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2020 Kansas target sets announcement date

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.

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2020 star set to announce Top 10 schools

Highly ranked Class of 2020 star Cade Cunningham will announce his top 10 schools on Thursday at 4 p.m. central.

Cunningham has been one of the top performers on the NIKE EYBL circuit this spring and has been one of Kansas' top targets for over a year. However, the Jayhawks aren't the favorite to land the 6-foot-6 small forward right now.

Oklahoma State is said to be the favorite, but the Cowboys haven't made many splashes in the recruiting world over the past couple of years. Landing Cunningham would create a huge wave for them.

Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Texas and Oklahoma State are some of the many schools that have been recruiting Cunningham throughout the past year.

Cunningham is a Texas native but transferred to Montverde Academy in Florida this past school year.

Here's a quick look at some of his highlights while we wait his first of what figures to be a few rounds of cutdowns.

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KU coaches watched some top talent in KC this weekend

Kansas assistant coach Norm Roberts likely spent more time inside the newly redone HyVee Arena this weekend than he did in his home in Lawrence. Roberts was front and center at UAA Session II watching some of the top talent in the classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

2019 G Nahshon "Bones" Hyland of WeR1 continued to impress coaches looking to add to their 2019 class. The 6'4" guard from Delaware is a natural scorer and does a terrific job of setting up his teammates.

2020 G Jalen Suggs of Grassroots Sizzle showed why he is one of the best prospects in the class. The 6'5" Suggs has a college-ready body and college-ready game. He can score when needed, but his ability to run a team is something that really separates him in the class.

2020 G Bryce Thompson of Oklahoma PWP is the Rhodes Scholar of high school basketball. His basketball IQ is off the charts. There aren't many players at his age that can completely dominate a game without scoring.

2020 G Tristan Maxwell of Team Charlotte. Maxwell, son of former NBA player Vernon Maxwell, plays for the same team as current Jayhawk Devon Dotson. Maxwell has a great frame and doesn't shy away from contact.

2020 PF Mady Sissoko of Utah Mountain Stars (or Jimmer Elite) is simply a man amongst boys. The 6'9" big man originally from Mali is a terrific combination of size, strength, and skill.

Other Kansas watched throughout the weekend

2021 PF Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (IMG Academy)

2020 G Karim Mane (Vanier College/Canada)

2021 F Chet Holmgren (Minnehaha Academy)

2022 G Prince Aligbe (Minnehaha Academy)

2021 G Tamar Bates (Piper High School)

2020 G Ty Berry (Newton High School)

2021 F DaRon Holmes )Millennium High School)

2022 G Jalen Hood-Schifino (Northside Christian)

2020 SF Jamal West Jr (St. Frances Academy)

2020 F John Ojiako (Admiral Farragut Academy)

2022 SF Jarace Walker (IMG Academy)

2021 F TaQuan Woodley (Camden)

2022 G Derrian Ford (Magnolia High School)

2020 G Jalen Suggs

2020 G Jalen Suggs by Matt Scott

Bryce Thompson

Bryce Thompson by Matt Scott

Brandon Huntley-Hatfield

Brandon Huntley-Hatfield by Matt Scott

Mady Sissoko

Mady Sissoko by Matt Scott

Tristan Maxwell

Tristan Maxwell by Matt Scott

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Visit couldn’t have gone better for Zeke Nnaji and family

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas hosted Class of 2019 power forward Zeke Nnaji for his official visit this past weekend and the 6-foot-11 skilled 4 from Minnesota was joined by his family on the visit.

Shortly after their return home, KUsports.com caught up to Zeke's father, Apham, about the visit.

"The meeting couldn't have gone better," Apham Nnaji told KUsports.com. "It was very informative for sure. We were able to see the need for Zeke's style of play and skill set, but most importantly, all the support he'll get should he decide to go there."

The Kansas coaching staff was clear about their message to Nnaji and his family. Kansas wins, and Kansas has a long history of developing and preparing players for the jump to the NBA.

"Their message was for him to be a part of a winning program with a proven track record of getting hard working kids to the next level," Nnaji's father said. "The facilities are second to none comparatively. Coach (Bill) Self is very relatable, and his staff is consistent as a unit."

Nnaji will now visit the four schools remaining on his list of finalists before making his college decision. He will visit Arizona this coming weekend before visiting UCLA (Oct. 20), Baylor (Oct. 27) and Purdue (Nov. 4).

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