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2 years 1 month ago - 4 months 1 day ago #29278 by HawkErrant
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 that date. Subsequent posts in this thread will contain later information or comments as events unfold, but the data those posts contain will be summarized in this origin post as appropriate.

For your easy reference, you can click here to see last season's recruiting thread.
And you can click here for information on the NCAA recruiting calendar for the academic year..
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 JAY HAWK K U!
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ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-23 SIGNING PERIODS FOR D1 MEN'S BASKETBALL
Early Signing Period window: .... 2022-11-09 thru 11-16
Regular Signing Period window: 2023-04-12 thru 05-17
Source: NLI Future Signing Dates Prospective Student-Athletes Signing AY2022-23 and Enrolling AY2023-24

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES
SUNDAY 2023-04-23, 11:59 PM ET: NBA deadline to declare for 2023-06-22 draft (60 days out)
THURSDAY 2023-05-11, 11:59 PM ET: NCAA deadline for basketball players to enter the Transfer Portal and be eligible to play immediately next season. Courier-Journal: Transfer Portal
WEDNESDAY 2023-05-31, 11:59 PM ET: NCAA deadline to withdraw from draft and retain eligibility assuming no agent is hired or an NCAA certified agent is hired.*
Date is ten days after the final day of the annual NBA Draft Combine, scheduled for May 15-21, 2023. Note this date is NOT the same as the NBA's draft withdrawal deadline (5:00 PM ET 2023-06-12, 10 days before the NBA draft is held on 2023-06-22).
*With the new NCAA rules approved in August 2018, effective with the 2019 NBA Draft players can hire an NCAA certified agent and still return to school.

Sources:
NBA.com: Key Dates
InsideHigherEd.com: 'Committed Change' for Men's Basketball.



DEPARTING & RETURNING AY2022-23 PLAYERS and
RECRUITS for AY2023-24: Committed/Signed, Offered & Former

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DEPARTING PLAYERS AFTER AY2022-23 ((S)cholarship, (W)alk-on, *past red shirt)
NB: Due to COVID19, the NCAA approved an additional year of eligibility and another year to use it in for all AY2020-21 players. These “Super Seniors” did not count against original team scholarship limits for AY2021-22 to give programs some flexibility in transitioning to the new rule. All subsequent year Super Seniors through AY2025-26 (projected final year for SSrs) will count against roster and scholarship totals.

GRADUATING “SUPER SENIORS” and SENIORS
SUPER SENIORS
None
SENIORS
G Kevin McCullar Jr* (S) On Senior Night he said he will not be back (graduated May 2023), but on 2023-05-24 he withdrew from the NBA Draft and returned to KANSAS for his Super Senior season!

PROJECTED EARLY ENTRANTS (EEs)
JR F Jalen Wilson* (S) On Senior Night said he will not be back (graduated May 2023)
SO G Gradey Dick (S) first round projection, NBA Lottery pick on some projections

TRANSFERRING OUT
F/C Cam Martin*++ (S) to Boise State; to apply for medical redshirt for lost AY2022-23 (graduated May 2023) (KUSports.com)

G Bobby Pettiford Jr (S) to East Carolina RCB: Bobby leaving

F MJ Rice (S) to NC State. Was 5th Jayhawk to enter portal. KUSports.com: Rice 5th Jayhawk to enter portal

F Zach Clemence (S) to UC-Santa Barbara KUSports.com - Tait: Kansas sophomore Zach Clemence becomes third current Jayhawk to jump into transfer portal
2023-06-21: Zach decides to stay a Jayhawk (link)

G Joseph Yesufu (S)++ (graduated May 2023) to Washington St KUSports.com - Tait: Kansas guard Joe Yesufu becomes 4th Jayhawk to enter the transfer portal

G Kyle Cuffe Jr* (S) to Syracuse Cuffe transferring

C Zuby Ejiofor (S) to St. John's KUSports.com: Ejiofor portals out

C Ernest Udeh Jr (S) to TCU si.com: Ernest Udeh Jr to transfer from Kansas , CBSSports.com - Udeh to TCU

OTHER LOSSES
2023-09-29: AY2023-24 Texas transfer G Arterio Morris dismissed after rape charges, BUT per NCAA rules his scholarship will still count against KU's roster cap for the season.
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RETURNING PLAYERS and AY2023-24 STATUS by Class ((S)cholarship, (W)alk-on)
"SUPER" SENIORS (will count against program scholarship and roster limits)
G Kevin McCullar Jr* (S) (graduated May 2023)
G Michael Jankovich (W) (graduated May 2023)

SENIORS
G Dajuan Harris Jr* (S)+ (graduated May 2023)

JUNIORS
F KJ Adams Jr (S)
G Charlie McCarthy (W)
F Zach Clemence (S) (redshirting)

SOPHOMORES
G Wilder Evans (W)
F Dillon Wilhite* (W)

RED SHIRT FRESHMEN
NA

* Past red-shirt
+Super Senior eligible in the future, played at KU in AY2020-21, but will still count against the annual limits.
++Super Senior eligible in the future, played elsewhere AY2020-21, will count against the annual limit.


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
12 total scholarships allowed each AY (13-1 for recruiting seasons AY2022-23, AY2023-24, AY2024-25) (link)
- 4 returning scholarship players (after known EEs/Transfers out)
= 8 openings (after known EEs/Transfers Out)
- 7 new scholarship players (HS recruits and transfers in)
∴ 1 scholarships available as of update date
WITH 1 AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIP UNFILLED IN ADDITION TO THE 1 RIDE ALREADY HELD BACK TO MEET THE NCAA PENALTY, KU WILL MEET THE "3 SCHOLARSHIPS LOST" TOTAL AND RETURN TO A FULL 13 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THE AY2024-25 RECRUITING SEASON.
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ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-23 KANSAS JAYHAWKS RECRUITING SYNOPSIS
Sources: Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN and others
National Rank & Ratings used for HS recruits are Rivals.
Rank for TRANSFERS is the average of their transfer portal ranks from Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN.

247Sports.com Top 2023 Recruits (lists 247 HS players)
ESPN Top 100 2023 Recruits
Rivals Top 150 2023 Recruits
Recruiting Services Consensus Index (RSCI)
To look up any of the players listed below, copy the players name, go to any of the above sites and paste the players name into that site's search window (for the RSCI, use your browser's "Find" function).
COMMITTED/SIGNED
(Date format is YYYYMMDD)
Pos Rnk/Rating  NAME			HT/WT	 Hometown	   Committed/Signed
PG   24/****(1)	Elmarko Jackson		6-3/180	 South Kent CT     20221013/20221109
SG   92/****(2)	Jamari McDowell		6-3/180	 Manvel TX  	   20220924/20221109
F     —/— 	Johnny Furphy		6-7/180	 Melbourne AUS  	   20230802/20230803
TRANSFERS
C      1 AVG    Hunter Dickinson#	7-1/260  Hyattsville MD    20230504/20230505
G     27 AVG    Nicolas Timberlake#	6-4/205  Braintree MA      20230419/20230427
G     36 AVG    Arterio Morris^		6-3/190	 Dallas TX	   20230428/20230503
F/C   NR        Parker Braun#		6-10/230 Overland Park KS  20230516/20230516
WALK-ONS
-
NOTES and LEGEND for COMMITTED/SIGNED
(1) RSCI: 27; 247sports.com: 18/****; ESPN100: 25/****
(2) RSCI: 93; 247sports.com: 81/****; ESPN100: -/**** (not ranked in ESPN100, so **** are extrapolated)


# Graduate transfer, 1 year of eligibility left (Dickinson 2 with COVID-19 year)
^ Transfer with 3 years left to play.
+ Transfer with 2 years to play
& JUCO recruit with 3 years eligibility left
% JUCO recruit with 2 years eligibility left

RECRUITING CLASS RANKING as of 2023-05-24
7 - Rivals
6 - 247Sports.com
9 - ESPN.com
10 - RSCI
Above kept for historical purposes; does not reflect losses of Chris Johnson and Marcus Adams Jr.


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		  Interest
?

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; 
RE = Remaining Eligibility including C-19)
P    NAME	        HT/WT	 Hometown/College	RE		KU Visit			
See "Transfer Portal information" link at end of this section.

NOTES Graduate & 4 year school transfers
# Graduate transfer, 1 year of eligibility left
^ Transfer with 3 years to play 3 (no COVID-19 year)
+ Transfer with 2 years to play 2 (with COVID-19 year)
Transfer Portal information

FORMER RECRUITS (Rankings not updated once they are off KU's radar)
HIGH SCHOOL
P   Rnk/Rating	NAME		     HT/WT	Hometown/HS	   Decision
F!    1/*****	Xavier Booker	     6-11/215	Indianapolis IN	   Michigan St
F!    3/*****	Justin Edwards	     6-6/165	Philadelphia PA	   UK	
G!    5/*****	Robert Dillingham    6-1/160	Simi Valley CA	   UK
C     5/*****	Aaron Bradshaw	     7-0/207	Camden NJ	   UK
F     6/*****	Jalen Lewis	     6-9/210	Oakland, CA	   Overtime Elite
F     8/*****	Marquis Cook	     6-7/200	Chandler, AZ	   Oregon
F     8/*****	Ronald Holland	     6-6/185	Duncanville TX	   Texas
F     8/*****	Mackenzie Mgbako     6-8/185	Roselle NJ	   Indiana
F    13/*****	KJ Evans	     6-9/190	Monteverde FL	   Oregon
G    15/*****	Elijah Fisher	     6-7/210	North York ON	   Texas Tech
C    15/*****	Baye Fall	     6-10/200	Denver CO	   Arkansas	
G!   16/****	Ja'Kobe Walker	     6-5/178	McKinney TX	   Baylor	
F!   18/*****	Omaha Biliew	     6-8/205	Branson MO	   Iowa St	
G!   20/*****	Marvel Allen	     6-4/190	Ft Lauderdale FL   Georgetown	
F!   23/****	Taylor Bowen	     6-7/180	Jericho VT	   Florida St
G!   25/****	AJ Johnson	     6-5/160	Woodland Hills CA  Not KU
G!!  30/****	LeBron James Jr	     6-2/170	Chatsworth CA	   Not KU
F    30/****	Andrej Stojakovic    6-7/188	Carmichael CA	   Stanford
G!   31/*****	Mikey Williams	     6-1/175	Charlotte NC	   Memphis
G!   35/****	Layden Blocker	     6-2/168	Wichita KS	   Arkansas	
F    44/****	KJ Lewis	     6-4/195	Duncanville TX	   Arizona
F!   49/****	Kaden Cooper	     6-6/180	Atlanta GA	   Oklahoma
F    53/****	JP Estrella	     6-11/210	South Portland ME Tennessee
F!   58/****	Brandon Garrison     6-8/200	Del City OK	   OK St	
F!   59/****	Scotty Middleton     6-6/180	Bel Aire KS	   Ohio St		
F    60/****	TJ Power	     6-10/210	Worcester MA	   Not KU
F    60/****	JJ Taylor	     6-7/195	Simi Valley CA	   Memphis
G!!  65/****	Braelon Green	     6-3/175	Glendale AZ	   Arizona St
F!   66/****	Brandon Gardner	     6-7/195	Raleigh NC	   St Johns	
G!!  67/****	Taison Chatman	     6-3/175	Fridley MN	   Ohio St
F!   72/****	Dennis Parker	     6-6/180	Richmond VA	   Not KU	
F!   73/***	Justin McBride	     6-8/200	Plano TX	   OK St
C    82/****	Papa Kante	     6-10/???	South Kent CT	   Michigan
C!   87/****	Ugonna K Onyenso     7-0/???	Putnam CT	   UK	
F    95/****	Rashaud Marshall     6-8/215	Blytheville AR	   Mississippi
G!! 110/****	Trey Green	     5-11/170	Branson MO	   Not KU
G!  112/****	Elijah Gertrude	     6-4/180	Jersey City, NJ	   Virginia
F   113/****	Assane Diop	     6-10/215	Westminster CO	   Colorado
F   118/***	Amani Hansberry	     6-7/245	Baltimore MD	   Illinois
G   129/****	Corey Chest Jr	     6-8/180	New Orleans LA	   LSU
F   150/***	Chris Lockett Jr     6-5/189	New Orleans LA	   Boise St
G     -/*****	Bryson Warren	     6-2/160	Branson MO	   Overtime Elite	
G     -/****	Maki Johnson	     6-6/192	Huntington WV	   Not KU
F     -/****	Tyler Smith	     6-9/205	Richmond TX	   Overtime Elite	
F!    -/***	Brady Dunlap	     6-7/205	Los Angeles CA	   Notre Dame
F     -/***	David Tubek	     6-8/210	Glendale AZ	   Memphis
C     -/***	Tichyque Musaka	     6-10/195	Durham NC	   ?
G    -/-	Jackson Shelstad     6-0/170	West Linn OR	   Oregon
G     -/-	Dalen Davis	     5-11/165	Chicago IL	   Princeton

OTHER NOTES (Reclassified, etc.)
CG   39/****(2)	Chris Johnson		6-6/192	 Missouri City TX  asked out of NLI
F    59/****	Marcus Adams Jr		6-8/200	 Harbor City CA    asked out of NLI 
Left program 2023-07-16

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1 year 10 months ago #29505 by HawkErrant
DocBlues with the news!

Rivals #55/****; 247sports.com: #33/****; ESPN100: #24/****

247Sports Evaluation 07/09/2022
by Adam Finkelstein, Director of Scouting

Johnson is a big guard with size and strength alike. He changes speeds, protects the ball at a high level going through the lane, and can score the ball in numerous ways inside the arc. He needs to keep progressing as a three-point threat with both inconsistent mechanics and a bit of a hard ball. Defensively, he has tools that should eventually be able to translate at a high level, although he has yet to make that end of the floor a consistent priority. Overall, he is confident, physical, and plays with an edge, that can be either a competitive advantage or disadvantage depending on how it is impacting him.

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #29514 by HawkErrant
Dennis Evans III

Per Rivals update ...
Programs recruiting the five-star 17 year old 2023 7-1 center the hardest right now - Minnesota, TCU, Kansas, San Diego St and tu.

Winning program should have him on the roster for at least two seasons. Just turned 17 last month, so he will be too young to enter the 2024 NBA Draft.

Official KU visit set for Late Night in the Phog.

Comment from posters who have been following him...
“potential is through the roof”

“defensive ability has a chance to be special”

“When asked about what schools were recruiting him the first school mentioned was Kansas. When asked what player he would like to be like in the NBA he said Joel Embiid.”

I like what I’m reading.

Fingers crossed on this one as a November signee.

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #29515 by HawkErrant
From SI back on June 30, 2022...
si.com: How the Wrong End of Mikey Williams’s Poster Dunk Fueled Dennis Evans III’s Rise

BTW, 247Sports ranks Evans #19 in their Top 247 for 2023 (#16 in their Composite rankings for 2023).

Methinks ESPN -- who does not have Evans in their Top 100 for 2023 at all -- needs to update their evaluations of the lad.

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1 year 7 months ago #29736 by HawkErrant
Period ends 11-16.

All 3 KANSAS commits are expected to sign this week.

COMMITTED/SIGNED
(Date format is YYYYMMDD)
Pos Rnk/Rating  NAME		HT/WT	 Hometown	   Committed/Signed
CG   55/****(1)	Chris Johnson	6-6/192	 Missouri City TX  20220802/
PG   63/****(2)	Elmarko Jackson	6-3/180	 South Kent CT     20221013/
SG  113/****(3)	Jamari McDowell	6-3/180	 Manvel TX  	   20220924/

NOTES and LEGEND for COMMITTED/SIGNED 
(1) 247sports.com: 49/****; ESPN100: 24/****
(2) 247sports.com: 18/****; ESPN100: 28/****
(3) 247sports.com: 42/****; ESPN100:  -/-

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1 year 7 months ago #29738 by HawkErrant
@9:30…

McDowell to sign @11:00.

Jackson 1:30.

No word on Johnson yet.

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1 year 7 months ago #29741 by HawkErrant
Elmarko Jackson signs with KANSAS!

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1 year 7 months ago #29744 by HawkErrant
From KUAthletics.com:

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Three guards – Elmarko Jackson (Marlton, New Jersey), Chris Johnson (Fort Bend, Texas) and Jamari McDowell (Manvel, Texas) – have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball at Kansas, KU head coach Bill Self announced Wednesday. The three will be freshmen at KU for the 2023-24 season.

The Kansas class ranks 10th nationally according to 247sports.com.

“I feel like all three together give us probably about as good a trio that we have signed on the perimeter since maybe a Frank (Mason), Wayne Selden, Brannen Greene or a Mario Chalmers, Brandon Rush and Micah Downs. To me these three could fit in the same type of category as far as what their potential will be at KU,” Self said.

ELMARKO JACKSON, G, 6-3, 185, MARLTON, NEW JERSEY (SOUTH KENT SCHOOL [CONN.])
Known for his leadership skills, Jackson is a strong combo guard who committed to Kansas in October. Jackson is known for explosiveness on the court. He has good size, speed and terrific play-making ability. He is also a tough defender who can guard multiple positions and is explosive attacking the paint.

Jackson began his prep career at St. Augustine Prep in Richland, New Jersey. He then transferred to Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. He earned all-state and all-league honors in 2021-22 where he averaged 17.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Jackson will be playing his senior campaign at South Kent School in Connecticut.

Jackson is ranked No. 18 by 247Sports and No. 28 by ESPN100. He chose Kansas over Texas, Villanova, Miami, Notre Dame and others.

Bill Self on Jackson – “People may not know he’s only played organized basketball for three years and his skill level is well beyond his experience. He’s a 6’3” athlete that can make plays with the ball and can play above the rim. He is extremely explosive and a guy that has been well drilled, well taught in a short amount of time to put him in a position to potentially be a McDonald’s All American. We’re so excited to have him in camp and he’ll be one of those versatile guards that can play the point, but also can play anywhere off the ball as well. Coach (Norm) Roberts did a great job recruiting Elmarko and his family and we feel he will be an immediate impact player for us and potentially one of the best guards we’ve had in our program.”


CHRIS JOHNSON, G, 6-4, 180, FORT BEND, TEXAS (MONTVERDE ACADEMY [FLA.])
Johnson committed to Kansas in August. He is an explosive scorer who has deep range. He is physical, plays with an edge, and can score a variety of ways, and is a solid defender.

Johnson transferred to Montverde Academy in Florida for his senior season after earning All-Greater Houston honors at Elkin High School in Texas. He averaged 19.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds for Elkin in 2021-22, where the team went 30-6.

Johnson played AAU basketball for the Houston Defenders along with fellow signee Jamari McDowell. Johnson is ranked No. 24 by ESPN100. He chose Kansas over Arkansas, Texas A&M, Texas, Auburn, TCU, Houston and others.

Bill Self on Johnson – “Chris is a very good high school player out of Houston who transferred his senior year to be at Montverde. In the short amount of time he’s been there, we understand his game has just grown tremendously. He was MVP of the big preseason tournament out in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago with many of the top high school prospects in America participating. He’s also a guy that can play point guard. He’s 6’4” and much like Elmarko, very versatile, can score, get his own shot but at the same time be a distributor. The thing that people rave about with him is that he could be an elite defender, an elite collegiate defender. Coach (Jeremy) Case did a great job recruiting Chris and his family and he and Elmarko and Jamari will all complement each other so well because they’re all similar but they’re so different because of their versatility.”


JAMARI MCDOWELL, G, 6-4, 180, MANVEL, TEXAS (MANVEL HIGH SCHOOL)
McDowell plays for Chris Wilson at Manvel High School in Manvel, Texas, a suburb of Houston. He can play all three perimeter positions. He has size and versatility on the perimeter, is athletic with a high motor. Some media outlets wrote McDowell will remind KU fans of Christian Braun and Ochai Agbaji from the 2022 NCAA National Championship team. McDowell orally committed to Kansas in September.

Last season Manvel posted a 19-5 record and McDowell averaged 21.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 4.5 steals per game.

McDowell played AAU basketball for the Houston Defenders along with fellow signee Chris Johnson. McDowell is ranked No. 42 by 247Sports. He chose Kansas over Texas A&M, Xavier and Wake Forest among others.

Bill Self on McDowell – “Jamari is the best shooter of the three. He can make a shot with range. He’s got point guard skills and actually plays point guard for his respective high school team. At 6’4”, he’s got great size for his skillset and is a guy that I kind of see like as an Ochai (Agbaji) that you can throw lobs to and he’s a terrific three-point shooter. Coach Case recruited Jamari and his family as well.”

Kansas Men’s Basketball 2022-23 Signees
Elmarko Jackson – G, 6-3, 185, Marlton, New Jersey (South Kent School [Conn.])
Chris Johnson – G, 6-4, 180, Fort Bend, Texas (Montverde Academy [Fla.])
Jamari McDowell – G, 6-4, 180, Manvel, Texas (Manvel High School)

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1 year 3 months ago #30566 by HawkErrant
RCB: Marcus Adams Jr commits to KU -- but will he be 2023 or 2024?

The Origin Post has been updated to add his commitment (assuming he will be 2023), scrub the list of OFFERED for people who chose elsewhere (or Not KU) and updated the Recruiting Class Rankings.

Great, great news signing Adams!
Self was reportedly literally jumping for joy.
A phone call from Self today (Adams' announcement day) was reportedly the final straw that tilted the scale away from UCLA and toward KANSAS.

247Sports.com: Kansas lands top 30 wing Marcus Adams Jr

247Sports.com: What does Adams bring to KANSAS?

I also love how, assuming he does come this year, he potentially gives us as many as 5 "Juniors" on the floor at once --
Dajuan
KJ
Ernest
Marcus
Kyle
Bobby
are all Juniors (and KJ and Marcus are both Adams Jr! :woohoo: )

A nice treat for Jayhawks fans as we wait for the start of postseason play!

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1 year 2 months ago #30812 by HawkErrant
OP updated to reflect impact of confirmation of Marcus Adams Jr reclassification and portal entry of Cam & Bobby as noted in forum posts by replay and konza63.

OP still a WIP.

Don’t be surprised if more enter portal (e.g., Zach & Kyle).
I have no info to support that, just looking at history and ongoing talk of KU hitting portal… even though at present all 4 open rides for next year are spoken for.

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1 year 2 months ago #30813 by HawkErrant
www2.kusports.com/sports/college/basketb...nto-transfer-portal/

KU now has 1 ride available to get to 12 allowed for AY2023-24 season, most likely via transfer portal.

Best of luck to them all and THANK YOU for representing KU well.

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1 year 1 month ago #30943 by HawkErrant

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1 year 1 month ago #30946 by HawkErrant

"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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"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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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #31003 by HawkErrant
The origin (summary) post has been updated to reflect the latest information as of today:

Kyle Cuffe, Jr entering the transfer portal today.
Available scholarships as a result.
Adding Mackenzie Mgbako to the OFFERED list and removing players no longer being pursued.
Updating committed players for the latest player and class rankings for Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN and RSCI.

KU is still in pursuit of Mgbako and transfer Hunter Dickinson.
HD is reportedly announcing his decision on Thursday May 4.
Transfer Portal update for 2023-05-03

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1 year 1 month ago #31012 by HawkErrant
DICKINSON COMMITS

I think KU as is projects to be a Final Four team.

Add Mackenzie Mgbako and KU could be the preseason favorite to win it all.

Should Kevin also return -- I don't know where he would play, or who else would be leaving to make a ride available for him?

"First World" problems...

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1 year 3 weeks ago - 1 year 3 weeks ago #31133 by HawkErrant

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1 year 2 weeks ago #31161 by HawkErrant
With the arrival of June and Bill Self saying he is happy with his current roster of 11 scholarship and 4 walk-on players, the recruiting season for players participating next season is for all intents and purposes over.

But in today's college basketball, that just means the already ongoing recruiting for the AY2024-25 season now comes front and center. This thread is essentially finalized (see the OP plus the linked-in Transfer Portal thread to review the past season) and there is a new thread to create to cover "what happens NEXT?" for our University of Kansas JAYHAWKS Men's Basketball program.

Hasta la vista!
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1 year 1 week ago - 1 year 1 week ago #31168 by HawkErrant
Chris Johnson has asked out of his NLI and is being granted his request.

Will Self reopen his portal transfer search for another big man to replace him, or just nbit the bullet and take all 3 scholarship hits this season?

Stay tuned...

247Sports: Johnson decommits

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