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AY2021-22 KUMBB Recruiting as of 2021-04-15

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1 month 2 weeks ago - 3 days 18 hours ago #26495 by HawkErrant
Starting this early this year since KANSAS has already garnered one two commitment for next season's recruiting class. Updated 20210415 - One now that Kyle Cuffe, Jr has reclassified to 2021.

This Origin Post is updated throughout the year with the latest summary data for Kansas Men's Basketball recruiting as of the date shown in the Subject line. This one post gives the reader a snapshot of the known and rumored status of KUMBB recruiting as of the last update date. Subsequent posts will contain later information or comments as events unfold, but the data those posts contain will be summarized here as appropriate.

For your easy reference, you can click here to see last season's recruiting thread.
Enjoy!


REQUEST TO RCBers
In an effort to keep recruiting information and Q&As easily accessible in one thread, please consider posting your recruiting comments and questions for this recruiting season in this pinned thread.

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

Thank you and ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK KU!
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DEPARTING & RETURNING AY2021-22 PLAYERS and
RECRUITS for AY2022-23: Committed/Signed, Offered & Former


ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-22 SIGNING PERIODS FOR D1 MEN'S BASKETBALL --
Early Signing Period window: .... 2021-11-10 thru 11-17
Regular Signing Period window: 2022-04-13 thru 05-18
Source: NLI Future Signing Dates Prospective Student-Athletes Signing AY2021-22 and Enrolling AY2022-23
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DEPARTING PLAYERS AFTER AY2021-22 ((S) Scholarship, (W) Walk-on)[/size]
GRADUATING “SUPER SENIORS” and SENIORS
SUPER SENIORS (Scholarships did not count against program annual limits if homegrown)
G Marcus Garrett (S) (included here as I'm hoping he will decide to return for AY2021-22)
F Mitch Lightfoot* (S)
G Chris Teahan (W)
F/C Cam Martin (S) (S counted as he was a transfer)

SENIORS
G Ochai Agbaji (S) (eligible for a 5th year, would not count against limit)
C David McCormack (S) (eligible for a 5th year, would not count against limit)

NB: Due to COVID19, the NCAA has approved an additional year of eligibility and another year to use it if for all 2020-21 players. Such players will NOT count against the program's annual scholarship limit of 13 or roster limit of 18, and programs may tap NCAA funds to pay for the extra scholarships.
Q: Will Marcus Garrett take advantage, as Mitch and Chris did?

PROJECTED EARLY ENTRANTS (EEs)
?

IMPORTANT DEADLINES (Dates still not known as of 2021-03-04)
NOTE: COVID19 made this section meaningless for AY2020-2021, as the NBA Draft is currently supposed to be November 18, 2021, and the Combine a split event with no workouts.
I am keeping this section here for future reference in hopes that, with the vaccine, 2022 will mark a return to normalcy and I can fill in meaningful dates below. Until then this section is lined out, just skip it.

SUNDAY.... 2022-04-??, 11:59 PM ET: NBA deadline to declare for the 2022 NB draft
SATURDAY 2022-05-??, 11:59 PM ET: NCAA 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 May ??-??, 2022. This date is NOT the same as the NBA's deadline to withdraw from the draft (5:00 PM ET 2022-??-??, 10 days before the NBA draft is held).
With new NCAA rules approved in August 2018, effective with the 2019 NBA Draft players can hire an agent and still return to school.
Note that the approved NCAA rule that would allow a player who stayed in the draft but went undrafted to return to school does not go into effect until the NBA and the NBPA make their final decision on such players not being NBA eligible again until the next school year is over (expected to be approved, but has not been yet).
*Sources:
NBA.com: Key Dates
InsideHigherEd.com: 'Committed Change' for Men's Basketball.


TRANSFERRING OUT
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OTHER LOSSES
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RETURNING PLAYERS and AY2022-23 STATUS (by Class; (S)cholarship or (W)alk-on)
"SUPER" SENIORS (KU sourced don't count against program scholarship or roster limits)
None expected

SENIORS
G Christian Braun (S)
F Sydney Curry (S)
G Michael Jankovich (W)

JUNIORS
G Dajuan Harris* (S)
F Jalen Wilson* (S)
G Joseph Yesufu (S)

SOPHOMORES
F Zach Clemence (S)
F KJ Adams (S)
G Bobby Pettiford, Jr (S)
G Kyle Cuffe, Jr (S)

RED SHIRT FRESHMEN


* Past red-shirt

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
13 total scholarships allowed each AY ("Super Seniors" don't count against the 13)
-9 returning scholarship players assuming any EEs stay in NBA Draft (ignoring Super Seniors)
= 4 openings.
∴ 1 scholarships available as of update date
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ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-22 KANSAS JAYHAWKS RECRUITING SYNOPSIS
Sources: Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN and others; National Rank & Ratings used are Rivals.
247Sports.com Top 2022 Recruits (lists 247 HS players)
ESPN Top 100 2022 Recruits
Rivals Top 150 2022 Recruits
To look up any of the players listed below, copy the players name, go to any of the three above sites and paste the players name into that site's search window.

COMMITTED/SIGNED
(Date format is YYYYMMDD)
Pos Rnk/Rating  NAME		      HT/WT	Hometown / HS or College           Committed/Signed
G/F 33/****(1) 	Gradey Dick	      6-7/200	Bel Aire, KS/Sunrise Christian	   20210303/


WALK-ONS

NOTES Committed/Signed 
(1) 247sports.com: 28/****; ESPN.com 21/*****
# Graduate transfer, 1 year of eligibility left
^ Transfer with 3 years to play 3 after sitting out a year
+ Transfer with 2 years to play 2 after sitting out a year
& JUCO recruit with 3 years eligibility left
% JUCO recruit with 2 years eligibility left 

OFFERED (Multiple sources; where available, National Rank & Ratings are Rivals.)
The following list contains only recruits with a reported KANSAS offer (per Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN)
or a listing on JayhawkSlant's "Hoops Hot Board".
(NB: ! after Position indicates recruit is listed on JayhawkSlant's “Hoops Hot Board”; !! means despite no reported offer.)
"Interest" is Rivals reporting of Prospect's Interest in KU: High, Medium or Low.
Pos Rnk/Rating	NAME		     HT/WT	Hometown/HS				Interest
G     6/*****	Keyonte George	     6-5/190	Lewisville, TX
G     7/*****	Jaden Bradley	     6-3/170	Bradenton, FL
F     9/*****	Mark Mitchell	     6-7/190	Roeland Park, KS
F    10/*****	Kijani Wright	     6-8/220	Los Angeles, CA
F    14/*****	B. Huntley-Hatfield  6-9/220	Scotland, PA
F    18/*****	Sadraque Nganga	     6-9/205	Phoenix, AZ
G    19/*****	Cason Wallace	     6-4/180	Richardson, TX
G    20/*****	Shaedon Sharpe	     6-4/180	Glendale, AZ
F    21/****	AJ Casey	     6-8/200	Chicago, IL
G    22/****	Arterio Morris	     6-4/180	Dallas, TX
C    26/****	Lee Dort	     6-10/240	Addison, TX
F    28/****	Julian Phillips	     6-8/175	Blythewood, SC
C    29/****	Vincent Iwuchukwu    7-0/220	Laporte , IN
G    30/****	Richard Isaacs	     6-2/180	Mt. Pleasant, UT
G    35/****	Bruce Riggs	     6-2/180	Houston, TX
C    37/****	Kel'El Ware	     7-0/215	North Little Rock, AR
G    38/****	Amen Thompson	     6-6/195	Fort Lauderdale, FL
G    39/****	Dylan Andrews	     6-3/165	Los Angeles, CA
G    40/****	Ausar Thompson	     6-6/195	Fort Lauderdale, FL
G    42/****	Jalen Hood-Schifino  6-5/190	Montverde , FL
G    43/****	Derrian Ford	     6-3/190	Magnolia, AR
F    50/****	Aidan Shaw	     6-7/190	Stilwell, KS
G    53/****	Rylan Griffin	     6-5/175	Richardson, TX
F    58/****	Tre White	     6-5/190	Los Angeles, CA
F    64/****	Colin Smith	     6-8/200	Dallas, TX
F    66/****	Isaac Traudt	     6-9/200	Grand Island, NE
C    72/****	Dylan Anderson	     7-0/215	Gilbert, AZ
G   106/****	Jayden Epps	     6-1/170	Suffolk, VA
F   108/****	Mady Traoré	     6-11/195	Cumberland, MD
F   116/***	Jai Smith	     6-8/225	Raleigh, NC
F   125/***	Braeden Moore	     6-8/210	Nashville, TN
G   127/***	Ramel Lloyd Jr	     6-6/190	Chatsworth, CA
F   130/***	De'Ante Green	     6-8/205	Swananoa, NC
G   145/***	Noah Shelby	     6-2/160	Addison, TX
F	nrr	Juju Ramirez	     6-8/205	New Hampton, NH
C	nrr	Tichyque Musaka	     6-10/195	Durham, NC
F	nrr	Bobi Klintman	     6-8/200	Sweden,
G	nrr	Mark Armstrong	     6-2/160	Jersey City, NJ
C	nrr	Mouhamed Gueye	     6-11/205	Napa, CA


NOTES HS & JUCO Recruits
& JUCO recruit with 3 years eligibility left
% JUCO recruit with 2 years eligibility left


GRADUATE & 4 YEAR SCHOOL TRANSFERS BEING RECRUITED 
(NB: JUCO Recruits are included in the main OFFERED listing above)
P   NAME	      HT/WT	Hometown/College               KU Visit			
-

NOTES Graduate & 4 year school transfers
# Graduate transfer, 1 year of eligibility left
^ Transfer with 3 years to play 3 after sitting out a year
+ Transfer with 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          		Decision
	

COLLEGE TRANSFERS


NOTES
1. CG  56/**** 	Kyle Cuffe Jr	      6-2/173	Blairstown, NJ/Blair Acad	   20201219/
Reclassified to 2021 and signed 20210415

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don’t do anything about it” ~Albert Einstein
Last Edit: 3 days 18 hours ago by HawkErrant. Reason: Updated for Kyle Cuffe Jr reclassifying to 2021

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1 month 2 weeks ago #26497 by HawkErrant

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don’t do anything about it” ~Albert Einstein
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1 month 2 days ago #26675 by HawkErrant
Ok, he's a 4*, 6-11/195 PF/C, but he's ranked #108 overall in Rivals 2022 rankings (#13 PF in the country) and #91 in 247Sports (#19 PF). (ESPN only has 60 ranked recruits for 2022 so far).

So why am I so interested?

1. KU is interested. Kurt Townsend is on point for Mady.

2. I get the chance to use the acute e (é) again, something I have missed since Devonté graduated!:woohoo:

3. I spent my high school years, first two years of college and a year building steel-belted radial truck tires in my father's hometown -- and I guess my hometown as well, though as a military brat I only lived there those 7 years -- of Cumberland, out in the mountains of western Maryland. My Allegany HS teams had two in-town rivals: the crosstown Fort Hill Sentinels and Catholic school Bishop Walsh Spartans. And for the first time I can recall since I began really paying attention to KANSAS recruiting (starting with Grayhawker's now defunct site, developed before Rivals and 247Sports bought up and/or drove out the competition), KANSAS is seriously interested in someone from Cumberland! :)

Mady Traoré is a Bishop Walsh product who recently transferred to National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, MD, just south of D.C. and 30 minutes away from Mount Vernon across the Potomac River. Traoré has 16 offers so far per Rivals, and he says he is hearting most from Oregon, Kansas and Illinois.

Short Rivals article on Mady Traoré
Traoré's Rivals page
Traoré's 247Sports page


I believe the above article is open to all, so enjoy!
(I've basically told you *almost* everything in it if you can't read it.)

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