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.
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.