Leftover turkey, KU hoops and Zeke Nnaji announcement
Kansas basketball fans will have a lot to fill up on next Friday.
Besides the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, Kansas fans will also get to see the Jayhawks in the second games of the NIT Season Tip-Off — against either Tennessee or Louisville — and the announcement of Class of 2019 power forward Zeke Nnaji.
Nnaji has a list of five schools he's considering, but that could change with his unofficial visit to North Carolina coming up this weekend.
Nnaji, a long and athletic 6-foot-10 forward from Minnesota, has been a priority of KU's throughout the recruiting process and became even more important recently when Jeremiah Robinson-Earl committed to Villanova.
On his own, Nnaji offers long-term potential and a frame that could put on weight and become a force at Kansas.
Add to that the fact that he is AAU teammates and close friends with Top 5 prospect Matt Hurt and his importance and potential skyrockets.
Hurt is expected to visit KU sometime during the season and announce his decision in the spring.
Nnaji has scheduled his announcement for after the early signing period — Nov. 14-21 — but it's entirely possible that he could sign and send his letter of intent before announcing his choice.
Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Purdue and UCLA are Nnaji's five finalists, with Carolina thrown in the mix, as well.
The No. 37-ranked player in the class, per Rivals.com, will make his announcement at Noon at Hopkins High School in Lakeville, Minn.