Fresh off of their blowout win over Iowa State on Monday night, the Kansas men's basketball coaching staff hit the road on Tuesday to watch some top recruiting targets.
Head coach Bill Self was in Tennessee to see Class of 2021 power forward Kennedy Chandler before heading to Tulsa, Okla., to see 2020 KU signee Bryce Thompson on his senior night at Booker T. Washington High. Thompson scored 24 points in the win, with Self watching from the stands.
Assistant coach Norm Roberts made the short trip north to Omaha, Neb., to watch two top Kansas targets in action against one another, Class of 2021 point guard Hunter Sallis and Class of 2020 shooting guard Donovan Williams.
With four signees already inked in the 2020 class, most of KU's recruiting efforts of late have been spent on future classes, with the 2021 and 2022 crews taking priority. But Kansas continues to look around at a couple of players in the 2020 class, including Williams, in case the opportunity to add another player for next season presents itself.
A few recruits will be sitting behind the bench for Big Monday. Kansas bound guard Bryce Thompson will once again be inside Allen Fieldhouse, along with a couple of underclassmen.
Sunrise teammates Kenny Photo (2021 PF) and Kendall Brown (2021 SF) will both be in attendance to see the Jayhawks take on Iowa State. The Kansas coaching staff watched both 2021 players, along with 2021 PF Zach Clemence, last week.
Top 2021 PG Zion Harmon is officially visiting Kansas this week. Harmon, who is sitting in the front row for tonight's game vs Texas, is considering reclassifying into the 2020 class.
Harmon visited Seton Hall a couple of weeks ago and has already made trips to Western Kentucky, Maryland, and Louisville.
Harmon's decision about reclassifying, and what school he will attend, could come as early as March 12th - his birthday.
Kansas will host a couple of possible players and a few signed players on Saturday when College Gameday and the Tennessee Volunteers roll into town.
2021 SF Kendall Brown and 2021 PF Zach Clemence from Sunrise Christian near Wichita are both scheduled to visit on Saturday.
Signed Kansas players Bryce Thomson, Gethro Muscadin and Latrell Jossell will also be visiting on Saturday.
Class of 2021 small forward Kendall Brown is expected to unofficially visit Kansas tonight for game vs Milwaukee, according to his Coach Luke Barnwell.
Originally from Minnesota, Brown, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound, 4-star prospect ranked No. 17 overall in the 2021 class by Rivals.com, currently stars for Sunrise Christian in Bel Aire, Kan.
Brown, who previously visited Kansas back in October for Late Night in the Phog, has offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Illinois, Marquette, Baylor and Kansas, among others.
Fellow-Class of 2021 prospect Tamar Bates, a 3-star combo guard ranked No. 127 by Rivals, also will unofficially visit Kansas tonight for the second-ranked Jayhawks' game versus Milwaukee.
The 6-foot-4 Piper (Kan.) High star has seen his recruitment take off over the past year.
Missouri, Northwestern, Creighton, Kansas State, and Wichita State among others have all offered. Schools like North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Wake Forest, and Kansas among others have shown interest.
2021 SF Kendall Brown is expected to unofficially visit Kansas tonight for game vs Milwaukee, according to his Coach Luke Barnwell. Originally from Minnesota, Brown currently stars for Sunrise Christian in Bel Aire, KS. Brown previously visited Kansas back in October for Late Night in the Phog.
Brown has offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Illinois, Marquette, Baylor and Kansas among others.
Kansas assistant coach Norm Roberts was in South Carolina on Tuesday night to see Class of 2021 shooting guard Bryce McGowens in action.
Roberts saw the 6-foot-5 McGowens help lead his team to a blowout win over Easley.
McGowens has inside-the-gym range, meaning, once he's inside the gym he can hit from anywhere. His size allows him to easily shoot over defenders and makes him a matchup nightmare for opponents.
McGowens has already unofficially visited Clemson, Georgia, Ole Miss, Pitt, and Florida State. LSU, Nebraska, Wichita State, Georga Tech, Xavier, South Carolina, and many others have already offered.
With only a few days before making his college decision, 2020 PG Bryce Thompson will make one last unofficial visit on Friday when he makes the trip to Lawrence to see the Jayhawks take on UNC Greensboro. Thompson, who will announce his decision on Tuesday at 10:00 am inside Booker T. Washington High School, unofficially visited Oklahoma State earlier this week.
Thompson will choose between Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, North Carolina and Kansas.
2020 PG Bryce Thompson will announce his college decision on Tuesday, November 12th. The 6'4" PG from Oklahoma will choose between North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas.
Thompson will announce his decision at 10:00 am central time at Booker T. Washington High School. He has already visited all four schools remaining on his list but will make an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State on Wednesday, November 6th.
Five-star Class of 2020 guard Bryce Thompson cut his list to four on Sunday.
The Oklahoma native cut his list to North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Kansas. Thompson recently visited Kansas the day after Late Night in the Phog, and the Jayhawks considered to be one of the favorites to land the star guard.
Kansas coach Bill Self visited with Thompson and his family on Oct. 17, as did Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton and an assistant coach from North Carolina.
Thompson is expected to make his decision relatively soon, likely in time to make it official during the early signing period, which runs Nov. 13-20.