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5-star Class of 2022 KU commitment Tre White reopens recruitment, remains interested in Kansas

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Kansas University basketball recruiting

Class of 2022 point guard Tre White, of Cornerstone Christian in San Antonio, announced Friday that he has reopened his recruitment.

White, a 5-star prospect who just started his sophomore season of high school basketball, orally committed to KU last summer and has long been a huge fan of the Kansas program and coaching staff.

According to his recent Tweet, White is opening up his recruitment so he can experience the entire process, from beginning to end, in an effort to find “the college that best fits my academic and basketball needs” and “all the goals I have set in my life.”

Reached via text by the Journal-World on Friday evening, White said he “for sure” would keep Kansas in the mix as he moves through the various stages of his recruitment.

“I love Kansas,” White told the Journal-World this fall. “It’s a dream. My relationship with the coaches is crazy. It really is a family.”

Originally from Little Elm, Texas, White committed to KU without visiting, largely on the strength of his relationship with KU coach Bill Self and assistant coach Jerrance Howard.

Shortly after jumping into the Top 10 in the 247 Sports rankings for the Class of 2022, White visited KU for Late Night in the Phog.

A 6-foot-6, 200-pound point guard with a wide variety of skills, White initially chose KU over offers from Illinois, Texas Tech, Auburn and a dozen other schools showing serious interest.

Despite Friday’s development, his is a name that remains worth tracking both for the KU coaching staff and Kansas fans who follow recruiting.

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Gethro Muscadin makes commitment official, gives Kansas 3 signees in 2020 recruiting class

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Kansas University basketball recruiting

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.

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The next names to watch in Kansas Basketball’s 2020 recruiting efforts

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

With three Class of 2020 commitments expected to make their pledges to Kansas official by signing letters of intent sometime today, the recruiting rolls on for the Kansas basketball program.

Landing five-star guard Tulsa guard Bryce Thompson on Tuesday was massive news and that pick up positions KU’s 2020 class to hover around the Top 10 nationally no matter what happens from here.

So where do the Jayhawks turn their attention now in their efforts to finish off a strong class?

Two letters is all you need to answer that question — KK.

K.K. Robinson is the next big target on the Jayhawks’ 2020 wish list and the Jayhawks are still in the hunt for the 6-foot, 170-pound point guard from Oak Hill Academy.

Robinson, who visited KU in early October, has zeroed in on a final group of Kansas, TCU, Illinois and Arkansas. And, according to Evan Daniels of 247 Sports, Robinson plans to announce his decision during Thanksgiving break.

Although that means Robinson’s destination will be known in the next few weeks, his commitment will not be official until the spring, when he can sign his letter of intent.

The current early signing period only runs through Wednesday.

A native of Arkansas, Robinson is finishing his prep career at Oak Hill in Virginia and has made official visits to all four programs.

Illinois snagged a point guard last week and the Razorbacks are considered by many to be the favorite for Robinson’s services.

Originally recruited to Arkansas by former Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson (now at St. John’s), Robinson has been impressed by what new Arkansas coach Eric Musselman and his assistants have done to make him a priority in the recruiting process.

“They definitely made a big jump from where they were at first,” Robinson told Nikki Chavanelle of Rivals site HawgBeat.com last month. “I had them in my top four, they're probably one or two now. The detail and the planning that they have for me (separated them from the rest). They brought out about 20 books and showed me how I would be able to get better and fit into their game system.”

While Arkansas could be viewed as the program to beat, Robinson has been high on Kansas throughout his recruitment.

“That is a really big and legendary school in basketball,” Robinson said of KU in an October interview with Corey Evans. “Being able to be recruited by them, it is just a blessing. He (Self) has done good with guards that are my height in the past and he has a plan for me. … Talking to the coaching staff, I really could tell that they wanted me to play for their program.”

It appears to be a two-team race for Robinson and it will be interesting to see what the commitment by Thompson does for Robinson, both in terms of how he sees himself fitting in at KU and how much more comfortable he is with Kansas now that a five-star, Top 20 prospect has shown he is not afraid to join the Jayhawks.

Robinson, who is ranked No. 80 in the 2020 class by Rivals.com, has all seven staff votes aligned with Arkansas in the Rivals FutureCast projections. His Crystal Ball standing at 247 Sports also favors Arkansas, with 100% of the votes going to the Razorbacks.

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Another name worth keeping an eye on is Texas point guard Latrell Jossell.

The 5-foot-10, 160-pound point guard from Keller, Texas, reported on Twitter on Wednesday that he had received an offer from Kansas.

KU assistant Jerrance Howard is the lead recruiter for Jossell, who projects as a rotation player who could provide quality depth at the point.

Rivals.com analyst Eric Bossi called Jossell a player who is "very high on the Jayhawks" and one that "at a minimum, KU fans should be watching closely throughout the signing period."

Said Bossi of Jossell: "He is a very good athlete, can shoot a bit from deep and plays really hard. Currently, I think he's maybe more of a combo guard and might be more prepared to help out at a little bit lower level right out of the chute. But Self has shown he can find under the radar guards and develop them."

Bossi said it's too early to know exactly what type of player Jossell could become. But he noted that similarly overlooked, undervalued guards like Frank Mason III and Devonte' Graham have done well at Kansas in the recent past.

"Guys like him with heart and a chip on his shoulder can often surprise after a few years in a good program with other good players around them," Bossi noted. "Jossell hasn't announced any signing plans or anything like that. But, again, his situation is worth keeping an eye on."

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5-star guard Bryce Thompson the latest recruit to show faith in Kansas despite looming NCAA allegations

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

On Tuesday morning, new Kansas commitment Bryce Thompson became the latest member of the 2020 recruiting class to show that the NCAA allegations surrounding the Kansas men’s basketball program did not bother him.

Following in the footsteps of recent KU commitments Gethro Muscadin and Tyon Grant-Foster, who both told the Journal-World they were not worried about the future of the program and trusted KU coach Bill Self and the coaching staff to take care of things before they arrived, Thompson essentially said the same on Tuesday.

In an article he dictated to Tulsa World reporter Eric Bailey, Thompson shared his thoughts on KU's current clash with the NCAA.

“I am aware of the controversy currently surrounding Kansas,” Thompson wrote. “It did concern me a bit at the beginning until I went on my visit and I was able to talk face-to-face with some of the administration, including Athletic Director Jeff Long.”

Thompson said his parents also played a key role in finding out as much as they could about the NCAA allegations.

“My mom doesn’t play,” Thompson wrote. “She asked every question in the book. Mr. Long was able to answer them directly and stayed on point. He didn’t veer off into some other conversation. I appreciated that.”

Thompson added: “I leaned on my parents when coming to this decision. As former college athletes, they’ve been through the recruiting process and I trust them to highlight areas I may have missed. We took most visits as a family and debriefed after each one. I’m grateful to have my family to lean on through this process. They know my goals and are committed to helping me position myself to achieve them.”

With KU now more than 50 days out from receiving a notice of allegations from the NCAA for its role in the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball recruiting, not much has been cleared up nor has there been much movement in the process. Typically, a school has 90 days from the time it receives an NOA to respond and the NCAA then has 60 days to respond to that before a hearing is scheduled and conducted.

However, the NCAA several weeks back suspended the 90-day deadline for a response, bringing further uncertainty to the exact time table Kansas is facing.

Although he has refrained from discussing the details of the case, KU coach Bill Self has said repeatedly that he looks forward to KU getting to tell its side of the story to the NCAA in defense of the allegations.

With that kind of cloud hanging over the program, many believed it would have a negative impact on KU’s recruiting efforts until a final ruling is handed out. And while Self said last month that he knew of a couple of instances where the FBI case and KU’s involvement cost the Jayhawks recruits, the situation appears to be having much less of an impact on future recruiting classes.

Thompson’s commitment is by far the biggest indicator of that. The five-star guard who is ranked No. 19 in the 2020 recruiting class by Rivals.com and 247 Sports could have gone to North Carolina, Michigan State, Texas and several other programs. Or he could have stayed close to home and attended Oklahoma or Oklahoma State like recent Oklahoma prospect Trae Young did.

Instead, he chose the school that he called the best fit for him and never looked back.

“I couldn’t have gone wrong with any of my finalists: Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and North Carolina,” Thompson wrote. “Each has a great staff and skilled players. I’ve often been told that I have great options. I agree, and it’s something that I don’t take for granted. I’m appreciative for all the college coaches who invested their time in me during this recruiting process.”

While several great ones came calling, including Lon Kruger at OU and Roy Williams at UNC, it was Thompson’s connection to Self that put Kansas over the top.

“Coach Self is the type of coach I want to play for,” he wrote. “Coach Self coached my dad at Tulsa. That means a lot. Their relationship has remained strong since my dad graduated in 1998. As one of coach Self’s players, my dad knows coach Self's level of expectation and the intensity he requires each time players take the floor.

“It’s Kansas. It’s a great, storied program with a Hall of Fame coach. I built a relationship with the coaching staff over a long period of time during my recruiting process. I enjoyed my time with the players while on my official visit. I like their uptempo style of play and hope to contribute as a freshman.”

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Decision time has arrived for 5-star Tulsa guard, KU target Bryce Thompson

Kansas recruit Bryce Thompson watches from behind the Kansas bench during the second half, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas recruit Bryce Thompson watches from behind the Kansas bench during the second half, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

When it comes to recruiting in college basketball, big days come nearly as fast as they go.

And the biggest day of the 2020 recruiting cycle has arrived for the Kansas men’s basketball program.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, during a ceremony at Booker T. Washington High in Tulsa, five-star guard Bryce Thompson will announce his college decision in front of friends and family members.

The announcement will be streamed live by CBS Sports HQ.

And there’s no doubt that it will be the biggest decision day ceremony — good or bad — that the Jayhawks encounter in this recruiting class.

With a pair of quality four-star prospects already on board in big man Gethro Muscadin and juco wing Tyon Grant-Foster, Kansas is in position to build a monster class if Thompson chooses the Jayhawks.

According to 247Sports, those two players make up the 50th-ranked recruiting class in the 2020 rankings to date. Adding Thompson would send that trio skyrocketing into the No. 11 position in the current rankings, according to the 247Sports Class Calculator, which measures the impact of adding a particular prospect to any class.

But Kansas has had Top 10 classes before and probably will again in the future, with or without Thompson picking KU on Tuesday. But this commitment, if the Jayhawks were to land Thompson, would be a huge victory and mean a lot more than just plugging in a future spot in the lineup with a quality prospect.

Adding Thompson, in the midst of all of the uncertainty surrounding the program with the FBI trial and recent notice of allegations sent from the NCAA, would be a sign that the KU brand still resonates with top-tier recruits.

That fact would open the door for more elite players to follow Thompson in the near future, with Thompson serving as the steadying force that tells the rest of the recruiting world that things are OK at Kansas.

Whether they are or not, of course, remains to be seen, but KU coach Bill Self and his staff have said they have been very open and transparent with all of their current targets and their families about the current situation. And landing Thompson would be the biggest indicator yet that those assurances are working.

I asked Muscadin and Grant-Foster about the allegations and whether they were concerned about the future of the program and both players said they trusted what the coaches had told them and were not at all worried about KU’s future.

Getting that kind of commitment from four-star prospects is solid and can help stabilize future rosters. Getting that kind of boost from a Top 20, five-star prospect like Thompson can change everything and put KU on the fast-track back to going after the top five-star prospects in future classes.

Self has said that the allegations have impacted KU’s recruiting efforts, adding that, at least for the time being, he and his coaching staff would have to “grind a little bit and maybe work a little smarter and target a little differently and things like that.”

Landing Thompson would change that.

Thompson, the No. 19-ranked player in the 2020 class in both the 247Sports Composite rankings and by Rivals.com, was in Lawrence on Friday night for one final unofficial visit to Kansas. He sat behind the bench with his family for the Jayhawks’ 74-62 victory over UNC Greensboro and got one last look — or is it feel? — at Allen Fieldhouse on a game night.

Self and OSU coach Mike Boynton also were expected to be in Tulsa on Sunday afternoon for one final visit to the Thompson home.

The 6-foot-5, 175-pound combo guard is down to a final four of Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and North Carolina, and many believe it’s a three-horse race with the Tar Heels on the outside looking in.

His Crystal Ball prediction on 247Sports sits in KU’s favor, with the Jayhawks receiving 82% of the votes and Oklahoma getting the remaining 18%. And the Rivals.com FutureCast features all 10 recruiting analysts projecting Thompson to KU.

That includes two picks that were changed from OU to KU in the past three weeks and three more picks for Kansas that were put in during the past week.

While that certainly creates a situation that looks good for Kansas, those projections are far from iron-clad indicators of a prospect’s decision.

On Monday morning, Oskaloosa (Iowa) big man Xavier Foster chose Iowa State over Iowa, despite the 247Sports Crystal Ball projections sitting at 100% for Iowa.

In announcing his final four in an interview with Eric Bailey of the Tulsa World, Thompson had this to say about KU:

“Kansas is a great school. I had a great visit with a lot of players. Coach Self is a great guy. Coach Norm (Roberts) and all of the other assistants have done a great job recruiting me and making sure that I know that it is a home away from home. My dad and Coach Self have a great relationship, as well as Coach Norm. They were here at the University of Tulsa, so that was obviously a big plus. They’ve also been there for a long time. It’s a great school with great tradition.”

That connection between Self and Thompson’s father, Rod, who played for Self at Tulsa, has always been a big part of this recruitment.

And although it might not be the deciding factor, one way or another, there’s little doubt that if Thompson picks KU, his father’s relationship with the Kansas staff will have played some kind of role.

“This has been a family decision,” Thompson’s mother, Goldie, recently told Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World. “Because Rod and I were college athletes, we were able to provide some insight.”

The lists of pros and cons are written. The pitches have been made. And the visits and hours, days and weeks of information and contact have now subsided.

The only thing left is for Thompson to make his decision known. No matter which school he picks, Tuesday will be a monster day for that program, even if it is for slightly different reasons at all four places.

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Kansas coach Bill Self pleased with current state of recruiting

Kansas head coach Bill Self jokes with West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins during Big 12 Media Day on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Kansas head coach Bill Self jokes with West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins during Big 12 Media Day on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at Sprint Center in Kansas City. by Nick Krug

With two four-star prospects already committed despite lingering questions about NCAA allegations, Kansas coach Bill Self is feeling pretty good about where the Jayhawks sit in recruiting future talent.

That much was made clear on Wednesday at Big 12 media day in Kansas City, Mo., where Self spent roughly half of his time fielding questions about the allegations, their meaning, his legacy and the future and the other half talking about basketball.

Occasionally, the two topics collided, with KU’s current trials and tribulations on the recruiting trail being the perfect blend of future uncertainty and basketball reality.

Per NCAA rules, coaches are not allowed to comment on recruits until they sign. But Self did talk, in general terms, about the status of KU’s recruiting efforts in the current landscape.

“This has been a year where, obviously, we have obstacles,” Self said referencing the NCAA issues. “But I do think we’re in position to have one of our best recruiting classes. I think we’re in position to have one of our better early signing periods we’ve had in a long time. Even though it’s hard — it’s never easy — I think we’re going to come out of it OK.”

Four-star commitments Tyon Grant-Foster, a juco wing from Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, and Gethro Muscadin, of Aspire Academy in Louisville, Ky., give the Jayhawks two quality pieces in the 2020 class. Both project as multiyear players at Kansas and both are long, athletic fast-risers who could play multiple positions at KU.

Together, they make up what 247 Sports considers the 42nd best haul in the 2020 class to date. But, as Self mentioned on Wednesday, he believes the Jayhawks are far from done.

It’s not yet known exactly how many players Kansas will need to sign in the 2020 class to fill the roster. But it likely will be in the 3-5 range.

Even though Self said KU's current battle with the NCAA might force him and his staff to "grind a little bit and maybe work a little smarter and target a little differently and things like that," the Jayhawks remain in pursuit of some top-tier talent. Most notable among them is five-star shooting guard Bryce Thompson, who recently visited both KU and Oklahoma and appears to be zeroing in on a decision in time for the early signing period Nov. 13-20.

If KU were to land Thompson, the Jayhawks’ 2020 class would vault into the Top 10, according to the 247 Sports class calculator, which projects the impact of a program landing a particular player.

Beyond that, picking up a commitment from a player of Thompson’s caliber not only would add talent to the roster but also could serve as a sign to other prospects that things are going to be OK in Lawrence.

Picking up oral, non-binding commitments and getting kids on campus as enrolled student-athletes are two different things, of course. But Self remains confident in KU’s sales pitch and what the program has to offer.

Although he did not go into great detail about much on Wednesday, Self did briefly explain the message he has told recruits and their parents during recent months.

“There’s been a lot of questions that have been asked, there’s been a lot of answers given, there’s been total transparency about where we see the situation,” Self said of the situation which he twice referred to as KU “going through some stuff.”

“I’m not going to speak to any details concerning the case,” he added. “But anybody who’s ever played for me or worked for me knows how I go about my business and I’m very proud of how we conduct our business and that hasn’t altered at all.”

Self concluded: “Recruiting is hard regardless. When you’re recruiting at an elite level, you have obstacles each and every year. (The allegations are) something that we certainly explain out and are very transparent with everything going on. There’s not anybody that we recruit that we don’t tell them how it is, at least the way we know it to be.”

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5-star PF Isaiah Todd picks Michigan

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The Kansas men's basketball program went 1-for-2 on the recruiting trail Thursday.

Five-star power forward Isaiah Todd chose Michigan over KU in an announcement ceremony at his high school in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday evening.

Todd said his bond with first-year Wolverines coach Juwan Howard played a major role in his decision.

“I’m excited to be a part of what coach Howard is building at Michigan,” Todd told USA Today prep writer Jason Jordan in an exclusive interview about his decision. "He played in the league and played my position, and I know that I can learn a lot from him. Big things are coming at Michigan.”

The 6-foot-10 forward who is projected as a one-and-done talent and ranked No. 10 overall in the 2020 class by Rivals.com narrowed his list to KU and Michigan two weeks ago. KU outlasted Kentucky, North Carolina and Memphis to make Todd's list of finalists.

Earlier in the day, Kansas picked up a commitment from 6-10 forward Gethro Muscadin, the No. 131-ranked prospect in the 2020 class per Rivals.com, who had announced Nov. 1 as his decision day but moved it up to Thursday because of his excitement about the opportunity at Kansas.

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4-star big man Gethro Muscadin picks Kansas

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Kansas University basketball recruiting

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.”

Gethro Muscadin during a recent visit with KU coaches Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend. Photo courtesy @aspireacademyky

Gethro Muscadin during a recent visit with KU coaches Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend. Photo courtesy @aspireacademyky by Matt Tait

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4-star center Gethro Muscadin moves up announcement date to today

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Kansas University basketball recruiting

KUsports.com on Thursday morning confirmed a report from @endless_motor that 4-star big man Gethro Muscadin had moved his announcement date up from Nov. 1 to noon today.

A 6-foot-10, 215-pound big man from Aspire Academy in Louisville, Ky., Muscadin has been on KU’s list of targets for a long time and made an official visit to Lawrence in late September.

He also has visited Minnesota, Kansas State and, most recently, Texas Tech, which had been thought to be the leader for Muscadin’s services throughout the summer.

Last week, however, Rivals.com recruiting analyst Corey Evans switched his pick from Texas Tech to KU, saying, “I thought for a long time that he was Lubbock-bound but, despite the recent (allegations) cast down upon KU, Muscadin seems to be favoring the Jayhawks. He could visit Louisville one last time before deciding, but momentum is definitely on the side of Kansas.”

Earlier this year, Muscadin delivered a final eight of KU, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Kansas State, UNLV, New Mexico, VCU and UConn.

After not being ranked by Rivals.com for the past couple of years, the rising center jumped into the Top 150 in August, landing at No. 130 and earning a four-star rating.

Asked by RedRaiderSports.com in August to list his strengths, Muscadin said: “I really compete. I like to work hard. I have a lot of skills. I can push the ball down and make some plays. I really try to help my team to win, that’s all I care about. My biggest strengths would be how hard I run (the floor). I can pass it, rebound, block shots, and shoot it, too.”

Stay tuned to KUsports.com throughout the day for the latest on Muscadin's decision.

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Four-star center Gethro Muscadin sets Nov. 1 decision date

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Four-star, Class of 2020 center Gethro Muscadin has picked Nov. 1 as decision day.

The 6-foot-10, 215-pound big man from Aspire Academy in Louisville, Ky., has been on KU’s list of targets for a long time and made an official visit to Lawrence in late September.

He also has visited Minnesota, Kansas State and, most recently, Texas Tech, which had been thought to be the leader for Muscadin’s services throughout the summer.

Last week, however, Rivals.com recruiting analyst Corey Evans switched his pick from Texas Tech to KU, saying, “I thought for a long time that he was Lubbock-bound but, despite the recent (allegations) cast down upon KU, Muscadin seems to be favoring the Jayhawks. He could visit Louisville one last time before deciding, but momentum is definitely on the side of Kansas.”

Earlier this year, Muscadin delivered a final eight of KU, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Kansas State, UNLV, New Mexico, VCU and UConn.

After not being ranked by Rivals.com for the past couple of years, the rising center jumped into the Top 150 in August, landing at No. 130 and earning a four-star rating.

Asked by RedRaiderSports.com in August to list his strengths, Muscadin said: “I really compete. I like to work hard. I have a lot of skills. I can push the ball down and make some plays. I really try to help my team to win, that’s all I care about. My biggest strengths would be how hard I run (the floor). I can pass it, rebound, block shots, and shoot it, too.”

With his decision coming in a little more than two weeks, Muscadin almost certainly will be an early signee when the early signing period arrives Nov. 13 and runs through Nov. 20.

Six of the seven analyst predictions on Muscadin’s Rivals bio have picked Kansas, with five of the six projections coming in the last week.

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