4-star big man Gethro Muscadin picks Kansas
The Kansas men’s basketball program on Thursday picked up its second Class of 2020 commitment of the week.
Four-star prospect Gethro Muscadin, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound center from Aspire Academy in Louisville, Ky., committed to the Jayhawks just after noon on Thursday through a video on his Twitter account.
Originally slated to announce his decision on Nov. 1, Muscadin adjusted his timeline because of his excitement over his choice.
“Man, it just felt right,” Muscadin (pronounced Jethro Mus-Ka-Den) told the Journal-World. “I’ve been thinking about it and I found out that’s where my heart wants to go and why wait.”
Muscadin told KU assistant Kurtis Townsend about his decision on Wednesday and called KU coach Bill Self Thursday morning to let him know.
Ranked by Rivals.com as the 131st overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting class, Muscadin is a player on the rise — he was not even ranked by Rivals until this fall — and is pegged by many recruiting analysts to have as much upside as most players in the class.
Some expect Muscadin to move into the Top 100 now that he has pledged his services to KU. Long, athletic and with a motor that matches his physical tools, Muscadin projects as a versatile big man at the Big 12 level who can play the 4 or the 5.
When asked how much room he had to improve still, Muscadin, who most often goes by “G,” described his game as, “barely coming in.”
Originally from Haiti, Muscadin started playing basketball at age 15 and spent his sophomore and junior seasons playing at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan.
After two years there, the opportunity to go to Aspire presented itself and the athletic big man viewed that as another opportunity to get even more exposure.
“It was a great opportunity for me and opened up some other things so I took it,” Muscadin said. “But I loved my time at Sunrise and I got to know Kansas really well when I was there.”
That proximity to KU along with his recent official visit in late September cemented everything Muscadin needed to know about his top choice.
“I feel like it’s the right place for me to be,” he said of KU. “I loved everything, from the school to the tradition to the coaching staff. I have a great relationship with them.”
Muscadine becomes the second member of the Class of 2020 to commit to KU, joining juco guard Tyon Grant-Foster, who committed to KU earlier this week.
Like Grant-Foster, Muscadin said he discussed the looming NCAA allegations with the KU coaching staff and was comfortable with what they said about his future.
"They talked to me about it and I'm not worried at all," he said. "I love the school that’s where I want to be.”