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2018 point guard Devon Dotson commits to Kansas

The Kansas men's basketball team landed on Friday night landed its third commitment and first guard in the 2018 recruiting class, when five-star point guard Devon Dotson, of Charlotte, orally committed to KU. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks awaiting possible decision, official visitor during big recruiting week

The Kansas men’s basketball program is facing another big week on the recruiting trail, with one important decision potentially coming by Friday and another weekend visitor on the schedule. By Matt Tait

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Quickley picks Kentucky; McCormack to announce Sunday

Five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley officially committed to Kentucky on Friday evening during a ceremony at his school, leaving the Kansas basketball program to turn its attention to an announcement from four-star big man David McCormack, who has scheduled his announcement for Sunday. By Matt Tait

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Kansas basketball program continues strong pursuit of top 2018 talent

With 6-foot-9 big man Silvio De Sousa already on board, the Kansas men's basketball program continues to pursue several of the top players in the 2018 recruiting class in hopes of adding even more elite talent to one of the most important recruiting classes KU coach Bill Self has gone after. By Matt Tait

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Report: Mitchell Robinson saga set to end where it began

Long off the Kansas radar, the Mitchell Robinson saga appears to be ending right where it began. According to a report from Chad Bishop of WBKO 13 in Kentucky, the 7-foot, McDonald’s All-American who, earlier this summer, asked for his release from Western Kentucky University after his godfather left the coaching staff, is planning to return to WKU for his freshman season. By Matt Tait

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KU basketball notebook: Reports rolling in about Robinson leaning toward skipping school

Reports are starting to roll in that say 7-foot center Mitchell Robinson, who recently was given a release by Western Kentucky University, may be considering sitting out the 2017-18 season altogether. By Matt Tait

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KU's Late Night visitor list starting to take shape

The visitor list — official or otherwise — for Kansas basketball's Late Night 2017 is starting to take shape. Here's a look at the prospects expected to visit Lawrence during KU's big weekend. By Matt Tait

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Class of 2018 PG Devon Dotson sets August visit to KU

It’s shaping to be a big recruiting month for the Kansas men’s basketball team and that goes far beyond the arrival of Mitchell Robinson, the 7-foot center and former McDonald’s All-American who is expected to make a visit to campus this weekend. By Matt Tait

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AAU circuit invades Lawrence for monster weekend

Starting Thursday and running through Sunday, Lawrence, Kansas, will become the focal point for college basketball recruiting, with some of the top teams and talents in the country traveling to the Midwest to play in this year’s Hardwood Classic. By Matt Tait

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As always, Jayhawks a serious factor for several Top 10 prospects

As the all-important recruiting month of July heats up, here's a quick look at some of the Kansas basketball program's top targets in the Class of 2018. By Matt Tait

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Recruiting Notebook: Kansas in good shape for 5-star, Class of 2018 shooting guard

Quentin Grimes, the No. 12 ranked player in the Class of 2018, is on the verge of cutting down his list to a handful of finalists and it appears that Kansas will be on it. By Matt Tait

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Recruiting heats up for 2018 hoops prospects

Kansas coach Bill Self, along with dozens of other big time Division I basketball coaches, spent some time in Fort Worth, Texas, over the weekend, evaluating talent at the adidas Gauntlet. By Matt Tait

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Billy Preston fairly quiet at Jordan Brand Classic

Future Kansas forward Billy Preston was back on the all star circuit Friday night in the 16th annual Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, where his West all-stars topped the East squad, 124-116, in comeback fashion. By Matt Tait

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2017 PF Billy Preston picks Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program finally landed its top-tier player in the Class of 2017 on Friday, when Billy Preston chose the Jayhawks on ESPNU. By Matt Tait

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Collin Sexton chooses Alabama over KU

Despite a visit to Late Night in the Phog last month, highly coveted Class of 2017 guard Collin Sexton announced Thursday that he was headed to Alabama.

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Marcus Garrett celebrates 18th birthday by making KU commitment official

A few months after becoming the first player in the 2017 recruiting class to orally commit to the Jayhawks, four-star combo guard Marcus Garrett on Wednesday became the first player in the class to sign with Kansas. By Matt Tait

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5-star wing Troy Brown picks Oregon over Kansas

Another Class of 2017 target for the Kansas men’s basketball program chose to play his college basketball elsewhere on Monday, when five-star small forward Troy Brown announced that he was headed to Oregon. By Matt Tait

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Decision week looming for 2 of KU's top 2017 targets

Exhibition play may have started and the Jayhawks may be starting to prepare for their Nov. 11 and Nov. 15 regular season openers against Indiana and Duke, but recruiting, as always, remains a major priority for the Kansas basketball program. By Matt Tait

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Class of 2018 PF Carte'Are Gordon picks St. Louis

One day after losing Class of 2017 forward Deng Gak to the University of Miami, the Kansas basketball program learned that a top-tier Class of 2018 prospect had chosen to go elsewhere, as well. By Matt Tait

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2017 PF Deng Gak picks Miami over Kansas

Eric Bossi, of Rivals.com, on Tuesday morning Tweeted that Kansas target Deng Gak, a 6-foot-9, four-star forward from Blairstown, New Jersey, had committed to Miami. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks make strong impression on 2017 PG Trae Young during weekend visit

The Kansas men's basketball program definitely put its best foot forward during a weekend visit from Class of 2017 point guard Trae Young. By Matt Tait

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Huge visit from 2017 PG Trae Young on tap for KU basketball this weekend

The Kansas men’s basketball team’s pursuit of some of the top talent in the 2017 class picks up some serious steam this weekend, when Trae Young, of Norman, Oklahoma, makes his official visit to Lawrence. By Matt Tait

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KU basketball recruiting notebook: Oct. 13, 2016

A few notes and nuggets from the recruiting trail, where several KU basketball targets in the Class of 2017 and beyond continue to make news. By Matt Tait

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2017 PG Collin Sexton talks Alabama, Kansas

Recruiting analysts from 247 Sports and Rivals.com are starting to get the feeling that it's down to Alabama and Kansas for Class of 2017, five-star point guard Collin Sexton. By Matt Tait

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2017 point guard Trevon Duval reopens recruitment

Feedback from Late Night 2016 continues to roll in from a handful of the recruits who were in attendance at this year's season kickoff event at Allen Fieldhouse.By Matt Tait

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KU basketball lands commitment from 2019 guard Markese Jacobs

After visiting Lawrence for Late Night in the Phog on Saturday, Markese Jacobs knew it was the place he wanted to spend his college career.

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5-star big man Billy Preston to visit Kansas for Late Night

Late Wednesday night, it was revealed that five-star forward Billy Preston, of Oak Hill Academy, will be the latest in a long line of marquee visitors who plan to attend this year's Late Night in the Phog, Oct. 1 at Allen Fieldhouse. 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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East Coast swing: KU coaches back east visiting recruits

The Kansas men’s basketball coaching staff is headed out East to make the rounds on the recruiting trail. 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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Five-star forward to host KU staff

The Kansas men’s basketball program on Monday will continue its pursuit of a big man to take the spot once reserved for No. 1 overall recruit DeAndre Ayton, who, last week, committed to Arizona. Five-star Class of 2017 forward P.J. Washington will host the Kansas staff for an in-home visit on Monday. 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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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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Another point guard in the mix for KU?

According to his Twitter account, Class of 2017 point guard Matt Coleman recently received scholarship offers from both Kansas and Duke.

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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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Another 2019 point guard plans unofficial visit to KU for Late Night

Yet another PG from the Class of 2019 on Thursday made known his plans to attend this year’s Late Night in the Phog event Oct. 1 at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Class of 2019 PG adds name to list of Late Night visitors

The row of visitors sitting behind the Kansas bench on Oct. 1 at Late Night in the Phog could soon stretch from baseline to baseline as another Kansas target on Wednesday revealed to that he was planning to attend this year’s Late Night festivities. 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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5-star Norman PG Trae Young announces date for KU visit

Trae Young, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound point guard ranked 14th in the 2017 recruiting class announced the dates of four of his official visits on Twitter on Wednesday.By Matt Tait

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Four-star PG Tremont Waters plans visit to Kansas

Class of 2017 point guard Tremont Waters, the No. 39 ranked player in the class according to Rivals.com, plans to visit Kansas in September. By Matt Tait

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KU hoops notebook: Big week for several Jayhawk targets

Between trips to the White House and a flight to paradise, it's been a big week for several KU basketball targets in the Class of 2017. By Matt Tait

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Rising 2017 power forward picks up offer from Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball team took a step toward rounding out its 2017 recruiting class this week, when it extended an offer to three-star power forward Jericho Sims of Cristo Rey Jesuit High in Minneapolis. By Matt Tait

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KU commitment Marcus Garrett finalizes plans to visit campus

One committed Kansas basketball prospect plans his visits while another shares his thoughts about the final four schools still in the hunt to land him.By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks one of four schools in running for 4-star guard Chaundee Brown

Four-star Class of 2017 shooting guard Chaundee Brown recently revealed his final four schools, and three of them, including Kansas, have ties to KU. By Matt Tait

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Strong defense a passion of new KU commitment Marcus Garrett

Although his 6-foot-5 frame affords him plenty of opportunities to make plays on the offensive end, both as a scorer and a passer, recent KU basketball commitment Marcus Garrett continues to hang his hat on defense, just as he always has. By Matt Tait

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KU lands commitment from 4-star Dallas guard Marcus Garrett

Kansas basketball’s 2017 recruiting class is well positioned to land at least a couple of top-tier, elite prospects. But it officially will be remembered as the class that began with four-star Dallas guard Marcus Garrett. By Matt Tait

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Kansas on list of Vegas prep Brown

Troy Brown, a 6-foot-6 senior combo guard from Centennial High in Las Vegas who is ranked No. 10 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, on Thursday cut his list of prospective colleges to eight. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas still on Oklahoma prep Young’s list

Trae Young, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior guard from Norman (Okla.) North High who is ranked No. 14 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, listed Kansas University among his six finalists Wednesday night on Twitter. By Gary Bedore

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Tucker Vang officially added to KU men's basketball roster

Tucker Vang has joined the KU men's basketball team as a walk-on.

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Goddard's Tucker Vang to join KU basketball team as walk-on

Former Goddard High football and basketball player Tucker Vang will be joining the KU basketball team as a walk-on.

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No. 4 prospect Bamba will cut list to 10 in August

Before the summer is over, one of the busiest and most sought-after basketball players in the Class of 2017 plans to cut his list of potential schools to 10. By Benton Smith

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Prospect Young to remain in Oklahoma

Blue chip basketball point guard prospect Trae Young has decided to remain at Norman (Okla.) North High School for his senior year, the Oklahoman newspaper has reported.

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Border legends will play July 16 at SMS

The inaugural “Border War Legends Basketball game,” which will be run by private individuals not Kansas University and Missouri officials, will be played at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 16, at Shawnee Mission South High School, event organizers said Friday.

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Top preps in local hoops tourney

Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young, two of the top basketball prospects in the recruiting Class of 2017, will be playing for Mokan Elite EYBL at this weekend’s KC Classic at Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 247Sports reports. By Gary Bedore

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Huskies’ prospects for Porter improve

It seems the University of Washington wasn’t the only school to offer Michael Porter Sr., dad of high school junior phenom Michael Porter Jr., a coaching job in recent weeks.

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Self offers Miege duo

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has offered a scholarship to Bishop Miege freshman Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, the son of former KU player Lester Earl, Rivals.com’s Eric Bossi reported Tuesday. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas basketball coaches hit road recruiting

Kansas University’s basketball coaches were on the road tracking high school juniors in the recruiting Class of 2017 over the weekend, while continuing to work to fill three remaining scholarship slots for the 2016-17 team. By Gary Bedore

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Jackson decision expected

Josh Jackson, a 6-foot-7 senior shooting guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., who will play in today’s Nike Hoops Summit (2 p.m., ESPN2) in Portland, tells USA Today he will announce for either Kansas University, Michigan State or Arizona at a yet-to-be-determined time on Monday.

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U.S. Summit coach Goolsby ‘honored’

L.J. Goolsby, who as head coach of KC Run GMC (formerly Pump N Run) the last 13 years has established himself as one of the top youth basketball coaches in the country, this week tries to turn a star-studded group of blue-chip high school basketball players into a true team. By Gary Bedore

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Ex-Robert Morris guard to visit KU

Former Robert Morris shooting guard Rodney Pryor, who averaged 18.5 points and 8.0 rebounds a game for the (10-22) Colonials last season, tells cbssports.com and Rivals.com he is planning on making a recruiting visit to Kansas University.

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Prep bigs Maker and Ayton to play for World Team

Two of the top big men in the country, senior Thon Maker and junior DeAndre Ayton, who both are considering attending Kansas, will play for the World Team in the Nike Hoop Summit, set for April 9 in Portland, Ore.

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Thon Maker to take official visit to KU

Thon Maker, a 7-foot senior forward from Athlete Institute in Ontario, Canada, will make an official visit to Kansas University for Saturday’s Iowa State game, Maker’s guardian, Ed Smith, tells zagsblog.com and sny.tv.

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Kansas offers scholarships to Taurean Thompson and Deng Gak

The Kansas basketball program has offered a scholarship to Taurean Thompson, a 6-10, 220-pound senior forward from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., according to ESPN.com and Zagsblog.com. KU also has offered a scholarship to Deng Gak, a 6-9, 210-pound junior forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. By Gary Bedore

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Preps Marques Bolden, DeAndre Ayton haven't cut KU from lists

Marques Bolden, a 6-foot-10 senior center from DeSoto (Texas) High who is ranked No. 16 in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, apparently has not eliminated Kansas from his list of schools. Also, DeAndre Ayton, a 6-11 junior from Hillcrest Academy in Phoenix, who is ranked No. 4 in the Class of 2017, tells Zagsblog he has not cut his list to KU, Duke and Kentucky, as previously reported. By Gary Bedore

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Junior prep guard Trae Young looking at KU

Trae Young, a 6-1 junior point guard from Norman (Okla.) North High, who is ranked No. 26 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, attended the recent KU-Kentucky game with his dad, Rayford, a former standout at Texas Tech.

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KU makes top recruit Josh Jackson's final three

Josh Jackson, a 6-7 senior shooting guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., this week officially narrowed his list of schools to Kansas University, Michigan State and Arizona.

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Prep standout Ayton dazzles at FSHS event

Hillcrest Academy center DeAndre Ayton split his Saturday in Lawrence as a spectator and the main event.

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KU in hunt for more McDonald's All-Americans

Kansas University’s men’s basketball program continues to recruit several players who this week were selected to play in the 39th annual McDonald’s All-America game, set for March 30 at Chicago’s United Center.

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Prep Azubuike doesn't announce college choice after all

Udoka Azubuike, a 6-11 senior center from Potter’s House Christian in Jacksonville, Florida, did not announce his choice on Sunday at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts, as originally planned.

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KU in the mix for forward Jarrett Allen

Jarrett Allen, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound senior forward from St. Stephens Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, who is ranked No. 20 in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, tells Zagsblog.com that five schools are recruiting him the hardest.

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Recruiting updates on Marques Bolden, Thon Maker and Jarrett Allen

Marques Bolden, a 6-foot-10 senior forward from DeSoto (Texas) High, who is ranked No. 16 in the recruiting Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, has visited KU, Kentucky, Duke and Oklahoma, and also has TCU on his list.

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Recruiting target Michael Porter playing in area

Kansas University recruiting target Michael Porter, a 6-foot-9 junior forward from Tolton Catholic in Columbia, Missouri, who is ranked No. 3 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, will be playing in the Lawrence area on Saturday.

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Top recruit Josh Jackson still considering KU

Josh Jackson, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2016 according to Rivals.com, updated mlive.com on his recruitment Monday, after playing in the Throwdown in Motown in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

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Nation's top player visiting KU in January

Josh Jackson, a 6-7 senior guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, California, who is ranked 1 in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, visited Arizona last weekend. 

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Package deal still alive for Kansas

Kansas University, which still has work to do in recruiting for players in the Class of 2016, continues to be in the hunt for the 2017 package deal of Michael Porter, Jr., and Trae Young.

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After Harvard win, Self hits recruiting trail

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self went recruiting Saturday night after the Harvard game. He headed to Kentucky to watch both Josh Jackson and Thon Maker. By Gary Bedore

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Thon Maker intrigued by KU

Thon Maker, a 7-foot senior center from Orangeville Prep in Mono, Ontario, who attended Friday’s KU-Northern Colorado game on an unofficial recruiting visit, has set his first official visit for Arizona State in late January, his guardian, Ed Smith, told Zagsblog.com.

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Lightfoot signs with Kansas

Lifelong Kansas University basketball fan Mitch Lightfoot is officially a member of the Jayhawk basketball program. The 6-foot-8, 210-pound senior from Gilbert (Arizona) Christian High, on Thursday signed his national letter-of-intent with KU. By Gary Bedore

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L.A. Times rates KU second in sending players to NBA

A Sunday article in the Los Angeles Times figures to give Kansas University’s basketball staff some recruiting material as the Nov. 11-18 early-signing period nears. By Gary Bedore

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Late Night visitors impressed by dorm

Three of the country’s top high school junior basketball players — No. 3-ranked Michael Porter, No. 26 Trae Young and No. 37 Mitchell Ballock of Eudora High — took a tour of Kansas University’s new living facility, McCarthy Hall, before Friday night’s Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore

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Arizona prep forward Mitch Lightfoot nearing decision

Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-foot-8 senior power forward from Gilbert (Arizona) Christian High, made his fifth and final recruiting visit — to the University of Arizona — over the weekend. By Gary Bedore

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Hoops recruit big fan of KU's McCarthy Hall

Bol Bol, a 6-foot-11 sophomore forward from Roeland Park’s Bishop Miege High who is ranked No. 10 in the recruiting Class of 2018 by Rivals.com, enjoyed stopping by KU on Friday and attending Late Night for the first time. He checked out the new $12 million McCarthy Hall, new apartment complex for KU players. By Gary Bedore

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Five top recruits will be on hand for Late Night

Two of the top guards and three of the premier forwards in the recruiting Class of 2016 will be attending the 31st-annual Late Night in the Phog tonight in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Eudora’s Ballock has successful surgery

Major-college prospect Mitchell Ballock, a 6-foot-4 junior combo guard from Eudora High, had successful surgery Monday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, his mom told the Journal-World. By Gary Bedore

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KU hoops notebook: Bolden not visiting KU this weekend after all

Marques Bolden, a 6-foot-10 senior basketball center from DeSoto (Texas) High, will not take his scheduled visit to Kansas University this weekend, ESPN.com reports. By Gary Bedore

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