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AY2018-19 KUMBB Recruiting as of 2019-05-17

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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #22488 by konza63
Is it just me, or is anyone else getting very nervous about our team next year, and all the uncertainty about late recruits to fill the holes?

I’m now seeing multiple reports that Hurt may now be leaning toward Puke, especially with Tre Jones deciding to stay.

I hope we land some quality guys soon.

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1 month 1 week ago #22542 by HawkErrant
Big news today (as first noted on the RCB by Not Ostertag) is Quentin Grimes declaring for the NBA Draft.

In other news, there is smoldering talk about 2020 recruits looking to reclassify to 2019, and these two are interested in KU.

2020 RECLASSIFYING TO 2019?
PG   05/*****	R.J. Hampton	     6-5/170	Little Elm, TX/Little Elm
C    08/*****	N'Faly Dante	     6-10/225	Bel Aire, KS/ Sunrise Christian Academy

Matt Tait on RJ Hampton.

In a conversation earlier today with JayhawkSlant Senior Writer Shay Wildeboor, R.J.'s father Rod Hampton gushed about all things KU.

N'Faly Dante's top two choices are currently LSU and KU, and if he reclassifies the thought is that he may choose KU, given the issues with current LSU coach Will Wade... and possibly bring his **** Sunrise Christian 2019 classmate Grant Sherfield (G, 6-2/185) with him.

Currently looking for something of substance regarding any quality grad transfers KU may be talking with now. I will post more as I learn anything.

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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #22544 by HawkErrant

According to 247Sports, Rayjon Tucker is considering Memphis, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Auburn, North Carolina, Kansas, Louisville, Arizona, Arizona State, South Carolina and Iowa State.
IF KU is interested, Bill will almost certainly talk with Joe Dooley about Rayjon, as RT played his first two years for Joe at FGCU.

FGCU Freshman & Soph Seasons 2015-17
GP/S 68/7
PPG 6.9, RPG 3.0, APG 0.9, MPG 18.6
FG 52.5% 147-280
3PT 41.7% 43-103
FT 73.2% 134-183

UALR 2018-19 Redshirt Junior after transferring from FGCU
GP/S 30/30
PPG 20.3, RPG 6.7, APG 1.8, MPG 33.3
FG 49.1% 187-381
3PT 41.1% 72-175
FT 77.7% 164-211

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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #22560 by HawkErrant

TJ Holyfield, Stephen F. Austin
6-8/227
Out last season with a shoulder injury.
As a freshman he started every game on the Lumberjacks NCAA Tournament team.
As a junior:
GP/S 35/35
PPG 12.9, RPG 6.4, and 1.3 BPG in 27 minutes per game.
FG 55%167-305
3PT 41% 28-68
FT 75% 89-119
Named to Southland Conference All-Defensive team.

Would be a solid get. He is also visiting Miami, Oregon, Illinois and Texas Tech.
IU and TT will be tough competitors. IU coach Brad Underwood recruited him to SFA and was his coach for that freshman NCAA run.

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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #22568 by HawkErrant
WAC POY Jake Toolson from Utah Valley U to grad transfer
6-5/205 SG from Gilbert, AZ (is there a Lightfoot connection?)

UVU 2018-19
GP/S 35/35
PPG 15.7, RPG 4.5, APG 2.3, MPG 33.3
FG 53.7% 188-350
3PT 44.8% 69-154
FT 85% 103-121

I would be thrilled to see Jake come to KU for his final season!

Getting both Jake and TJ Holyfield would be a transfer recruiting coup imo.

Caveat: possible he follows his former UVU coach Mark Pope to BYU.

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1 month 1 week ago #22569 by HawkErrant
KUSports.com - Tait: Future Jayhawk Christian Braun named top prep player in KC

Congrats to Christian!
Second year in a row a KU recruit has been awarded the top metro prep honor.

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1 month 1 week ago #22571 by HawkErrant

3* SF 6-9/190 currently ranked 139 in 2020 Rivals Top 150
Hickory, NC
Moravian Prep Academy

Also has offers from Cincinnati and NC State.

Another NC kid (see Graham, D). Definitely looks like a project recruit, but with the staff just offering him (and see Bossi comment below), it seems they see potential they don't want to let get away.

Of note, Rivals national analyst Eric Bossi comments:
"Hall has a good chance to be a spring riser.* Also interesting to note that he was originally a class of 2019 kid (well I have to double check to be sure, but I'm 99.9% sure) so he might be a possibility to play somewhere next season if his academics are on track."
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*If he stays in the Class of 2020
NB the underlining in the above quote is mine for emphasis.

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1 month 1 week ago #22586 by HawkErrant
Rivals 2018 #12 5* PF Jordan Brown is leaving Nevada with the departure of head coach Eric Musselman to Arkansas. With 8 seniors and 6 juniors on last year’s Wolfpack he only saw limited action, averaging just 10 minutes a game. Next year with a lot of openings and new coach Steve Alford you’d think he’d be staying, and who knows, he might? But he just entered the portal, so I guess we’ll see.

Nevada Fr Jordan Brown transferring

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1 month 1 week ago #22604 by HawkErrant
4* SF Tristan Enaruna ((Rivals #105) down to Miami, Creighton and KU. He will visit each in that order, be in Lawrence April 28.

This one should be a Jayhawk.

n.rivals.com/content/prospects/2019/tristan-enaruna-233305

Cassius Stanley announces his decision WED April 17
and Matthew Hurt
FRI April 19.

Most gurus are now predicting Hurt to Poach K. Some are saying the same regarding Stanley.

I would love to land Hurt, but he does look like the skinny kid who will get pushed around at the next level. Of course if he’s mostly shooting 3s that won’t matter as much.

Still...

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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #22605 by HawkErrant
Tait on recruiting this week. Link

Note that Tait wrote this before learning Hurt had cancelled Sunday’s in home visits with Self and squid.

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1 month 1 week ago #22606 by HawkErrant
KU and Michigan State lose out to Miami on Rivals #59 4* SG Harlond Beverly. Link

KU didn't really go after him until late, so not a real surprise he did not pick KU, but MSU is not happy losing the Detroit kid to sunny Miami.

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1 month 3 days ago #22629 by HawkErrant
Some of you may remember back in the pre-Rivals day when Grayhawker's website was the best single web source for KU hoops recruiting on the internet. While the site is no more, he is a frequent poster on JayhawkSlant these days. In a recent AFH board thread discussing the latest Slant Hoops Hot Board* two significant (at least to yours truly) comments were made in reply to a question about the basics on 4* SF Tristan Enaruna (6-7/205).

First, Slant poster kufan_22 noted that Enaruna was "Very Kelly Oubre like as far as athletic ability. Not Wiggins level of an athlete but a much better athlete then the Lawson brothers."

Grayhawker responded to that comment about Enaruna's athleticism with this comment on his skill set.
He can't be over guarded to the left or right hand, goes both ways strong much like DL. Shows almost guard level skills with the ball on the move. Shoots around the hoop and passes equallty strong with both hands.

Grayhawker subsequently noted that more recent articles on Enaruna indicate he has grown to 6-10. Will be interesting to see where he ends up in the final Rivals rankings for this year.

I very much like what I'm reading about the lad.
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*Here is the latest Hot Board listing:

SIGNED
Kansas HS POY Christian Braun SF 6-6/180 4* Rivals #94
Arkansas HS POY Issac McBride PG 6-0/180 4* Rivals #104

RECRUITING
HS
Matthew Hurt PF 6-9/200 5* Rivals #7 Experts expect him to announce for Poach $K today 4/19
Precious Achiuwa PF 6-9/215 5* Rivals #16 To announce decision in May, exact date not set yet
Cassius Stanley SG 6-5/185 4* Rivals # 33 Experts expect him to announce for Poach $K Saturday 4/20
Tristan Enaruna SF 6-7/205 4* Rivals #105 No announcement date yet TTBOMK
TRANSFER
TJ Holyfield SF 6-8/227 See link for more. Visiting KU on Monday April 22.

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1 month 3 days ago #22634 by HawkErrant
No matter how you slice it, this one hurts a bit. Self and Company spent a lot of years and effort recruiting Hurt, and up until about 3 months ago just about everyone in the biz thought Hurt was looking real good to be a Jayhawk.

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1 month 3 days ago #22638 by HawkErrant
Silvio declares, but plans to return when NCAA appeal is approved.

www2.kusports.com/news/2019/apr/19/silvi...aft-will-return-ku-/

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1 month 2 days ago #22646 by CorpusJayhawk
It is interesting to surmise the conversations coaches have with recruits when recruiting against other schools. This is especially true when we have a situation like KU is currently in with the NCAA investigation and the negativity surrounding the Adidas and FBI probes. I am purely guessing here since I am far from a typical recruit in almost every way. SO I have very little actual innate understanding of their mindset. But I am guessing the variable that attract recruits are in no particular order

1. Affinity for a particular school (a la Mitch Lightfoot)
2. Affinity for a particular coach (a la Brandon Francis at Texas Tech)
3. Promise or expectation of playing time
4. Exposure on national TV
5. Potential to make it to the NCAA
6. Simply winning lots of games
7. Affinity for other recruits
8. Affinity for other team members
9. Proximity to parents
10. Good system fit for talents
11. Belief that coaching staff will best develop their talent
12. School reputation (lots of possibilities here)
13. Recruiting visit mojo (think Louisville)
14. Arena and fan support

So I am guessing that a shrewd recruiter ascertains the thoughts of a recruit and formulates a counter argument against the key competition. If, as it is believed, that Hurt was for a long time leaning to KU and was convinced to change to Duke, it seems reasonable to assume that Coach K (and staff) did an effective job of countering the motives of Hurt for attending KU. Given that there are “issues” surrounding the KU program at present, it is reasonable to assume that arguments can be made against the following above motivations of the recruit.

2. Affinity for a particular coach — Self is short-lived. He will be abandoning the a sinking ship or possibly forced out
4. Exposure on National TV — KU will be weak and not have national TV appeal or may be shunned due to all the potential violations
5. Potential to make it to the NCAA — KU’s problems may result in being banned from the NCAA
6. Simply winning lots of games — KU has not landed any recruits and will not be very good.
10 Good system fit for talents — KU is changing and coaching staff may be gone
11. Belief that coaching staff will best develop their talents - The coaching staff may be gone
12. School reputation — KU’s reputation is sinking and headed to a nadir

Hurt is likely to have 3, 4, 5, 6 and 12 as primary motives. Therefore Coach K had ample potential to counter most of his motives.

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1 month 11 hours ago #22659 by HawkErrant
Udoka Azubuike opts to return for senior season.
www2.kusports.com/news/2019/apr/22/kansa...eturn-senior-season/

Huge plus for next year for KU, and a chance for Dok to improve his NBA stock while completing his college degree.

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1 month 6 hours ago #22669 by HawkErrant
Grad transfers F TJ Holyfield (visiting today) and SG Rayjon Tucker (May 10-12 at KU is his last visit) are both career >40% 3PT shooters.

Would love to get them both, especially if Silvio doesn’t return.

Note: Tucker has visited WVU, Memphis and Auburn (this past weekend), and Tucker says Auburn is the leader after his visit there. He visits ISU May 3-5, then finishes with KU. Glad KU is last.

Holyfield has already visited Tech, and still has at least Illinois to visit IIRC. Not sure of the rest of his visit schedule.

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4 weeks 12 hours ago #22704 by HawkErrant
Recruiting update from Matt Tait. Good summary of the knowns at this time.
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