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AY2017-18 KUMBB Recruiting

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3 weeks 1 day ago - 3 days 12 hours ago #14118 by HawkErrant
REQUEST TO RCBers
In an effort to keep recruiting information and Q&As easily accessible, please consider posting your recruiting comments and questions for this recruiting season (2017-18) in this pinned thread.

Also, if you know of an error or omission, please let me know so I can correct it.

Thank you, RCBers!

ROCK CHALK!
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TRACKING AY2017-18 PLAYERS and AY2017-18 RECRUITS Committed/Signed and Offered

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-18 SIGNING PERIODS FOR D1 MEN'S BASKETBALL --
Early Signing Period window: 2017-11-08 thru 11-15
Regular Signing Period window: 2018-04-11 thru 05-16

DEPARTING PLAYERS AFTER AY2017-18 ((S) Scholarship, (W) Walk-on)
GRADUATING SENIORS
G Devonté Graham (S)
G Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (S)
F Clay Young* (W)

NBA EARLY ENTRANTS (EEs)
C Udoka Azubuike (S) practically 100% he goes after his sophomore year
G Malik Newman* (S) ?? Lots of talk about him leaving after his RS Sophomore season
F Billy Preston (S) is he a OAD?

2018-05-?? - deadline to withdraw from draft and retain eligibility assuming no agent is hired (date is ten days after the final day of the annual NBA Draft Combine, scheduled for sometime in May).

TRANSFERING OUT


OTHER LOSSES
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RETURNING PLAYERS and AY2018-19 STATUS (by Class; (S)cholarship or (W)alk-on)
SENIORS
G Lagerald Vick (S) (EE??)

JUNIORS
F Mitch Lightfoot (S)
G Malik Newman* (S) (EE??)
F Dedric Lawson* (S) (EE??) [1]
F KJ Lawson* (S) (EE??) [2]

SOPHOMORES
F Billy Preston (S) (EE??)
G Marcus Garrett (S)
G Sam Cunliffe* (S) [3]
G Charlie Moore* (S) [4]
G Chris Teahan (W)

* Red-shirted one year.
[1] #33 in Rivals150 for 2015. Will sit out 2017-18, will have 2 years to play 2. Originally moved up a year to the 2015 recruiting class so he could play with his older brother KJ.
[2] #54 in Rivals150 for 2015. Will sit out 2017-18, will have 2 years to play 2, may get 3 for 3 if NCAA approves a 6th year due to medical redshirting his freshman year (was hurt in 10th game of the season at Memphis).
[3] #36 in Rivals150 for 2016. Will be eligible to play for KU after the end of the Fall 2017 semester, and through AY2020-21 if he decides to stay in school all 5 years to play 4 (including Fall 2016 @ASU) .
[4] #55 in Rivals150 for 2016. Reportedly is applying for hardship transfer status so he can play this
fall (transferring to be closer to ill father), but getting it seems unlikely as it is questionable that
Lawrence is close enough to Chicago for this to be approved. Assuming it is NOT granted, he will have 3 years to play 3 at KU.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
13 total scholarships allowed each AY
- 9 maximum, possible 4 returning scholarship players, depending upon who goes EE.
= 4 to 9 scholarships to fill for AY2017-18
.. 1 to 6 Scholarships still available @2017-10-13.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-18 RECRUITING SYNOPSIS
Sources: Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN, Scout and others; National Rank & Ratings used are Rivals.

SIGNED or COMMITTED
(Date format is YY-MM-DD)
Pos  Rnk/Rating	NAME		  HT/WT	   Hometown & HS/College		Committed/Signed
G     17/*****	Devon Dotson	  6-1/180  Charlotte, NC/Providence Day		17-10-13/
PF    25/*****	Silvio De Sousa   6-9/220  Bradenton, FL/IMG Academy		17-08-30/
C     33/****	David McCormack	  6-10/260 Mouth of Wilson VA/Oak Hill Acad	17-09-24/

WALK-ONS

NOTES
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OFFERED (Multiple sources; where available, National Rank & Ratings are Rivals.)
The following list contains only recruits with a reported offer (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout, ESPN) from KANSAS.
(NB: ! after position indicates recruit is listed on JayhawkSlant's “Hoops Hot Board”)
P   Rnk/Rating	NAME		  HT/WT	    Hometown & HS/College		Interest 
F!    2/*****	Zion Williamson	  6-6/230   Spartanburg, SC/Spartanburg Day	Medium
F     3/*****	Bol Bol		  7-2/215   Santa Ana, CA /Mater Dei		Medium
F!    5/*****	Nassir Little	  6-7/205   Orlando, FL/Orlando Christian Prep	None
G!    6/*****	Romeo Langford	  6-4/185   New Albany, IN/New Albany		Medium
G    11/*****	Quentin Grimes	  6-5/180   The Woodlands, TX/College Park	HIGH
C!   13/*****	Moses Brown	  7-0/225   Queens, NY/Archbishop Molloy	Medium
G    15/*****	Darius Garland	  6-0/150   Nashville, TN/Brentwood Academy	Medium
G    20/*****	Ayo Dosunmu	  6-4/185   Chicago, IL/Morgan Park		Medium
F    21/*****	Emmitt Williams	  6-7/215   Orlando, FL/Oak Ridge		Medium
G!   37/****	David Duke	  6-4/190   Ashburnham, MA/Cushing Academy	None
F    44/****	Jules Bernard	  6-7/190   Los Angeles, CA/Windward		Medium
G!   49/****	Jalen Carey	  6-4/170   Montclair, NJ/Immaculate Conception	Medium
F    54/****	T. Horton-Tucker  6-5/210   Chicago, IL/Simeon			Medium
F!   60/****	Darius Days	  6-7/218   Gainesville, FL/Rock School		None
G!   63/****	Noah Locke	  6-2/175   Owings Mills, MD/McDonogh		None
F    76/****	Jermaine Harris	  6-8/220   Clinton, MD/Clinton Christian	Medium
F    81/****	Jairus Hamilton	  6-7/221   Concord, NC/Cannon School		Medium
C    84/****	B. Penn-Johnson	  7-0/215   Mt. Pleasant, UT/Wasatch Academy 	Medium
F    85/****	Kaden Archie	  6-6/200   Midlothian, TX/Midlothian	 	Medium
G    98/****	Jamie Lewis	  6-2/180   Henderson, NV/Findlay Prep	 	Medium
F   104/****	Ian Steere	  6-8/250   Sanford, NC/Northwood Temple Acad   Medium
G   114/****	K. Johnson	  6-5/220   Mouth of Wilson, VA/Oak Hill Acad   Medium


TRANSFERS BEING RECRUITED
P   Rnk/Rating	NAME		  HT/WT	    Hometown & College			Interest 


Transfer Notes
~  will have 3 years to play 2, play immediately 
^ will have 3 years to play 2 after sitting out a year
+ will have 2 years to play 2 after sitting out a year
FORMER RECRUITS (Rankings not updated once they are off KU's radar)
HIGH SCHOOL
P   Rnk/Rating	NAME		  HT/WT	    Hometown & HS/College		Decision


COLLEGE TRANSFERS

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3 weeks 1 day ago #14119 by porthawk
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1 week 5 days ago - 4 days 16 hours ago #14167 by HawkErrant
JayhawkSlant Early Signing Period Notebook

NB: From the premium side of the Slant ledger, today Shay says: "Right now, I believe KU's 2018 class, during the early period, will consist of Grimes, Dotson, De Sousa and McCormack. Again, subject to change."
IOW, Tomorrow he may differ...

Early signing period 8-15 November.

Stay tuned, eh?

Same Jayhawktime, same Jayhawkchannel...

(And yeah, I am old enough that I can remember seeing the original airing of the original expression.)

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4 days 16 hours ago #14213 by HawkErrant
As reported by Shay Wildeboor at Rivals' JayhawkSlant.com (link to paid site)
Rivals capsule:

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Here's the gist of the article for those who are not Slant members.

Rivals No. 17 ranked 2018 player has officially visited the final two schools remaining on his list, Kansas and Maryland.

Self & Roberts, and "members of the Maryland coaching staff", visited Dotson in-home one last time yesterday (Wed 2017-11-11; second in-home for both programs) .

He originally focused in on a select group of schools: Kansas, Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Miami (FL), Ohio State, USC and Wake Forest, with KU and the Terps coming down to the wire for him.

The young man knows that Self thinks he can be the next great PG at KU.

Shay's thoughts on Dotson? Shay says he could be wrong, but he feels very good about Dotson picking KU.

Anticipating the question for those interested, nothing mentioned yet about being able to watch or listen in on the announcement.

If KU lands him, that would be at least 3 of the 4 recruits Shay believes will sign in the November early signing period.
PG Dotson.
PF    25/*****	Silvio De Sousa   6-9/220  Bradenton, FL/IMG Academy		2017-08-30 commitment
C     33/****	David McCormack	  6-10/260 Mouth of Wilson VA/Oak Hill Acad	2017-09-24 commitment 
Getting 4 signed early would ensure KU fills the minimum scholarship openings early for the first time in a long time. KU may still have more openings for the Spring signing season -- up to 9 total (see the OP) -- but 4 openings (3 graduates and at least 1 Early Entry) are a practical certainty.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. - Mark Twain, "Innocents Abroad"
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3 days 18 hours ago #14229 by JhawkMom
Eric, any idea if it will be televised???

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3 days 12 hours ago - 3 days 12 hours ago #14235 by DrJHawker
Self has his third recruit for next year in Devon Dotson.

www2.kusports.com/news/2017/oct/13/2018-...tson-commits-kansas/

It sounds like this puts us in a good position for Zion Williamson as well. Quentin Grimes decision is next (2 guard) and Crystal Ball says KU is the favorite. If we sign Grimes this will arguably be the top recruiting class in KU history. Sign Grimes and Williamson and there will be no argument. It would include a 5 star player at all 5 positions, the top player in the class and likely at least 3 McD AA's. I also can't imagine even UK or Duke having a better class for 2018.

I know I'm getting ahead of myself. Right now I'm just thankful to have Devon Dotson coming to Lawrence. Huge pickup! Congratulation to young Mr. Dotson and the KU staff.
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3 days 12 hours ago #14237 by HawkErrant
Sorry, Barb, didn't see this until late, and I did not. But WOO HOO!

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