Saturday, September 24, 2022

Kansas basketball lands commitment from 4-star Class of 2023 guard Jamari McDowell

Kansas University basketball recruiting.

Kansas University basketball recruiting.


Jamari McDowell, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard from Manvel, Texas, orally committed to the Kansas basketball program on Saturday night.

McDowell, who is ranked No. 77 overall in the 247 Sports Composite rankings, becomes the second player in the Class of 2023 to pick the Jayhawks, joining fellow-four-star prospect Chris Johnson, who hails from Fort Bend, Texas.

The two played AAU ball for the Houston Defenders, and McDowell and Johnson figure to give the program the same kind of size and versatility on the perimeter that players like Christian Braun, Ochai Agbaji, Jalen Wilson, Kevin McCullar Jr., MJ Rice and Gradey Dick have in the past couple of years.

McDowell picked Kansas over Texas A&M;, Xavier and Wake Forest, with the blue-blood Jayhawks providing something the other schools could not.

“I chose Kansas for the opportunity and stage they offer there,” McDowell told On3Sports’ Joe Tipton. “All of my op-tions had a platform, resources and really great people, but KU was something different.”

This summer, McDowell told’s Rob Cassidy that his game compared favorably to that of Anthony Edwards, the former No. 1 overall pick who plays for the Minnesota Timber-wolves.

“I’m athletic with a high motor,” he told Cassidy. “I like to think I make the right passes and the right decisions.”

In other recruiting news, top-30 point guard Elmarko Jackson, who has Kansas in his top seven, was at the Kansas-Duke football game on Saturday, in town for his official visit.


Andy Godwin 2 months, 1 week ago

Why are we talking about basketball in September (no offense to Mr. McDowell - welcome)? Aren’t we a football school under Leipold? Go Jalon Daniels and the 4-0 football team. Rock Chalk.

James Miller 2 months, 1 week ago

Ha ha ha. JD6 is the man, but basketball reigns supreme. Welcome Jamari. Please help us win back-to-back Chips!!!!

Jonathan Allison 2 months, 1 week ago

only so much that he can do for us this year, since he's still in HS. But hey, maybe he can help us three-peat

Joseph Bullock 2 months, 1 week ago

When someone commits, it has to be reported, and an article has to be written, no matter when they commit! If Football players commit, there will be an article, even if it’s during Basketball season! And something tells me that Andy Godwin was just making fun! LOL

Steve Zimmerman 2 months, 1 week ago

Marcus v2.0 - with better 3pt launch... a great recruit! McDowell is supposed to be a 5-star. Easily. Welcome to the family, Jamari!!!!

Lee Short 2 months, 1 week ago

This is wonderful news.

Bring on more recruits! Let's go the distance again with our hall of fame coach.

Joe Baker 2 months ago

Vick 2.0 and hopefully he can get a bit bigger and grow an inch. If he can play the lane in a zone like Vick and something says he can, he’s going to be special. I have a feeling lil Jon at Puke will play his mentor’s zone. Self busted that zone with Vick and Marcus.

Robert Robinson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Im going to say Jamari Traylor for at least 1 season before i get it right

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