Gethro Muscadin makes commitment official, gives Kansas 3 signees in 2020 recruiting class
All three Kansas basketball commitments in the 2020 recruiting class now have sent their letters of intent to Lawrence.
Four-star center Gethro Muscadin, a 6-10 big man from Aspire Academy in Louisville, became the final piece of the puzzle on Thursday morning, joining juco wing Tyon Grant-Foster and five-star guard Bryce Thompson in making their commitments official.
Muscadin reported the news on Twitter saying simply, “It’s official babbyyyy.”
In Muscadin, the Jayhawks have landed a prospect whom KU coach Bill Self believes could have a major impact on both ends of the floor for years to come.
“This past summer, Gethro showed everybody that he can shoot the basketball with range,” said KU coach Bill Self in announcing Muscadin’s signing. “He’s a runner. He’s a jumper. He’s a shot blocker. His activity level is very high. We feel like he is a guy that could develop into one of the better big men in this class.”
Affectionately known by those close to him as “G,” Muscadin hails from Gonaives, Haiti, and is playing his senior prep season at Aspire Academy in Louisville, Ky.
He played his sophomore and junior seasons at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan., after spending his freshman year at Life Prep Academy in Wichita. Ranked by Rivals.com as the 131st overall prospect in the 2020 class, Muscadin averaged 9.3 minutes, 4.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game for Sunrise Christian.
Muscadin has a personality and demeanor similar to that of current KU forward Silvio De Sousa. Like De Sousa during his recruitment, Muscadin’s relationship with KU assistant coach Kurtis Townsend played a big role in him picking Kansas.
“I’ve got some goals,” he recently told the Journal-World. “You know what I mean? And I feel like that’s the place that can help me achieve those goals. I play hard and I compete every day."
Added Self: “We all loved Gethro on his visit. We could tell he felt at home and seemed so happy. His personality along with his talent will make him a fan favorite from day one at Kansas.”
After landing three quality signees in the early recruiting period, the Jayhawks are off to a strong start in the 2020 class. According to the latest Rivals.com team rankings, that three-man haul makes up the No. 8-ranked class in the current recruiting cycle.
And with the Jayhawks expected to have four or five scholarships to give following the 2019-20 season, Kansas still could add another player or two before the class is complete.
The coaching staff continues to pursue a variety of options and, because they already have signed a guard, a wing and a big man, Self and company move forward with flexibility in who they target in the weeks and months ahead.