Kansas basketball scout: Jordan Walsh close to decision
Jordan Walsh, a 6-foot-7, 195-pound senior forward from Link Year Prep in Branson, Missouri, who plans to travel to Kansas this weekend on an official recruiting visit, would like to pick a school “d ‘by the end of the month, ” he told 247sports.com on Monday.
“I should drop an engagement video in the October 24 or 25 area maybe. I haven’t decided on the date specifically yet, but it will be somewhere around there, ”reported Walsh, the No. 31 ranked player in the recruiting class of 2022 by Rivals.com and the No. 38 ranked player by Rivals.com. 247sports.com.
Walsh was unable to attend Friday’s Late Night in the Phog because he had previously committed to attending the Wootten Top 150 Camp in Mansfield, TX. The Cedar Hill, Texas native has previously visited Texas, TCU, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona state and Memphis.
Of KU, he said: “I’m talking to (assistant coach) Kurtis Townsend. Kansas has always been the school of my dreams and I want to visit to get a feel for their culture. Bill Self is obviously a legendary trainer. There is a lot of history there and I want to be around it to see what it looks like. “
Walsh also spoke to SI.com on Monday. and said, “It is a blessing to be able to choose. But, honestly, the process is getting really stressful, so I’m ready to wrap it up. I have to constantly update all the coaches on where I’m at with the process and things like that. It gets a little boring and tedious. I chose later this month because it’s after my visits. Then I’ll give myself a few days and finish.
He added to SI.com: “I’m definitely not sure at this point (where he will play college basketball). I just wanted to set it in stone to give myself a deadline. It will be a tough process for me. make a real decision. ”
Jackson will visit Tennessee next time
Chandler Jackson, a 6-4, 200-pound senior point guard from Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, who attended Friday’s Late Night in the Phog as part of an unofficial recruiting visit, will travel to Tennessee from 15 to October 17. he told 247sports.com. He would also like to visit Texas later this month. He visited Virginia Tech September 24-26.
Jackson is also recruited by Missouri, Alabama, Florida State, Memphis, Mississippi, South Carolina State and Vanderbilt.
Jacskson, who is ranked No.45 by 247sports.com and No.90 by Rivals.com, averaged 17.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in his junior year at Christian Brothers High.
Gradey Dick Enjoys Trip To KU
Gradey Dick, a 6-7, 195-pound senior forward from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas, who signed up to KU on March 3, paid an unofficial visit to KU last weekend.
“The end of the evening was great. It was fun to be back with everyone, ”Dick told The Star in a direct Twitter message. “I would say just hang out with the guys before they have to come out (on the court for the Late Night show),” added Dick, called the highlight of his visit.
Dick is the # 25 ranked player in the recruiting class of 2022 by ESPN.com, # 35 by 247sports.com and N ° 37 by Rivals.com.
Gatorade State’s 2021 Player of the Year chose KU over Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma State, Purdue and Texas Tech.
In August, Dick teamed up with future Duke player Kyle Filipowski, future Baylor player Keyonte George and Eric Dailey of IMG Academy to win the gold for the USA team at the World Cup. under 18 years 3 against 3 in Hungary. The United States went 6-0 in the event.
Prior to coming to Sunrise Christian for his junior year, Dick was an outstanding basketball and baseball player at Wichita Collegiate. He was an all-league 2019 shortstop selection. He played AAU basketball for KC Run GMC.
MJ Rice excels at Wootten camp
MJ Rice, a 6-5, 225-pound senior goaltender / forward from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., Who signed up for KU on Aug. 10, performed well at Wootten Camp last weekend in Texas. .
“As if it’s no secret, but MJ Rice has continued to show that he is one of the high school’s most productive candidates for the Wootten 150,” wrote Travis Branham of 247sports.com. “The Kansas commit’s physical game mixed with his skill, athleticism and relentless drive make him a major lag at this level and is a problem for his peers to check out. His foot never left the accelerator pedal, constantly hitting the rim and ending in contact.
Rice, from Durham, NC, is ranked No. 20 nationally by ESPN.com, No. 23 by Rivals.com, and No. 25 by 247sports.com.
Junior Guard Carlyle to travel to Auburn
Kanaan Carlyle, a 6-2, 170-pound junior point guard from Milton High in Alpharetta, Ga., Will be on an official recruiting visit to Auburn from Friday to Sunday, Rivals.com reported.
He said he would also like to visit KU, Stanford, Florida, Gonzaga, Baylor and Georgia this school year.
“Stanford talks to me a lot. Georgia is pushing hard. Kansas is on me and pushing hard too, ”Carlyle told Rivals.com.
Of KU, he said, “It’s a great historic program. I love history and culture. He’s blue blood and that’s really cool. This is a good thing.”
Rob Cassidy of Rivals.com believes several schools are in the running.
“Auburn sits well with Carlyle, but the Tigers aren’t locked down. Kansas, Georgia and others are on the line. A recent offer from Baylor could also impact the hiring of the five-star. Carlyle’s next visit to Auburn is the first of a handful of trips that will shape her decision, ”Cassidy wrote.
Carlyle is ranked # 17 in the recruiting class of 2023 according to 247sports.com and # 23 by Rivals.com.