Billy Preston Picks Kansas



  • I didn’t see the announcement on ESPNU, but 247Sports and the Syracuse website say Preston committed to us. Welcome Mr. Preston. Rock Chalk Jayhawk.



  • Oh yes he did!!! Welcome Preston, and thanks for being an intricate part of our successful lineup next year.



  • @hawkmoon2020 Just posted off another thread I just read off another site – Rayford young tweeted out - - - yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaa Billy, Love it man, congrads young man, wish that held some insight behind that - - but I know just a tweet - - - I do think it can’t hurt that Billy is friends with Duval - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Opposite situation of Azu, he will be playing his FR season at age 20.



  • @BShark Matt Tait is reporting that Billy has already signed his LOI during the early signing period, that would be sweet - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer54 said:

    @BShark Matt Tait is reporting that Billy has already signed his LOI during the early signing period, that would be sweet - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

    This has been confirmed actually. Listed as a signee on 247. Self should talk about him soon I’d imagine.



  • YES… i hope anyway with questions about him being cleared



  • Will it go round in circles ?



  • So glad he signed early. Now we can get transcripts and see where he is at. Very confident we can get him eligible now. If he had waited until the Spring I doubted it. Between credible online high school courses and summer school there is no doubt in my mind he is going to be able to play.

    Big get, but only because it was in November.

    Next is Duval. I think this goes a long way in landing him.



  • @Kcmatt7 we would be in great shape if Duval commits. There is also a decent chance either, Devonte, Carlton or Svi decide to stay. We would be loaded next year.





  • Billy Preston

    Music to my ears!



  • @HawkChamp I feel pretty good about Svi being back to this point. Unless he comes out and drills 50% from 3pt the rest of the season or something crazy.

    Devonte to me is 50/50. Hard to think his stock could go any higher. But at the same time it is hard to leave when you aren’t given a guaranteed contract…

    Bragg looks like he needs another year. As in, he would be a top 10 pick if he did. But doubt he will stay because I think he is a first rounder whenver he decides to leave. A 6’11 guy with a stroke gets drafted all day every day. It all matters on how bad he wants to land in the lottery vs a late 1st round guy.



  • Potential starting lineup next year - Dok, Billy, Svi, Lagerald and Devonte (I personally think Carlton will go because I would imagine Billy wants PT). That is a strong starting five.



  • I had a feeling that good things might come on the recruiting front with the whole team playing well against Duke, including Udoka who will def be here next year.



  • @approxinfinity Udoka is going to be dominant and a player of the year candidate next year. Contrary to my earlier feelings, we will have a really good team next year.



  • @Kcmatt7 I do too. I can’t see where it can do anything BUT HELP us hopefully with Trevon, let Billy do a little recruiting for us - - get his buddy to come along, would be a sweet group - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Sorry, but I don’t follow these recruiting threads much. Who is he. What does he play? What’s his rank? Is he a KU lifer or a rent-a-player?



  • @wissox http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Billy-Preston-7297/

    Summary of the link

    Strengths:

    • 6’10 powerforward (in shoes) with a 7’1 reach.
    • Good athlete.
    • Solid jumper
    • ball handling skills a plus for his size

    Weaknesses:

    • Doesn’t like to play D or box out.
    • Ball stopper on Offense
    • Not an efficient scorer in volume opportunities

    Essentially, the guy is a stud he is just lazy. Won’t be able to do that here so I’m not too worried.



  • @wissox 6’10 power forward top 20 5 star. Has a good mid range jumper and is good at attacking the hoop. Experts say he is a good fit for Self’s system.



  • @Kcmatt7 said:

    @HawkChamp I feel pretty good about Svi being back to this point. Unless he comes out and drills 50% from 3pt the rest of the season or something crazy.

    Devonte to me is 50/50. Hard to think his stock could go any higher. But at the same time it is hard to leave when you aren’t given a guaranteed contract…

    Bragg looks like he needs another year. As in, he would be a top 10 pick if he did. But doubt he will stay because I think he is a first rounder whenver he decides to leave. A 6’11 guy with a stroke gets drafted all day every day. It all matters on how bad he wants to land in the lottery vs a late 1st round guy.

    Bragg and Graham are 99% to leave. Edit: Don’t know about Svi.



  • @wissox said:

    Sorry, but I don’t follow these recruiting threads much. Who is he. What does he play? What’s his rank? Is he a KU lifer or a rent-a-player?

    RAP. As OAD as Josh.



  • COPYPASTE.

    2017 versatile forward Billy Preston announced his college decision on ESPNU Friday afternoon, but he made the decision to go to Kansas more than a week ago. The 6’10" 230lbs hybrid forward originally from California was blown away by the atmosphere he saw inside Allen Fieldhouse when he officially visited Kansas for Late Night in the Phog. It was that visit that put the Jayhawk in front of Preston’s mind.

    “A week to ten days ago. Last week for sure,” answered Preston about when he made his decision to go to Kansas. “The fans. The fans really showed me something. They showed me they really love and appreciate the game and wanted me to go there,” added Preston.

    Along with the wild Kansas fans that Preston saw during his visit, he was also impressed by Kansas Head Coach Bill Self and his staff.

    “I’m really impressed with Coach Self and the entire staff at Kansas,” said Preston. “Really the whole thing there [at Kansas] really impressed me,” he added.

    The early signing period ended this past Wednesday, but Preston says he has already signed his Letter of Intent.

    “Yes I signed,” said Preston. “My mom took care of it,” he added about his LOI being sent in to Kansas.

    Trevon Duval, currently at IMG, is Preston’s former teammate at API. Will Preston help recruit Duval to Kansas?

    “I’m going to look into that,” a chuckling Preston answered.





  • @BShark And what makes you think Devonte is leaving?

    At this second, I would give him a 50/50 chance to be in the 1st round. And because he is old, I would say it is probably actually worse than 50/50. He’s a 22 Y/o Junior come February. That’s old.



  • @BShark said:

    “I’m going to look into that,” a chuckling Preston answered.

    Wouldn’t that be awesome! We are going to be thinner in the backcourt next year and we could use a tall, talented guard



  • @HawkChamp don’t forget malik



  • @Kcmatt7 said:

    @BShark And what makes you think Devonte is leaving?

    At this second, I would give him a 50/50 chance to be in the 1st round. And because he is old, I would say it is probably actually worse than 50/50. He’s a 22 Y/o Junior come February. That’s old.

    The coaches believe he will leave. If he does stay that’s obviously great for KU even if it would put KU out of the running for Young or Duval.



  • @BShark said:

    RAP. As OAD as Josh.

    Really Awesome Player?

    Rather Athletic Patriot?

    Ridiculous Artistic Perp?

    Rioters are Pansies?

    What does it mean?



  • @wissox said:

    @BShark said:

    RAP. As OAD as Josh.

    Really Awesome Player?

    Rather Athletic Patriot?

    Ridiculous Artistic Perp?

    Rioters are Pansies?

    What does it mean?

    I was just abbreviating rent-a-player. :smiley:



  • @HawkChamp said:

    @BShark said:

    “I’m going to look into that,” a chuckling Preston answered.

    Wouldn’t that be awesome! We are going to be thinner in the backcourt next year and we could use a tall, talented guard

    Duval, Newman, Vick would quite possibly be the most talent Self has had in the back court at his time here.



  • Quote lifted from KUSPORTS: “Bill Self and staff really no how to shut people (me) up after slow starts in recruiting.”



  • @wissox your own words, goofball!🤔



  • @BShark Thanks, Is he really a OAD in your view? The description makes me think he might be around for a couple of years.



  • @KUSTEVE said:

    Quote lifted from KUSPORTS: “Bill Self and staff really no how to shut people (me) up after slow starts in recruiting.”

    I need to stop doubting Bill!

    @wissox said:

    @BShark Thanks, Is he really a OAD in your view? The description makes me think he might be around for a couple of years.

    He compared himself to Lebron today.

    @Crimsonorblue22 said:

    @wissox your own words, goofball!🤔

    XD



  • @wissox lol. good one. Sorry about Creighton, but the Jays will be a top 20 team all year. They ARE really good.



  • Devonte, Newman, Svivick, Preston/Bragg, Doke. Yea, buddy…hubba hubba…



  • The fact that he enrolled at Oak Hill dispels the overseas stuff and Oak Hill also takes away the eligibility question. HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!



  • @wrwlumpy

    Plus KU can help him with academic stuff now that he is signed.

    @KUSTEVE said:

    Devonte, Newman, Svivick, Preston/Bragg, Doke. Yea, buddy…hubba hubba…

    We can dream.



  • https://twitter.com/TXRecruited/status/799735360968359941

    Well he certainly does not lack confidence.





  • I’ll feel better about Preston next November when he plays in a meaningful game for KU.



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    @Texas-Hawk-10 said:

    I’ll feel better about Preston next November when he plays in a meaningful game for KU.

    KU being able to guide him along is big I think.





  • Congrats Billy. Welcome to the family.



  • @KUSTEVE Thanks for the condolences. I was really ticked at UW that game. Jacked up a ton of threes when they weren’t falling. They should have won. Oh well, Beat Siena!



  • @wrwlumpy BP was simply Bad Ass in the day… Beatles & the Wolf Man thought so too. Listened to Jack on XERS Radio from Del Rio Texas before he was mainstream only after midnite cuz he was a “just little off color”. After DC’s Midnight Special, he cleaned it up a lot-a whole lot. Best damn times of our lives lump & we didn’t even know it.



  • I keep telling you all…trust thy Self, he always delivers. I worry about a lot of things but recruiting is not one of them because I know Coach Self will deliver like he always does; there is a reason why he is the winningest coach at AFH.



  • @HawkChamp I think you have left out a major X factor. Newman by all accounts will be a stud. A 5 star recruit that has a year learning Self’s system without pressure. If Graham goes, look for Newman to fill his shoes quite nicely.



  • I worry about him being eligible. But I guess we’re no worse off for trying…you know…Nothing from Nothing leaves Nothing.


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