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AY2019-20 KUMBB Recruiting as of 2019-12-03

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 5 days ago #23424 by HawkErrant
Additional note: Rivals' Shay Wildeboor reports that Memphis will be the last visit for Sissoko. "once he's completed visits to Kansas, Memphis and Michigan State [(a 2nd visit)], [Sissoko] will be done taking visits."

Shay writes:
Where does Mady Sissoko fit in Self's program: This is a kid that would absolutely excel in Self's system at Kansas. At 6-foot-8 and 225-pounds, he's a bruiser in the paint and on the glass, can block shots and does a great job of running the floor and getting out on the open court.

I just love the way he plays and the passion he displays on the hardwood. In watching some game film, there were times when he was completely out of the play on the defensive end of the court, but appeared from nowhere to swat a shot or grab a rebound.

The passion, intensity, and enthusiasm are visible from the moment you see Sissoko take the court. He's a difference maker for sure, especially on both ends of the court.

When will Sissoko decide? ... My feel is, and this is just my opinion, but I just don't see him dragging out his recruitment into the spring. If he's able to knockout all remaining visits before the early signing period, my guess is he will sign early.
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Last Edit: 3 months 5 days ago by HawkErrant. Reason: I misunderstood Shay's original write up.

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3 months 6 days ago #23430 by HawkErrant
See this link.

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3 months 5 days ago - 3 months 5 days ago #23435 by HawkErrant
Dropped Roman Wilson from the recruit field, apparently no longer playing basketball. link

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3 months 5 days ago - 3 months 5 days ago #23436 by HawkErrant
Source: JayhawkSlant article on 2020 prospects who have scheduled official visits to KU
Click on recruit name to see his Rivals page (public access)

2019-08-30
MADY SISSOKO
6'8" | 225 LBS | C |
WASATCH ACADEMY
WASATCH, UT
RIVALS #48 **** CLASS OF 2020

2019-09-20
GETHRO MUSCADIN
6'10" | 215 LBS | C
ASPIRE ACADEMY
LOUISVILLE, KY
RIVALS UNRANKED *** CLASS OF 2020

2019-10-04
BRYCE THOMPSON
6'4" | 180 LBS | SG
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
TULSA, OK
RIVALS #18 ***** CLASS OF 2020

2019-10-12 (aka LATE NIGHT IN THE PHOG!)
CALEB LOVE
6'3" | 175 LBS | PG
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS COLLEGE HIGH
ST. LOUIS, MO
RIVALS #32 **** CLASS OF 2020

Also visiting for Late Night is 2021 recruit
KENNEDY CHANDLER
6'0" | 163 LBS | PG
BRIARCREST CHRISTIAN
EADS, TN
RIVALS #27 **** CLASS OF 2021

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1 month 1 week ago #23616 by HawkErrant
Updated the origin post for the latest info on who is going where, and who is on the JayhawkSlant Hot Board.

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3 weeks 3 days ago #23780 by Kong
Big recruit for KU.

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3 weeks 2 days ago - 3 weeks 2 days ago #23784 by HawkErrant
The Origin Post has been updated to reflect the commitment today of 5* SG Bryce Thompson to KANSAS, as previously reported by

DrJHawker
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gorillahawk
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Kong (in the preceding post in this thread)

Also included here today are links to stories about 17 year old Uruguayan PG Santiago Vescovi.
KANSAS has offered him, and he is drawing a lot of attention from his play with the NBA Global Academy, but I've not read anything more on his interest in KU or KU's continued interest in him.
Rivals currently has him as a 3*.
247Sports is projecting him as a 4*/top 100 player.

Given Self's success in bringing in solid foreign players, I've looked around to see what news is out there on him. He has visited Temple and will visit Tennessee (and Rick Barnes knows his PGs), but I have not seen anything about visiting KU yet. Regardless, I must confess he intrigues me.

OZY.com: A GRITTY GUARD AIMS TO PUT URUGUAY ON THE BASKETBALL MAP Aug 27, 2019

USATODAY.com: Santiago Vescovi credits the NBA Academy for growing 'in every aspect' Sep 24, 2019

247Sports.com: Santiago Vescovi sees Temple, schedules Tennessee visit Oct 29, 2019

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3 weeks 2 days ago #23785 by HawkErrant
Just a reminder that we should see some signings by our commitments in the next few days.

KANSAS COMMITMENTS @2019-11-12
Bryce Thompson
Gethro Muscadin
Tyon Grant-Foster

As noted in the OP, the early signing period runs from 2019-11-13 thru 11-20.

Good luck to Self & Company!
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3 weeks 1 day ago #23793 by HawkErrant
KUSports.com: Self talks Grant-Foster

By the end of the day Gethro Muscadin (7 PM CT) and Bryce Thompson (no time yet) are expected to sign as well,

That will fill 3 of the projected 4-5 available scholarships for the 2020 class.

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3 weeks 1 day ago #23797 by HawkErrant
KUAthletics.com: Kansas Lands 6-10 Big Man Gethro Muscadin

And with the submission of the LOI for the Kansas kid (Wichita and Bel Aire) originally from Haiti the extant 2020 class members are all signed.

Now the question is how many more scholarships will there be available for 2020?

The certain three -- Dok, Moss and McBride's currently empty ride -- are filled.

Add in one more for Dotson as likely NBA Draft early entry

If Silvio plays as we have hoped he will based on his freshman year, he could be gone EE as well.

That would be two more available scholarships.

And there is always the question of the progress of Big Dave.

But for now we celebrate the signing of the first 3 commits for the KUMBB 2020 recruiting class!

Welcome aboard, Jayhawks, and ROCK CHALK!

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3 weeks 8 hours ago #23800 by HawkErrant
First posted on RCB by gorillahawk with links to articles

KUSports.com Matt Tait: Kansas lands commitment from 3-star point guard Latrell Jossell

Latrell is expected to sign his LOI on Friday November 15.

Reported heights/weights I've seen:
Prephoops 5'9 (no weight given)
MaxPreps 6'0/155
247Sports 5'11/160
Rivals 6'0/160
KUSports.com 5'11/165

The PrepHoops data is likely old news in need of an update, given the relative consistency of the other reported heights.

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2 weeks 6 days ago #23802 by HawkErrant
Latrell Jossell signs.
Welcome, Jayhawk!

4 inked, likely at least 1 more to go, probably in Spring.

kuathletics.com/kansas-inks-guard-latrell-jossell/

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2 days 15 hours ago #23936 by HawkErrant
The origin post has been updated to reflect a bunch of stuff.

First, it looks -- so far, at least -- as if we have been expecting too much of Silvio after that great finish in 2018, even with the advantage of a whole year of training and practice coming into this year. As recently as 15 November I was thinking he could be an NBA Draft Early Entry candidate, but I have scaled that back now and, barring further evidence to the contrary (which we would all thoroughly enjoy!), I am expecting him back next year.

With that change, Mitch red-shirting this season, Issac McBride's departure back in September, Dok and Moss finishing their college careers this season and Devon looking likely to leave early, there would be only 4 scholarships available for next year's crop of fledglings unless some unanticipated losses occur. Self & Company already have 4 signees making up a Rivals Top Ten recruiting class as of today. Link: Rivals Top 2020 MCBasketball Recruiting Classes
KU SIGNEES FOR NEXT SEASON
Pos Rnk/Rating  NAME		      HT/WT	Hometown / HS or College           Committed/Signed
SG   19/*****	Bryce Thompson	      6-4/180	Tulsa, OK/Booker T. Washington	   20191112/20191113
C   132/****	Gethro Muscadin	      6-10/215	Louisville, KY(1)/Aspire Academy   20191017/20191113
F    --/****	Tyon Grant-Foster%    6-6/190	KC, KS/Indian Hills CC, IA         20191014/20191113
PG   --/***	Latrell Jossell	      6-0/160	Keller, TX/Central HS		   20191114/20191115

(1)from Gonaives, Haiti. Fr: Life Prep Academy, Wichita; So&Jr: Sunrise Christian Academy, Bel Aire, KS
% JUCO recruit with 2 years eligibility left

Rank and Rating are Rivals as of 2019-12-03.
Even with 4 signees, it is unlikely the Self & Co won't have at least a few irons in the fire just in case someone else leaves. Barring that, the above is what the new class will look like for next fall.

The OFFERED table in the OP shows the 8 remaining uncommitted guys (4 5*, 4 4*) that KU has made offers to this season according to Rivals. I've culled all the fellows who have opted to go somewhere else, or for whatever reason have removed KU from their respective lists.

Hope you enjoy the info!

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