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.
Late Night in the Phog is always one of the best times of year to bring top recruits from around the nation in for a visit.
Some of the top prospects in the country, from multiple classes, get to see nearly everything that makes Kansas basketball what it is in just a few short hours. They also get to see the spectacle of fan adoration, a game-night feel and the anticipation of another season set against a night of music, skits, lights and dancing.
This year's Late Night in the Phog is lining up to be one of the best as the Jayhawks appear primed for another run to the Final Four and are expected to enter the 2019-20 season ranked among the top two or three teams in the country.
With that in mind, here is a look at the recruits scheduled to be at Late Night in the Phog on Friday.
Class of 2020
6-5, 5-star SG - Bryce Thompson - Booker T. Washington/Tulsa, OK Video
6-10, 5-star PF - Isaiah Todd - Word of God Christian/Raleigh, NC Video
6-0, 4-star PG - KK Robinson - Oak Hill Academy/Mouth of Wilson, VA Video
6-10, 3-star C - Davion Bradford - Mehlville Senior/St. Louis, MO Video
6-11, 5-star PF/C - Marial Mading - Chipola Junior College/Marianna, FL Video
Class of 2021
6-10, 4-star PF - Zach Clemence - Sunrise Christian Academy/Bel Aire, KS Video
6-1, 5-star PG - Kennedy Chandler - Briarcrest Christian/Memphis, TN Video
6-7, 5-star SF - Harrison Ingram - St. Mark's/Dallas, TX Video
6-10, 4-star C - Roosevelt Wheeler - John Marshall/Richmond, VA Video
6-7, 4-star SF - Kendall Brown - Sunrise Christian Academy/Bel Aire, KS Video
6-11, 4-star PF/C - Javonte Brown-Ferguson - Mount Saint Joseph/Baltimore, MD (originally from Canada)
6-4, 3-star SG - Tamar Bates - Piper High School/Kansas City, KS Video
Class of 2022
6-7, 4-star SF - Mark Mitchell - Bishop Miege/Mission, KS Video
6-6, 4-star SG - Gradey Dick - Collegiate/Wichita, KS Video
6-5, 4-star SG - Tre White - Kansas Commit - Cornerstone/San Antonio, TX
The Kansas coaching staff check-in on 2020 PG Bryce Thompson on Monday. The Kansas staff will watch him work out before heading over to Thompson's residence for an in-home visit. The 6'5" PG from Oklahoma is coming off of his official visit to North Carolina this past weekend. He will visit Oklahoma State on September 28th before heading to Lawrence once again for Late Night in the Phog. Texas and Oklahoma are also expected to watch Thompson work out on Monday.
The Kansas staff is expected to be in to see 2020 PG Caleb Love on Tuesday. North Carolina is also expected to see the 6'3" PG from St. Louis. Love is scheduled to officially visit Kansas the week after Late Night in the Phog.
2020 PF JT Thor wrapped up his visit to Oklahoma State this past weekend and named his top 5 schools. Oklahoma State, Georgia, UCLA, Kentucky, and Kansas are the schools left on his list. Oklahoma State is currently considered to be the favorite. Thor is scheduled to officially visit Kansas for Late Night in the Phog.
2022 Kansas commit Tre White is transferring to Cornerstone Christian in San Antonio, TX. The 6'5" SF committed to Kansas back in June.
Class of 2021 point guard Kennedy Chandler will unofficially visit Kansas on Oct. 4 for Late Night in the Phog.
Chandler, a Memphis native, saw his recruitment take off after leading MOKAN Elite to the Peach Jam Championship in July.
Chandler will visit Oklahoma on Sept. 28 before making the trip to Kansas. Tennessee, Kentucky, Duke and Memphis, among others, are also very interested in Chandler.
Class of 2020 big man Gethro Muscadin in also scheduled to visit Kansas. The 6-foot-10 center from Aspire Basketball Academy is scheduled to officially visit Kansas on Sept. 20. Kansas football will host West Virginia that weekend.
Muscadin is also schedule to visit Kansas State on Sept. 6, Minnesota on Sept. 13 and Texas Tech on Oct. 5. UNLV, UCONN, VCU and New Mexico are all also involved in his recruitment.
Former Huntington Prep PF JT Thor announced on Sunday that he will reclassify from the 2021 class to the 2020 class. Thor will also transfer from Huntington Prep to Norcross High School in Georgia. The 6'9" PF was considered to be one of the top ranked forwards in the 2021 class.
Along with Kansas, Maryland, UCLA and Kentucky are considered to be the favorites for Thor. Clemson, Arizona, Miami and others extended offered to Thor in late May and June. The Jayhawks offered Thor back in early December.
Kansas PG recruit Dajuan Harris and his MOKAN Elite squad will be taking on Team Why Not in the Nike Peach Jam final at 1:00 pm Sunday. You can watch the game live on ESPNU or on the live stream below.
Class of 2020 point guard Jabri Abur-Rahim announced on Tuesday that he will make his college decision on Wednesday.
Abdur-Rahim has been a Kansas target for some time, and even unofficially visited Kansas for Late Night in the Phog back in 2017.
Abdur-Rahim is expected to decide between Virginia and Michigan, but Villanova, Georgia and Harvard all remain in the hunt. Kentucky went to watch Abdur-Rahim in June, and he picked up offers from Texas, Virginia and Illinois in recent months.
Abdur-Rahim just wrapped up his official visit to Virgina in late June.
announcing my college decision tmrw, stay tuned🙏🏽— Jabri (@jabri404) July 9, 2019