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.
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.
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
The first big showcase weekend of the spring to come to the area has arrived and several top prospects on KU’s radar are coming to Kansas City, Mo., this weekend to participate in the second Under Armour Association event of the year at HyVee Arena, formerly Kemper Arena.
The event will feature some of the top players in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 recruiting classes and KUsports.com recruiting insider Matt Scott recently identified a few of the top players to keep an eye on.
Class of 2020 point guard and KU target Jalen Suggs figures to be a main attraction throughout the weekend. Suggs currently leads the UAA in scoring, at 23.5 points per game, and also leads in assists at 6.2 per game. Fellow 2020 point guard Ty Berry (No. 126) will be playing with KC RUN GMC and Class of 2022 small forward Mark Mitchell, also will play with KC RUN GMC’s 16U squad.
Oklahoma point guard Bryce Thompson, who is ranked No. 59 in the Class of 2020 per Rivals.com, also will be on hand playing for Oklahoma PWP.
While all of that’s going at HyVee Arena, RecruitLook KC Run, a showcase that boasts 88 teams from 16 different states and Canada, also will be happening this weekend across the state line at Okun Fieldhouse in Shawnee.
That event, which also will feature Suggs, will include a few other names to watch: Class of 2020 point guard Mike Saunders (a teammate of current KU target Tristan Enaruna’s), 2021 forward Chet Holmgren, and Xavier Foster, a 7-foot center from the Class of 2020 who holds an offer from Kansas, are among the biggest prospects in that event. Foster plays with a team known as Pure Prep.
Two others to watch include Class of 2022 guard Chris Morgan and Class of 2021 guard AJ Neal, with Showtime.
2019 SG Anthony Edwards will visit Kansas during the weekend of February 9th. Edwards, who reclassified into the 2019 class from the 2020 class shortly before Thanksgiving, is currently visiting Kentucky. Kentucky will host Mississippi State on Tuesday night before the Jayhawks head to Lexington next weekend.
Edwards is widely considered to be a top 10 prospect in the 2019 class. His size and strength (6'5" 215lbs) certainly jumps out, but his ability to score the ball in a variety of ways really separates him. He is aggressive, physical and is an elite athlete.
The Atlanta native is also considering Florida State, North Carolina and Georgia. He officially visited Georgia in early December, but has yet to schedule official visits to either Florida State or North Carolina.