.com’s No. 7-ranked player in the Class of 2014, wrote on Twitter. By Gary Bedore

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Bill Self: College prospects ‘top-heavy’ lately

The elite talent at the top has made some folks wonder if there are more program-changers in high school than ever before. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas hoops recruiting on a roll

Bill Self can’t comment on specific recruits in accordance with NCAA rules. Kansas University’s 11th-year basketball coach can, however, speak in generalities about the fact that he and his powerhouse sales staff of Kurtis Townsend, Norm Roberts and Jerrance Howard have been on a hot streak in the pursuit of top players. By Gary Bedore

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KU hoops notebook: KU still in prep Turner's plans

Myles Turner, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound senior center from Trinity High in Euless, Texas, who is ranked No. 6 in the recruiting class of 2014 by Rivals.com, will make his first official visit to Ohio State next weekend, his dad told Zagsblog.com. By Gary Bedore

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Chicago guard Charles Matthews keeps KU hoops on his list

Charles Matthews, a 6-foot-4 junior combo guard from Chicago St. Rita High School who is ranked No. 11 in the recruiting Class of 2015 by Rivals.com, on Saturday included Kansas University on his revised list of 10 schools.

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KU, UK basketball vying for prep Oubre

It appears to be a Kansas University-Kentucky recruiting battle for Kelly Oubre, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound senior shooting guard from Findlay Prep High in Henderson, Nev. By Gary Bedore

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Scout praises 2016 KU recruit in new ranks

Jayson Tatum, a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward from St. Louis Chaminade High who has already received scholarship offers from Kansas University and Missouri, has been ranked No. 4 in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com. Notes by Gary Bedore

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