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Four members of KU's 2022 recruiting class sign national letters of intent to officially join Jayhawks

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Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

While much of Wednesday was spent with the Kansas men’s basketball program basking in the aftermath of a season-opening victory over Michigan State on Tuesday night, the day was also pretty significant for KU’s future.

Four members of the Class of 2022 made their oral commitments official by signing national letters of intent on Wednesday.

Five-star wing Gradey Dick (6-7, 195), of Sunrise Christian Academy, and four-star forward Ernest Udeh Jr. (6-10, 232) were the first to sign, around noon.

Five-star guard MJ Rice (6-5, 200) and four-star big man Zuby Ejiofor (6-8, 220) made their commitments official just after 5 p.m.

That group makes up the No. 4-ranked 2022 class in the country, according to Rivals.com.

Each player brings a different set of skills to the court, but all four seem to be in line with the type of versatile and athletic talent that Kansas coach Bill Self brought to the program this offseason.

The Jayhawks could still add another player or two to the 2022 class before it’s all said and done. But they’re unlikely to add another in the early signing period, which opened Wednesday and runs through Nov. 17. The Division I basketball regular signing period runs April 13, 2022 through May 18, 2022.

Here’s a look at some of the action from today’s official signings.

None by Gradey Dick

None by Garland High School

None by Marquise (MJ) Rice

Comments

Rae Bricil 2 weeks, 3 days ago

not sure who all will be around next year but these 4 and the 3 freshman from last night make up an exciting future.

Jim Stauffer 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Recruiting is looking up from the last couple of years.

Layne Pierce 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Intresting that pall that was over the program because of NCAA charges seems to be dissipating.

RCJH

Doug Merrill 2 weeks, 3 days ago

I think that the "pall" was mostly in the minds of the pundits. Bill did say we lost somebody and he didn't know if the NCAA issues were part of that. He also said that we lose somebody every year (or more than one). He is always competing with other superb programs, so we are going to lose high school kids every year, sometimes for very personal reasons not associated with the programs at all.

Dirk Medema 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Rivals has all 4 as 4. Interesting that duke and uk each have 3-5, but I’m not hearing quite as much of the lovefest. Neither has a pg in their classes which has been their downfall in the past. They’re both top 10 teams, but wondering if there might be some power shifts coming. Coach K is on his farewell tour but it probably won’t be another losing season. Wondering how long it takes for Cal to ride into the sunset after we take the all-time wins total from them. Gotta like what Coach Self has built, well, everyone but Brett.

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