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2 months 3 weeks ago #22714 by HawkErrant
DrJHawker's link to Matt Tait article on R(ock chalk) J(ayhawk) Hampton.

I like what is being reported, both by Tait and -- within Tait's article -- Corey Evans.

Fingers crossed...

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2 months 3 weeks ago #22718 by HawkErrant
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See link for my comments.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #22722 by HawkErrant
Rivals 4* SF Tristan Enaruna is visiting KU starting today. Currently ranked 105, expected to move up after the Rivals Spring 2019 final rankings come out. Looks to be a strong 3-4 year prospect. He is described as highly interested in KU. His two other interests are Miami and Creighton, but he looks to be a KU lean.

Tristan plays for Wasatch Academy in Mt Pleasant, Utah, but is from the Netherlands. Rivals Top 150 listing has him as 6-7/205, but recent stories indicate he is still growing. I've seen him listed as tall as 6-9 and 6-10.

He visited Miami and Creighton earlier, KU is his last visit. IIRC his folks are in country accompanying him on his visits. Would love to have him leave Lawrence signed with KU.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #22730 by HawkErrant
Another note on Rivals #105 4* Enaruna submitted today (paid link) from Rivals' National analyst Eric Bossi:

"I would expect a decision out of Enaruna by the end of the week. Very tight race between Kansas and Creighton. Creighton has some very deep ties to the kid and helped place him at Wasatch when he came to the states. My impression is that they (Creighton) are quite nervous about the Kansas visit. Picking Miami would be a surprise at this point.

...and a little later down the forum...

Regardless of where he goes, look for Enaruna to be one of the biggest movers in the final 2019 rankings release next week. Legit top 50 talent."

From 105 to Top 50 is a huge jump. I like his "Creighton is nervous" about the KU visit.

Hope we hear by Friday.

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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #22750 by HawkErrant
2020 Top 10 PG RJ Hampton and Top 20 SF Johnny Juzang reclassify to 2019

RJ Hampton post by porthawk

ESPN report on Juzang

The gurus have Hampton down to either KU or Memphis, with Hampton saying he will decide late July. But be advised - Tait reports Hampton's final four are now KU, Memphis, kensucky and -- replacing puke -- Texas Tech.

Juzang's final four interests are Kansas, Kentucky, Virginia and Oregon. He visited UK earlier this week.
From KC Star - Bedore: Johnny Juzang, who has reclassified to 2019, cuts list to four schools, including KU

Noted ESPN.com’s Adam Finkelstein: “Juzang is one of the best shooters in the class and very skilled with the ball across the board. That means that even if he isn’t the primary offensive weapon from day one, his ability to space the floor and stretch opposing defenses is likely to get him heavy minutes right away. Now, he isn’t likely to be the big guard that he thinks he is, especially on the defensive end of the floor, but if he doesn’t get distracted by that, he’s a prospect who can impact winning as a freshman.”

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2 months 2 weeks ago #22758 by HawkErrant
TAMU G Amon Gilder, after meeting with new HC Buzz Williams, has decided to grad transfer. sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/...ast-year-eligibility

Scuttlebutt on JayhawkSlant tonight is that Gilder will visit KU on Monday. Last weekend he was at TT, he’s visiting Gonzaga this weekend.

SG ADMON GILDER
6-4/199 Dallas, TX/TAMU
2018-19
GP/S 30/29
PPG 12.3, RPG 4.1, APG 2.6, MPG 32.0
FG 45.8% 127-277
3PT 39.5% 47-119
FT 82.1% 69-84
Rated a solid two way player, one of the best grad transfers in the portal.

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2 months 1 week ago #22775 by HawkErrant
KU signees: Christian Braun moves up from 94 to 90; Issac McBride inched up from 104 to 103.

See the Origin post section OFFERS for rank updates for current KU recruits.

2020 reclassifier RJ Hampton is ranked at #6 for 2019, and Johnny Juzang is ranked 34.

More and more recruiting gurus are moving to predicting Hampton will choose KU, a sea change similar to that seen when the gurus switched from KU to Duke for Mathew Hurt. Rivals experts are 75% KU, no one for Memphis, the popular main contender with KU. 247Sports is now 53% and growing for KU, with Memphis falling behind at 27%.

Here’s hoping they are right.

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2 months 1 week ago #22784 by HawkErrant
Keeping 2019 recruiting info accessible via this main recruiting thread.

Corpus Jayhawk: So are KU’s 2020 recruiting fortunes changing?

FTR, this is the 2019 class for HS players signing now to start at KU in the fall semester of 2019. Although the sites such as Rivals and 247Sports are already looking ahead to the 2020 class — and beyond — I love my wife and would like to keep her.

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2 months 1 week ago #22785 by HawkErrant
Earlier RJH was saying he would make his decision end of July after summer school (needed so he can graduate in time for Fall 2019 semester).

Reports now are that he has moved his decision date up to the end of May, which coincides with the 29 May NCAA deadline to withdraw from the draft and retain eligibility.

So does this bode well for KU — he is ready to decide and wants to spend the summer focusing on finishing his HS coursework — or he is waiting to see what Dotson will do, and will make his decision accordingly? And will Dotson returning be a plus or minus in his decision matrix?

Things that make you go “Hmmm...”

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2 months 1 week ago #22806 by HawkErrant
As reported yesterday, word is that Self has moved on from grad transfer TJ Holyfield after TJ missed a May 4 commitment deadline he had been given.

Learned this evening that newly reclassified Johnny Juzang chose UK.

The origin post has been updated to reflect these actions.

KU still waiting to hear commitments from RJ Hampton (decision date moved up from end of July to end of May after his KU visit), Rayjon Tucker (expected any day now) and Precious Achiuwa (Memphis still favored, but KU is moving up in guru’s estimates, and some think KU only if Silvio loses his appeal).

Speaking of Silvio’s appeal, nothing yet as I write this, and I know we’re all waiting for that and then end of month news that Devon is on his way back to the Hawks Nest.

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2 months 1 week ago #22812 by HawkErrant
TJ Holyfield (@teejayy_22) · Twitter
twitter.com/teejayy_22
The journey continues in Lubbock! I'm happy to announce I've committed to the 2019 Big 12 Champions! Excited to be a part of the Red Raider family and ready to get back on the court again!

I was so hoping he would go Illini if not KU, especially since it looked like Tech had filled all of their 7 openings.

But today I read that yesterday (Friday May 10) Tech 6-10 sophomore forward Malik Ondigo announced his intention to put his name in the transfer portal, giving Beard an 8th opening. Oh, well.

Holyfield is going to give us holy hell next season, mark my words!

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2 months 6 days ago #22815 by HawkErrant
Ouch! Really wanted him on our perimeter raining 3s..

Rayjon Tucker chooses Memphis

The Arkansas-Little Rock graduate transfer left Auburn saying they were the team to beat, then really loved his KU visit, and this weekend he visited Memphis, and that's where he decided to play his last year in college instead of staying in the NBA draft.

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2 months 6 days ago #22816 by HawkErrant
If Hampton and Achiuwa choose KU, Self still has at least one ride open for next year, and up to three more if neither Silvio nor Devon return.

Any other prospects -- HS, JUCO or grad transfers -- KU is working on now that Holyfield and Tucker are off the board?

Some grad transfers who still haven't committed TTBOMK (in ESPN ranking order)

1. Kerry Blackshear, 6-10/249 PF, RS Jr., VaTech
4. Shakur Juiston, 6-7/220 PF, RS Jr., UNLV
8. Chris Clarke, 6-6, 215 pounds, PF, RS Jr., Virginia Tech
19. Jaevin Cumberland, 6-3, 185 pounds, SG, RS Jr., Oakland
20. Isaiah Moss, 6-5, 208 pounds, SG, Jr., Iowa
37. Ryan Woolridge, 6-3, 175 pounds, G, RS Jr., North Texas

Anyone got anything on JUCO's that may be in the mix?

Only one I know: Tristan Enaruna's brother Iyen is a 6-9 forward who just completed his freshman year at Cloud County Community College in Concordia Kansas (6.5 PPG, 6.3 RPG for 2018-19).

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2 months 6 days ago #22817 by HawkErrant
By the way, Tucker is NOT withdrawing from the draft at this point. Memphis is his fallback in case he doesn’t like what he hears at the NBA Combine.

Perhaps it’s just as well.

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2 months 6 days ago #22821 by HawkErrant
First,
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE MOMS OUT THERE!

Second.


His last two years with Iowa he averaged 40% from 3 and almost 84% from the free throw line.
Not a great finisher at the rim, as evidenced by his overall FG% being just 41%, and he shoots twos 59% of the time.
Ball handling and passing skills adequate as evidenced by his 1,26 A:TO ratio last year.

Bottom line - he can hit treys.
ESPN: Isaiah Moss Stats

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2 months 5 days ago #22823 by bklynhawk
This is big...

www.cbssports.com/nba/news/john-beilein-...n-after-12-year-run/

Look for transfers and recruits backing out of commitments...
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2 months 5 days ago #22824 by HawkErrant
KJ Lawson’s new home for his last season of eligibility will be Tulane.
Best of luck to him, and Rock Chalk!

realnews.rotowire.com/K.J.-Lawson-googid70295-spcbb.htm

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2 months 4 days ago #22828 by porthawk
It really is big. He seemed like he fit in so well with the college game. He also seemed like a stand-up guy. My high school friend who went to Michigan is not a happy camper right now.

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2 months 2 days ago #22832 by HawkErrant
Today marks the last day of the Spring signing period.

Also today Iowa graduate transfer SG Isaiah Moss chose to finish his college career at Arkansas.

www.wholehogsports.com/news/2019/may/15/...h-moss-commits-hogs/

Smh.

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