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Recruiting Notes: Dead period extended, KU cracks top 10 for 5-star PG

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Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

The NCAA’s Division I Council announced late Thursday that it had extended the recruiting dead period, for all sports, through Aug. 31.

The announcement, which included a note about the Council regularly reviewing the college recruiting landscape and making adjustments as necessary, came just one month after the dead period had been extended through July 31.

A dead period means no in-person recruiting activities, including college campus visits, in-home visits or live evaluations.

Prospects are allowed to reach out to coaches as much as they like, and phone calls, text messages, emails, Zoom calls and even virtual visits are all allowed.

At Kansas, both the football and men’s basketball programs are currently in the process of trying to fill up their 2021 recruiting classes.

KU hoops has received an oral commitment from Top 30 prospect Zach Clemence. And Les Miles’ football program already has a dozen or so commitments from players on both sides of the ball.

Many of those players committed to KU without taking an official visit and most said they planned to make such a visit when the pandemic passed.

With the dead period extended through the end of August and uncertainty surrounding the upcoming college sports calendar, it’s hard to project when visits of any kind might be possible.

KU cracks top 10 for PG

Kansas basketball made the cut in five-star point guard JD Davison’s most recent recruiting update this week.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Davison attends Calhoun High in Letohatchee, Ala., and is ranked No. 15 overall in the 2021 recruiting class by Rivals.com.

Ranked by Rivals as the third best point guard in the class, Davison jumped nine spots, from No. 24 to No. 15, in Rivals’ most recent recruiting rankings and also transitioned from a four-star prospect to five-star status.

Joining Kansas on Davison’s list of 10 are: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Memphis, Louisville and LSU.

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Comments

Scott MacWilliams 1 week ago

What, no Doook, ScarHeels or Kentacky on his list? How did that happen? Be glad to see him come to KU, but seems unlikely as all the other schools are pretty close to home.

Dirk Medema 6 days, 15 hours ago

Is 6-3 with the fro? That’s some serious hair. Maybe Marcus can help him 😉

Love his mix tape. Drives well. Finishes through contact. Follows his own shot as well as others. Good blocks. Shoots inside and out. Maybe the only thing I didn’t see was steals.

We already have a couple young PGs, but Coach Self loves playing complimentary players together. JD would be a great addition to the roster.

Tim Orel 5 days, 21 hours ago

JD's mix tape was too long to watch (I would encourage him to limit it to about 2 or 3 minutes) but I do feel sorry for the defender at the 41 second mark who had both his ankles broken by JD in a very embarrassing manner.

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